Major General (Retired) Donna Barbisch, DHA, MPH, is a dynamic role model, leader and agent for change. She is dedicated to developing organizational and individual leadership potential and helping you to become the architect of your future. General Barbisch is an internationally acclaimed speaker and subject matter expert in disaster preparedness and resiliency who moves people to action.
Donna Barbisch started her military career as a Private First Class in the Army Student Nurse Program and rose to the rank of Major General over a military career spanning more than 38 years. Today Donna Barbisch is the President of Global Deterrence Alternatives, a consulting business focused on deterring terrorism and building capacity to manage disasters. She works nationally and internationally to improve preparedness and works with think tanks and executive boards to develop strategic solutions to complex issues. General Barbisch has been described as a visionary with an entrepreneurial approach to emerging threats.read more
General Barbisch is an outstanding leader and an inspiring mentor for the Washington Scholars program. Her professional while unassuming approach engages the Scholars on many levels. She has an innate ability to connect with her audience. With her guidance the Scholar develop their individual leadership philosophy to address some of the most challenging issues facing our nation. General Barbisch is a must have in our leadership development program.
Rear Admiral Jim Carey, Founder & Chairman
Future Leaders for America Board of Trustees
The Washington Scholars Fellowship Program
"Take Command of Your Future”
Hear General Barbisch's secret to success of how to Dream * Learn* Do * Become the person you want to be. You will be inspired by this commanding but approachable leader as she shares her journey from a young 2nd Lieutenant in Vietnam to a Two Star General in the Pentagon, all the while raising a family and managing a successful career.find out more
Donna Barbisch named President of Capitol Hill Village, an organization dedicated to "Building quality life on Capitol Hill. Our mission says Barbisch, is" to sustain and enrich the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term." Read more on Capitol Hill Village.
See Major General (Ret) Donna Barbisch in her interview on Women in the Military: Stories of Service.reall all about it
Hear firsthand how General Barbisch overcame obstacles and masterfully navigated the system to become one of the first women in the Army Reserve to reach the rank of Two Star General. Her adventures highlight how she simultaneously became a highly respected civilian leader, educator, and change agent without sacrificing family and friends. General Barbisch's experiences will motivate you to optimize what you "Do" and will help you "Become" the vision in your "Dream." You will be empowered to Dream - Learn - Do - Become and Take Command of Your Future.read more