The White House announced last week that Barbara Satin was just appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Satin, who serves as the Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, will be the first transgender woman to serve on this council. The Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Advisory Council works to form partnerships between the Federal Government and faith-based and neighborhood organizations.
She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s Executive Council as its first openly transgender member.
Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis and has also served on the Board of Directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing social justice in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, since 2013.
Satin was appointed May 12 along with 10 other individuals.