Board of Directors

The Easterseals Crossroads Board of Directors are leaders in our community who share our purpose and passion to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs and disabilities.

This group of forward-thinking, innovative men and women help us advance our message to promote inclusion, independence and dignity for everyone living in our community.

Officers

Stephen Orander, Chair

Sharp Steve Orander imageBusiness Systems, retired
Steve is the Midwest President for Sharp Electronics Corporation. A fan of technology with an entrepreneurial spirit, he started a technology company in 1998 growing it to well over $8 million in revenue before selling it to Sharp Electronics Corporation in 2007.

Steve’s connection to Easterseals Crossroads is based on his foundational belief that every person deserves the right to excel and achieve their best no matter the challenges or obstacles because they are valued as the person they are not simply by what they can achieve.

Paula Taylor Whitfield, 1st Vice ChairPaula Taylor Whitfield image
Eli Lilly and Company
Paula is a senior director and assistant general counsel for Eli Lilly where she serves as the functional leader for the therapeutic areas in Lilly’s Global Bio-Medicines Business Unit. She attended law school at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and was awarded her Juris Doctorate in 1983. Following graduation from law school, she joined the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg where she worked as an attorney in litigation.

Paula is married to Sherman Whitfield and is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Phil Belt, 2nd Vice ChairPhil Belt image
Stericycle
Phil is a 19-year veteran of corporate roles in financial management as well as national and global corporate and product communications, Phil’s strategic insights bring perspective, focus and leadership across all aspects of the company. Phil also serves on the Board of the Indiana Bond Bank.

Kenneth Kobe, TreasurerKen Kobe image
Barnes &  Thornburg, LLP, retired
Ken was the chief operating officer of Barnes & Thornburg,  LLP. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and has his bachelor’s degree from Denison University and his master’s degree in public finance from Ohio State University. Ken has served on a number of state and local government boards and commissions, including the Indiana Local Government Tax Control Board and the Marion County Public Defender Board.

Steve StevensSteve Stevens, Secretary
WestPoint Financial Group
Steve joined Easterseals Crossroads seven years ago to help others receive the opportunities and responsibilities his oldest brother with special needs did through an Easterseals affiliate in Wisconsin.

Steve brings real life conversations with families working with his financial planning practice to the board’s decision making process, desire and mission. A bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree from Marquette University combined with 20 years of leading his international travel business add to his background.


Directors

Rebecca A. Barton
University of Indianapolis, School of Occupational Therapy

William S. Coleman Jr.Bill Coleman image
Attorney, retired
Bill Coleman retired after a 36-year federal career as a Deputy Administrator at the Office of management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. After retirement, he established a consulting business and was affiliated with ESI International of Arlington, VA. Clients included federal, state and local government agencies, as well as defense contractors.

Rick CoppleRick Copple image
Community Health Network
Rick has been with the Community Health Network since 2000 where he currently holds the title of vice president and chief technology officer. He is responsible for all technology/infrastructures areas that support five major tertiary care hospitals in central Indiana with a total bed capacity of 1445. Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Rick has been married to Jennifer for over 25 years and they have three children (SaraAnne, Justin, Emily). SaraAnne is married to Philip Davis and Justin and Emily are currently attending Ball State University. Rick enjoys cycling and has recently been participating in duathlons.

Darlisa E. DavisDarlisa Davis image
First Merchants Bank
Darlisa has 18 years of commercial banking experience focusing on small to middle market businesses. Her experience covers a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, health care and commercial real estate. Darlisa is a native of Vincennes, Indiana, and attended Richland College in Dallas, Texas.

Darlisa and her husband, Ron, have four children and reside in Indianapolis. She is an active member of Carmel Lutheran Church and serves in various capacities with the Girl Scouts and Lawrence Township School District.

Becky Feldman imageRebecca Feldman, MD
Eli Lilly and Company, retired
Becky graduated from Denison University with a BA in biology and received her MD from Indiana University. Much of her career was spent as an occupational physician at Eli Lilly and she is now retired.

She is married to Richard Feldman, MD, and they have three grown sons. She is active in many community organizations including the Indianapolis Woman’s Club, Indianapolis Garden Club, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indiana Historical Society and Woodstock Club.

Steve Gillman, PESteve Gillman image
Eli Lilly and Company, retired
Steve Gillman retired from Eli Lilly and Company with 35 years of service in executive leadership roles. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and serves on the boards of the Minority Engineering Program of Indianapolis, the Rose-Hulman Alumni Association, and the Indiana Registration for Professional Engineers. He is active in a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education initiatives.

Steve is married to Cindy and they have two children, Andrew (daughter-in-law Courtney) and Emily.

James M. Hammond IIIJames Hammond image
INARF, retired
With decades of experience and commitment to Indiana’s citizens with disabilities, Jim brings insight to the field of disability services and public policy development. He graduated from Indiana University and then worked at community-based nonprofits until he was recruited by INARF, where he worked for over 40 years.Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Jim a Sagamore of the Wabash in 2008 for his inspiration and leadership in the field of human services in 2008.

Jim lives in Indianapolis with his wife Lynn who has been a teacher with Indianapolis Public Schools 33 years. Jim is an avid tennis and golf enthusiast and enjoys traveling.

Krista Hoffmann-Longtin
IUPUI

Bradley Moore
Liberty Mutual

Dave Moore Dave Moore image
IBM, retired
Dave worked for IBM Corporation for 40 years in various sales and management positions. He became involved with Easterseals Crossroads through a program partially sponsored by IBM to train individuals with disabilities to become computer programmers. Many of his volunteer activities included groups or activities involved with working with persons with disabilities.

