Our Staff & Board

Meet Our Staff

Suzanne Light

Suzanne Light
CEO
suzie@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: donor relations, planned giving, media spokesperson, nonprofit guidance

Amy Cannon

Amy Cannon
Program Director
amyc@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: applying for grants or scholarships, KEYS

Cheryl Cook

Cheryl Cook
Database Administrator
cheryl@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: applying for grants or scholarships, KEYS

Amy Donley

Amy Donley
Finance Director
amy@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: fund statements, finance

Cheryl Lacheta
Administrative Assistant
cheryll@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: provides administrative support to CEO, Development Director, Board and Committees; helps connects callers/visitors to staff person who can help them

Tami Murphy

Tami Murphy
Office Manager
tami@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: manages day-to-day office functions, schedules meeting rooms for community group

Reily Frankum
Communications Director
reily@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: marketing, communications, sponsorships

Stephanie Overbey

Stephanie Overbey
Associate Director
stephanie@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: marketing, human resources, special grant initiatives (workforce development, child care)

Brenda Rigdon

Brenda Rigdon
Development Director
brenda@kcfoundation.org

Contact areas: donor relations, planned giving, Get on Board, resource library

Meet Our Board

Board Listing

The Community Foundation is currently led by a group of up to 23 volunteer board members. Each member brings a perspective and expertise unique to where they live in the community, their profession, and what their community interests are. Please see information at the bottom of this page about how board members are selected.

Sally Mahnken
President

Kevin Deardorff
Vice President

Scott Reust
Secretary

Steve Snyder
Treasurer

Ron Baumgartner

Robert Bishop

Katie Darr-Lechlitner

Lisa Frazzetta-Manning

Josh Gordon

Jefferson Hankins

Jennifer Hollar

Paula Kaiser

Bill Katip

Dana Krull

Marlene Mulero-Betances

Jon Roberts

Christine Sands

John Warren

Kay Young

How are board members appointed?

According to Foundation by-laws, board members are appointed in the following manner:

1 – Appointed by the Ministerial Association

1 – Appointed by the Kosciusko County Bar Association

1 – Appointed by the Judge of the Circuit Court of Kosciusko County

2 – Appointed from industries located in Kosciusko County appointed at large by a nominating committee of the Board of Directors

Remainder – Appointed at large by a nominating committee of the Board of Directors

Appointments are made at the recommendation of a Governance Committee which considers the following areas (in alpha order):

  • Areas of expertise including: administration, business, planning, finance, legal, education, fundraising, marketing, media, investment and nonprofit governance.
  • Availability of time.
  • Community connections including corporate, social, philanthropic, religious, professional, education and rural.
  • Diversity in age, gender and ethnicity.
  • Organizational experience including business, government and nonprofit.
  • Potential to support the Community Foundation financially.
  • Representation from communities throughout Kosciusko County.
  • Style (visionary, practical and leadership).
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