BCM Family Spotlight: Barbara Shreffler

Jan. 1, 2013

Barbara Shreffler
Barbara Shreffler


Barbara Shreffler


Director of Constituent Strategies


Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

How long have you been at BCM?

Since June 2003. I also am a violinist in the Houston Ballet Orchestra and have been a member of that group since 1984.

What's your favorite thing about working at BCM?

The incredible people of BCM

Where were you born?

Ponca City, Oklahoma

What is your favorite kind of food?

Asian is often my favorite type of food but I also love Indian cuisine and all well prepared fare. I am a devoted foodie!

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish?

Les Givral's Kahve for the incredible Vietnamese sandwiches

What type of music do you listen to?

Classical and metal…they go together better than one would think

What is your dream vacation?

A month in France with my hubby Robert

What is your favorite TV show?

"The Big Bang Theory"

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn't know that I….

shared the same stage as Smokey Robinson. Best show I ever played!

What are some of your personal hobbies?

Pilates, running, meditation, composing music with my husband

Last book you read?

"Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life" by Thich Nhat Hanh, Arnold Kotler, and the Dalai Lama

Last movie you saw?

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Favorite music/musician?

I can't narrow it down to one but highlights for me are Ravi Shankar, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Bach (especially St. Matthews Passion)

Any pets?

Three wonderful felines: Teddy, Simba and Mr. Stumpy (he came to us pre-named and we didn't have the heart to confuse him by calling him something more appropriate like Alexander or Balthassar)

Favorite food at BCM's Luby's?

I have two and they could not be more different: One is a guilty pleasure – the breakfast taco – and the other always leaves me feeling awesome – almost anything from the juice bar.

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout?