Damien Center and Damien Cares will be closed in observance of Independence Day on the following days:

Friday, July 3
Monday, July 6
Tuesday, July 7

Normal hours to resume on Wednesday, July 8. 

The food pantry will also be opportunity with special hours, being closed from June 29 until July 7. 

Lunch will be still be served on June 30 from 12PM-2PM.

Our Board

Our Board


Garry Elder


Term: 2016-2019

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.


Jenice Myers

Vice President

Term: 2018-2021

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.


Nathan Knies


Term: 2018-2021

As a finance leader within Eli Lilly and Co., Nathan contributes to his organization through developing deeper audit and risk third party risk management connections with Lilly's business 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.


Joey Fox


Term: 2017-2020


Chad Walker

Past President

Term: 2015-2018

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.


Darrell Fishel

Term: 2018-2021


David Amick

Term: 2016-2019

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.


Dori Cain

Term: 2017-2020


Jonathon Scott

Term: 2019-2022

Jonathan Scott is digital strategy manager in corporate affairs at Eli Lilly and Company. He also serves as chair of Lilly’s Pride employee resource group. Previously, Jon originated the role of digital media manager at Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He has a decade of professional social media leadership.

In 2012 and 2013, Jon served as tournament director and president of IndyTennis, the city’s nonprofit LGBTQ tennis organization, founded in 2004. During his tenure, the group donated $7,500 to charity partner Indiana AIDS Fund, raising funds for HIV prevention and education. He actively participated on the IndyTennis board of directors from 2009 to 2015.

Jon is a Ball State University journalism graduate with backgrounds in sociology, political science and communication studies. He also serves on the Ball State Alumni Council and on the boards of EntouRaj for Kids and the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation.

In light of ongoing needs for innovative health care, prevention and education, and with many loved ones affected by HIV, Jon is grateful to help Damien Center succeed in its mission.


Juan Carlos Venis

Term: 2018-2021


Logan Harrison

Term: 2018-2021


Maury Plambeck

Term: 2017-2020


Megan Maxwell-Ranjbar

Term: 2019-2022

Megan Robertson

Term: 2018-2021


Phillip (Phil) Guthrie

Term: 2018-2021

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"


Ruben Hernan Hernandez Mondragon

Term: 2018-2021


Sim Nabors

Term: 2019-2022


Bill Pritt

Term: 2017-2020