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Chad Walker

President

Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

As partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Chad concentrates his practice in real estate, insurance regulations and market conduct examinations, business transactions, not-for-profit, and state and federal commercial litigation. He has represented clients in a range of matters, including general counsel, business entity formation, asset purchase and sales, lease negotiations, MBE/WBE certifications, real estate closings, low income housing tax credits, bankruptcy matters, estate planning, estate administration, employment disputes, and department of insurance market conduct examinations.

A graduate of the University of Evansville and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate, Chad has a strong passion for nonprofit organizations, both professionally and personally, and was formally introduced to The Damien Center through the United Way Ardath Burkhart Leadership Series. According to Chad, The Damien Center serves a vital role in the public health of Central Indiana, and he is honored to be a part of a leading AIDS Service Organization committed to decreasing the client viral load through comprehensive services. In his role as Board Vice President, Chad serves on the Finance, Executive, Development, and Governance Committees.

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Garry Elder

Vice-President

Vice President, Industrial Electric, Inc.

Garry currently serves as Vice President of Industrial Electric, Inc, where his team of eight project managers and 120 electricians/technicians provide maintenance and project construction to the pharmaceutical industry. In this role, he is responsible for the overall quality, safety, cost control, and schedule adverance for the projects delivered by his group as well as for maintaining customer relations within a competitive market. Garry brings to The Damien Center Board of Directors an understanding of budget maintenance and the need to deliver service while containing costs. Garry is also responsible for recruiting top talent for his organization and setting clear objectives for his team members, skills that he also brings to his board interactions. A graduate of Indiana State University, Garry serves on the Governance Committee of the Center's Board of Directors.

As a Board Member, Garry believes strongly in the mission of The Damien Center, to empower people in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity and to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV. He believes that The Damien Center's one-stop-shop approach for those living with HIV allows our clients to live more fully and be productive members of our community. Garry personally had friends who were early clients of the Center and values this opportunity to give to the organization that allowed his own friends to live with dignity.

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Jenice Myers

Secretary

Director of Development Services, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.

Currently, Ms. Myers is the Director of Development Services for Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. Jenice has been with Herman & Kittle Properties since 2006. She brings a broad base of knowledge and expertise to the company and is versed in multiple facets of affordable housing development. She is responsible for forming and maintaining relationships with qualified 501(c)(3) Organizations, Federal and State Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authority’s, and various service providers.In her role Jenice leads HKP’s Not-for-Profit Partners and their board members through the entire Rental Housing Tax Credit application process. Additionally Jenice provides training and ongoing education to 501(c)(3)organizations and their respective Board of Directors on the Section 42; Rental Housing Tax Credit Program.

Jenice directs all aspects of negotiating services agreements with organizations like The Damien Center to ensure onsite supportive services are provided for residents in the HKP portfolio. She has been passionately devoted to linking service providers and low-to-moderate income citizens for over a decade. Jenice is a graduate of Ball State University and holds an M.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Nathan Knies

Treasurer

Lead Auditor, Eli Lilly & Co.

As an audit leader within Eli Lilly and Co., Nathan leads domestic and international internal audits focusing on ethics and compliance, finance, IT, privacy and information protection. Additionally, he contributes to his organization through developing deeper audit and risk management connections with Lilly's research and development functions. As a graduate of Marquette University, an MBA graduate of Indiana University, and a Certified Public Accountant in Indiana, Nathan utilizes his finance and business controls knowledge and experience to better serve The Damien Center board and community.

Having come out in 2001 at as a gay youth with little support, Nathan experienced the care of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, a sister organization. The education and resources provided by the ARCW during those formative years was impactful, and Nathan wishes to support a local Indiana organization that provides excellence in care and education to all clients.

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David Amick

Past President

Executive Director, Premier Capital Corporation

David Amick is the Executive Director of Premier Capital Corporation serving in that capacity since 1994. A graduate of Ball State University, he has been in the financial services industry for the past 34 years, serving in various capacities at commercial banking institutions. Premier Capital Corporation provides fixed asset financing to enable Indiana small business to expand, grow and create jobs at the same time enabling Indiana banks the ability to offer options when financing long term fixed assets. Premier Capital Corporation is a leading Certified Development Company, serving the state of Indiana.

