|LifeStream Services is an award-winning non-profit that offers a wide variety of quality services, products and help to people at risk of losing their independence, their families and their communities in East Central Indiana.
Our agency helps more than 30,000 people each year with meals, transportation, in-home care, housing, caregiver support, guardianship, information, referrals and much more. See our Agency Brochure (Spanish version available as well) or our one page Agency Flyer for more information.
Our agency was founded in 1975 under the auspices of the Older Americans Act and is part of the Area Agencies on Aging state and national network. We have continued since then to expand and respond to those who need help to remain independent.
We are governed by a Board of Directors which follows the Carver Policy Governance model. We also have several advisory councils, including the LifeStream/Quality Housing Development Advisory Council, which provide added insight in meeting the needs of our clients in East Central Indiana and beyond.
Our staff includes nearly 113 full- and part-time professionals who are all devoted to our mission of improving the lives of people at risk of losing their independence. (See our Leadership Team information below.)
We welcome your emails, calls and visits and look forward to having your help in our mission.
LifeStream Services, Inc.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 308
Yorktown, IN 47396
Physical Address: 1701 S. Pilgrim Blvd., Yorktown
Offices are just off Ind. 32 east of Yorktown.
For directions visit www.mapquest.com.
Office Phone: (765) 759-1121 or (800) 589-1121
Transportation: (888) 589-1121
TDD/TYY: (866) 801-6606
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
Transportation: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays
ADA Contact: Jim Allbaugh,
Vice President of Research & Administration,
Direct Line: (765) 405-3001
TTY: (765) 759-3365
Toll Free: (800) 589-1121
LifeStream's Leadership Team
Kenneth D. Adkins
President / CEO
He has more than 30 years of experience in health care, non-profit management, social services, fundraising, public and church relations, and agency administration. He was CEO / Executive Director of retirement communities for 22 years and prior to that spent 10 years in the field of corrections. He has been with LifeStream since 2006. His affiliations have included the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, American College of Health Care Administrators, Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging and many others. He received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University, where he had a double major in psychology and sociology with a certificate in forensic studies. He earned a master's degree in social work with emphasis in planning and management. Contact him at email@example.com.
Bettie Caldwell, CPA
She is a graduate of Anderson University, where she studied accounting and information technology. She passed her CPA exam in 2003. Prior to joining LifeStream she worked in financial operations and had been controller at Midwest Health Strategies, part of what is now IU Health / Ball Memorial Hospital. She also had been senior accountant at Estep Doctor CPAs and worked in finance at Ontario Systems and Thomas & Co. CPAs. In addition she was an adjunct professor in accounting at Anderson University and also worked in health care at Jay County Hospital, Portland, and Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She has served on the board of the Indiana CPA Society and on the board of the Leadership Academy of Madison County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Hamilton, MBA
Vice President of Home & Community Based Services
Jenny is a certified information and referral specialist (CIRS-A) through the Alliance for Information and Referral Services. She
has nearly 14 years of experience in case management
program development and supervision. She also is a trainer for new case managers through the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging. She earned the Indiana Family Champion Leader award from Family and Social Services Administration in November 2007 for her work with the new V-CAN Medicaid system and was honored recently by Anderson University with the Falls School of Business MBA Distinguished Servant Leader Award. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Ball State University and and MBA from Anderson University. She oversees LifeStream's ADRC, in-home and community based programs and a number of client services and programs. Contact her at email@example.com.
