Representative Barbara Rachelson grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey before attending Brandeis University in Massachusetts where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1978 before completing an MSW in policy and planning in 1979 at the University of Michigan. Representative Rachelson is the Executive Director of Lund since 1997 and has 30 years' experience working in nonprofit organizations, which includes: Executive Director of the Michigan Network of Runaway and Youth Services among many other positions. She was a legislative aide for the Michigan House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, an LBJ intern for Congressman Joseph Minish (NJ), and an intern for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency. She is a fieldwork instructor at UVM School of Social Work and a former fieldwork instructor for the University of Michigan and Michigan State University Schools of Social Work. She was also a federal peer and grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rachelson is married and the mother of Isaac and Aviva Loeb.