Staff

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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.

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Brook Ringenberg

Assistant Executive Director

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.

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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 the past 16 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.


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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.

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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.

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Spencer Pauquette

Assistant Food Bank Director

As a new member of the Fort Wayne community, it is an absolute pleasure to get to interact with the people of this city from every walk of life. Going into work every day and feeling nothing but pride for what I do only increases my passion for people and my appreciation towards this community.


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Sam Bruening

Community Resource Navigator

I love serving my community and Wellspring puts me in a position to do just that! I’m excited about working with families and connecting them with various supportive services in our community.

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Mandy Waters

Older Adult Program Director

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

Older Adult Program Assistant Director

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

      2022 Board of Directors

      Officers

      Rachel Tobin-Smith, President, Ret. CEO of SCAN, AVOW Founder
      Terri Lindvall, Vice President, Internal Affairs, Ret. Chair of Visual Arts at the Hewitt School
      Ethan Brown, Treasurer, Financial Planner, SYM Financial Advisors
      Ashley Hand, Secretary, Magistrate Allen Circuit Court

      Directors

      Leonard Mastbaum, Ret. Physician
      Lisa Weston, Director of Human Resources & Marketing
      Ft Wayne Orthopedics

      Scott Miller, Ret. Opthamologist
      Steve Smethers, Ret. Educator, FWCS
      Jeffery Griggs, Ret. Chief Financial Officer of SCAN
      Jim Matthews, Owner, Copy Solutions
      Zach Zehner, Attorney, Carson LLP
      Theingi Tin, Claim Specialist, Social Security Administration & Program Associate, Purdue University