Barney is a psychiatrist, who along with his wife, Karen, a registered nurse (deceased), served as founders of the Godspeed team.  Their passion for providing medical and counseling consultations on the field for intercultural workers took them to many locations around the world. A graduate of Texas-based undergraduate, medical, and postgraduate institutions, he practiced general psychiatry in Texas and Maryland before taking on the directorship of Godspeed from 1998 through 2009. Currently, Barney serves as a Clinical Associate.