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.


Brook Ringenberg

Director of Operations

Wellspring has such a long rich history of serving the community for over 50 years now. I’m so excited to be a member of the Wellspring family who have a passion for giving back! It truly is an honor to be a part of an organization that has such a positive impact in our community.


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.


Cierra Thomas

Youth Department Co-Director

At Wellspring we strive to help make our youth a valuable component of society. Each day brings new smiles and laughter. It's amazing to see the children's growth throughout the years - from education and homework time to social skills and interaction with peers.


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.


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.


    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.

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      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.


      Kimberly Michaelsen

      Shoppe Coordinator

      Working at Wellspring – alongside such a dedicated, empathetic, and hardworking set of individuals – is a gift and a pleasure. Managing the Wellspring Shoppe in particular is a fantastic opportunity for me to not only clothe individuals and families in a dignified manner, but to build long-lasting relationships with clients and volunteers from the community that we serve.


      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.


      Kristy Brewer

      Program Floater

      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.


      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.

                  2023 Board of Directors


                  Rachel Tobin-Smith, President, Ret. CEO of SCAN, AVOW Founder
                  Ethan Brown, Vice President, Financial Planner, SYM Financial Advisors
                  Jeff Griggs, Treasurer, Ret. Chief Financial Officer of SCAN
                  Jim Matthews, Secretary, Owner, Copy Solutions


                  Ashley Hand, Magistrate, Allen County Circuit Court                                                            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
                  Dr. James Wehrenberg, M.D., President, PHP Foundation                                               Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals, Associate Pastor, Plymouth Congregational Church                  Dr. Shenita BoltonDirector of K-12 College and Career Readiness, FWCS