BARBARA ABELIN recently retired as the Vice President of Human Resources for Cubic Corporation in San Diego after a 22 year career at Cubic. Her main focus included Organizational Development, Employee Relations and Training. Barbara created and presented Leadership and Management programs for the worldwide management staff throughout the US and New Zealand. She has also been a guest speaker for UCSD Extension and HR Discussion Groups. Barbara has served on numerous non-profit boards including HomeStart of San Diego and the San Diego Science Alliance. She is married with one son who works for Google in NYC as Community Affairs Manager. His work with numerous non- profit organizations across the country keeps Barbara abreast of the latest innovative HR practices at Google. Barbara received her Masterís Degree from NYU in Psychology and enjoys biking, reading, and traveling.