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 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

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Harold Tenbarge, Board Chair
Eli Lilly and Company, retired

Harold retired from Eli Lilly and Company as the Senior Director of Procurement. His responsibilities included all procurement activities that supported Lilly’s Marketing & Sales efforts globally. He has significant experience with all aspects of sourcing strategy development, execution and supplier performance management. Additionally, his career included work experience in manufacturing, process research and development, and supply chain management. He brings his supply chain experience to support Crossroads Industrial Services and our acquisition efforts.

Harold gives to Easterseals Crossroads for the impact the group have on people’s lives. He believes a community supports each other, and Easterseals has a profound impact on the lives of those with disabilities.

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Philip C. Belt, Immediate Past Chair

With more than 25 years of corporate experience in both financial and communications roles, Phil has held leadership positions at Eli Lilly and Company, Credit Suisse, VMS Biomarketing and Stericycle.

Phil has his Bachelor of Science in finance from West Virginia University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. He joined the Easterseals Crossroads board in 2013 and has also served on the boards of Church at the Crossing and the Indiana Bond Bank.

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Philip Whistler, 1st Vice Chair
Ice Miller LLP

Philip is Senior Counsel at Ice Miller. 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 he is a former board member of the Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation.

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Dee Moonesinghe, MD, 2nd Vice Chair

Dr. Dee Moonesinghe is board certified in both internal medicine as well as hospice and palliative care, and she currently serves as a hospitalist with IU Health. She has been a hospice physician for more than a decade and also proudly serves as the Hospice Medical Director of Paradigm Hospice. Dr. Moonesinghe completed her internal medicine residency at Ball Memorial Hospital, where she served as chief resident in her final year.

She most recently served in executive leadership as Vice President and the Physician Executive for Community Hospital North with Community Health Network (CHNw). She previously served in this role at Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo for a couple of years prior to her move to the north region. In this role, she worked in a dyad relationship with the hospital administrator to lead clinical care as well as oversaw quality and safety for the region to ensure strategic alignment and growth. Dr. Moonesinghe has always been actively involved in the Network Bioethics Council, Root Cause Analysis team and the Network Breach Committee.

She is certified with the AAPL (American Academy of Physician Leaders), completed her yearlong enrollment in CHNw’s Physician Leadership Academy and is near-completion with her Master of Business Administration.

In her spare time, Dr. Moonesinghe is an avid half marathoner and a scrap booker who loves to travel and enjoys volunteering for a good cause.

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Darlisa E. Davis, Treasurer
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, healthcare 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.

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John Seever, Secretary

John has been involved in many professional engagements, including financial studies for cities, towns and utilities. These studies often include budgeting, financial reporting, annexation, consolidation and financial planning.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society and the Governmental Finance Officers Associations, among other professional groups. In addition to our board, John also serves on Accelerate Indiana Municipalities’ Board of Directors. He is a past chair of the Indiana Section American Water Works Association as well as the AWWA National audit committee.

Directors

Brent Archer
Youngblood Automation

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Matt Bruhn
JPMorgan Chase

Matt is a commercial banker with JPMorgan Chase, focused on delivering services to middle market companies across Indiana. Matt holds his BA in economics from DePauw University and his MBA in finance from Indiana University. Matt became aware of Easterseals Crossroads during his nine-month internship with United Way Leadership United, a program designed for young professionals to experience leadership and board development training.

During this internship, Matt spent six months attending Easterseals Crossroads board meetings to learn the fundamentals of board membership. He became aware of the amazing things we do every day at Easterseals Crossroads and was quick to agree to serve on the advisory board when asked. He is involved with the Crossroads Industrial Services subcommittee and is actively seeking ways to introduce new businesses to our industrial division.

Matt lives in downtown Indianapolis, where he enjoys running and biking in his free time.

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Sara Croft
Innovatemap

Sara is an experienced digital marketing professional working in the technology services industry. She has consulted hundreds of start-up, scale-up and tech-enabled businesses on marketing strategy, but for years she built her career with nonprofits. Her leadership is guided by her interest to serve her community. Sara is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, and attended Indiana State University. She also serves on the NBA All-Star 2021 Digital Media Committee and is involved with programming for Indy Social Media. Sara and her husband, John, are proud eastside residents.

