our BOARD


Bob Wesseler
Chair

Bob serves as Chair of the CFBC Board and also on our governance and grants committees. He is an Army Veteran and retired Regional Claim Manager for Allstate Insurance. He and his wife Victoria have lived in north central Boone County since 2002, living on seven acres with six cats and a rambunctious German Shorthaired bird dog. Since retirement, Bob has worked as a Veterans’ advocate with several veteran organizations, directly servicing and honoring Veterans, and assisting with fundraising. He serves as a mentor at a local elementary school, is the cook at the We All Matter (WAM) Advance after school program, and works with senior citizen organizations in Boone County. 

 

 

Jim Michalke
Vice Chair

Jim serves as Vice Chair of the CFBC board and also on our scholarship and governance committees. He is a farmer and co-owner of Sugar Creek Malt Company with his son and daughter-in-law. He and his wife also have two daughters and six (soon to be seven) grandchildren. He loves Purdue football and basketball games, scuba diving, and the beauty that lies within the sea. He serves on the CFBC board because his daughters received scholarships when attending college, so his family knows the direct impact scholarships have on families, students getting a better education, and positively affecting their life. 

 

 

 

Dan Fleck
Treasurer

Dan serves as Treasurer of the CFBC Board and also on our finance, investment, and audit committees. He retired from his Managing Director at Oxford Financial Group, Ltd. role of 25 years. Dan and his wife Sue have been married for 47 years, have lived in Zionsville for over 45 years, and have 3 adult children. Dan served in several volunteer and leadership roles over his career in Boone County and Indianapolis. After many years of working with clients and investments similar to CFBC, Dan brings his expertise to the Foundation that allows him to contribute to his home county. He feels his desire to give back to his community is best served with a leadership role at CFBC.   

 

 

Eric Howe
Secretary

Eric serves as Secretary of the CFBC Board and also on our finance committee. He is Vice President with AECOM Hunt, the construction arm of global company AECOM. He graduated from Lebanon High School and currently lives in Zionsville with his wife. They have three children. Eric enjoys football, golf, tough mudder endurance races, and visiting beaches and State Parks. He also volunteers on the communion prep team at Traders Point Church and has coached his sons sports teams. After learning about the foundation, he was convinced serving with CFBC was the right fit for him because the Foundation invests in people and helps those when the opportunity may not have been there before.  

 

 

Luanne Cluff
Finance Committee

Luanne serves on our finance committee. She is the controller at Mid America Health, Inc. and has spent her professional career in accounting. She and her husband live in the Village of Zionsville. They have four grown children and one son who is a sophomore at Zionsville High School. Luanne enjoys fitness, reading, socializing, hiking, and community service. Luanne joined the CFBC board to connect with individuals and groups in Boone County committed to serving others.

 

 

 

Laura Dunshee
Scholarship Committee

Laura serves on our scholarship committee and is a former educator and editor. She and her husband Brice have three adult sons and one sweet daughter-in-law. They live in Zionsville, with most of their immediate family living in Boone County. She enjoys cooking and baking, reading, taking long walks, and studying and teaching the Bible. They love to travel, from the snow mountains for skiing to the rocky coastlines for hiking, to field trip vacations. Laura serves on the CFBC board because she believes that lifelong connections with the resources of Boone County will perpetuate our increasingly vibrant communities. 

 

 

 

Gary Emmert
Scholarship Committee

Gary serves on our scholarship committee and is retired from a very rewarding teaching career. He and his wife Joanie have two adult daughters who are now enjoying their own careers. Gary attends Zionsville Fellowship and participates in several ways. He also enjoys working outdoors and traveling. Gary considers it a privilege to serve on the CFBC board. He chooses to serve on the board because it enables him to participate in supporting efforts to provide for both the present and future needs of Boone County. 

 

 

 

Josh Frost
Grants Committee

Josh serves on our grants committee and is the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention for the Zionsville Fire Department. He and his wife of nearly 20 years have six children and live in Lebanon. They enjoy spending time together as a family in the outdoors and attending their children’s many events and activities. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon where he is a Catechist for middle school youth. Josh serves as the Grants Committee Chair and on the CFBC board because he wanted to engage in a greater capacity. He believes the Foundation has an opportunity to assist the Boone County communities by supporting the nonprofit programs and agencies that are improving the quality of life for all of the residents. 

