our team

Jodi Gietl
President & CEO

Jodi considers herself lucky enough to steer the ship of the foundation. On a daily basis, she ensures that staff development, board relations, donor engagement, marketing, communications, community outreach, strategic planning, and financial analysis all work together to benefit the 67,000+ residents of Boone County. Jodi is most proud of serving on the Board of Directors of the Boone County 4-H Fair. A born and bred farm girl, 4-H has always been an integral part of her life. She believes in the work of CFBC because we help local people with local problems by successfully managing an endowment of over $25 million, inject approximately $1 million in Boone County each year, support over 90 local nonprofits, and administer over 40 scholarships for youth. Outside of the foundation, Jodi is a mom to three who are all involved in Boone County 4-H, Best Buddies, high school and collegiate sports, and international mission trips. Growing up near Lafayette, she will always cheer on the Boilermakers – unless they are playing her alma mater, University of Illinois. She is passionate about sports, cooking, and baking, and supporting others through trials in life. 

-“It is my passion and goal to reach people no one else is reaching and do what no one else is doing!”

Julie Cole Mecum
Chief Operating Officer

Julie manages several facets of the office, including all financial investments and grant funding, while also assisting donors however needed and ensuring office operational effectiveness. She is proud to have worked in the community foundation world for 24 years and loves seeing communities come together to support others. Outside of the foundation, Julie and her husband have two daughters. She loves everything about nature and being outdoors, with a deep passion for the beauty in flowers. Julie is an active leader with Girl Scouts and enjoys supporting her daughters in activities like 4-H, piano and dance, and supporting public education through the Wayne Township Education Foundation. Volunteering and serving others is a passion Julie hopes to instill in her daughters and family.

-“I love making a difference in our community by helping people leave a lasting legacy.”

Ali Maxey
Philanthropic Services Coordinator

Ali administers our scholarship program, works with our gift process and donor acknowledgment, and supports various office processes. One of her biggest professional accomplishments is earning her Certificate in Fund Raising Management. Ali has always known she wanted to pursue a professional role where she is helping others. Throughout her career, she has continued to focus on identifying needs and working through solutions, in various industries – food service, travel industry, child abuse prevention, education, and now the community foundation. Ali loves CFBC because we uphold donor intent and the spirit of each fund, no matter how old it is. Some funds have been handed down from the early 1900’s and are still treated with the same attention and respect as newly established funds. Outside of the foundation, Ali resides in her hometown of Zionsville with her husband and two kids. She enjoys spending time with friends, listening to her very eclectic preference of music spanning all decades, traveling, and taking naps. She is consumed by wanderlust and has already traveled to over 35 different countries.

-“CFBC sets the bar high and strives to meet and exceed that bar with everything we do.”

Barb Schroeder
Program Director

Barb has been part of the CFBC team for over 20 years and is full of knowledge on all things foundation related. She works with donor advised funds, field of interest funds, unrestricted funds, and assists with the distribution of grants from these funds. She also works with various granting initiatives, like capacity building, and coordinates leadership opportunities for local nonprofits. One of Barb’s biggest professional accomplishments is earning her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the IUPUI Lilly School of Philanthropy. Barb loves working with nonprofits and donors, and bringing them together to make a difference in the lives of Boone County residents. She believes in CFBC because, through the foundation, people can make a difference right here in Boone County without having to search far. Outside of CFBC, Barb has lived in Zionsville for 30 years with her husband of 32 years and daughter. Barb grew up waterskiing and tubing, and hopes to waterski as long as she can with her friends and family at the lake. She also enjoys going on cruises with friends and family to see new areas outside of the US. 

-“I love building relationships, getting to know our donors and their families, and connecting needs with donors who can address those needs.”

Julie Reagan
Development & Communications Director

Julie manages all things marketing related for the foundation, coordinates the Women of Impact group, works with nonprofits to develop new programming like the Boone County Nonprofit Network, and is consistently raising overall awareness of the foundation. Julie enjoys meeting people, finding out their passion, and then figuring out how the foundation can partner alongside that passion to make a greater impact. She loves working for the foundation because it enables her to help others while being creative and utilizing the passions she has been given in life. It has always been in her heart to really truly make a difference. She believes that CFBC provides that opportunity for everybody, regardless of where you live, how much money you have, or what your passion is. Outside of the foundation, she and her husband live in Lebanon with their two sons. As a family, they are completely obsessed with football and love being active. She enjoys doing everything creative- from sewing to hand quilting, and photographing memories to making homemade soap and lotion. 

-“I wholeheartedly believe that a greater impact is made when people connect, come together, and work collectively as a whole.”

Brooklyn Beltran
Marketing & Communications Intern

Brook is excited to intern with CFBC because she wants to work where she can make a difference. She believes CFBC is able to help the community for future generations because, as funds grow and strengthen over time, more money will be given back to the community to help others. Brook grew up in and still lives in Boone County today. She loves the people here and loves the smaller, safe, and close-knit feeling of our county. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2016 and was on the softball team when they won the 2016 State Championship. She just graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a degree in Marketing and Finance. While a student, she was co-founder for a club focused on helping first-generation college students find resources on campus and adjust to college. Brook is extremely proud of the Digital Marketing Plan she was able to present to the President of Saint Mary’s College, which included a proposal for social media, website, and budget. She loved seeing some of the ideas implemented! Brook loves to travel and has visited 12 countries in Europe.

-“I truly feel by interning at CFBC, I am able to help my local community and educate more people about the foundation.”

Rebecca Wiebke
Technology Grant Intern

Rebecca is excited to intern with CFBC to help further the organizational mission and to develop professionally. She believes CFBC works hard to fill the immediate needs of our community. Having grown up in Zionsville, she is a long time resident of Boone County. The county feels like home because it is a smaller town with such a tight knit community of people. Rebecca graduated from Wake Forest University in 2019 with a major in Biology and minors in Statistics and French. While in college, she led outdoor adventure trips for students, was President of Wake Adventure Club, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She studied abroad in Dijon, France and worked as an English Teaching Assistant in the suburbs of Paris for a year. In the fall, she will start law school at Indiana University – Bloomington. Rebecca loves skiing, hiking, biking, walking her dogs, and traveling. She was born in Sweden and has family there, so she often makes trips there in the summer. One of her favorite trips was hiking the John Muir Trail in California and summiting Mt. Whitney.


-“CFBC touches all corners of Boone County and does such a great job connecting areas of need with wonderful organizations and people to fill those needs.”