Ermina Mustedanagic

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.


Jennifer Dalton

Finance Director

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.


Philip Pelz

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.


Samantha Glover

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.


    Alicia Pearson

    Administrative Assistant

    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.

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      Kristy Brewer

      Events Coordinator

      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.


      Lois Ehinger

      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.


      Holly Gillum

      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.


      Mandy Waters

      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.


      Mary Klopfer

      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.


      Linda Hansen

      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.


      Diane Tabner

      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.

      Laura Bradley-Gay

      Food Bank Assistant

      I am happy to be part of the team. I recently retired as a nurse, but knew I needed to keep fueling my passion to help others. I have a great deal of energy and enthusiasm for assisting others. It is exciting to be part of this engaging community organization.


      Katie Koller

      Registered Dietitian

      Although I am originally from the Cleveland, Fort Wayne has become my second home after living here for the last seven years.  I have a passion for helping others through food and I have experience working with families in need, so it makes perfect sense to work for Wellspring.

      Karen Pictor

      Shoppe Coordinator

      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.


      Melissa Joseph


      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.

              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 BoltonDirector 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