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The Serve Indiana Commission consists of up to twenty-five (25) Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor to advocate, review, and adjust the state's position on issues related to the community service and the volunteer sectors. It is comprised of community leaders with expertise in areas such as education, public safety, human services, volunteer activities, business/labor and government. They work closely with Serve Indiana to advance service and volunteerism and to appropriately distribute funding to support Serve Indiana's programs.
All meetings are scheduled from 10 am – 2 pm.
|January 8, 2015||TBD|
|March 5, 2015||TBD|
|May 28, 2015||TBD|
|September 4, 2015||TBD|
Alan Witchey, Chair, Indiana Association of Volunteer Centers, United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis
Alan has been involved in volunteer management for 15 years. As the Volunteer Center Director at United Way of Central Indiana, he is responsible for managing programs that recruit and place more than 16,000 volunteers annually. Alan currently serves as President for the Indiana Association of Volunteer Centers, is a member of the Central Indiana Association of Volunteer Administrators, the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism, the Central Indiana Corporate Volunteer Council, and the Hands On National Corporate Advisory Council.
Thomas Leedy, Vice Chair, Dekko Foundation, Kendallville
Tom Leedy is the president of the Dekko Foundation, a private foundation. The foundation’s mission is, “To foster economic freedom through education.” The foundation focuses on developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for young people. Tom joined the Foundation in 2001 after working for Group Dekko Services as Performance Improvement Manager for eight years. Tom has served his community through board membership on the local chamber of commerce, library foundation, YMCA and economic development corporation. He has served on the board of directors of Indiana Grantmakers Alliance and Northeast Indiana Corporate Council. He currently serves on the board of directors of Freedom Academy, Kendallville Heritage Association, and Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is on the advisory committee for Northeast Indiana’s Vision 2020 initiative, serves on the Indiana Achievement Awards steering committee. Tom has also worked as a consultant with nonprofit organizations, assisting with board and organizational development and strategic planning. Tom is a graduate of Indiana Tech and earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2000. Tom and his wife Kerri live in Kendallville with their daughter Emma and son Jackson.
Rick Bentley, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis
Rick Bentley, Ph.D., is Director of Academic Assessment for Ivy Tech Community College. He works on the Indianapolis campus which serves more than 34 thousand students annually and recently became the third largest undergraduate serving institution in Indiana. Before coming to Ivy Tech, Rick worked at Health and Hospital Corporation and the IU Center on Philanthropy where he worked on a Lilly initiative to promote philanthropy in youth. Dr. Bentley is an active volunteer serving on the boards of Congregation B'nai Torah and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. He is married with two children. His daughter lives in New York and his son lives in Jerusalem.
Patty Dreiman, Knox County RSVP, Vincennes
Patty is the Director of Knox County RSVP (Senior Corps) and the President of Indiana Senior Corps Directors Association. She has been married for 45 years to a farmer and has two children, two grandsons and six great grandchildren. Jim and Patty received the Extraordinary Grandparents award from Age of Excellence. Patty is a member of Community United Methodist Church and has been the church camp director for 20 years. She received a 25 year acknowledgement for working with Girl Scouts, received the Peer Recognition award from Vincennes University and Valiant Woman of the Year from Church Women United. Patty enjoys traveling – especially to beaches and mountains and is a Purdue basketball fan.
