Our Staff

Brienne Hooker

Brienne Hooker

Executive Director

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Jana Drone

Jana Drone

Finance Manager

jdrone@jasperfdn.org

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Program Director

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Leann Doffin

Leann Doffin

Communication Director

ldoffin@jasperfdn.org

Courtney Feagans

Courtney Feagans

Intern

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Jasper Newton Foundation Governing Board

Dr. Jack Drone

Dr. Jack Drone

Chairman

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Alan Washburn

Alan Washburn

Vice Chair

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Candace Armstrong

Candace Armstrong

Secretary

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Dave Schrum

Dave Schrum

Treasurer

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Bethany Busboom

Bethany Busboom

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Ashley Hayworth-Hopp

Ashley Hayworth-Hopp

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Jasper County Advisory Board

Ashley Hayworth-Hopp

Ashley Hayworth-Hopp

President

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Patty Stringfellow

Patty Stringfellow

Vice President

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Ron Jordan

Ron Jordan

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Robert V. Monfort

Robert V. Monfort

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Stace Pickering

Stace Pickering

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Todd Sammons

Todd Sammons

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John Tillema

John Tillema

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Newton County Advisory Board

Bethany Busboom

Bethany Busboom

President

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David Hensel

David Hensel

Vice President

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Donna Blaney

Donna Blaney

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Tim Deno

Tim Deno

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Jeff Iseminger

Jeff Iseminger

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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan

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Jasper County Committees

Executive Committee

  • Jack Drone, President
  • Ashley Hopp, Vice President
  • Patty Stringfellow, Secretary
  • Dave Schrum, Treasurer

Finance Committee

  • Dave Schrum, Chairperson
  • Calvin Illingworth
  • Adam Alson
  • David DelPrincipe
  • Sean Yallaly
  • Gina Van Baren
  • Bethany Bushboom – Newton County Representative*
  • Matt Robertson, Financial Advisor

Development / Marketing Committee

  • Stace Pickering, Chairperson
  • Norm Chappell
  • Peggy Howard
  • Todd Sammons

Nominating Committee

  • Ron Jordan, Chairperson
  • Patty Stringfellow
  • Gina Van Baren

Grants Committee

  • John Tillema, Chairperson
  • Jim Earnest
  • Jack Fagen
  • Dawn Kearney
  • Steve Kinsell
  • Lana Zimmer

Scholarships Committee

  • Ashley Hopp, Chairperson
  • Sean Cawby
  • Lynn Daugherty
  • Anne Dumas
  • Ed Habrowski
  • Cathy Salyers
  • Alice Smith

Pampel Educational Impact Grant Committee

  • Gene Bell, Chairperson
  • Jim Earnest
  • Louise Renz

Lilly Scholarship Committee

  • Jack Drone, Chairperson
  • Brian Egan
  • Ashley Hopp
  • Bryan Rodibaugh
  • Patty Stringfellow

Johnson Scholarship Committee

  • Ashley Hopp, Chairperson
  • Kyle Wright
  • Edward Habrowski

Newton County Committees

Grants Committee

  • Bethany Bushboom, Chairperson
  • Donna Blaney
  • Dave Hensel
  • Alfred “Jug” Purdy

Development / Marketing Committee

  • Jeff Iseminger, Chairperson
  • Candace Armstrong

Lilly / Scholarship Committee

  • Tim Deno, Chairperson
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Diane Gonczy
  • Russ Collins
  • Alan Washburn

Executive Committee / Nominating Committee

  • Bethany Bushboom, President
  • Dave Hensel, Vice President

Dr. Kathy Parkison

Dr. Kathy Parkison is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at Indiana University Kokomo.

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Dr. Jack Drone

President

When not seeing to the dental health of our friends and neighbors, Dr. Drone continues to contribute to the development and well-being of our community. Apart from serving as President of the Jasper Foundation’s board of directors, Jack also has an avid interested in several additional efforts and organizations. He also serves as the Director of Religious Education for Saint Augustine Church, is an editor for the Indiana Dental Association, serves as Vice President for the Indiana Section of the American College of Dentistry as well as the Indiana section of the Pierre Faachard Academy, is a board member of the Indiana Dental Foundation, and is the currently acting chairman for the Lilly Scholarship Committee.

When not serving our communities either in his office or out, Dr. Drone enjoys spending his free time with his children, coaching, and cheering on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. He is married to his wife Jana and they have four children: Tate, Graham, Beck, and Merrick.

