Leadership Team

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 BallState University and a MBA from AndersonUniversity. 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.

Anton (Tony) Miller

Tony has nearly 30 years of experience in financial management, including being a Certified Public Accountant. He has worked in budgeting, inventory, financial reporting, fiscalmanagement, 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.

Robby Tompkins

Robby has worked with non-profit development and administration for the past 10 years. He has experience in grant writing, annual and capital campaigns, donor relations, fundraising, event planning, program administration, budgeting, graphic design, video production, and public relations. His work experience includes being the Executive Director at Cornerstone Center for the Arts and managing his own non-profit consulting firm. Some of his professional community involvements and awards include being a Ball Brothers Foundation Fellow, the 20 Under 40 Award from M Magazine, a graduate of the Shafer Leadership Academy, a speaker for the Academy for Community Leadership, and a graduate of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Fundraising School. He is an alumni of Taylor University, where he studied Non-Profit Administration, Theatre and Film. He is a past Board Member for Muncie Civic Theatre and a founding Board Member of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council.

Megan Velasquez
Aging and Disability Resource Center Director

Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio University and a master’s degree in Gerontology from Ball State University. Megan started with LifeStream Services in 2007. Megan is a certified information and referral specialist (CIRS-A) and a certified resource specialist (CRS) through the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems. She has worked with the ADRC to become AIRS accredited and attended the national AIRS conference in Dallas, Texas. Megan is also a National Certified Guardian with the National Guardianship Association and is a member of the Indiana State Guardianship Association. Megan oversees the Aging and Disability Resource Center, pre-admission screening, guardianship, and senior care advisor services.

Beth Evans

Beth has nearly 28 years of experience in the Aging Network. Her work experience includes nutrition services, volunteer management, event planning, fundraising, evidence based wellness programs, caregiver services, senior employment, and bill payer services with Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency and Friends Fellowship Community.

Beth holds a Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism and is certified in Evidence Based Wellness Programs and Nutrition. She is a member of Systems of Communities and Community Consortium Task Force and volunteers with Centerville Schools.

Beth oversees LifeStream’s Community Services including nutrition, wellness programs, volunteers, transportation, and event planning.

Board of Directors

Ami M. Huffman
Chairman
Location: Portland

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.

John W. Longnaker III
Vice Chairman
Location: Anderson

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 hasspoken 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.

David George
Board Secretary/Treasurer
Location: Muncie

David George is principal in the George Insurance Group, Muncie, and has served on the board of directors of Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Agent Advisory Board, West Bend Mutual, and was selected as the Young Agent of the Year in 2008. He served on the Agent Advisory Board of Illinois Casualty and has provided volunteer service for Delta Swim Boosters, Habitat for Humanity, Minnetrista Cultural Center and Hearts and Hands. George also served as a past member of the board of directors of Cardinal Swim Club and White River Aquatics. He is a graduate of Ball State University and has a bachelor’s degree in legal administration.

Dr. Pierre Atchade
Member

Dr. Atchade is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Garden at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, as well as Benin Diaspora USA (nonprofit organization), and a member of the World Financial Group. He has helped plan and coordinate International Friends of Garden at Gethsemane and Unity in Diversity Group – a Muncie city-wide festival. He has served as a Chairman on Allodo Management Council, a Chicago based nonprofit organization and was an honorary President of Beninese Diaspora of the USA.

Brian Donley
Member

Donley is Vice President of Meridian Health Services. He brings knowledge and expertise in the area of mental health and aging. He is a member of the Rotary Club and is a past elder of Reid Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

Rev. Dr. Anita Jack
Member
David Karnes
Member

David Karnes was born in Norfolk, Virginia and he graduated from Tabernacle Baptist School, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Karnes received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-law from Bob Jones University in 1996. He received his juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, cum laude, in 2001.  David is a partner in the law firm of Dennis, Wenger & Abrell, P.C. in Muncie, Indiana.  He is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  Professional associations include the Muncie Bar Association (Board of Directors 2008 – 2014, President 2013-14); Indiana State Bar Association (Probate, Trust & Real Property, Business Law, and Real Estate Sections), American Bar Association (2001-2016), and the East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council.  David was named the Muncie Area’s Finest Business Attorney by the Star Press in 2008.

David has been highly involved in the Muncie community since moving here in 1996.  He is a member of Grace Baptist Church, Muncie, Indiana, and is involved in both children and adult ministries, has served as a deacon for many years and has held the office of Deacon Chairman for several years.  David completed the Academy for Community Leadership (Graduate 2004), has been a member of the  Business Network International-Partners for Profit (BNI) chapter in Muncie since 2003, and has served on numerous non-profit boards.  United Way of Delaware County, Inc. (Board of Directors 2010 – 2015); Hillcroft Services, Inc. (Board of Directors 2007 – 2014; Chairman 2010-11); Isanogel Center, (Board of Directors 2003 – 2006)

Presentations/Publications/CLE
Lecturer and author in the areas of Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning and Landlord & Tenant Law.

Practice areas include: Business and Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Zoning and Planning, Civil Litigation, Appeals, Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts, Probate & Estate Administration, and Mental Health law.

Gary Rodgers
Member

Gary Rodgers is a Partner at the firm of Dickerson Accounting in New Castle, IN. He is involved in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and active in local political life. Gary is recently retired from Hewlett-Packard where he led the company’s efforts in meeting the computing needs of Civilian and Central Government agencies worldwide.

David Shephard
Member
Location: Gas City

David Shephard serves as pastor of the First Christian Church, Gas City. He is a member of the Van Buren Lions Club and the Twin City Ministerial Association. Shephard also served as a past member of the regional board of directors of the Christian Church in Indiana, and the board of directors of the Emily Flynn Community. Shephard received his undergraduate degree from Campbellsville University and his master’s degree in theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.