Board of Directors
Christie Freeze has been in Eldercare for 10 years and have helped over 4,400 families make tough decisions regarding care for their loved ones. After realizing that caregivers needed more than what was offered in traditional support groups, she branched out on her own to establish a new system for overwhelmed and exhausted caregivers.
CAREbyChristie stands for Creating A Roadmap for Eldercare and is a tried and tested 2-step system guaranteed to connect Family Caregivers to the resources and support they need while equipping them with practical tools to reduce overwhelm and burnout in their Family Caregiver role.
Jessie Hillock M.A. CCC-SLP, CDP is the owner and founder of The Memory Compass LLC, a private practice specializing in services that empower families on their journey living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s through individualized Dementia Family Coaching, Therapy and Cognitive Wellness. Jessie is a speech-language pathologist with an area of specialty in cognitive-communication disorders. Jessie felt driven to start her practice out of the growing frustration expressed by countless families of how little support they felt they received following a diagnosis of a memory impairment.
John M. Templeton
John M. Templeton is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame in Computer Science and Engineering. John’s research focus combines work from his Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering with Computer Science and Engineering for the formation of mobile and wearable assessment configurations necessary in the understanding of neurocognitive functions of individuals with PD.
John M. Templeton
Julia has over 20 years in experience in the healthcare field, 9 years exclusively with the geriatric population. She has been a patient advocate both personally and professionally. She has served on the board for CICSMA, Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, Women of Westfield, The Fishers Age Friendly AARP Initiative and currently sits on the board for The Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation and the advisory board for the Hamilton County VASIA Guardianship Program.
Her vast experience has given Julia a unique perspective on helping guide families through the healthcare world, helping them utilize the system for better outcomes and understanding of their healthcare challenges.
As a Patient Navigator, Julia has been able to utilize partnerships and healthcare strategies along-side of providers to achieve the best care for their patients.
She strongly believes that her clients should be educated on all options available so that they can make a truly informed decision that benefits them both themselves and their families.
Lindsay Conn has been a physical therapist since 2010. She works full time in the outpatient Neuro Specialty Clinic at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, IN and is a board certified Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). Lindsay has been involved with the Indiana Parkinson Foundation through the Greenwood Climb since 2011 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020. In addition to her full-time practice as a physical therapist, Lindsay also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the University of Indianapolis’ Krannert School of Physical Therapy.
Rob Emmerson is an attorney whose practice is primarily dedicated to litigation in state and federal courts. He practices extensively in the areas of professional liability defense of architects and engineers, attorneys and accountants. Mr. Emmerson also has a significant trucking and personal injury practice in addition to business disputes, banking law, insurance coverage, and workers compensation. In addition, Rob serves as director of the firm’s Immigration Law Group, practicing primarily in the areas of employment-based immigration, waivers of inadmissibility, and corporate compliance. He has served on committees and as a presenter for a variety of legal topics.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1993)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 1999)
Admitted to Practice Before
United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Indianapolis Bar Association; Indiana State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee and Federal Judiciary Committee; Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana; Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF); American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (“AILA”); AILA Indiana Chapter
Rob has been president of the Mudsock Youth Athletics Board of Directors for several years. Mudsock Youth Athletics serves over 10,000 youth in the Fishers community. Prior to that, Rob was president of the Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball program for six years. Rob also currently serves on the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of the Indiana Parkinson Foundation Board. He has also served as a church elder and trustee.
Rob has been married to his wife Jen for over 25 years and has 2 daughters, Lauren and Audra.
My name is Van Andrews, and I am the owner of Right at Home Indianapolis. Aging is not easy, especially for the person getting older. It is also not easy for the family. Right at Home In-Home Care can help. We simplify daily living for family’s needs. I joined the Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation three years ago. I have two close friends that have Parkinson’s and another who passed from the disease. IPF is a great organization that works with people affected with Parkinson’s.
Director: Kim Williams
Program Director: Addie Cunningham
Volunteer Coordinator: Jada Aidun