Turnstone Board of Directors

Turnstone is governed by a distinguished volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to the agency’s mission.  These individuals provide expertise in legal, financial, and medical issues; child development, education, business management, and fundraising.  Dr. Amy Welker serves as Turnstone’s Consulting Physician.

Board of Directors

Barney Niezer

Chairman

Northeast Indiana Urology

Tom Trent

Vice Chairman

Rothberg, Logan and Warsco

Corinna Ladd

Treasurer

PNC

Melissa Stout

Secretary

Merrill Lynch

Vicki Leininger

Chair of Goverance

Hylant Group

Kelly Clevenger

Past Chair

Phillips Financial

Dr. Tom Banas

Director

Fort Wayne Neurological Center

Jill Boggs

Director

Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Shawn Brown

Director

SRT Prosthetics & Orthotics

Dave Fee

Director

Old National Wealth Management

Richard Fox

Director

Barrett McNagny

Jim Labas

Director

Weaver Popcorn

Randy Outman

Director

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Chris Rupp

Director

Dulin, Ward & DeWald

Melissa Schenkel

Director

STAR Financial Bank

Matt Simpson

Director

USA Men's Goalball

Wil Smith

Director

Smith & Associates Consulting

Brad Sturges

Director

CB Richard Ellis Sturges

Irene Walters

Director

Community Leader

Marlon Wardlow

Director

Parkview Hospital Randallia

Jerry Witte

Director

Community Leader

Carol Helton

Director

City of Fort Wayne

Jeff Sturges

Director

TWF Holdings

Leadership Staff

Mike Mushett's Photo

Mike Mushett

Chief Executive Officer

Denise Hughes's Photo

Denise Hughes

Chief Program Officer

Laura Ramsey's Photo

Laura Ramsey

Chief Financial Officer

Rena Burden's Photo

Rena Burden

Chief Development Officer

Tina Acosta, CTRS's Photo

Tina Acosta, CTRS

Director of Outreach & ID/DD Programming

Adrianne Lyon's Photo

Adrianne Lyon

Director of Children’s Services

Chanda Lichtsinn's Photo

Chanda Lichtsinn

Director of Rehab Therapy-Speech Language Pathologist

Michelle Kimpel's Photo

Michelle Kimpel

Director of Wellness and Adaptive Sports

Kathy Baer's Photo

Kathy Baer

Director of Social Work

Sandy Holland's Photo

Sandy Holland

Director of Adult Day Services

Bethany Ballard's Photo

Bethany Ballard

Director of Facilities

Key Program & Support Staff

EJ Whitney's Photo

EJ Whitney

Manager of Wellness

Additional Staff

Adult Day Services

Cathy Ballou

Adult Day Services Program Assistant


Chuck Byndom

Adult Day Services Program Assistant


Marsha Gaffer

LPN

Zlata Karajic

Adult Day Services Program Assistant


Rose Elder

Adult Day Services Program Assistant

Kim Bates

Adult Day Services Program Assistant

Rebecca Good

Adult Day Services Program Assistant

Social Services

Paula Fox

Social Worker - Pediatrics

Angela Williams

Social Worker - Pediatrics


Lila Pufahl

Social Worker - Adult Services

Nancy Vonderau

Social Worker - Adult Services

Equipment Loan

Rick Ramsey

Equipment Loan Specialist


Kimbrough Early Learning Center

Cher Jackson

Teacher

Maria Rondot

Teacher

Megan Boylan

Teaching Assistant

Melanie Glasper

Teaching Assistant

Paul Wiedeman

Teacher

Madeline Balazs

Teaching Assistant

Chelsea Rockwell-Ashton

Teaching Assistant

Wendy Prince

Pediatric Aide

Devin Gilliam

Teaching Assistant

Health & Wellness

Amber Goldman

Fitness Specialist

Emilee Stemmler

Fitness Specialist


Joe Guise

Fitness Specialist


Lexi Olinske

Fitness Specialist

Kelsey Church

Fitness Specialist

Zach Lothamer

Fitness Specialist

Denise Wood

Aquatics Assistant

Morgan Flowers

Lifeguard

