Barbara Layton, Executive Director

My love of life and commitment to making a difference in people's lives has allowed the many adventures to unfold thus far in this miraculous life: Honored to be a mother of one beautiful son / Montessori teacher for 15 years / Certified Breathworker spending much time with dolphins who are the sublime masters and teachers of conscious breathing / Pioneered the whole food / plant based and sustainable food movement, creating Babette's for 27 years - a space for people to experience conscious eating, community, and learning how to make a difference locally and nationally in the political world. Board member of the Wellness Foundation providing cutting edge plant based programs for schools, people with chronic illnesses, prevention, and changing the way people eat for the health of people and the planet / Hospice Advisory Member supporting the well being of staff, families and friends as loved ones make the transition on their life's journey/ Served as strategic advisor/ finance committee advisor for General Wesley Clark and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. Currently on the East Hampton Village Foundation Business Council the objective being to shift the paradigm from competition to collaboration and enhance year round sustainability in the business community.

Last but not least, I have the honor and privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Source of Synergy Foundation - the organization that is most dear to my heart – committed to co-creation, collaboration, and shared leadership – leading from our humanity, rooted in our hearts - beginning with the simple willingness to show up, and discover together the wide and open thinking and feeling necessary to embrace the changes that are guiding us to a radically different way of being. I am humbled, thrilled, and excited to be given the opportunity to work more closely with everyone, expanding our reach of belonging, bringing out the greatest capacity in all of us, and thriving in possibility.