Barbara Romich, Ph.D.

Tiered Care Coordination Data Collector

I am the part-time Tiered Care Coordination Data Collector for Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland Counties. I am retired from Cleveland Community College where I taught psychology and also served as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from ECU, a Master’s degree in child development/family living from Western Kentucky University, advanced studies in Applied Developmental Psychology from NCSU and I completed an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. Over my forty-year career, I have worked as a neonatal intensive care social worker, therapeutic foster parent, college professor, Smart Start Executive Director, early childhood program director, early childhood technical assistance supervisor and trainer/consultant, grant writer and nonprofit consultant. I am passionate about early childhood program development, family support services and nonprofit management. I currently serve as secretary for the Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council and I am chair of the Cleveland County Primary Healthcare (CLECO) board which provides indigent healthcare services for Cleveland County.