KRISTAL BARHAM, Health Partners of Western Ohio

Kristal Barham is the center director of Health Partners of Western Ohio, where she leads a team of 32 professionals at three community health centers in Toledo. Her leadership skills are played out daily as her team delivers high-quality care to its patients in an environment that is inclusive, has high morale, few office politics, and a team that are experts on how to communicate with one another.

Barham earned her certificates in non-profit management and executive leadership from the
Center for Non-Profit Resources, a Bachelor of Science in exercise science, and a Master’s in public health from The Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health.

Barham serves the community in a number of ways, including, among others, as a four-year board trustee with the West Toledo YMCA in the capacity of the program committee chair and the captain of the Scholarship Committee Campaign; as secretary for the Elmhurst Elementary School Parent Teacher Association and chair of the wellness committee; and serving on the Toledo Public School (TPS) District Health Advisory Council, which was tasked with updating the TPS District Wellness Policy.