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

Michael is the managing broker of 10|24 Real Estate, an Indianapolis-based commercial real estate firm. He is also in his last year of law school at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. In addition to being a real estate broker, law student, and father, Michael is also a real estate instructor with specific interests in fair, affordable, and accessible housing.

Michael has been on Easterseals Crossroads’ board of directors since 2016 and has served as the development committee chair since 2018. He first got involved with the disability community in 2005 and brought that passion with him when he relocated to Indiana in 2013. A Florida native, Michael now lives on the northside of Indianapolis with his daughter, dog, and 16-year-old turtle.

“From the first time I toured ESC’s Willowbrook location, I was amazed at the great work and seeing the devoted staff. Over the past five years, I have become intimately familiar with how important our organization is to the central Indiana community. Of all the nonprofits I support, ESC is among the most meaningful and trustworthy stewards of my donations,” said Michael.

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Jane Harper
Eli Lilly and Company

Jane is Senior Director of Information, Security Risk Management and Business Engagement. She is accountable for several key programs that help to identify and manage information security risks while enabling the business. Jane is known as a servant leader who lives by the philosophy of Do the right things, at the right time, with the right people, the right way.

With a passion for people, Jane has supported several not for profit programs focused on making life better for others. Working internationally and domestically across multiple cultures, she embraces diversity in people and thought. Jane has earned several industry recognitions and awards, including Crain’s Detroit’s 40 under 40, Crain’s Detroit Notable Woman in Tech, Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40, and Michigan Chronicle’s Woman of Excellence. Jane also holds several designations and certifications including MSIA, CISA, CRCMP, ISA, PCIP, CISSP and both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Jane is most proud of her family and work with her church.

Fred Hash
Keystone Construction, Business Development

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Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD
IUPUI

Krista is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on communication education and faculty development in the sciences and health professions. Krista leads Indiana University’s institutional working group on Communicating Science, serves as the co-editor for the Public Library of Science’s Science Communication blog and runs a graduate minor in Communicating Science at IUPUI.

In 2016, Krista was highlighted by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of their Forty Under 40 young professionals to watch for her work using improvisational theater to teach scientists to communicate more effectively. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Krista worked for Indiana Public Radio and The Weather Channel. She’s not a native Hoosier, but she did the tour of Indiana schools, earning a BA from Ball State University, an MA from Purdue University, and a PhD from Indiana University. An award-winning educator and researcher, Krista’s work has been published in Communication Education, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of Faculty Development. She tweets professionally about communication in education and science at @kristalongtin.

“Everyone, regardless of ability, wants to do meaningful work and contribute to making the world a better place. Through our veteran’s programs, Crossroads Industrial Services, and Adult Day Services, just to name a few, ESC provides the critical support needed to help Hoosiers of all abilities live and work with purpose,” said Krista.

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Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Pam has served more than 30 years in various roles of hospital leadership. She is a graduate of Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pam earned her BS from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in nursing administration from Indiana University.

Always feeling a need to give back to the community, Pam has served on various boards throughout her career. She was chairperson of Carey Services Board, served on the American Heart Association and currently serves on the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team.

Pam’s connection to Easterseals began at a very early age when Easterseals assisted her family with care needs when she was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 18 months. Pam was the Indiana Easterseals Child in 1963. Being a part of this wonderful organization brings this full circle and allows her to give back to those who gave first.

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Kelley Karn
Duke Energy

Kelley is Deputy General Counsel, state regulatory legal support, for Duke Energy. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s regulatory legal activities in Indiana.

Kelley joined Duke Energy in 1998 as a law clerk and was promoted to counsel in 2000. Karn manages major regulatory proceedings, including general rate cases, environmental compliance, tracking mechanisms and electric generating plant proceedings. In 2006, she assumed the position of lead Indiana regulatory counsel for Duke Energy after shepherding the approval of the Cinergy/Duke Energy merger through the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Karn was promoted to her current position, Deputy General Counsel, in 2008. In this role, Karn manages three attorneys and advises the company on regulatory, legislative and policy matters.

Kelley earned her BA in government, international relations and public policy from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude. Her Juris Doctor degree is from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, summa cum laude. She is admitted to the Indiana Bar. Kelley and her husband, Ron, have three sons and reside in Noblesville, Indiana.

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Julie K. Keck, MD
Anthem, Inc.

