Barby Ingle is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and chairman of the board for the Power of Pain Foundation, as well as a motivational speaker and bestselling author on pain topics. She has been a pain patient since developing endometriosis in 1997, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy in 2002. She began mentoring other patients in 2006. Barby also serves on the board of advisers for CureClick, is a member of State Pain Policy Action Network, and a founding member of Chronic Pain Advocacy Task Force.
Prior to her auto accident causing chronic pain and subsequent surgeries, Barby was a business owner, event coordinator and head coach at Washington State University for the spirit program. Barby managed a staff of 40 employees and over 50 team members. She had been speaking at charity events, awards ceremonies, special groups and all kinds of public venues since 1990 as part of her job as a cheerleader, Collegiate Head Coach, business owner and now as a patient advocate.
She graduated from the George Mason University in 1994 with a degree in Social Psychology and a minor in dance. Barby uses her skills from cheerleading to inspire and motivate patients to be self-advocates and offers tips and tools for patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals. She has also served as a national speaker, author of the Cheertec Coaches’ Handbook; six part DVD Series on cheerleading, RSD in Me!, ReMission Possible; Yours if You Chose to Accept It, Real Love & Good Sex, Aunt Barby’s Invisible Endless Owie, and The Pain Code Book and Journal.
Barby Ingle has been featured Nationally on 2015: Brainstormers on the Weather Channel 2014: The Talk on CBS; Redbook Magazine 2013: The Doctor’s TV Show, 2012: Dr. Drew’s Life changers, and the Newlywed Game, Women’s Day Magazine, My First For Women Magazine 2011: ABC’s Smart Family, Sunday Sunrise (07, 09, 10, 2011) airing on 3 CBS stations in Phoenix, “Extra Story” (2010) on AZTV, Ch.3, and AZ Good Morning Arizona, 3 on Your Side, the 9pm News “Big Story” (2009). Patient Mentor since 2006. Chairman of the Power of Pain Foundation (2013-2014), Director of The POPF (2009-2012). Testified at the Department of Defense for the Veterans Administration Disability Rating Committee (10/25/10). Specialties: Author, Power of Pain Foundation Chairman of the Board, Pain Educator, Pain Patient, Motivational Speaker, Patient Advocate