During her years in China, Ms. Barale took an active role in the American Chamber of Commerce in China, especially in promoting its recognition by the PRC government. After serving as an officer and on the board of directors, she was elected to lead AmCham China in 1989.
In Hong Kong, Ms. Barale continued to be active in the American Chamber of Commerce, first as chair of the China Business Committee, then as a member of the board of governors. In 2004, she was elected as Chairman of the American Chamber in Hong Kong.
In 2005, Ms. Barale chaired the AmCham Charitable Foundation and now continues as a trustee of the foundation.