Barbara Bedney, PhD, MSW

Barbara Bedney, PhD, MSW, is Director of Program Planning and Evaluation at The Jewish
Federations of North America. She helps the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care
grantees with goal‐setting, evaluation, and measuring impact and disseminates service models
and best practices throughout the Federation Movement. Her areas of expertise include aging,
family caregiving, and program planning and evaluation, and she has created numerous
resource materials, and trainings. Previously, Barbara worked at the University of Illinois‐
Chicago on an HIV prevention project for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
examined national long‐term care needs and trends at the University of California, San
Francisco; and practiced Social Work in New York City. She received her Ph.D in Sociology from
the University of California, San Francisco, her MSW from New York University, and her
Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.