He joined the board of Easterseals Crossroads in 1987 and has remained active in many capacities during his tenure of over 25 years.

Dawn NealDawn Neal image
Eli Lilly and Company, retired
Dawn is the retired chief operating officer for global corporate affairs at Eli Lilly, where she was responsible for the operations of the division, including finance, compliance, metrics, as well as strategic planning. Dawn retired in 2007 after 28 years of employment there. Dawn holds her BSN from Indiana University and she is a past Board Chair at Easterseals Crossroads.

Markus Saba Markus Saba image
Eli Lilly and Company
Markus is a Senior Marketing Director for Global Diabetes Brands at Eli Lilly where he has been employed for 21 years with much of that time spent overseas contributing to his expertise with his global marketing portfolio.

He earned is bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and is master’s from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Markus enjoys family time sailing and skiing with his four children and he enjoys playing and coaching Lacrosse at various levels including high school varsity.

Scott TeffetellerScott Teffeteller iamge
Community Health Network
Scott is the East Region President at Community Health Network. He is responsible for Community Hospital East, as well as all the region’s physician practices and ambulatory facilities.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Scott previously served as the executive vice president of Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has earned his MBA and FACHE credentialing (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives).

Harold Tenbarge
Eli Lilly and Company
Harold is a senior director of procurement for Eli Lilly. His responsibilities include all procurement activities that support Lilly’s sales and marketing efforts globally. He has significant experience with all aspects of sourcing strategy development, execution, and supplier performance management. Additionally, his career has included work experience in manufacturing, process research and development, and supply chain management. He brings his supply chain experience to Crossroads Industrial Services.

Dean WeseliDean Weseli image 
Windsor Group, Ltd.
Dean is the Director of Wealth Management for the Windsor Group, where he advises families and institutions on wealth creation, preservation and management. Prior to joining the Windsor Group, Dean held positions with Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton as well as an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.

Dean is also on the leadership committee for the University of Dayton Alumni group of Indianapolis. Dean lives in Indianapolis with his wife Melissa.

Philip WhistlerPhil Whistler image
Ice Miller LLP
Philip is a senior partner in Ice Miller’s litigation and intellectual property group. He joined Ice Miller in 1978 after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the board of student advisors. He is also an honors graduate of Stanford University, with a Bachelor’s degree in history.

Philip also serves on the board of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, and is a member of the Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services. Additionally, he is a former board member of the Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation.

Advisory Board

Kristine BouaichiKristine Bouaichi image
Ice Miller LLP
Kristine chairs the trusts and estates group at Ice Miller where she has worked since 1998. Her concentrations include trust and estate planning, wealth succession counseling and charitable giving. Originally from Columbus, she received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and graduated from Stetson University College of Law cum laude.

Kristine is active with the planned giving committee at Eiteljorg Museum and has been involved with Families First. She brings her legal and financial expertise to our financial committee, as well as our Board.

Kelly Copes-AndersonKelly Copes Anderson image
Eli Lilly and Company
Kelly is the senior director for Oncology Lilly Market Research where she leads a global team responsible for market research and forecasting for Lilly Oncology brands, pipeline assets and business development worldwide. Kelly has worked for Lilly for 17 years in manufacturing, marketing and market research. Kelly earned her MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and her undergraduate bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University. She is the devoted wife of Arvie Anderson and the proud mother of Brenton and Bryce.

image of randy franceRandy France
Rolls-Royce
Randy is Chief of Supplier Engineered Equipment for Rolls-Royce North America where he has worked for over the last 10 years.  Previously he was an Executive Vice President at Indesign for 9 years and Technical Director of Lease Products for AT&T Bell Labs for 23 years.

Randy is originally from Macomb, Illinois, area and attended Southern Illinois University receiving  an electrical degree.  He currently is a member of the IUPUI University Industry Advisory Board in Electrical and Software Engineering.

Pamela Hunt
Community Health Network

Sheri Kendall Sheri Kendall image
Column Capital Wealth Management
Sheri is the director of tax compliance services at Column Capital Wealth Management. She graduated from Ball State University with her BS in accounting; Sheri is a CPA and she has vast experience in the financial field through previous employment and community involvement. She is from Crown Point, Indiana, but currently resides in Indianapolis. She is a member of St. Simon Catholic Church and she is active in her daughter’s school and sports activities.

Courtney Lloyd
STAR Financial Bank
Courtney is a private banker and has over 11 years of experience in the banking industry providing deposit, lending and investment solutions to residents and businesses in the Indianapolis and Hamilton county areas. She lends her expertise and volunteers outside of the office to Food Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, Easterseals Crossroads, Catch the Starts Foundation and the Fishers Chamber of Commerce. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Toledo where she also played on the women’s basketball team. Courtney and her husband Devin reside in Noblesville with their two sons, Tristan and Jacoby.

Michael Ferron Singleton
Managing Broker & REALTOR®, 10|24 Commercial Real Estate

Gary Stehle Gary Stehle image
Sotheby’s International Realty
Gary has more than 15 years experience as a business owner and deal maker. Gary’s transaction experience has spanned numerous industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail.

Gary holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an International MBA degree from Clemson University and CIMBA University in Italy. In 2010, Gary completed the necessary coursework and passed the exam to become a Certified Business Broker. In addition to his responsibilities on the Board, he also serves on the Advisory Board at Crossroads Industrial Services.