Civic Engagement

Dr. Green has a steadfast respect for the positive effects that non-profits have on the larger community. She has witnessed firsthand their life-changing impacts on families, individuals and institutions.

She is an ardent believer that through connection and collaboration, challenging issues can be addressed and moderated. Her current commitments include board positions in the following non-profits:

Barbara J Green, PhD

The South Shore Health Foundation

The South Shore Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of South Shore Health. The Foundation supports the health system’s mission by engaging patients and their families, colleagues, and community members in a variety of fundraising and volunteer opportunities. Dr. Green brings a wealth of mental and behavioral health expertise as well as a broad understanding of community needs to this board position. She reports to the Foundation on the progress of South Shore Hospital’s Colleague Wellbeing Initiative – a comprehensive program, which supports the physical and emotional health of every employee of the health care system.

She also serves on the committee for the Moonlight and Miracles Gala, the largest annual fundraiser for South Shore Health.

Park County Community Foundation

Since 1998, Dr. Green has been a homeowner in Livingston, Montana, an area in which she has grown deep roots and connections. Over the years, she has witnessed how unprecedented growth in Park County has led to rising housing costs in Paradise Valley, which has added to mounting economic challenges for working families. She has also seen the effects of the burgeoning national mental and behavioral crisis on the residents of the county. Therefore, she was honored and excited to receive the invitation to join the board of the Park County Community Foundation, a public foundation solely dedicated to the county’s charitable community. The Foundation works in partnership with generous donors and community leaders to bolster the capacity of local nonprofits. Dr. Green looks forward to bringing her many years of mental and behavioral health expertise as well as her broad understanding of community needs to this board position.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Chronic illness has long been one of Dr. Green’s clinical specialties. Unfortunately, in 1992, chronic illness moved into her own home when a family member was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

At that time, there were no drugs available to treat MS, therefore, the focus was squarely on raising funds for research into possible treatments. Soon after the diagnosis of her family member, Dr. Green became heavily involved in the National MS Society by forming the “Green Team” for the annual Cohasset, Massachusetts MS Walk. Her efforts along with her team members ultimately led to her induction into the National MS Society hall of fame for fundraising. She was also invited to serve on the clinical advisory committee for the greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society.

For the past 12 years, Dr. Green has turned her attention to supporting women diagnosed with MS by serving on the committee for “Fashion Plates,” an annual fundraising event in Boston. Fashion Plates is a fashion show and luncheon featuring the ‘real women, real stories’ of individuals living courageously with MS.

To learn more, please visit: National MS Society

Her clinical approaches include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Life Style Management