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The Management Staff

Gary Barg
CEO/ Editor-in-Chief

Gary has dedicated the last 18 years of his life to being the caregiver of caregivers. In 1995, Gary moved from Atlanta, GA back home to Miami, FL to help his mother care for his grandparents. He was overwhelmed by nursing home, insurance, and state brochures, all of which lacked proper direction. Gary realized there needed to be a single source of information, advice, and support for caregivers. In 1995, he established Today’s Caregiver magazine as that source. In addition to the magazine, was launched on the Internet in 1995. He also began hosting a series of conferences around the nation called Fearless Caregiver Conferences. Caregivers can also request a free on-line newsletter at Until his grandfather passed away in 2000, Gary enjoyed the simple but special moments with him. He liked to sit and hold his hand or watch him respond with a smile to a kiss on the cheek. Gary has made meeting the needs of caregivers his life work. He has created a community for the nationís 65.7 million caregivers to learn, exchange ideas, and receive support.

Steven Barg
Chief Operating Officer/ Publisher

Steven became a long-distance caregiver for both his father and grandfather, who lived in Miami, FL, while living in Charlotte, NC. His father developed 4 kinds of cancer and his grandfather developed Alzheimer’s Disease. He clearly defined the role of being a long-distance caregiver when he said, “The secondary caregiver is one step away so it is important to be supportive of the patient as well as the primary caregiver.” Steven was appreciative when his mother, who was the primary caregiver, would allow him to play a part in the caregiving even if it was for just a week. Steven’s role even prompted his brother, Gary -CMG’s Chief Executive Officer, to do a series on long-distance caregiving in the magazine. Through his experience, Steven decided to make a career change and join Gary in taking care of caregivers. Steven’s unique visions and philosophies will prove to be an integral part of the future of Caregiver Media Group.

Nancy Schonwalter
Managing Editor

Nancy’s career and passion for animals sent her to live and work in Laos, a small country between Vietnam and Thailand. She worked for The Carnivore Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization that rescues injured and hunted carnivores. A New Jersey native, Nancy spent five years of her life in Laos caring for carnivores such as: tigers, sun bears, leopards, and golden cats. On a temporary return trip to the United States in 1996, she learned the director of the organization, Dr. Michael Bleyman, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Nancy relocated to the U.S. to become one of his primary caregivers. Dr. Bleyman requested not to go into hospice care so Nancy became his 24-hour a day caregiver. Nancy said, “He and the organization enriched my life; caring for him was the least I could do after all he did for me.” Nancy became the Executive Director of the organization after Dr. Bleyman’s passing. She felt fortunate being able to give such a wonderful gift to her mentor. Nancy understands the stress caregivers can feel. She said, “Things can get very intense but it would be a disservice to the person you are caring for to not give yourself distance when you need it.” Over the past three years, Nancy has spearheaded a complete redesign of Today’s Caregiver magazine, which has garnered multiple national awards for the organization.

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