Nancy Barr and her husband and two children


Nancy Barr was born in Queens, New York in 1960 and grew up in Stony Brook, Long Island.


Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in 1983. After graduation she worked for the American Kennel Club in their Education and Public Affairs department. Nancy Barr later attended Yale Law School, volunteering in the Yale Law Immigration Clinic. She also spent a summer at the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Children’s Rights Project.


After obtaining her law degree, Nancy joined the law firm Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy in New York City as a Trusts and Estates attorney.


Nancy married her childhood friend Tom Kratochvil in 1987. They moved to Rye Brook in 1996 to raise their family. Their two children, Zachary and Leah, both graduated from the Blind Brook schools.


Since moving to Westchester in 1996, Nancy has demonstrated a clear commitment to our community. From her days as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, to volunteering with the PTA, to organizing meals for the Blind Brook/St. Peters Church Soup Kitchen, public service has been an important part of Nancy's life. Nancy continues to serve on the Board of the Council of Community Services, bringing together community leaders to work towards solutions through mobilization, advocacy and networking.


From 2009-2015, Nancy was a member of the Blind Brook Board of Education, including terms as Vice President and President. During her tenure, she negotiated union contracts and oversaw yearly budgets of approximately $40 million. When Signature Flight took the Town of Rye to court to claim tax exemption—which would have cost local taxpayers millions of dollars—Nancy worked with representatives from the Village, Town and County to stop the action.


Nancy enjoys walking, hiking, board games, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.