Aleesha Goodwin

Lifeguard

Lindsey Marriott

Lifeguard

Emma Mirwaldt

Lifeguard

Emalee Reichenbach

Lifeguard

Ethan Strangeway

Lifeguard

Kaitlin Wright

Lifeguard

Therapy-Adult

Karen Line

Occupational Therapist

Althea Watson

Physical Therapist

Aaron Sparks

Adult Therapy Aide

Therapy-Pediatric

Dyan Armstrong

Pediatric Therapy Aide

Haley Brandt

Physical Therapist

Kristen Boon

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Emily White

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Beth Farny

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Casey Harper

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Mary Hitzemann

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Jodi Ann Intelicato

Pediatric Speech Assistant

Bethanne Krill

Pediatric Speech Assistant

Callie McCool

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Roxy Rockwell

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Megan Russ

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Nancy Shepler

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sarah Sommermeyer

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Abby Wooldridge

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Sports & Recreation

Jaime Garzon

Sports Competition/Events Coordinator

Kevin Hughes

Sports & Recreation Coordinator

Molly Cinker

Competitive Sports Coordinator

Rio James

ID/DD Coordinator

Development, Events & Marketing

Kris Foate

Sponsorship Coordinator

Tana LeFever

Development Assistant

Jim Turcovsky

Special Events Coordinator

Lori Norman

Grants Manager

Kenna Davis

Communication Specialist

Human Resources

Donna Hartlieb

Human Resources Coordinator

Volunteers, Students & Technology

Beth Moody

Volunteer & Technology Specialist

Billing & Insurance

Mary Lou Bender

Billing Clerk/Certified Food Specialist

Melissa Hostetler

Staff Accountant

Sara Miller

Insurance Specialist


Ashley Reser

Billing Clerk

Jan Swygart

Billing Department Manager

Support Staff

Catie Baker

Administrative Assistant-Scanner

Colin Lyman

Pediatric Administrative Assistant

Janell McIntosh

Executive Assistant

Halie Smith

Administrative Assistant

Jonathan Walda

Environmental Specialist

Dana Budd

Environmental Specialist

Troy Lyon

Environmental Specialist

Marilyn Wedler

Chart Specialist

Mary Tabron

Kitchen Aide

Bethany Ballard's Photo
Chanda Lichtsinn's Photo

Chanda Lichtsinn

Director of Rehab Therapy-Speech Language Pathologist

E: chanda@turnstone.org

Chanda joined Turnstone in May 1998. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University.

She started at Turnstone as a volunteer while an undergraduate at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  Turnstone's mission brought her back and she applied for a job when her graduate studies were completed.  "I LOVE working at Turnstone and appreciate that everyone is accepted and welcomed.  It is an honor and a privilege to come to work every day and be a part of these children’s lives."   Given her tenure at Turnstone, Chanda she has seen the long-term effects of the hard work and effort put forth by staff, children, and families.  Over the years her responsibilities have changed, but her love for what Turnstone stands for has not.  "It is a joy to come to work each day and continue to create more possibilities."

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Michelle Kimpel

Director of Wellness and Adaptive Sports

E: michelle@turnstone.org

Michelle joined Turnstone in September 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of Indianapolis.

