Barbara W. Auten, C.F.R.E., C.A.P, is currently the Executive Director Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. She joined the organization in the Fund Development office in 2006 and assumed the leadership role in 2008. She became a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2011 and received her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy certification in 2014. She is a member and Past-President of the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Association of Fundraising Professionals. She was named a Barton Fellow and received the John W. Barton Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management in 2013. Alzheimer’s Services has been a Standards of Excellence certified organizations since 2006, certifying three times under her leadership. Pre-Katrina she was employed as a Development Director for Christ the King Parish School in Terrytown, Louisiana. Her career in fund development began as a volunteer raising funds and delivering program for a variety of worthy organizations including Girl Scouts, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Audubon Institute, Boys Scouts, and more. Prior to raising her now 2 adult children and fund development career she was employed in the engineering field at Petro Marine and Baker CAC. Originally from Buffalo, New York she has lived and loved Louisiana for the last 43 years.