Barbara Reid-Haramis began her education at Wagner College and then transferred to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while participating in the University’s Douglass Residential College in 1980. As an undergraduate, Ms. Reid-Haramis was published in Physiology & Behavior.In the following years, Reid-Haramis was active in her community of Brick, New Jersey. She was a faithful member of the Brick Township chapter of Rotary International and received organization’s Paul Harris Fellow award as well as the Avenues of Service Citation for individual Rotarians. In 1992, Barbara Reid-Haramis established the Childhood Leukemia Foundation, a national non-profit organization that strives to make a difference in the daily lives of children who are battling cancer across the United States. Her vision is that no child undergoing cancer treatment should be left without a reason to smile, and she has worked tirelessly to provide the Childhood Leukemia Foundation with the means to do this. Barbara Reid-Haramis is the Executive Director of the Foundation and also acts as their primary grant writer. She applies her skills in innovative thinking to come up with practical ways to lift the spirits of the children and their families while easing the burden of the fight against cancer. From a binder that centralizes all the detailed medical information and documentation that a caregiver needs to manage, to providing a set of pajamas with matching pillowcase, Reid-Haramis is open to finding new ways to delight the Foundation’s children. With the help of prominent partners such as Proctor & Gamble, the Childhood Leukemia Foundation has provided assistance to more than 200,000 children nationwide. Reid Haramis is the driving force behind fundraising, forging strong relationships with other organizations and collaborating with communities in order to raise funds to meet the growing need. Outside of the Foundation activities, Barbara Reid-Haramis enjoys fishing, skiing, traveling, and sharing life with her husband, two children and granddaughter.