Three new members appointed to KCCF Board
Kosciusko County Community Foundation elected three new members to its voluntary Board of Directors during their November Board Meeting held Monday, Nov. 8. The newly elected members are Cheryl Hastings, Dr. Anita Kishan, and Dan Stichter. Marlene Mulero-Betances has retired from the Board after serving the Community Foundation for 10 years.
Cheryl Hastings is recently retired from her career as a regulatory affairs professional within the medical device industry. She now works part-time at the Prosecutor’s office as a case manager for teen court, a restorative justice program for juvenile offenders. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Warsaw in 1991. The couple has four adult children.
Ms. Hastings is a donor to the Community Foundation and was one of the founders of the Friends Across Borders Fund, which supports low income and non-English speaking immigrants as they go through the US citizenship naturalization process. She also volunteers for La Casa de Amistad helping the immigrant population through this process.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve. It is so important that we continue to increase awareness of and accessibility to the Community Foundation’s services,” says Ms. Hastings.
Dr. Anita Kishan is a retired pediatrician who began serving the Warsaw community in 1988. Dr. Kishan also currently serves on the Board for K21 Health Foundation and Heartline Pregnancy Center. She is passionate about supporting disadvantaged people in our community, particularly children. Dr. Kishan has previously been involved with the Community Foundation as a volunteer and donor.
Dr. Kishan and her husband live in Warsaw and have two adult children and three grandchildren. Since retiring, she enjoys traveling more and spending time with her grandchildren.
“The Community Foundation does so much good in our community,” says Dr. Kishan. “I look forward to helping in any way I can, and I am interested in developing even more opportunities to help children.”
Dan Stichter hails from Etna Green and works in Warsaw at Nextremity Solutions, Inc., where he is CFO. Mr. Stichter is the Board’s Industry Appointee per the Community Foundation’s by-laws. He also serves on the Board of Directors for KEDCo and KCDC.
Mr. Stichter is very involved in the community, and he has supported the Community Foundation both as a volunteer and a donor. He now lives in Bourbon with his wife and two young children.
“I really enjoy board service,” says Mr. Stichter. “I’m particularly interested in helping with governance and preserving the future of the organization. I hope to be involved in the Foundation’s continued growth and success.”
There are 21 members of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, representing all areas of Kosciusko County and a broad array of professional disciplines. For a full list of board members, visit www.kcfoundation.org/about-us/staff-board/