Though Michelle's original plan was to become a physical therapist, a chance conversation between her parents and Turnstone's then-CEO alerted her to a job opening for a Therapy Aide at Turnstone.  She was hired for that position, but her role has changed over the years.  Shortly after she was hired, Turnstone added a therapy pool, which soon became Michelle's focus.  "Turnstone holds a special place in my heart.  I cannot picture working anywhere else.  The staff are passionate, dedicated, and are here to support the mission and vision.  The clients are here to make positive changes in their lives – physically stay healthy, socialize and meet new people, support each other, and reassure me that what I am doing here is worth it. "

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Kathy Baer

Director of Social Work

E: kathy@turnstone.org

Kathy joined Turnstone in June 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in Personality and Social Psychology.  She is a licensed social worker and certified as an Indiana Navigator.  Prior to joining Turnstone, Kathy worked in Topeka, Kansas for the National Council on Alcoholism, in Madison, Wisconsin for Goodwill Industries and in Tucson, Arizona for Kino Community Hospital.

At Turnstone, Kathy is responsible for the social work department staff which arrange services for our clients, and provides ongoing case management services and resource and referral information to those in need.

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Sandy Holland

Director of Adult Day Services

E: sandy@turnstone.org

Sandy worked as a nurse in local hospitals and clinics for 25 years before coming to Turnstone in 2013 to take on the role of Adult Day Services Manager.  Sandy also functions as the Registered Nurse for the agency.  "Turnstone is an amazing place to work with dedicated staff and clients that teach me so much daily." 

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Adrianne Lyon

Director of Children’s Services

E: Adrianne@turnstone.org

Adrianne Lyon has been the Director of the Kimbrough Early Learning Center at Turnstone since 2004. Before joining Turnstone she taught Early Childhood Special Education for 8 years.  Adrianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in early childhood from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has an Indiana teaching license.  She has presented at several Fort Wayne Association for the Education of Young Children conferences as well as on the state and national level. Adrianne is also a certified instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.  She oversees the day-to-day operations of the KELC and is an active participant in several agency committees, including the Safety Committee.

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Tina Acosta, CTRS

Director of Outreach & ID/DD Programming

E: tina@turnstone.org

Tina Joined Turnstone in January 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and a Master's degree from Indiana University in Therapeutic Recreation.  Tina says, "I learned very quickly the impact Turnstone has on the community and how each department works together to carry out the mission."

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Rena Burden

Chief Development Officer

E: rena@turnstone.org

Rena Burden, joined the Turnstone team as the Chief Development Officer, on January 25, 2017. Prior to coming to Turnstone Rena worked as Community Campaign Director for United Way of Allen County, Director of Development for Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and was most recently employed as Human Resources Manager for ChromaSource, Inc. in Columbia City.

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Laura Ramsey

Chief Financial Officer

E: laura@turnstone.org

Laura Ramsey, Chief Financial Officer, started at the agency in 2012. Following a rewarding time at Arts United as their Director of Finance and Administration, she returned to Turnstone in 2016. Laura holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Francis. Laura brings a strong and varied background in not-for-profit management and finance to Turnstone.

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Denise Hughes

Chief Program Officer

E: deniseh@turnstone.org

Denise Hughes joined the Turnstone team as the Chief Program Officer in 2016. Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and certification in Rehabilitation Nursing.  She has 30 years of experience in healthcare, primarily in acute inpatient rehabilitation, and in a community-based organization.  Her experience includes nursing management, working with an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in care delivery, responsibility for quality and regulatory compliance,  program evaluation and improvement, reporting, and community-based nursing.   She has Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) surveyor experience.   

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Mike Mushett

Chief Executive Officer

E: mike@turnstone.org

Chief Executive Officer Mike Mushett has devoted more than 35 years to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. He has been a national leader in the development of adaptive recreation and Paralympic sport programs at the community, national, and international levels. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Recreation & Leisure Services and holds a certificate from the Olympic Sport Leadership Program from the Northwestern University School of Management. 

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EJ Whitney

Manager of Wellness

E.J. joined the Turnstone staff in September 2011 as a Fitness Specialist.  He has his B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Medicine and Older Adult Health and Wellness from Ball State University.   At Turnstone, E.J. enjoys working one on one with clients to help them achieve their goals.  He also volunteers for Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner as the programs head Fitness Trainer.  E.J. is an ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer and has been personal training/strength and conditioning since 2004.