Jay Hein, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, Carmel
Jay Hein is president of Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based think tank that he helped found in 2004. He was Deputy Assistant to the President and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives from August 2006-August 2008. Hein serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for the Study of Religion and helps former US Senator Daniel Coats direct the Foundation for American Renewal. He was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2010 to serve as a member of the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism. Earlier in his career, Hein was a welfare reform policy advisor to Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin from 1994 to 1997 and director of civil society programs at the Hudson Institute from 1997 to 2004. Hein received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Eureka College and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Zachary Huffman, Student at Ball State University, Indianapolis
Zachary Huffman is a student at Ball State University majoring in Telecommunications: News Track, Journalism: News Track, and Business Administration. Zach serves as the youth commissioner for the ICCSV and was appointed in July of 2013 by Governor Mike Pence. He is currently employed as a news reporter for Indiana Public Radio, the Indiana affiliate of NPR. He oversees 200 individuals and all station operations of WCRD 91.3 FM, Ball State University’s student run radio station. He also maintains a summer position as a Camp Counselor, at YMCA Camp Tecumseh. Zach has been named an Abe Lincoln Scholar, Ronald Regan Presidential Foundation top 140 honorees, and a Richard Lugar Leadership Symposium member. He has received scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Perry Township, Sertoma Club of Greenwood, Perry Meridian High School Alumni Association, and many others for his continued service to the community. He graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 2012, and is a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church.
Aleeah Livengood, LM Financial Group LP, Mulberry
Aleeah Livengood is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer for three family businesses located in Central Indiana. She was the Executive Director of the Native American Indian Affairs Commission for the State of Indiana. She has acted as a liaison on behalf of Purdue University to reservation-based Native American communities, to increase educational opportunities and indigenous scientific research on Native American lands. Within that role she was also instrumental in soliciting funding from Purdue University to support an on-campus Native American Educational & Cultural Center, setting the bar for other Indiana universities. She has managed two National Science Foundation grants based on indigenous lands within the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Purdue University. While in that position, she trained Purdue faculty and staff on post-secondary recruitment strategies and retention supports for Native American students, and protocol development when doing research on Native American lands. She is interested in programs and activities that make college more accessible for disadvantaged populations. Aleeah graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in Speech Pathology and a Masters in Education. She’s married and the mother of six sons.
Louis Lopez, Corporation for National and Community Service, Indianapolis
Louis Lopez, State Program Director, has devoted his career to public service. His professional experience includes executive level positions in state and federal government, higher education and the nonprofit sector. He has served in the administrations of two Indiana Governors and on the staff of three Indiana United States Senators as a legislative assistant in Washington D.C. and field director in Indiana. Prior to joining the Corporation, Louis held an academic appointment as Trustee Lecturer and Clinical Professor for Public Affairs and Administration at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. A recipient of the Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, he currently serves as a Senior Associate Faculty member teaching public administration, nonprofit management and leadership. His nonprofit experience includes Director of Public Policy at United Way of Central Indiana where he directed state, federal and local lobbying and advocacy efforts and special initiatives. A native of Gary, Indiana and former National Urban Fellow, Louis received his undergraduate degree at Indiana University and holds the Master Degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York. His professional training includes certification in civil and domestic mediation at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the Institute for Legislative Staff, U.S. Senate in Washington, DC. His current affiliations include the Federal Executives Association, the American Society for Public Administration, the National Academy of Public Administration Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance and the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. An active volunteer in his community for over three decades, Louis is a recipient of the prestigious “Indiana Jefferson Award” the state’s highest honor for volunteerism and community service.
John Lyter, American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Mr. Lyter began his involvement with the American Red Cross in 1967, primarily in community settings and with two assignments on the headquarters staff. He has been with the Indianapolis Red Cross for 14 years. The chapter created and supports an online training system for the majority of local chapters and other agencies, including the United States Olympic Committee. He has fostered collaboration with state and local government, nonprofit agencies, faith communities, and education organizations, and his chapter hosts a Center of Philanthropy intern each year.
Candace Moseley, Retired educator, community volunteer, Franklin
Candace Moseley was appointed to the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism in September of 2008 by Governor Mitch Daniels. She holds the B.A. degree from Pomona College in California and an M.A. from Stanford University and had a long career in education at the high school and middle school levels. Currently, Candace and her husband, President Jay Moseley, live on the campus of Franklin College where she is active in college affairs and campus activities. She has seen first-hand the impact on the community of the contributions of Franklin College students serving as Americorps members as well as the transforming effect of the Americorps experience on the lives and career goals of those student members. As an active community volunteer, Candace serves on the boards of the Franklin United Methodist Community and Franklin Symphonic Council and is a past board member of Leadership Johnson County. She attended the National Conference on Service and Volunteering in San Francisco in June of 2009 and was on the Planning Committee for the 2009 Governor’s Conference on Service and Volunteerism. The Moseleys have two grown children and three young grandchildren.
