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.  Board members participate in our fundraising events and usually take part in the development committee in creating and planning events and activities that benefit our clients and agency. We are so thankful to have a team of board members who care about our clients, community and mission. To learn more about the Board’s duties and responsibilities, please contact our CEO Russell Bonanno by email, rbonanno (at), to request our organizational by-laws.

Kenneth Branaman – Chair

Edward Ryan, Vice Chair/Treasurer

Emily Rosolowski, Secretary


Troy Whittington  
Harrell-Fish, Inc.

Adam Hadley
Indiana University

Terry Patterson, Immediate Past Chair
Terry, and his wife Dixie Patterson, are one of the founding parents of Options for Better Living for people with disabilities which was the start of LIFEDesigns.

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 Vonnie Peischl 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
Aubrey Kearney Vernon Smith Ginger Thomas
Sophia Travis Virginia “Ginger” White David Westenberger
Amber Miller Phil Reinhard  Jennie Todd
 Becky Wann  Kelly Walsh  Sarah Burgess
 Jake May  Aaron Smith  Tim Hightower
Sarah Burgess Sharon Taylor