Julie is a pediatrician and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. She is the Managing Medical Director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Indiana Medicaid Plan. She had been with Anthem since 2013. Prior to this, she spent 10 years at Riley Children’s Hospital in the Section of Developmental Pediatrics taking care of children and youth with special health care needs. Both of these career experiences allow Julie do what drives her- advocating for individuals who face health disparities or inequities.

“I share my time and talents with Easterseals Crossroads because I see their purpose in action- they are changing the way the world sees disability, they are making profound differences in people’s lives. I’m proud to be one small part of the positive change,” said Julie.

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Kenneth Kobe
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.

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Jim McGovern

Jim served as Senior Vice President of the Employee Benefits Division at American United Life Insurance Company, a OneAmerica company, where he oversaw all divisional activities. Jim’s exceptional leadership propelled the division toward positive growth and improved traction in the marketplace.

Under his leadership, Employee Benefits (EB) recorded double-digit sales growth for five consecutive years, and in 2017 was named by Eastbridge as one of the fastest-growing companies based on voluntary sales. In addition, Jim’s collaborative nature and continual commitment to an improved office culture increased job satisfaction during his tenure.

Jim has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has gained valuable skill and insights with numerous roles in leadership and sales with UNUM and Cigna. Jim graduated with honors from the University of Indianapolis and lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.

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Dawn Neal
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 and 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.

“I give to Easterseals Crossroads because of the impact the organization has on individuals in our community. Easterseals Crossroads believes that every person deserves the chance to excel and achieve their full potential no matter the obstacles or challenges. Every day they serve individuals and help them achieve their dreams,” said Dawn.

David Norris
Hylant

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Stephen Orander
Sharp Business Systems

Steve was 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 not simply by what they can achieve.

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Patrick Phillips, MPA
Indiana University

Patrick is the Director of Health Technology Services at IU. In this role, he is responsible for a team of IT professionals who provide services and support for the clinicians, educators, researchers, staff and students at the Health Sciences schools at IU. He has a BS in informatics and a MS in public affairs, both from IU.

As a new member of the Easterseals Crossroads board, Patrick is excited to contribute to the organization’s mission, to serve individuals and families living with disability by assisting in the areas of innovation, technology and telehealth.

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Kim Thomas
OneAmerica Financial Services

Kim is an HR executive with twenty-five years of progressive experience in multiple industries including financial services, medical diagnostics, health insurance and commercial printing. She joined OneAmerica in April 2017 where she’s been responsible for leading the execution of several enterprise priorities including driving a comprehensive organizational effectiveness model, implementing a comprehensive career and compensation framework as well as championing the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

In 2020, Kim was honored to receive an ASPIRE award for Excellence in Execution from OneAmerica’s CEO for outstanding execution of a business initiative with a significant and sustained impact on business objectives. The mission of the ASPIRE Awards program is to create a culture of community and recognition that celebrates top-performing associates and leaders who live OneAmerica’s ASPIRE values and have demonstrated a consistent track record of success.

Kim pursued a role as a Board member of Easterseals Crossroads because of her personal and professional passion for removing barriers and helping to create equal access for all.

Advisory Board

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Sarah Halter
Indiana Medical History Museum

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Justin Murphy
First Financial Bank

Justin is a commercial credit officer with 20 years of commercial banking experience ranging from business banking to large corporate banking. Her experience is predominantly focused on commercial and industrial and healthcare and higher education lending. She attended the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and has a Master of Business Administration in finance from Butler University. Justin is originally from Angola, Indiana, and currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two boys.

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Steve Stevens
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.

Alex Sanchez-Felix
BMWC Constructors, Inc.

Alex holds his MSA (Masters of Science in Accounting) from the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI and is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). To kickstart his career in accounting, he served four and a half years at a local public accounting firm where he spent time working in the attestation group on engagements in various industries including nonprofits and manufacturers. In November 2019, Alex joined BMWC Constructors, Inc., an industrial construction company headquartered in Indianapolis, as an Accounting Manager where he oversees payroll, accounts payable, fixed asset tracking and treasury responsibilities for the company.

Alex’s interest to join the Easterseals Crossroads advisory board was spurred by his wife’s career as a pediatric occupational therapist and seeing the positive impact she has on her consumers’ lives. Her stories of the great work performed by Easterseals Crossroads inspired him to try to use his expertise for something larger and hopefully also positively impact those with disabilities in his community.

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