 

 

Paula Hudson
Investment Committee, Women of Impact Steering Committee

Paula serves on our investment committee, Women of Impact steering committee, and is Director in Regulatory Affairs at Eli Lilly. She and her husband Tim have four children and live in Lebanon. Paula loves to exercise, read, and cheer on the Purdue Boilermakers. They love to travel and take cruises, both domestically and abroad. She serves on the CFBC board because, as a family, they had a great experience raising their four children here in Boone County and she wants to give back to the community. She loves how the Foundation can connect you with your passion, and where you can give your time or financial support.

 

 

 

Ray Ingham
Immediate Past Board Chair, Audit Committee

Ray  is our immediate past board chair, serves on our audit committee and is the President/CEO for Witham Health Services, with health care locations in Jamestown, Lebanon, Thorntown, Whitestown, and Zionsville. Raised in Michigan, he and his wife now live in Lebanon and have two children. During his career, he served on the Suburban Health Organization, and has received numerous awards, including Business Person of the Year, Health Care Provider of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. He enjoys car restoration and outdoor sports. Ray serves on the CFBC board because it gives him a chance to help improve Boone County and give back to his local community. 

 

 

Shawna Lake
Governance Committee

Shawna serves on our governance committee and is the Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies, a human resource consulting firm. She is an active contributor to the HR body of knowledge through local, state, and federal levels, as well as speaking with high schools and universities. Shawna enjoys soccer, reading, and traveling. She is an avid volunteer and is committed to serving her local communities. She serves on the CFBC board because it is another way for her to engage with and give back to her local community.

 

 

 

Jodie Lamb
Grants Committee

Jodie serves on our grants committee and is a former children’s minister and educator. She and her husband Don are farmers in Boone County and have four daughters. She loves gardening, tennis, hiking, and doing anything outdoors to stay active. Jodie serves on the Boone REMC Roundup board and supports her husband Don as a member of the Boone County Council. She serves on the CFBC board because she loves the opportunity to give back to the community that has given her and her family so much.

 

 

 

Kris Patel
Finance Committee

Kris serves on our finance committee and is a CFA at Engage Financial Group in Zionsville. While originally from Schererville, Indiana, he and his wife Dipika now live in Zionsville with their two daughters. He enjoys baseball, football, reading books, traveling, and is a part-time fitness coach. Kris served on the Zionsville Chamber board in prior years and currently serves on the CFA Society of Indianapolis board. Kris wants to help the local community build a stronger economic and social footprint, and believes that giving and working with the underserved is one way in doing that. He serves on the CFBC board to continue on his mission of helping build up the local community and helping local resources find the way they can make the greatest impact. 

 

 

Jennifer Scott
Donor Development Committee, Women of Impact Steering Committee

Jennifer serves on our donor development committee, Women of Impact steering committee, and has worked in the title industry for 18 years and is currently a Senior Account Manager at Meridian Title. Born and raised in Thorntown, she and her husband Dave both graduated from Western Boone High School and have 5 children. She enjoys shopping, visiting festivals, and attending a variety of outdoor events. They also have a hobby farm with cows, turkeys, and chickens. Jennifer serves on the CFBC board to help make an impact in the communities across Boone County. She believes the Foundation is fortunate to have so many wonderful and generous donors, which in turns allows CFBC to grant and make an impact in ways many people aren’t even aware of until they get involved. 

 

 

Molly Whitehead
Sustainability Taskforce

Molly serves on our sustainability taskforce and is the Executive Director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation. She was raised in rural Boone County and currently lives in Lebanon with her husband and their daughter. She enjoys modern quilting, reading, and traveling – the Caribbean is a favorite location of hers. She is also particularly passionate about international adoption. Molly serves on the CFBC board as a way to give back to Boone County. She sees many opportunities for CFBC and the Boone County EDC to align and serve the people of Boone County better.