Our Board

Board of Directors

Tiffany Berry

VP of Finance

Tiffany is the CFO at St. Joseph Hospital. Prior to joining the staff at St. Joseph Hospital in June of 2011, she worked as the CFO for Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center located in Kennett, MO. Tiffany also worked as controller for Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN, and prior to that was the manager of partnership accounting for IASIS Healthcare located in Franklin, TN.

Tiffany graduated in 2002 with her bachelor’s in business administration from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.

Tiffany is married and she and her husband have 3 children who keep them busy with sports, dance, etc. She and her husband chose Fort Wayne because it felt like a great city in which to raise children. Tiffany looks forward to being more involved in the community and is excited about the opportunity to serve on the FWCL Board.


Reanna Carver

VP of Governance

 Reanna is an attorney at Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP in the firm’s business transaction group. She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Minor in Business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in law school, she served on the executive board for the Indiana Law Review as the Executive Articles Editor and she served as a board member for the Staton Intermural Moot Court Competition. She was also named an Order of the Barristers in her second year. Reanna was also active in her school’s pro bono civil practice clinic program.

In her spare time, Reanna likes to travel, bake and spend time with friends and family.


Sherri Chaney

Sherri is a Vice President and Trust Officer at iAB Wealth Management and has more than 29 years of experience in the banking and trust industry.  She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and a Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP).  Sherri is also Series 7, Series 63, Life and Health Insurance licensed and a registered representative for Cetera Investment Services. 

A graduate of Purdue University and Cannon Trust School, Sherri remains engaged in the completion of continuing education credits to stay well versed in securities operations, fiduciary and trust activities, financial planning, tax law and planning, investment management and ethics.

Sherri joined the FWCL Festival of Sports planning committee in 2015 as the chair of the Silent Auction.  She was then elected to the Board of Directors in July 2016. In addition to her FWCL commitments, she serves on a committee for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and is a member of the finance and leadership teams for her church.

She is married to her husband Todd and in her free time she enjoys snow skiing, biking, reading and volunteering.


Margeaux Corrao

Board Intern

Margeaux Corrao is the Marketing Director for Home Nursing Services and sister companies: Angel Corps, First Call, and Dorian Maples & Associates. After graduating from high school, Margeaux attended IPFW and studied courses in business and Hospitality/Restaurant Management for one year. At that time she worked part time for Home Nursing Services as administrative assistant and homemaker in the field. Her passion to help others led her in a different direction to the field of cosmetology in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2000, she graduated from Brown Aveda Institute and obtained her Ohio State Board of Cosmetology license. Throughout her career she obtained manager and instructor licenses. She worked her way up many levels to Signature stylist. She enjoyed helping others also, at her Alma mater, through the years teaching and in the admissions department, eventually becoming Admissions Team Leader.

Later in 2011, her passion to help others changed and led her back to Ft. Wayne at Home Nursing Services once again. Margeaux is passionate in her purpose to contribute in the mission to help others have a good quality of life while remaining at home.

Margeaux graduated from Leadership Fort Wayne class in May 2016.  She resides in Allen County with her husband and children.


Erin McEowen

Erin is a vice president and senior credit analyst at Wells Fargo Bank.  She is a native of Illinois and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL with a BA in Accounting.  She has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, working as a credit analyst  with Three Rivers Credit Union and National City Bank in Fort Wayne prior to joining Wells Fargo 10 years ago. 

Erin and her husband have three young children (a daughter and twin sons) who keep them very busy.  She is active in her local church where she has served as a volunteer helping with various children’s programs, as a youth leader and as the church treasurer.  


Deb Overcash

Deb was born in Ohio but has lived in Fort Wayne for over thirty years. She attended Ball State and graduated with a degree in history from IPFW. She began working part time at FW Radiology in 1976 while finishing her degree and never left. She has done about every job there and is now the COO. She finds the job and healthcare in general, to be fluid and challenging.

Deb enjoys nature, swimming, politics and photography and believes that everyone should participate in their community in some way, large or small. Giving back is very important to her

Deb is a big fan of the Brain Game. In fact she is a member of the team that won the title of 2011 Brightest Bulbs in the Fort.


Karla Rahn

Secretary

Karla is a Minnesota native. She obtained her BA degree in Liberal Studies from the College of St. Benedict and she received her MA in Communication and Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She taught as an instructor in the Communication Departments of the University of Wisconsin systems in both Madison and Marshfield before moving to Fort Wayne in 1990. 

