Barbara Sistrunk is a native of Benton Harbor and a passionate advocate for improving the lives of underserved residents in the community. She is committed to volunteering and serves on many boards throughout the community. Barbara and her husband Jeff, enjoy spending time with their 4 adult children, 8 grandchildren and Yorkie, Bennie, in their blended family.
Over the past 15 years, Barbara has served in a leadership role at several non-profits in Southwest Michigan. Since joining Summit Financial Wellness in July 2019, Barbara has been able to get back to her roots and passion of building programs and direct services that can change the trajectory of someone’s life.
Barbara believes that strong community partnerships are the key to sustainable change. She believes in the power of education and the transformational results it can bring to a community.
Board of Directors
Richard Atwell, Chairperson, Retired, Western Michigan University
Mimi Elwell, Co-Chairperson, Retired, Lake Michigan College
Alexis Harris, Treasurer, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Horizon Bank
Melissa Pratt, Secretary, VP of Learning, Development & Culture, Honor Credit Union
Scott McFarland, Director, CEO, Honor Credit Union
Alloyd Blackmon, Director, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan
Chris Britton, Director, Executive Director, New Heights CCDA
Andrew Robinson, Director, President, Mosaic CCDA, CEO & Executive Director, Emerge Innovation Hub