State Co-Lead (from Beeville, TX)
Barbara Granger is the Family Engagement Specialist with Texas System of Care through Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas, where she is responsible for assisting communities in identifying and cultivating strong partnerships between families and systems, as well as strengthening family leadership skills. As Texas’ lead family contact for children’s mental health, Barbara brings her passion to ensure family voice is heard throughout the state of Texas. She is always advocating for, teaching, leading and guiding family leaders in Texas. For over 15 years, Barbara has had the privilege of working with multiple states in their efforts to transform children’s mental health to be more family-driven and youth-guided. She serves with and on behalf of families who face similar challenges as herself, parenting a child with serious emotional and behavioral mental health challenges.