Board of Directors

2017 LIFEDesigns Board of Directors

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. The board is comprised of both former Christole board members and former Options board members. 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 Susan Rinne by email, srinne (at), to request our organizational by-laws.


Becky WannBecky Wann, Chair
RE/MAX Realty

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.


VPieschl-1020Vonnie Peischl, Chair



Sarah BurgessTreasurer
Senior Associate II

Aaron Smith



Adria Nassim, Secretary
Alumni Student Ambassador
College Internship Program

Adria Nassim is a LIFEDesigns customer and has received supported employment services. She also serves on the LIFEDesigns Board of Directors and writes a weekly newspaper column about living with autism and other disability related issues appearing every Tuesday in Bloomington, Indiana’s Herald-Times newspaper. She is a member of Indiana University’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority chapter.


 Amber MillerAmber Miller





Aubrey KearneyAubrey Kearney
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!”.


David Westenberger

Indiana Youth Services

Jake May



Kelly WalshSecretary
Richland Bean-Blossom Comm. Schools



Phil Reinhard
Cummins Engine


Tim HightowerTim Hightower
Wooden McLaughlin




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
Brenda Mitchell Sara Mobley
Ellen “Cookie” Mufson Will Murphy
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