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Who We Are and Why We Exist

OUR VALUESOUR TEAMOUR BOARD

Our Vision

Full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Our Mission

Provide and promote opportunities that empower people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

Values that lead to action

We believe that core values and beliefs are meaningless without action to back them up. At The League for the Blind & Disabled, when we value something or someone, we will always respond accordingly.

We value and believe people with disabilities, no proof required.

Our response: In all of our interactions, we respect people with disabilities as service consumers instead of as patients or clients who need to be “fixed,” “rehabilitated,” or cared for by providers.

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We value consumer control.

Our response: Consumers provide the direction for the services they receive from The League, constitute the majority of The League’s Board of Directors and staff, and are encouraged to participate in other decision-making bodies that are relevant to their issues.

A man with a prosthetic leg looks at his phone at the gym

We value equal opportunity.

Our response: We work at the individual, community, and systemic levels to promote equal access to the opportunities in society that people with disabilities need to achieve their potential and thrive in our community.

A diverse group of people collaborate on their computers at a conference table

We value diverse thoughts and ideas.

Our response: We actively work to include people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in our board, staff, and consumer service population in order to have access to the widest possible range of thoughts and ideas. We advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. 

A woman in a wheelchair and a man in a chair have a conversation next to a window

We value the community.

Our response: We share our knowledge, expertise, and physical facilities with others for the betterment of the community. Through our systems advocacy work, we believe it fosters a better community for all.

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We value quality.

Our response: We hold ourselves accountable for providing quality programs and services, managing our resources in a fiscally responsible manner, and reflecting this commitment to quality in action and appearance.

A team built to serve you best

Need to get in touch with our staff? Contact us at 260-441-0551

Our Leadership

JOHN GUINGRICH

President / CEO

Email: johng@the-league.org

KIM RICHARDS

Chief Operating Officer

Email: kimr@the-league.org

CORINNA WYSS

Financial Controller

Email: corinnaw@the-league.org

KAREN HORVATH

Director of DeafLink

Email: Karenh@the-league.org

LUKE LABAS

Director of Inclusion Institute

Email: lukel@the-league.org

LAURA LINDSAY

Director of Programs and Services

Email: laural@the-league.org

MELANIE REY

Director of Home Care/Home Health Care Plus

Email: melanier@the-league.org

SUEANN REYNOLDS

Director of Benefit Enrollment Center

Email: sueannr@the-league.org

Our Staff

SYLVIA ADAMS

Adaptive Equipment Coordinator

Email: sylviaa@the-league.org

CONNIE ALLES

BookKeeper

Email: conniea@the-league.org

ALANA ARELLANO

Community Engagement Specialist

Email: alanaa@the-league.org

JENNIFER BETZ

Senior Blind Services Driver/Assistant

Email: jenniferb@the-league.org

MORIAH BOESE

Youth Services Coordinator

Email: mob@the-league.org

HALIE BROWN

Community Living Coordinator

Email: halieb@the-league.org

MARIA BURKET

DeafLink Bridge Program Resident

Email: mariab@the-league.org

RON CLARK

Development & Marketing Specialist

Email: ronc@the-league.org

ANGIE CRAWFORD

DeafLink Lead Interpreter

Email: angiec@the-league.org

CAITLIN ECKERT

BEC Navigator

Email: caitline@the-league.org

STEPHANIE FOSTER

Braille Coordinator

Email: stephanief@the-league.org

FRED FULKERSON

Senior Blind Services Coordinator

Email: Fredf@the-league.org

DONNA HORNER

Rehabilitation Teacher for the Visually Impaired
North Central Indiana

Email: donnah@the-league.org

CAITLYN HOSE

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Email: caitlynh@the-league.org

SCHANEIL IRISH

Community Living Coordinator

Email: schaneili@the-league.org

SHERRYL McCULLOUGH

Peer Support Group Coordinator

Email: sherrylm@the-league.org

BRENDA NICCUM

Information and Referral Coordinator

Email: brendan@the-league.org

ANNE PALMER

Resource Development Assistant

Email: annep@the-league.org

DENA PICKENS

Office Manager Home Care/Home Health Care Plus

Email: denap@the-league.org

ALI REVOLT

Volunteer/HR Coordinator

Email: alir@the-league.org

LANETTE ROBINSON

Research & Data Specialist

Email: lanetter@the-league.org

SYDNEY SCHNEIDER

Staff Accountant

Email: sydneys@the-league.org

MELONIE STEGEMANN

Receptionist

Email: melonies@the-league.org

ANNE STREVELER

Benefit Enrollment Center Assistant

Email: annes@the-league.org

DEBRA TAYLOR

BEC Navigator

Email: debrat@the-league.org

CASSIDY UMANA

DeafLink Staff Interpreter

Email: cassidym@the-league.org

JACKIE WALLACE

Youth Services Coordinator

Email: jacquelynw@the-league.org

CASSANDRA WILLIAMS

HR Generalist

Email: cassandraw@the-league.org

MOLLY ZOOK

DeafLink Staff Interpreter

Email: mollyz@the-league.org

CHRISTINE ZYGMONT

Grants Coordinator

Email: christinez@the-league.org

Home Health/Home Care Team
Full-Time Staff

 

Shaniqua Booker – Home Care Attendant

Alexa Clark – Home Health Aide

Tekee Scott – Home Health Aide

Our Board

OFFICERS

Chair: Lana Keesling, MBA
Vice Chair: John Metzinger
Secretary: Nikki Quintana, J.D.
Treasurer: Robert Lee, PhD.
Immediate Past Chair: Ronald Duchovic, Ph.D

BOARD MEMBERS

Fred Eckart, MS, PCC
Christine Gilsinger
Denise Kneubuhler

David Leininger
DeShawn Moore
Ed San Inocencio
Dara D. Spearman, MD
Shaun Tackett
Clifton A. Wallace
Corinna Wyss

Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report

DOWNLOAD THE 2020 REPORT

2021 Annual Report

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 REPORT