Board Officers


Concordance Health Solutions


laura downey

1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Immediate Past President

First Merchants Bank

VP, Commercial Banking Officer

Debra joined the board in 2017 as Treasurer. 

Unity Healthcare

Retired, Orthopedic Surgeon

Bob served as the 2017 Campaign Chair.

Thomas Sors

Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology, and Infection Disease

Assistant Director

Thomas is a past chair of the Community Investment Committee.

Meet the President video

Debra Spesard

Bob Hagen

Retired-Evonik Tippecanoe Labs

Site Controller

Terry retired from Evonik in spring of 2019 and currently serving on the Finance & Audit Committee. 

Joe Howarth

Heather Francis

Terry Stevick

Campaign Chair

CIC Chair


Centier Bank 

Lafayette Market President Regional Retail Manager


Chief Financial Officer

Committee Chairs

James Melvin

LEC Chair


Jason McManus

Agency Chair

Wabash Center


Patrick Nycz

PR & Marketing Chair

NewPoint Marketing-IDC Marketing

President & CEO

Sarah May

volunteer engagement chair



DEI Chair

Wendy Cummins

Agave HR Partners

Partner & Strategist

Board Members

John Gates

Board Member

Purdue University, Krannert School of Management

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Board Member

Sam Newton

Lafayette Wire Products

Chief Executive Officer


Abby Macari

Board Member


Jesse Moore

Board Member

Purdue University

Retired, Former Director of Office of Supplier Diversity

Tom Murtaugh

Board Member

Tippecanoe County


Jeff Zeh

Board Member

IU Health Arnett


Jeff Newell

Board Member

Ball Eggleston PC


Kevin Page

Board Member

Wabash National

Senior Vice President and Group President

Dan Rhodes

Board Member

Duke Energy

Manager, Government and Community Relations

Evelyn Royer

Board Member

Purdue Federal Credit Union

Vice President of Operations

Evelyn served on the Community Investment Committee until her maximum term expired in 2016. She is also the immediate past treasurer and also serves on the Finance & Audit Committee

Scott Walker

Board Member

Greater Lafayette Commerce

President & CEO

BeAnn Younker

Board Member

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Director of Student Services

BeAnn is a ember of CCTE.

Board Member

kathy brinker

Caterpillar Inc. 

HR Manager

Board Member

Kevin Letcher

Retired-State Farm


Board Member

Robbie Tovar

IUPAT-DC91 Local #80

Local Painters Union President