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Barb Tenney

Program Supervisor, Kinnect Family Programs

Barb was invited to Crossroads in 2013 from the ‘group care world,’ to work as a Foster Care Support Worker. In 2014, she transitioned to our Kinnections Respite program as a Team Lead, and in 2019, she returned from her maternity leave to a supervisory position with our Solutions intervention Program. Barb’s role is focused on running our Outreach program and coordinating supports for our Intensive Host Home families. Barb combines an organized and efficient professional style with a deep passion for working with high-risk youth. Barb has an educational background in Child & Youth Care, and is currently working on a post-baccalaureate certificate in Applied Behavioural Analysis.


  • Barb is highly skilled at managing the behaviour of adolescents, particularly high-risk youth.
  • Barb loves to play soccer and although she has limited free time, she is the executive director of her soccer club.
  • Barb enjoys colour-coordinating her clothing choices with her baby girl’s daily outfits.