Board of Directors


John Harnish, President

Retired United Methodist pastor, Member-Board of Trustees of Adrian College and Former Board Member of Baltic Methodist Seminary (Estonia), Resident Platte Lake, Member of Benzie Sunrise Rotary


John Parkin, Vice President

Retired Teaching Effectiveness Training Company Owner, Vice President for University Relations, College Faculty Member and Dean of Administration


Brooke Haase, Treasurer

Realtor with Coldwell Banker, previously an Electric Line Designer for Consumers Energy, Assoc. in Business and Assoc. in Applied Science – Architectural Construction and Design


Jennifer Adkins, Secretary

Jennifer Adkins is a Bear Lake resident who works for St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beulah, as an Administrative Assistant and a graduate of Arizona State University Business School. Jennifer spent much of her young adult life working in the hospitality industry, living abroad, and giving back to the community. Today, she strives to find the delicate balance between work, family, volunteering and her creative endeavors. 


Marty Litherland

BACN Volunteer, Former Poverty Reduction Initiative, Former University Administrator and Faculty in Teacher Education, Academic Advisor for Non-Traditional Students


Julie Banktson

POMH Human Resources Manager, Small Business and Rental Property Owner, Member – Frankfort Rotary, Willoughby Rotary Foundation Board Member


Keith Schaub

Owner and founding partner of Sygnifi Networks, President of Lake Ann PTA, Serves on the Future Planning Committee of the Benzie School District


Jean Bowers

Lifelong resident of Benzie County.  Served five years in the County Treasurer’s office and twenty-five years as Benzie County Clerk.  In retirement, she continues to serve on many Boards and Committees including, previously, on the Board of Health and Human Services

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