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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.

To view information about members of the Turnstone Paralympic Training Site Advisory Board, visit this page. 

Tom Trent, Chairman
Rothberg, Logan and Warsco

 

Vicki Leininger, Vice Chairman
Hylant Group

 

Tom Banas, Director
Fort Wayne Neurological Center

 

Jill Boggs, Director
Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

Shawn Brown, Director
Summit City Prosthetics and Orthotics

 

Kelly Clevenger, Director
Phillips Financial

 

David Fee, Chair of Audit
First Merchants Bank

 

Dick Fox, Director
Barrett McNagny

 

Adrian Guenther, Director
Lincoln Financial Group

 

Carol Helton, Chair of Governance
City of Fort Wayne

 

Tom Kimbrough, Director
Barrett McNagny

 

Jim Labas, Director
Valley Popcorn

 

Corinna Ladd, Chair of Development
PNC Bank

 

Barney Niezer, Past Chairman
Northeast Indiana Urology

 

Randy Outman, Director
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

 

Chris Rupp, Treasurer
Dulin, Ward & DeWald

 

Melissa Schenkel, Director
STAR Financial Bank

 

Wil Smith, Director
Smith & Associates Consulting

 

Melissa Stout, Secretary
Merrill Lynch

 

Jeff Sturges, Director
T.W.F Holdings

 

Brad Sturges, Director
Sturges Property Group

 

Irene Walters, Director
Community Leader

 

Marlon Wardlow, Director

Parkview Health

Jeanné Wickens, Director

Parkview Health

Leadership Staff

Mike Mushett's Photo

Mike Mushett

Chief Executive Officer

Rena Shown's Photo

Rena Shown

Chief Development Officer

Stasha Carrasquillo

Chief Marketing Officer

Denise Hughes's Photo

Denise Hughes

Chief Program Officer

Laura Ramsey's Photo

Laura Ramsey

Chief Financial Officer

Tina Acosta, CTRS's Photo

Tina Acosta, CTRS

Director of Outreach

Kathy Baer's Photo

Kathy Baer

Director of Social Services

Sandy Holland's Photo

Sandy Holland

Director of Adult Day Services

Michelle Kimpel's Photo

Michelle Kimpel

Director of Wellness and Adaptive Sports

Chanda Lichtsinn's Photo

Chanda Lichtsinn

Director of Rehab Therapy-Speech Language Pathologist

Colin Lyman's Photo

Colin Lyman

Director of Facilities

Adrianne Lyon's Photo

Adrianne Lyon

Director of Kimbrough Early Learning Center

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

Olivia Miller

Program Assistant

May Robertson

Program Assistant

May Saffo

Memory Care Program Assistant

Karen VanHorn

Program Assistant

Madelyn Kurtz

Program Assistant

Social Services

Jessica Ferry

Social Worker-Pediatrics

Paula Fox

Social Worker - Pediatrics

Laura Noll

Records Management Specialist

Lila Pufahl

Case Manager- Adult Services

Nancy Vonderau

Case Manager - Adult Services

Angela Williams

Social Worker - Pediatrics

Kimbrough Early Learning Center

Gwen Cook

Teaching Assistant

Cher Jackson

Teacher

Wendy Prince

Pediatric Aide

Maria Rondot

Teacher

Claire Reichenbach

Teaching Assistant

Chelsea Rockwell-Ashton

Teaching Assistant

Deborah Schwartz

Teaching Assistant

Paul Wiedeman

Teacher

Melissa Marchant

Assistant Teacher

Health & Wellness

Kelsey Church

Fitness Specialist

Amber Goldman

Fitness Specialist

Joe Guise

Fitness Specialist

Emrah Karajic

Fitness Specialist

Zach Lothamer

Fitness Specialist

Emilee Stemmler

Fitness Specialist

EJ Whitney

Manager of Wellness & Adaptive Sports

Denise Wood

Health & Wellness Aid/Equipment Loan Specialist

Kassandra Gallagher

Lifeguard

Leezamarie Gallagher

Lifeguard

Amanda Johnson

Lifeguard

Jaeden Kidd

Lifeguard

Taylor Summerlin

Lifeguard

Therapy

Dyan Armstrong

Pediatric Therapy Aide

Clarissa Bates

Speech Language Pathologist

Grace Bowers

Speech Language Pathologist

Haley Brandt

Physical Therapist

Beth Farny

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Mary Hitzemann

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Jodi Ann Intelicato

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Erica Korner

Physical Therapist

Sara Krebs

Physical Therapist

Zoe Martin

Occupational Therapist and Animal Assistant Therapy

Megan Russ

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Nancy Shepler

Pediatric Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sarah Sommermeyer

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Emily White

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Abby Wooldridge

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Sports & Recreation

Molly Cinker

Competitive Sports Coordinator

Jaime Garzon

Sports Competition/Events Coordinator

Kevin Hughes

Sports & Recreation Coordinator

Rebekah Worpell

ID/DD Coordinator

Development, Events & Marketing

Kenna Davis

Sponsorship & Special Events Manager

Tana LeFever

Development Assistant

Janell McIntosh

Executive Assistant

Heather Paynter

Graphic Design & Brand Specialist

Lauren Widenhofer

Sponsorship & Special Events Coordinator

Todd Simpson

Grant Development Director

Human Resources

Hannah Elzinga

Human Resources Coordinator

Volunteers, Students & Technology

Beth Moody

Volunteer & Technology Specialist

Billing & Insurance

Melissa Hostetler

Controller

Christopher LaBoe

Staff Accountant

Sara Miller

Insurance Specialist

Ashley Reser

Insurance Specialist

Jan Swygart

Billing Department Manager

Support Staff

Rachel Amaro

Executive Assistant

Mary Lou Bender

Billing Clerk/Certified Food Specialist

Catie Cappadona

Administrative Assistant-Scanner

Halie Brown

Administrative Assistant

Dana Budd

Environmental Specialist

Dakota Carmicle

Facility Assistant

Lisa Czechowski

Administrative Assistant

Amanda Dennis

Facility Resource Assistant

Troy Lyon

Environmental Specialist

Jennifer Reeve

Facility Assistant

Chad Shreeve

Janitorial

Marilyn Stemmler

KELC Sub & Facility Assistant

Jonathan Walda

Environmental Specialist

Carmalina Short

Janitorial Assistant

Cecil Baker

KELC-Sub & Food Coordinator

Elizabeth Laker

Lifeguard

Shayne Pace

Lifeguard

Andralyn Merren

Lifeguard

Marybai Huking

Facility Assistant

Stasha Carrasquillo

Chief Marketing Officer

E: stasha@turnstone.org

Carrasquillo has over 10 years of marketing and communication experience, most recently serving as the Director of Communication for The Parkview Foundations of Parkview Health System.  She also has accumulated over 15 years of nonprofit industry experience, serving on numerous local, regional and state non-profit boards and committees. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media & Public Communication and Interpersonal & Organizational Communication from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and her Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Tech. 

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Colin Lyman

Director of Facilities

E: colinl@turnstone.org

Colin Lyman joined the Turnstone family in August of 2016. Prior to working at Turnstone, Colin attended the University of Indiana in Bloomington where he received his Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

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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 Services

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 Kimbrough Early Learning Center

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

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 Shown

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.