Speaker

Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley

Arlington City Council Member, District 8, At Large

City of Arlington

Biography

Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley
ARLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
DISTRICT 8, At Large

Represents the entire city; Elected May 2019

PERSONAL
Dr. Odom-Wesley moved to Arlington from San Antonio, TX in 1980. She has lived in north Arlington 39 years. She and her husband of 36 years, Curtis, have three adult children. All three were educated in AISD schools and hold master’s degrees. Dr. Odom-Wesley is the daughter of former Arlington Mayor, Elzie Odom and Mrs. Ruby Odom.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND / MEMBERSHIPS
Dr. Odom-Wesley is a retired healthcare professor. She taught 42 years at four universities: University of the Incarnate Word, Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas at Arlington, and DeVry University.
She is president and founder of Medpro Consulting Services established in 1991.

Past President, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth Health Information Management Associations
Past President, Texas Health Information Management Association
Past President, American Health Information Management Association

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Ph.D. – Health & Family Science, Texas Woman’s University
M.A. – Health, Education, Management, University of the Incarnate Word
B.S. – Health Information Management, University of the Incarnate Word
RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator
FAHIMA – Fellow, American Health Information Management Association

CIVIC SERVICE/COMMUNITY SERVICE
United Way – 16 years; Arlington Steering Committee
Board of Trustees – Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Charter Member – Martin Luther King Celebration Committee
Chartering President – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Arlington Graduate Chapter
City Council Committees: Arlington Youth & Families Board, Ethics Commission
Mentor, Richard Greene Scholar Program

MEMBERSHIPS/ POSITION
Board Member: North Texas Area Community Health Clinics
Board of Directors: Martin Luther King Celebration Committee
Health Impact Leadership Council – Texas Health Resources
AISD Back to School Kickoff – Health Resources Chair
Group Leader Bible Study Fellowship
Married Couples Ministry Covenant Church
Past Presidents’ Council Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Arlington Graduate Chapter
Emeritus Member – American Health Information Management Association
Life Member – NAACP and Chair, Health Committee for Arlington Branch
Life Member – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

COUNCIL COMMITTEES
Economic Development
Municipal Policy
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones for 1 and 6
Transportation and Municipal Infrastructure

COUNCIL REPRESENTATION
National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership Council – Member
National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee – Vice Chair
North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Council
Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Continuum of Care
Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition
United Way – Arlington Steering Committee – 17 years
Arlington Youth & Families Board
Ethics Commission National League of Cities’ Race, Equity and Leadership Council (REAL)