Serve to Lead

Leadership

Perry Hines

Perry Hines is the President & CEO of Wheeler Mission. Perry joined Wheeler in 2021 as the Chief Development Officer before assuming  his new role on March 22, 2023. Perry replaced Rick Alvis who served Wheeler Mission faithfully for nearly 33 years. He comes to this position with a wide depth and breadth of experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations around the country. He is a former C-suite marketing executive with decades-long expertise honed in the halls of some of America’s premier companies.

 

He is a first generation college graduate, earning his B.A. in journalism from Western Kentucky University and his MBA from the University of Minnesota. He received his and Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University School of Philanthropy in 2019 and is a graduate of the Stanford University Rock Center for Corporate Governance. He has a distinguished record of service to local and national boards of directors including the Indianapolis Urban League, Indiana Humanities, Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis Zoo, Outreach, Inc., Boy Scouts of America Crossroads Council, Central Indiana Youth for Christ, Visit Indy’s Music Crossroads, Indiana Youth Institute, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Western Kentucky University President’s Advisory Board and Western Kentucky University Research Innovation Center. He is currently a board member of non-profit Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and sits on corporate boards Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI) and Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE: HMN). He lives in Carmel with his wife, Lisa, and enjoys mentoring inner-city youth, traveling and spending time with his two sons and grandchildren. He has been a servant leader at Northview Church for more than 25 years.

Executive and Leadership Teams

There are six Executive Team members, including President & CEO Perry Hines. Others are:

Brian Crispin

Brian Crispin, Senior Director, Community Relations & Development

Colleen Gore

Colleen Gore, Chief Program Officer for Women

Fritz Breisch

Fritz Breisch, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Germani

Steve Germani, Senior Director, Philanthropy & Development

Terrence Harper

Terrence Harper, Sr., Chief Program Officer for Men

In addition, there is a Leadership Team, comprising the members of the Executive Team and the heads of certain departments.

  • Anna WarnerDirector of Donor Services
  • Barry Glaser, Director of Facilities
  • Bethany LaRocco, Director of Family and Extended Services
  • Braden PothierDirector of Thrift Store Operations
  • Brandon Andrews, Director of Men’s Residential Center
  • Carmen Stanczykiewicz, Director of Donor Relations
  • Chris-Michael Morrison, Director of Advancement – Bloomington Area
  • Colin Kirby, Director of Food Services
  • Dana Jones, Director of Center for Men
  • Dennis Abrams, Director of Hunt Training Center
  • Elijah Blecha, Director of Pallets and Industry
  • Jamison Coler, Director of Communications
  • Jeff Boxell, Senior Director of Donor Relations
  • Marybeth Hamilton, Director of Women’s Emergency Services and Residential Programs
  • Nathan Harden, Director of Accounting
  • Rick Doll, Director of Operations
  • Robert Weller, Director of Human Resources
  • Shawnna Rice, Director of Administration
  • Tammy Ellis, Director of Special Events
  • Tommy Featheringill, Director of Volunteers

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 19 members, among whom are four officers who are elected to annual terms in May. Wheeler President & CEO Perry Hines is also an officer.

Board Officers

Brent Benge, Vice Chair
2014-2024
KennMar
President/CEO

David Wilhite, Secretary
2012-2023
Genezen Labs, Inc.
Chief Business Officer

Perry Hines
Wheeler Mission
President & CEO

Mike Rasor, Chair
2006-2024
L. M. Henderson & Company LLP
CPA, Retired

Scott Kiesel, Treasurer
2012-2023
Ronald Blue Trust
Financial Advisor

Board Members

Brent Benge
2014-2024
KennMar
President/CEO

David Wilhite
2012-2023
Genezen Labs, Inc.
Chief Business Officer

Dayton Molendorp
2015-2023
Retired
OneAmerica
CEO, Board Chair

Doug Miltenberger

Dr. Clifford (Cliff) Fiscus
2001-2025
Physician/Ophthalmologist
Retired

Gini Elmore
2018-2024
The Bowery Mission, NYC
Board Member

Jim Fountain
2010-2025
Retired
Meridian-Penn Marketing Group
President/Partner
Retired

Jim Jay, Partner
2024-2027
Chatham Equity Partners, Managing
Partner

John Corbin
2015-2024
Retired
Indiana Region President
Huntington Bank

Larry Smith
2017-2023
Hamilton County Community Foundation
CEO of Fathers and Families Center

Lori E. Haniford
2016-2025
Ernst & Young
Tax Partner

Michael (Mike) Rasor
Retired
L.M. Henderson & Company, LLP
CPA
2006-2024

Morgan Lucas
2022-2025
Lucas Oil Products
President

Ryan Davis, Sr.
2020-2023
Fifth Third Private Bank, Indiana Gateway Region
Sr. VP / Director

Sandra Ward
2006-2023
JPMorgan Asset Management
Relationship Manager, Retired

Scott Kiesel
2012-2023
Ronald Blue Trust
Financial Advisor

Tabitha Villarrubia
2022-2025
Villarrubia & Rosenberger, P.C.
Partner / President

Zach Gillen

Emeritus Members

Andrew (Andy) R. Wiesman
Retired
Eli Lilly and Company
Purchasing Consultant

Charles Kerkhove, DDS
Retired
Pediatric Dentist

Gary Reinwald
Retired
Steak ‘N Shake
Executive VP

Martha (Marti) T. Starkey
Harrison & Moberly, LLP
Attorney/Equity Partner

Perry R. Meek
Attorney

Robert (Rob) B. Wingerter
RBW Advisors
Managing Director

President’s Advisory Council

Art Shoener
Kansas City Southern
Former President & COO

Bill and Gloria Gaither
Gaither Studios

Dave Calabro
WTHR Channel 13
Sports Director

David Youngblood
Schneider Corporation/Square D
Senior Sales Executive

Don Fisher
American Environmental Corp.
President/CEO

Randy Ollis
WISHTV Channel 8
Meteorologist

Staff

Wheeler employs more than 180 full-time and part-time staff members. In addition, many temporary staff members join our work during the busy winter season. All employees are evangelical Christians, attend area churches, adhere to an ethical code of conduct, and sign a statement of faith.

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