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Our People

Any of our staff can be reached by calling our main office at 812-437-8260. You can also click on a name to send an email.


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    Kevin Bain

    CEO and Executive Director
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    Jani Hamm

    Executive Assistant




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    Andrea Hays

    Program and Community Engagement Officer
    • Healthy Eating & Active Living Grant Portfolio
    • Collaboration for Community Change
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    Patrick Jackson

    Senior Program and Grants Management Officer
    • Early Learning Grant Portfolio
    • Grant Process Management
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    Candice Perry

    Nonprofit Excellence Officer
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    Elizabeth Tharp

    Program and Learning Officer
    • Christ-Centered Living Grant Portfolio
    • Evaluation and Learning Framework

Upgrade Program Staff

Board of Directors 2018

  • John C. Schroeder, Chairman of the Board
  • Jeffrey Knight, First Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Dwight Hamilton, Board Treasurer
  • Linda Bennett, Ph.D., Board Secretary
  • Ray Barber, D.Min.
  • Elizabeth Carnahan
  • Don Chaudoin
  • Alan Clark
  • Lynn Cooper
  • Scott Davis
  • Carrie Ellspermann
  • Kathy Ettensohn
  • Tricia Hollander Henning
  • Mike Hull
  • E. Lynn Johnson
  • Marilyn Klenck
  • Gerry Lopez

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