At this point she stayed home to raise her three children, the youngest of whom was a girl adopted at age four from Russia named Anya.  It was ultimately her quest to find help with Anya’s learning difficulties that led her to the Fort Wayne Center For Learning.  After an intensive program and continued after school tutoring, Anya learned many tools and strategies to achieve reading success.  Seeing first- hand the benefits of the programs at FWCL and wanting to ensure this wonderful support for families with learning differences would continue in their community, the Rahns have been financial supporters of the Center ever since. 

Karla has done much volunteer work in her children’s schools over the years and has served over eight years on local hockey and lacrosse boards.  She hopes her passion for children, their education and her personal experience dealing with a child with learning differences might contribute to the FWCL in a meaningful way.


Sara Schneider, RN

Board President

Sara works for Parkview Health as Manager of Inpatient Care Solutions within the Information Services (IS) Department.  Prior to joining IS, Sara worked as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Educator in the Surgical/Trauma ICU.

She is the mother of 3 children; 2 of whom experienced difficulty in traditional classrooms. “I have struggled for a long time to understand how to help my bright, wonderful kids!” She says her daughter struggled through public education and is successful in her college work now due to her sheer determination. Sara believes her daughter will succeed in the long run due to her creativity, native intelligence, and grit!

She says, her son, on the other hand, developed problems early in his schooling, and continued to lose ground throughout his elementary years. He was an organizational nightmare – unable to keep track of assignments, duties, etc. Upon entering middle school, he was far enough behind in his course work that he qualified for minimal services through the school system.  Jacob, now a young adult, came to the Fort Wayne Center for Learning in the 9th grade. He completed testing at the center, and was shown to be demonstrating a 4th grade competency in Math. After 6 short weeks of intensive tutoring, he was brought up to grade level! Jacob’s story was featured at the 2010 Brain Game.

Sara has been a board member since 2012, and appreciates the opportunity to give back to FWCL after having such a dramatic improvement in her son’s life.


Andrew Welch

Andrew is a native of Fort Wayne and graduated from IPFW with two undergraduate degrees in communication & business management and from Eastern Michigan with a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications. He is executive director of marketing and communications at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast in Fort Wayne and has been with the College for almost eight years.

He also stays engaged in the community by volunteering and supporting several non-profits, including Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, the IPFW Alumni Association Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana, and American Heart Association.

He recently was part of Leadership Fort Wayne’s Class of 2015. In 2012, he was named IPFW’s Outstanding Young Alumnus, and in 2008, he was named as one of Fort Wayne’s Future 40 recipients. 


Donna Yngstrom

Donna is a long – time volunteer for and supporter of FWCL. She has volunteered for the Brain Game – and been a contestant each and every year the event was held.  She has chaired the silent auction committee, designed the Brain Game mascot's costume, and decorated the venue for the event. She has also volunteered for our Friendraiser – Fort Wayne Through the Beers, and has served as event chair for the Fort Wayne Center for Learning Festival of Sports that will takes place in the fall.

Her daughter Michelle was an AIM (Academic Independence Management) student at Fort Wayne Center for Learning. She was able to pass her required math classes as a direct result of the instruction and support received at FWCL. This allowed her to graduate on time, and she is now pursuing an art degree in college.

Donna is a philanthropist at heart – always looking for ways to help others. She is a member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance and has helped with several of their initiatives including Cinderella Dress Day and Doctor’s Day at Science Central.


Advisory Board

Lesley Barton

Lesley’s education includes an undergraduate in both psychology and art from Indiana Wesleyan University. She graduated from the University of Louisville with a masters in Expressive Therapy with a specialty in grief and medical art therapy. Lesley received the clinical award for her thesis and clinical area of work. She is a Certified Child Life Specialist, Licensed Developmental Therapist, Registered Art Therapist, and Licensed foster parent through the state of Indiana. Lesley has done extensive work in pediatric hospital settings. She has also worked as a therapist in medical clinics as well as a grief counselor for families and children through hospice. She currently works part-time as a developmental therapist for First Steps.

Lesley’s volunteer experience includes much time spent at her church (her husband is a pastor). Some of her volunteer efforts have included grief support groups, working as a camp counselor in pediatric oncology camps, mentoring for teens, volunteering in women shelters, and working on many community projects.

