Barbara Gartland has an extensive director-level background in human resources. She has been the director of HR at The Echo Group in Conway, NH for the past 17 years. She holds both a BS and MS in human services/business administration. As Echo’s first director of HR, Barbara was responsible for establishing a benefit structure, developing polices and launching a supervisory training program. She is a strong proponent of education and has taught many classes at Granite State College to share her knowledge of human behavior and management. Barbara is originally from Long Island, NY, and has lived in Maine for the past 32 years with her husband Robert and two dogs. She is an avid hiker and enjoys creating stained glass art.