A Letter from the Board of Directors

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of watching Craine House evolve into an organization of which many can be proud.  During this time, we moved to a larger facility that allows us to serve four times as many women and their children, continually add programs, and expand our staff and service providers.  Through hard work and dedication from the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors, the bar has been raised.  Craine House has faced our share of challenges, but because of this dedication we experienced many successes.

 

Craine House has witnessed many women successfully complete the program through the years.  These women left with gainful employment, stable housing, addictive behaviors under control, and most importantly, the ability to parent their children in a healthy manner.   A major component to effectively completing the program is our on-site learning opportunities for the women and children.  While we offer many valuable programs for the women and children, our child development and culinary vocation programs are two that stand out.  These are skills that will stay with these women for a lifetime.

 

With success also comes challenges.  Just like many other non-profit organizations, we rely on different funding sources to maintain and grow our organization.  While we demonstrated a level of success at raising money for the organization, the cost of maintaining a high level of standards for the women, children, and a large facility continues to rise.  With the dedication of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff, we are confident that our efforts will continue to raise awareness for Craine House and its valuable services in our community.  We are dedicated to raising our donor engagement and grant awards to its highest level.

 

As we move forward, I am proud of what Craine House has accomplished during the past year.  We are a strong and vibrant organization, and we will continue our efforts to provide a culture of self-sufficiency and self-confidence that will allow our residents to leave with the tools needed to create brighter futures for themselves and their children.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Craine House, thank you!

Michael Burley

Former Board President

Board of Directors

Mike Cook, Board President

Communications Committee

Senior Vice President, CBRE - Occupier Services

 

Brooke Daunhauer, Vice President

Communications Committee

Social Work Coordinator, Indiana Public Defender Council

 

Mike Burley, At Large Officer

Chair, Finance/Audit Committee
Vice President, Meridian Investment Advisors

 

Scott Redmon, Secretary

Fundraising Committee
National Account Manager, Sanofi

 

Misti Alvarez Cohen, At Large Officer

Communications Committee

Senior Property Manager, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

 

Quincy Cunningham, At Large Officer

Chief of Staff, Office of Congresmen Jim Baird

 

Josh Moudy, At Large Officer

Chair, Governance Committee

Attorney, Kammen & Moudy

 

Matt Gray

Communications Committee

Senior Associate, CBRE

 

Marci Ackerhalt-Price

Program Director, Social Emotional Learning, ACT

 

Regina Sharrow

Programs Committee
Attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels

 

Bobbie Shreiner

Fundraising Committee
President, Progression Partners

 

Ashley Simmons

Design Researchers, DMI

 

Becky Stoner
Pediatric Rheumatology Staff Nurse, Riley Hospital for Children (IU Health)

 

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