Founders

Judy Barclay

Founder, President Emeritus

JudyBarclay@FullLifeAhead.org

Judy has children with disAbilities and out of that is a passionate advocate for families with disAbilities. It is one reason she founded the Full Life Ahead Foundation (FLAF) with Jan Cobb and her husband Henry Barclay. Today she serves FLAF as President Emeritus of the Board and continues to be a renowned national trainer on transition for individuals with disAbilities from school to life. She is also the co-author of a Full Life Ahead: A Workbook and Guide to Adult Life for Students and Families of Students with disAbilities.

In addition to FLAF, Judy is a board member of the Alabama Association for Persons in Supported Employment (AL-APSE), a board member of the Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair Mental Health Authority, Co- Vice Chair of the Human Rights Committee, on the steering committee of the Youth Leadership Forum of AL, the Civitan Consumer Advisory Committee, and the Birmingham Area Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Diszbilities. She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the Individual and Family Advisory Work Group for Mental Health, the Transition Advocacy Work Group, and was recognized in the 2009/2010 Edition of Who’s Who in North America.

Previously she worked as a council member on the Alabama Developmental Disabilities Council, as a Family Support Specialist for the Alabama Transition Initiative of the Alabama Department of Education, as the Director of Partners in Policy Making of Alabama, as a family liaison and transition specialist with the Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC), and as a school teacher.

Judy (after attending Auburn University) graduated from The University of Alabama. She is married to Henry Barclay, III,  and they have three children, one of whom had a seizure disorder and six grandchildren.

Henry Barclay, III

Founder, President

Henry and Judy have been married since 1968, Henry shares her passion for helping families with kids with disAbilities. As a result he serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Full Life Ahead Foundation (FLAF) and is a co-founder. His specialty is helping families organize and go through the H.O.P.E. Team process as well as presenting lessons learned in the trenches. He enjoys watching his grandchildren grow and learn.

His full-time job is Managing Partner of Lehmann, Ullman and Barclay LLP, an accounting firm. He attended Tulane University and was graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Commerce and Business Administration (Accounting) and graduate work. His primary business focus is on estate planning for families with closely held business, timber and timberland, and he has a strong interest in working with families to create successful succession of businesses and family interests.

Henry is also a Board Member and former President of the Forest Landowners Tax Council and is Treasurer and a Board Member of the Forest History Society. He is Past President of the Alabama Forest Owners’ Association as well as a member of the Forest Landowners’ Association, the Alabama Forestry Council, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Birmingham Chapter, the Birmingham Estate Planning Council and the Birmingham Tax Forum.

Jan Cobb

Founder, Treasurer

As the parent of a child with a developmental disAbility, Jan has a strong desire to share her experiences and encourage others. This led her to join with Judy to create Full Life Ahead: A Workbook and Guide to Adult Life to help parents and students as they face the future.  Jan and Judy have trained parents and professionals all over the country.

Jan is a graduate of Samford University in Art and Piano. She taught private piano and kindergarten music for many years before embarking on a 20-year sales career. She has been a National Sales Trainer and a local television host.  She now works as Buyer for the gift shop in their family-owned Crestline Pharmacy.

She has worked as part of the Transition Initiative for the Alabama Department of Education and as a consultant to the Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC). She and one of her daughters plan and lead the Teen Program for Full Life Ahead Family Weekends.

She is past and current President of the Jefferson County Pharmacy Auxiliary, a leader in Bible Study Fellowship International and is active in her church and community.

She is part of the Legacy League at Samford University and serves on the Dean’s Executive Council for the Department of Education there.

Jan and her husband, Mike, have been married for over 42 years and have three daughters, two son-in-laws and four grandchildren. Their youngest granddaughter has a P-9 Chromosome Deletion, but is happily growing and developing just as her brother and sisters.