As Kataly Foundation’s human resources advisor, Barrie leads innovative talent management strategies that enable and invigorate the foundation’s pursuit of its mission, making trust-based investments in community.
Barrie’s approach to talent management is focused on organizational learning and development. She emphasizes effective communication as the heart of employee and organizational success because she knows from experience that strong employment relationships are essential in enabling both employees and organizations to thrive as they collaborate in pursuit of their goals.
Barrie’s work as a human resources leader is enriched by the nearly 20 years she spent as an employment attorney, first as an associate in a large employment law firm and later as first vice president & senior corporate counsel for employment law at a multinational Fortune 500 financial services company. In 2006, she founded Barrie Gross Consulting, a human resources consulting and training firm, and has built a robust clientele of for-profit and nonprofit companies and private foundations.
Barrie has been an enthusiastic volunteer at numerous community organizations, with a particular soft spot for animal welfare. For eight years, she worked hands-on to help rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals at a world renowned rescue center in Sausalito, CA.
Originally from New York City, Barrie has lived in San Francisco for more than 30 years. She spends her spare time as a ceramist, camping in the great outdoors, and playing with any dogs who will play with her.
She was thrilled to be a part of the team helping the Kataly Foundation “open its doors” and is honored to continue with the foundation as its human resources advisor.