Our board consists of community members who represent a wide range of careers, geographic locations that we serve, and connections to LIFEDesigns and the people we serve. LIFEDesigns has a minimum of one of our customers and one family member or guardian on our board at all times. To learn more about the Board’s duties and responsibilities, please contact our CEO Russell Bonanno by email, rbonanno (at) lifedesignsinc.org, to request our organizational by-laws.
Sarah Burgess, President
Wann lists and sells commercial and residential real estate in Monroe County and the surrounding areas. Prior to that, she was a corporate restaurant manager in the San Francisco area, St. Louis and Indianapolis. She originally joined Lifedesigns as part of the first Art of Chocolate committee because she enjoyed working with Susan Rinne. She has been impressed with the organization’s flexibility and their ability to accomplish great things in a short time frame.
Aubrey works remotely for a small organization addressing homelessness in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and works through the City of Bloomington to help inform safety, civility, and justice initiatives. She loves working with LIFEDesigns as a board member because it gives her the opportunity to contribute her skills and to learn about developing affordable housing. She says, “Fulfilling and engaging relationships abound–it’s what LIFEDesigns does best!”.
The Herald-Times – Bloomington
Adria Nassim is a LIFEDesigns customer and has received supported employment services. She serves on the LIFEDesigns Board of Directors, and writes a newspaper column about living with autism and other disability related issues appearing in Bloomington, Indiana’s Herald-Times newspaper, and works with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. She is a member of Indiana University’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority chapter.
Assistant VP, Facilities
Centra Credit Union
Former Board Members
|Crystal Abbott||Paul Anderson||Jon William “Bill” Atkinson|
|Rachelle Bennett||David Bishop||William Bushaw|
|Jeannine Butler||Michael Carmin||Karen Conner|
|Leo Cook||Joe Courtney||Rebecca Davis|
|Ron Davis||George Dreher||Cara Evans|
|Christine Geary||Teressa Grossi||Ric Heeter|
|Chris Iversen||Marina Krenz||Bob Magee|
|Karin May||Jim McCorkle||Carla McGee|
|Sara Mobley||Ellen “Cookie” Mufson||Will Murphy|
|Adria Nassim||Muriel Nazzari||Harriet Nickas|
|Dixie Patterson||Terry Patterson||Kara Reagan|
|Margie Rice||Christina Richardson||N. Suzie Rimstidt|
|Amy Ripberger||Fred Roedl||Mary Beth Roedl|
|Liz Root||Kim Ruf||Steve Ruiz|
|Dinesh Sahi||Shelley Sallee||Charles Shrake|
|Aaron Smith||Vernon Smith||Ginger Thomas|
|Sophia Travis||Virginia “Ginger” White||David Westenberger|
|Amber Miller||Phil Reinhard|