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Ashley Hayworth-Hopp

Vice President

In addition to her dedicated service as Vice President for the Jasper Foundation's board of directors, Ashley Hopp is also currently a Financial Services Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America and chairman of the Johnson Scholarship Committee.

 

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Dave Schrum

Treasurer

Dave Schrum serves the communities with his considerable financial knowledge, acting as both the treasurer and finance committee chairman for both the Jasper and Newton County Community Foundations. Dave Schrum works for Kentland Bank in the Rensselaer branch.

 

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Judge James Ahler

Judge Ahler received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Ahler was an attorney with the law firm Scandaglia & Ryan in Chicago, IL. He is currently the elected judge for the Jasper County Superior Court.

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Bethany Busboom

Bethany Busboom is not only a member of the Jasper Foundation's board of director but is also the owner of Crop Guard Services Inc., a passionate supporter of the Lake Village Women's Circle of Giving, and serves as the president of the Newton County Community Foundation.

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Brian Egan

Brian Egan is currently a Financial Professional at State Farm VP Management Corp. and takes an active interest in the Lilly Scholarship Committee.

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Calvin Illingworth

Calvin Illingworth is currently the Vice President at the Bank of Wolcott and takes an active interest in the Foundation's Finance Committee.

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Ron Jordan

Ron Jordan is a self-employed Florist, Tuxedo Rental and Gifts. Ron Jordan is a long-serving member in our community, both making an impact in his place of business as well as serving on the board for the Jasper Foundation. Apart from this, he is also involved with the Carnegie Players and is a Fellow of Saint Joseph’s College. He has also served in developing and distributing scholarships and committee nominations. He is married to his wife Suzanne and they have two daughters: Tiffany Wika and Lesley Jordan.

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Robert V. Monfort

Robert Monfort has been serving our community for years as an attorney, professor at Saint Joseph’s College, and through a wide range of philanthropic affiliations. Apart from serving on the Jasper Foundation’s board, he also has served with the Rotary Club, the Lions, Drug Free Jasper County, and Jasper County Community Services. He also has a passionate interest and involvement in grants and nominations that focus on the continuous development of our communities. When not practicing the law or contributing to our counties, Robert enjoys to travel, fish, and has a love for both reading and fine dining.

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Stace Pickering

Stace Pickering is an active member of our community, contributing in many more ways than just serving on the Jasper Foundation’s board of directors. His other philanthropic affiliations include serving as treasurer for Main Street Rensselaer as well as holding seats on the boards for the Rensselaer Park Corporation, the Little Cousin Jasper Festival, and RBI Baseball. When his time is not dedicated to making an impact on our communities, he enjoys coaching youth sports, gardening, fishing, and golfing. He is married to his wife Mandy and they have three children: Jacob, Ethan, and Emily.

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Todd Sammons

Todd Sammons is an active member of our community, acting as a member of the Jasper Foundation’s board as well as serving the community through his work as an attorney at the Law Offices of Randle and Sammons.

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Patty Stringfellow

Patty Stringfellow serves our communities in many more roles than just on the Jasper Foundation board and in maintaining the Jasper County library. Her considerable list of philanthropic contributions include involvement with the Tri Kappa Sorority, the Remington United Methodist Church, Rotary International, and the Tri County Educational Board. When looking at her involvement, she has a particular passion for the Giving Circle, nominations, the Ladies Luncheon, and has been involved in selecting the Lilly Scholar for several years. When faced with some free time away from her involvement in the community, she enjoys biking and, of course, reading. She is married to her husband Jim and they have two sons: Joshua and Jonathan.

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John Tillema

John Tillema is the owner of Lincolnway Auto Supply and the current chairman of the Jasper Foundation's Grant Committee.

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Gina Van Baren

Apart from her career as the Vice President of Wealth Management at the DeMotte State Bank and her involvement with the Jasper Foundation, Gina Van Baren also has dedicated herself to the philanthropic efforts of the DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving, the DeMotte Kankakee Valley Rotary Club, and serves on the boards of both the DeMotte Christian School and the DMC Foundation. When not striving to better our communities, Gina prefers to spend her free time playing the piano, biking, hiking, yoga, or reading a good book. She is married to her husband Dale and they have four children: Gordon, Matthew, Mateo, and Gabriel.

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