Chief Executive Officer
It's a great honor to serve at Wellspring and to lead this dedicated team. Wellspring has an incredible mission, and I am passionate about making a difference in our community by helping neighbors in their most critical times of need.
I am a Michigan native having moved to Fort Wayne over 16 years ago. Since moving to Indiana, I have developed an enthusiasm for non-profits. Wellspring attracted my interest because of their size and the diversity in the resources they offer Fort Wayne. I bring over 10 years of non-profit financial experience with me and I cannot wait to be part of their inevitable growth to serve Fort Wayne.
Youth Department Co-Director
I didn’t know I wanted to work with children until after I volunteered for the Wellspring After School Program. For over 20 years, I’ve been working with the children at Wellspring – I love coming to work each day and being with kids. I love to see the excitement they get from the activities – I like that every day brings something new.
Youth Department Co-Director
It is truly an honor to be back at Wellspring. My experience as a youth assistant for over 10 years was amazing and I knew I wanted to come back. I've returned as Co-Director and feel that I've truly found my passion. I love seeing the joy in all the kids' faces that participate in our youth programs.
Food Bank Director
Working at Wellspring allows me to not only help people, but make an impact in so many lives. I am fortunate to be a part of such an inspiring group of compassionate people. Our staff and volunteers make coming in to work a pleasure. The food bank is a wonderful program that will continue to grow and serve our community.
Food Bank Program Assistant
As a newcomer to Fort Wayne my objective was not only to become involved but also to provide support to the community. Working at the Food Bank & being part of a committed team provides a valuable way to help the community with the nutrition they need & do our part in delivering much needed support & services.
Development and Marketing Director
I am proud to work for an organization that has been serving our community for over 50 years! It is an honor that I get to help and support our staff each day as they continue to impact and better so many lives who come to us for help. I have worked at local nonprofits in Fort Wayne since 2013. I am excited to bring my skills and passion for helping to Wellspring.
Program Director for Older & Disabled Adults
I feel so fortunate to work on a team that loves to serve! Serving has always been my passion and I love the mission we have to serve the community in Fort Wayne. I especially love that we meet such diverse needs from a variety of ages, ethnicities, religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.
Assistant Program Director for Older & Disabled Adults
I am happy and proud to be working at a place that provides a variety of services to those in need. I enjoy working in the Older Adult Program because we offer activities that support the seniors social, mental, emotional, and physical needs.
My passion has always been working with all members of our community. As Shoppe Coordinator, I can carry on that passion by helping others choose suitable clothing, shoes, and personal accessories. It’s rewarding to see the smiles and hear the words of gratitude from amazing clients. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to share their experience.
I enjoy a job where you can serve and help others while making a positive impact in their lives. Wellspring has been doing exactly that for over 50 years!! I am so blessed and excited to be a part of an organization like this. There is a difference being made through Wellspring.
Transitioning to Wellspring already seems like a natural next step for me. Connecting with older adults and watching clients leave with new clothes and necessities is more fulfilling than I imagined it would be. To hear a client say "being able to shop makes you feel good" is a wonderful thing.
I came to know Wellspring several years ago from being in the community. Everybody treats everyone like family, and I'm blessed to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community.
Director of Operations
Being part of a compassionate and dedicated team and making an impact on the city of Fort Wayne have always been high on my priority list. Wellspring gives me the opportunity to help in both areas while serving those who are in need.
Food Bank Assistant
Bio coming soon
2024 Board of Directors
Ethan Brown, President, Financial Planner at SYM Financial Advisors
Dr. James Wehrenberg, Vice President, PHP Foundation President
Jeff Griggs, Treasurer, Ret. Chief Financial Officer of SCAN
Jim Matthews, Secretary, Owner, Copy Solutions
Ashley Hand, Magistrate, Allen County Circuit Court Rachel Tobin-Smith, Retired CEO of SCAN, AVOW Founder Dr. Leonard Mastbaum, Ret. Physician Lisa Weston, Director of Human Resources & Marketing, Ft Wayne Orthopedics
Dr. Scott Miller, Ret. Ophthalmologist Terri Smith-Lindvall, Ret. Chair of Visual Arts at the Hewitt School
Steve Smethers, Ret. Educator, FWCS
Branden Wildey, Senior Credit Analyst II, Lake City Bank
Mark Rudolph, Ret. Media Executive
Zach Zehner, Attorney, Carson LLP
Mike McCartin, Retired Sales and Marketing Executive Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals, Associate Pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church Dr. Shenita Bolton, Director of K-12 College and Career Readiness, FWCS Karen Till, Chief Financial Officer at Lutheran Health Network Kathy Wehrle, Community Nutrition Advisor at Parkview Kenneth Christmon, Associate Vice Chancellor Purdue University Fort Wayne