Tracy Funk, Ph.D, Board President
Tracy is currently the Director of Admissions at Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana region. Previous posts include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Center Director in Indianapolis and Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Corporate Liaison and Enrollment Advisor for the University of Phoenix, Utah Campus; and Center Administrator at Park College, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Melissa Gindling, Board Vice President

Lakshmi Hasanadka, JD, Treasurer
Previously worked as an Associate at Locke Reynolds and the City of Indianapolis Office of Corporation Counsel. Prior to joining the City of Indianapolis, she practiced at Sommer Barnard.

Chris W. Cotterill, JD, Secretary
Chris is a partner at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Previously, Chris served as Chief of Staff and Corporation Counsel to Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A. Ballard. Chris is a graduate of Wabash College and the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington.

John Barth, MSW, Director
John Barth is the Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at Managed Health Services. Before joining Managed Health Services, Mr. Barth served as senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies in Princeton, New Jersey, and was managed care director for the state of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning.

Fred Biesecker, JD, Director
Fred Biesecker is a partner at Ice Miller LLP and previously served as counsel to former Governor Frank O’Bannon. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Biesecker practiced law in New York City for five years before returning to his home state of Indiana. Biesecker is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Elyse Fenneman, Director

Elyse Fenneman is the Human Resources Representative at American Structurepoint, Inc.  Prior to joining American Structurepoint, Elyse worked for the Indiana State Personnel Department providing human resource services for several state agencies, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Indiana State Department of Health, and Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.  She is a graduate of DePauw University.

Mary Jane Glaspy, Director
Mary Jane is currently the Office Manager for Engaging Solutions LLC, Management Consulting Firm. Mary Jane has over 35 years of experience in office management and administration with the private, public and state government. She was previously employed with the former St. Elizabeth Coleman Residential Program for Teens. She is a domestic violence advocate and public speaker. She is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Association – Leadership Education and Development Program.

Lakshmi Hasanadka, JD, Treasurer
Previously worked as an Associate at Locke Reynolds and the City of Indianapolis Office of Corporation Counsel. Prior to joining the City of Indianapolis, she practiced at Sommer Barnard.

Jan Kempf, MS, Director
Retired Community Volunteer.  Previously a counselor at Ben Davis 9th Grade Center working with approximately 500 9th grade students. Previously taught Family and Consumer Education for 23 years in Wayne Township. Jan teaches classes at IUPUI as an Assistant Professor working with counseling intern students. She serves as the liaison between Trinity Episcopal Church and Project Home Indy. Jan also participates on the Parish Life Committee, serves lunches on Sundays, and is a member of Wayne Township’s Relay for Life team.

Christina Koennecke, MA, Director
Strategic Procurement Initiatives, Capitol Improvement Board. Previous posts include Manager KPMG IT Enabled Transformation, Foundations and Corporate Relations Manager at Indianapolis Museum of Art, Manager Economic Development Initiatives at Thomas P. Miller and Associates.

Harry McFarland, Director
President, HTM Consulting, specializing in service to non-profits. Clients have included Lilly Endowment, Inc., Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, and Freetown Village, Inc. Previously served as Vice President of the Indianapolis Foundation at Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Keri Rupp, MBA
Keri is a business consultant specializing in operational improvement and workforce development. Previous posts include Senior Manager in Operations for Crowe Horwath, Assistant Director of Resource Management for Capgemini and North America Training Leader for CGEY’s Center for Engagement & Program Management. Keri also serves on the Women’s MBA Advisory Board for the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) and the Emily Wagner Foundation Board of Directors.

Shannon Van Deman, MBA 
Shannon is currently the CFO of Choices, Inc., a multi-state non-profit agency.  She brings extensive experience developing information management systems, analyzing data, and presenting results. Shannon is a presenter at many local, state, and national conferences on information and financial management within systems of care and has been nationally published. A graduate of Iowa State University and Ball State University, Shannon holds advanced degrees in psychology, business and operations management.

Sara VanSlamBrook