Barbara Gallay lives in Manhattan, and has spent most of her life in the travel business. She was president and owner of Linden Travel in New York City from 1973, when they had three employees, until she sold it in 2009 with over 120 people on staff. She was a founding member of Travel + Leisure’s Travel Agency Advisory Board and also served on the Travel Agency Advisory Boards of many leading travel companies, including Abercrombie & Kent, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, Preferred Hotels, Cunard Line, and Virtuoso.  Barbara was listed in Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business and as One of The Most Powerful Women in Travel by Forbes Executive Woman. She was recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine as an “A-List All Star” for many years and by Travel Agent Magazine as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Travel”.  Conde Nast Traveler included her on their “A List” for many years. Her passion for travel continues.  Barbara is now associated with Classic Travel in New York and classictravel.com as V.P. Online Hotel Partnerships. She’s still traveling – visiting properties around the world, and consulting. She is also working with WPEO (Women’s Professional Educational Organization) and Capital One on a training program for female owners of small businesses.  Barbara first came in contact with NYZCC in December, 2010, when she was caring for her partner for whom she had set up hospice care at home. She has been a passionate supporter of the Center since then, realizing how helpful the NYZCC can be for caretakers and those facing the end of life, and wants to help make this available to others.

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