Barbara elaine Roole
senior program manager, jessie ball dupont fund
Barbara Roole serves as a Senior Program Officer for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, a national private foundation located in Jacksonville, Florida, with assets of $270 million and an annual grants budget of $15 million. In January 2011 she joined the board of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.
Prior to joining the duPont Fund in June 2010, Barbara served as Health Disparities Program Officer at the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund and for seven years was a Program Officer, focusing on Social Justice and Equity, at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a statewide family foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2006 she was appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Equal Access to Justice Commission and has served on the board of the NC Equal Access to Justice Foundation and the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers. In 2008 she received the Advocate for Social Change award from NC Community Shares, a network of community organizations fighting for fairness and equity.
Barbara holds a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government; she also has a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida International University.