Barb is retired from the University of Nebraska Foundation. She has served on the boards of the Oregon Trail Community Foundation, Teammates, Soroptimist International of Scotts Bluff County, Leadership Scottsbluff, Foster Grandparents Advisory Council and Theatre West Summer Repertory. She has also served on the Faith Lutheran Church Funds Committee and was President of the University of Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Chapter.
Barb earned a bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and formerly worked as a speech pathologist. She is married to Dr. George Schlothauer.