Our Friends Place proudly recognizes Dr. Barbara S. Cambridge as the 2015 Ebby Award honoree. Dr. Cambridge is a social worker, psychotherapist, certified personal life coach, author, lecturer, consultant, and storyteller.

For 44 years, Dr. Cambridge worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center in obstetrics and gynecology, where she covered a wide range of mental health and social support services for women and families. Also, as the first African American faculty member, Dr. Cambridge was a trailblazer.

She continued trailblazing when her passion for ensuring quality health care and social services to low income women and their families extended to women with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Cambridge helped launch AIDS Arms, and for 27 years, provided therapeutic counseling for women living with HIV/AIDS, which became the longest continually operating support group in the country.

Dr. Cambridge is the mother of two adult children and the grandmother to three wonderful grandsons. She is also the author of two personal affirmation books for young children, And This I Know and Beloved.

Dr. Barbara S. Cambridge joins past Ebby Award recipients Ebby Halliday Acers, Sister Margaret Ann Moser, Elizabeth Solender, Sarah Losigner, Suzanne Bryan, Lyn Berman, Dr. Martha Felini and Sergeant Louis Felini, Sharan Goldstein, and Christine Cook.

The Ebby Award recognizes individuals who contribute significant achievements for the advancement of girls and/or women in North Texas. It is named after Ebby Halliday Acers for her commitment and contributions to women in our community.