Summit Financial Wellness
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.
Financial Literacy Coordinator
Leslie Pickell is a community advocate and organizational partner/strategist. Her appreciation of understanding financial practices has served her well both personally and professionally – and makes her AmeriCorps service at Summit Financial Wellness a perfect pairing. Leslie co-founded and managed The Livery Microbrewery from 2005-2015 and is grateful for the impact it continues to make in Southwest Michigan. She serves on numerous committees and is a Board member at The Ghostlight Theatre. She loves playing euchre, reading books out loud with her friends, live music, and silence.
Board of Directors
Richard Atwell, Chairperson, Retired, Western Michigan University
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