Jonathan M. Perez, Chief of Staff, City of Marion
Jonathan currently serves as Chief of Staff to Marion Mayor Wayne W. Seybold. As Chief of Staff Jonathan is responsible in overseeing the day to day operations of city government in accordance with the policies and wishes set forth by Mayor Seybold. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Staff in 2009, Jonathan served as Director of Community Relations for United States Congressman Dan Burton. Jonathan’s primary duties included serving as the point of contact for the Congressman within the district as well as serving as the liaison for the office with state and local government officials. Jonathan attended Ball State University majoring in Political Science. Since attending Ball State University, he has volunteered and worked for numerous campaigns. Jonathan’s most recent appointment was serving as Campaign Chairman for recently elected District 31 State Representative Kevin A. Mahan. In addition to serving as a Commissioner for ICCSV, Jonathan currently serves on and is a part of many local organizations, including the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Marion and the Boys & Girls Club of Marion.
Rebecca Reeves,Indiana Department of Education
Rebecca is the Outreach Coordinator in Region 2 servicing all schools in southeastern Indiana. Rebecca recently moved from Indianapolis to Jeffersonville with her husband and five year old twins. She earned a BS in Early Childhood Education and a MS in Administrative Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin. She was a classroom teacher for nine years at the Academy of Accelerated Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she facilitated the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in her elementary school. Upon moving to Indianapolis, she became the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Coordinator and Media Specialist for Greenbriar Elementary in MSD Washington Township where she led the staff and students through the PYP authorization. Rebecca is excited about "making things happen" in southeastern Indiana schools!
David Reingold, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Reingold earned his B.A. in Sociology and Social Welfare at University of Wisconsin and his M.A and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago. Professor Reingold is Associate Dean for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) on the Bloomington campus and the chairman of the Indiana Commission on Community Service & Volunteerism. His primary teaching and acclaimed research focuses on urban poverty, social policy, low-income housing policy, civil society, and government performance. He was also the Director of the Office of Research & Policy Development and U.S. Corporation for National & Community Service. Bio available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea/faculty/reingold-david.shtml
Stefonie Sebastian, National FFA Organization, Indianapolis
Stefonie Sebastian is an Education Specialist with the National FFA Organization. She serves as the grant administrator for the Rural Youth Development Program that is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture. The goal of the program is to engage rural youth in service-learning projects that have long-term community impacts. Ms. Sebastian works with schools and communities, across the country, providing service-learning training and technical assistance. Prior to her work at National FFA, Ms. Sebastian was the Director of Learn and Serve Indiana, through the Indiana Department of Education. Ms. Sebastian worked with K-12 schools across Indiana to create high quality service-learning programs. Before joining the Indiana Department of Education, she served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member for two and half years. Ms. Sebastian received her Bachelor of Arts degree, in Anthropology-Linguistics, from Brown University in 2003.
Maggie Stevens, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis
Dr. Maggie Stevens joined the University of Indianapolis as the Director of Program Development and Undergraduate Programs in August 2014. Prior to joining the University of Indianapolis, she was the Executive Director at Indiana Campus Compact (ICC), and held administrative positions in both student and academic affairs at University of Charleston (WV), the University of Cincinnati (OH) and Northern Kentucky University. In addition to her administrative posts, Maggie taught classes ranging from first year seminars to senior capstone courses in organizational leadership. Maggie has presented about and trained faculty in service-learning and other active learning pedagogies regionally, nationally, and internationally.