Barbara Calaba

New Canaan, Connecticut

Barbara was born in Michigan and grew up in various towns on the East Coast and in London, where she graduated from high school. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Boston College.

Barbara worked for ten years as a strategic brand planner in the advertising industry, working in the Paris, Milan and New York offices of several global agencies including Young & Rubicam, J. Walter Thompson and McCann-Erickson.

She enjoys travel, cooking, wine, and is a competitive tennis and paddle tennis player.  She supports local non-profit organizations and has served in the past on the board of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, the CT Alliance for Tennis & Education, and as a fundraiser for Team Fox, for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Barbara was introduced to the world of glaucoma when she was surprisingly diagnosed with open angle glaucoma at an annual vision appointment.