Barbara U. Prescott, Ph.D
Dr. Barbara Prescott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Vice President of Allie Prescott & Partners, LLC, a consultation firm that works with organizations in the areas of strategic planning, needs assessment, fund raising and project/program development. Dr. Prescott holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. from The Florida State University. At AP&P, she provides human relations and management consultation in the nonprofit, small business, faith and education communities. She is particularly skilled in the facilitation of the visioning, strategic planning and the team building process and over the years, has worked with many well-known nonprofit organizations in the Memphis area.
Dr. Prescott is a former three term member of the Memphis City School Board where she served twice as President and Vice President. She also sat on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee School Boards Association; was named to the All Tennessee School Board in 1999; chaired the Ethics Advisory Board in 2000-2001; earned the distinction of Master School Board member and served as the 2002 President of the Tennessee School Board Association. She has been an instructor for TSBA’s Vision Academy and the Board/ Superintendent Relations Academy and continues to work with school boards and school systems across the state in team building and strategic planning.
Additionally, Dr. Prescott has operated a private counseling practice for over 20 years and was an Associate of Life Quest Counseling Center at Lindenwood Christian Church for more than ten years. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has co-authored with Lora Jobe the book, My Heart Got Married And I Didn’t Know It, which is a self-help book about long-term relationships.
Involved in the community, Dr. Prescott presently serves on the Board of Directors of Memphis Collegiate School, Girls, Inc. and New Leaders For New Schools. She is on the Board of Trustees of Christ United Methodist Church and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Memphis College of Education.