Her most important job has been raising her five children all of whom she home schools.


Jennifer Jo Brown

Jennifer is with Nationwide Insurance. She is passionate about educating her clients and contacts about finance and investing – everything from the basics to advanced investment strategies. Jennifer graduated with Honors from Ohio Northern University, in Ada, Ohio, with a BA in Professional and Organizational Communications and a Business Minor. She has worked previously for two Fortune 500 companies in consultative sales positions, prior to joining Nationwide Insurance.

Community involvement is very important to Jennifer, as she enjoys giving back to her hometown. Jennifer is currently involved with Tapestry (committee member), Cookin’ Men (committee member), Whittington Homes (Board Member) and Fort Wayne Center for Learning (Board Member).


MaryAnn Flueckiger

MaryAnn is a retired RN having received her degree from Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. The majority of her career was spent doing cardiac, critical care and trauma nursing. Prior to raising her children she owned a gift and gourmet food store in Goshen.

She has been involved as a volunteer and team member at the Brain Game from the very first event.  She was a member of the 2013 Brightest Bulbs in the Fort team – the Babes & Bandits.  She chaired the 2014 Brain Game. She has also served as the chair of the silent auction for The Festival of Sports.


Kenn Kunze

Kenn has been with the Fort Wayne Center for Learning since its beginnings in September 2003. His daughter was one of FWCL’s first students and due to the dramatic gains she achieved academically Kenn decided to become more involved in the Center. He began as a parent representative to the Board of Directors and then became an integral part of the planning and implementation of FWCL’s signature event, the Brain Game. He served as the Executive Director of Fort Wayne Center for Learning for nearly 3 years.

Kenn received a degree in communications from Indiana University and has spent the last 25 years in the public relations, media, and entertainment businesses. He also brings to the Center 22 years of service and 12 years of leadership with the Fort Wayne Fire Department, culminating in the rank of Battalion Chief. He recently retired from the FWFD.

Outside of the Center, Kenn enjoys spending time with his wife, his three children and their families (including grandchildren!) in the community he has called home and dedicated himself to for the past 25 years.


Jane Leatherman

Jane Leatherman, PhD. is an assistant professor and Director of the Special Education Program at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Curriculum and Instruction with a major in Early Childhood Special Education. She was a classroom teacher and administrator of early childhood programs for 12 years. Dr. Leatherman has taught 20 years at the university level in North Carolina, California, and Indiana. She has served on state committees for education and presented at international, national, state, and local conference for Educators


Greg McNabb

Greg is a Client Advisor in Private Wealth Management at Old National. He served as a Board member and chair of the Finance Committee at the Fort Wayne Center for Learning for 6 years before taking a position on the Advisory Board. Mr. McNabb has also served as a Board Member of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Council and Legislative Affairs Council.
Greg received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Public Policy from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force for seven years.

He and his wife Ana have two sons. 


Dennis Rohrs

Dennis is the Director of Human Resources at Fort Wayne Metals. Dennis firmly believes in the value of the work done by the instructors and has spear-headed Fort Wayne Metals involvement with our Learning Lifeline Program. This innovative program allows a company’s employees access to information about Fort Wayne Center for Learning programs as part of their benefit package.

 

Dennis has served 3 years as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and still serves on the Indiana State Workforce Innovation Council and the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Graduate Retention Council.


Tina Rusk

Tina graduated from Ball State University in 1988 with a BS in Mathematic and has a license to teach Secondary Math.  She has been substitute teaching for Southwest Allen County Schools for the last twelve years.  During that time she has spent many hours working with the special needs classes at all levels.  This experience showed her that many students have difficulty conforming to the teaching styles in the traditional school classrooms.  At the same time she has a niece and nephew (siblings) with special needs and while they are non-verbal and therefore not able to benefit from FWCL programs, she felt a calling to help students that could use the help of the center.

Tina has been married for twenty eight years and has three wonderful children.   Her oldest works as an underwriter for Medical Protective.  Her middle child is a sophomore at Purdue (much to the dismay of her father, an IU graduate) studying biology and hoping to attend Veterinary School.  The youngest is a junior at Homestead High School. 

Tina has been a volunteer coach for a recreational softball team for the last eleven years.  In her spare time she enjoys watching her son play baseball and going to see the Cincinnati Reds play.  Tina claims that she is not creative except for when she is scrapbooking.

 

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