In addition to his position as Executive Director, David serves as a board member of various community organizations, currently serving as an at-Large director of The National Association of Development Companies, the SBA 504 Industry trade group headquartered in Washington, DC. In his role as President of The Damien Center's Board of Directors, David serves on the Finance, Executive, Development, Governance, Program and Outreach, and Program Compliance Committees.

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Douglas Fuller

Real Estate Broker, FC Tucker Company

Currently Doug is a Real Estate Broker with the FC Tucker Company and has been in the business of real estate sales and marketing since 1974. Formerly Vice President Sales and Marketing of several large building companies and National Sales and Operations Manager for Redirections (a marketing and signage company specializing in the Real Estate Industry), Doug has extensive skills in people management, budgeting, strategy, and operations. A member of the Metropolitan Board of Realtors, Doug is an IBJ Five Star Professional and FC Tucker Executive Sales Club Member and was honored as Sales and Marketing Council Sales Manager of the Year Award. Doug is a graduate of Anderson University and holds an MBA from University of Indianapolis.

As a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Doug has been aware of the good work of The Damien Center since its founding. "The Damien Center represents what Christ Church Cathedral hopes that every supported organization evolves into...a self sustaining organization that is client-centered and meets the client where they are and assists in their daily walk through life." Watching the growth and expansion of services at The Damien Center without overlapping existing services is one thing that drives Doug to stay involved in the organization.

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Clinton Gruettert


Financial Advisor, WestPoint Financial Group 


Clinton has a Financial Planning practice with WestPoint Financial Group where he helps individuals and businesses. For more than five years, Clinton has built his practice around excellent customer service. Clinton has been recognized as a leader in his firm and has built a diversified financial services practice. 

A graduate of Ball State University, Clinton serves on the Development Committee in his role as a member of The Damien Center's Board of Directors. Clinton personally had many friends and family affected by HIV/ AIDS and believes we can eliminate the disease through education and staying involved. According to Clinton, The Damien Center is a top-notch facility dedicated to this mission. 

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Phillip Guthrie

Retired - Former Mortgage Banker

In his career as a mortgage banker, Phil was able to help people assume homeownership, which ties closely with his current role as a Damien Center volunteer. At The Damien Center, Phil is able to do much the same thing both directly and indirectly by helping individuals live healthy, dignified lives while carrying the HIV virus.

A graduate of Purdue University, Phil joined The Damien Center's board in 2015 but has served as a volunteer and supporter for many years. According to Phil, Zig Zieglar said it best: "If you want to get everything in life you want, you just have to help enough others get what they want"

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Michael Marcum

Vice President, McNamara Florist

In his role as Vice President at McNamara Florist, Mr. Marcum is primarily focused on marketing and community relations efforts on behalf of the company, which is committed to being a vital part of the communities they serve, particularly focusing on the arts as well as social and community health causes. McNamara's involvement with The Damien Center has been high on the priority list for community involvement, and Michael contributes creativity and resources to drive the Grande Masquerade event to be more and more successful each year he is involved. He also works tirelessly to broaden the network of local business leaders involved in supporting The Damien Center.

Michael has been concerned about and committed to helping those living with HIV/AIDS for more than two decades. "Being able to support and help an organization that is so involved in touching and improving lives of individuals is very fulfilling," Michael says. While research and treatment development are critical long term goals for eliminating HIV/AIDS, Michael believes The Damien Center's front line programs help a very challenged group of individuals in our community that were previously overlooked and underserved.

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Jon Marhenke

Retired - Physician

Dr. Jon Marhenke graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency in psychiatry. Jon went on to specialize in psychiatry and practice adult psychiatry in Indianapolis until 2011. Though he is now retired, he continues to stay involved with the Indianapolis Medical Society and the Indiana State Medical Association.

In addition to his current role as a Damien Center Board Member, Jon has been involved in caring for patients with HIV/AIDS for many years and brings that commitment to his work at The Damien Center. When he retired, he began volunteering with the Center and has since had a particular interest in the development of the medical component of the Center.

William Pritt

Forty-Five Degrees

Jeanette Sawi

Santorini Greek Kitchen

Joey Fox

Joey Fox Consulting

Dori Cain

Feagre, Baker, Daniels

Stephen Everett

Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC)

Sarah Butler

Maury Plambeck

INHP