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 almost 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 80+ 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.-5 p.m. weekdays
ADA Contact: Jenny Hamilton,
Vice President of Home & Community Based Services,
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.
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 and supervision. She is also 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 2007 for her work with the new V-CAN Medicaid system and has been honored 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 a MBA from Anderson University. She oversees LifeStream's Aging and Disability Resource Center, in-home and community based programs, transportation, nutrition and a number of client services and programs. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anton (Tony) Miller
Vice President of Finance
Tony has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management, including being a Certified Public Accountant. He has worked in budgeting, inventory, financial reporting, fiscal management, auditing, logistics and purchasing. He has also been interim CFO for LifeStream and owned his own consulting business. His work experience includes being with IMMI Inc., Brightpoint Inc., Redcats USA, Paramount Publishing and Scherer Industrial Group. His professional memberships include American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. He is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in accounting at the Miller School of Business, and he is on the Sigma Nu Alumni Advisory Board. His community service includes leading more than 300 volunteers for the annual fish fry fundraiser at Castleton United Methodist Church. Contact him at email@example.com.
J. Scott Deig, MHA
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Scott has several years of experience in leadership, management and business development with such organizations as Vibra Hospital, Select Hospital, Integra Hospital, Triumph Hospital, Indiana University Department of Medicine, Howard Regional Health System and Marion General Hospital. He also has experience in accountable care organizations, managed care, physician recruiting and marketing. He holds degrees from Indiana University, including a master's degree in health administration from Indiana University at Indianapolis, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community service includes United Way, Big Brothers, Samaritan Caregivers and Platt College Nursing School Advisory Board of Directors, among others. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Development
Donna has been associated with LifeStream for 14 years in the development, planning, marketing and public relations. She holds several certificates from The Fund Raising School through Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and has both master's and bachelor's degrees from Ball State University. She has received several honors, including the 2012 President's Award from American Advertising Federation ECI, where she is a member of the board of directors, and is a past Athena Award nominee for Women in Business Unlimited in Muncie. She is also involved in National Federation of Press Women and is a past national president. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss ways you can help support LifeStream's mission. Contact her at email@example.com.
Becky Scott, PHR
Director of Human Resources / Staff Development
Becky has been with LifeStream since 1997, having served in both program development and human resources 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 earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Certification Institute this year. She also is chairman of the agency's R&R Committee, leads All-Staff trainings for our staff of about 80+ individuals and manages all aspects of the HR department. She regularly volunteers at community events. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Ami M. Huffman, Director of Community Development
for Jay County
Ami Huffman is director of community development for the Jay County. She is involved in several community organizations include Jay County Community Center board of directors, Jay County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Jay County 20/20 Vision Implementation Committee member and Portland Rotary Club, where she is vice president. She is also a member of the Indiana OCRA Certified Grant Administration. In addition, she is on the Jay Christian Academy Parent Advisory board. Her other community involvements have included Blackford County YMCA, LifeStream Advisory Committee, Tri Kappa (Beta Chapter), Jay County Fair and West Jay Community Center soccer team coach.