Jim Allbaugh, MBA
Vice President of Research & Administration
Jim has been in the aging field for almost 20 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in social work and an MBA, both from Anderson University. His background includes working as a client advocate with the Mental Health Association in Madison County and working in home health care as a medical social worker assistant. He joined LifeStream in 1998 as a care manager supervisor. He later became director of client services and was named vice president of operatios in 2006. He is a past board member for the United Way of Madison County and the Mental Health Association in Madison County. He is a current advisory committee member for the INDOT ADA Advisory Working Group.Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Human Resources / Staff Development
Becky has been with LifeStream since 1997, having served in both program development and human resource management. She became the first manager and later the first director of HR for LifeStream. She also takes care of staff development. She has a degree in general studies from Ball State University and has specialized human resource management training. She also is chairman of the agency's R&R Committee, leads All-Staff trainings for our staff of about 120 individuals and manages all aspects of the HR department. She regularly volunteers at community events. Contact her at email@example.com.
LifeStream's Board of Directors
Leisa I. Julian, JD, Ball State University
Leisa Julian is Associate Vice President for Business and Auxiliary Services at Ball State University in Muncie. Prior to joining the university in 2005, she was General Counsel for the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund in Indianapolis. She has focused her career in finance and law in the public sector. She received her undergraduate degree and MBA from Ball State University, her JD degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis, and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1989. She resides in Anderson and is active in numerous professional and civic organizations. She joined the board of directors of LifeStream in February 2008.
John W. Longnaker III, Anderson, Attorney
Board Secretary / Treasurer
John Longnaker is an attorney in Anderson, IN, where he practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, guardianships, elder law, special needs, veteran's benefits, Medicaid planning, long term care planning, adoptions, real estate and business. He has spoken on estate planning, probate administration and elder law issues for attorney, professional and community groups. He received his bachelor's degree from Wabash College and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is an accredited attorney by the Veteran's Administration. He is also a member of the Indiana State Bar, Elder Law & Probate Trust and Real Property sections, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Indiana Chapter of NAELA (Board of Directors). His community involvement includes the Anderson Rotary Club and Madison County Cancer Society. He is also a member of the Board of Elders, Bethany Christian Church.
Kirk Shafer, CPA, Muncie
Kirk Shafer is vice president of finance for Meridian Services Corp. (formerly Comprehensive Mental Health Services). Meridian provides community-based behavioral health services to residents of East Central Indiana. He has been with Meridian Services for 14 years. He formerly was a partner with a CPA firm in Indianapolis that specialized in providing audit and consulting services for non-profit and healthcare organizations. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and administering all phases of finance and management functions with a wide range of non-profit and healthcare organizations. He had a bachelor's degree in accounting from Ball State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to serving as chairman of the LifeStream Services board, he is a member of Rotary International, AICPA, INCPAS, and HFMA.
Doug Inman, Portland, Executive Director
of The Portland Foundation
Doug Inman has served as executive director of The Portland Foundation 1995. He formerly worked in the manufacturing industry as a manager and engineer, as well as in public accounting. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1989 and bachelor's degree in Accounting in 1994 from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, Bloomington.
In addition to being no the board of LifeStream, Doug is chairman of the Indiana Community Foundation Committee; a member of the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance Public Policy Committee; a board member of John Jay Center for Learning; board member of Youth for Christ of Blackford, Grant, Jay, Adams and Wells Counties; treasurer of Jay County Pee Wee Football, and co-chairman of the Jay County 20/20 Vision Implementation Committee. He is also a member of the Portland Rotary Club, past President of the Jay School Corp. Board of Trustees, past president of the Board of Directors of the John Jay Center for Learning, past member of the First Merchants Bank Community Advisory Board and past board member of the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce and Portland Junior League Baseball.
Andrew Dale, Muncie, Principal
David Dale Designs
Andrew Dale is principal of David Dale Designs, a firm that specializes in corporate, healthcare and residential interiors and fine art. In addition, his career has included community and economic development and urban and public health planning. He also was with Up With People, an internationally known musical, educational and cultural exchange program. He is a graduate of Ball State University. He is a former chairman of the LifeStream board of directors. His community involvement includes Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club, Muncie Family YMCA board, Downtown Business Council executive committee and Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is active in First Presbyterian Church, where he sings in the choir and is a member of the Gospel Quartet, the latter of which does various community and regional performances.