Barbara Kemp came to Boise in 1986. She worked as a technical editor for the U.S. Geological Survey for 20 years while raising her family of three sons. Her involvement with homeless issues began in 2012 with Occupy Boise’s Working Group on Homeless, a group that joined the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition in 2013. Barbara served as Vice President of the Coalition in 2014 and President in 2015. She currently serves as Past President on the Executive Committee of the Coalition.