Van Andrews, Interim Board ChairRight At Home Owner
Van Andrews, Interim Board Chair
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.
Lindsay Conn, Board SecretaryPhysical Therapist with Franciscan Health
Lindsay Conn, Board Secretary
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.
Christie Freeze, Board MemberCAREbyChristie Owner, Eldercare Guide
Christie Freeze, Board Member
Christie Feeze has been in Eldercare for 9 years and 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 exhausted caregivers.
CAREbyChristie 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.
Tom Gurley, Board MemberRetired Electrical Engineer and Project Manager
Tom Gurley, Board Member
Tom is a retired electrical engineer and project manager. He spent his career working in the consumer electronics, life sciences and medical diagnostics industries. He was granted 18 United States Patents during his tenure.
Tom’s father-in-law suffered from Parkinson’s disease for nearly 30 years, during which time Tom learned much about caregiving for Parkinson’s patients. In 2019 Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and finds the CLIMB, a comprehensive program offered by the Indiana Parkinson Foundation, to be of great benefit in dealing with the disease.
Tom’s desire is to use the sum of his experience to bring hope to those afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
Jessie Hillock, Board MemberThe Memory Compass Owner
Jessie Hillock, Board Membe
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.
Julia Lowe, Board MemberParadigm Health, Patient Navigator
Julia Lowe, Board Member
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.
Jennifer Rozelle, Board MemberIndiana Estate & Elder Law, Attorney, Partner and Co-Owner
Jennifer Rozelle, Board Member
Indiana Estate & Elder Law, Attorney, Partner and Co-Owner
Jennifer L. Rozelle (“Jenny”) is an Attorney, Partner, and Co-Owner of Indiana Estate & Elder Law. Since 2012, she has been assisting clients create all types of estate plans; be it for a young client with straight-forward needs, or an elderly loved-one who may need guidance on protecting a nest egg from assisted living or nursing home costs. Additionally, she happily helps clients when they need assistance in the areas of guardianship, special needs planning, probate, trust administration, and business/farm succession planning.
Jenny and her husband, Justin, live in Sheridan, Indiana with their two basset hounds, Flossie and Mildred. If not at home, Jenny is likely either at Hinkle Fieldhouse cheering for the Butler Bulldogs, spending time with her family and friends, or traveling on a cruise ship.
John Templeton, Ph.D., Board MemberNotre Dame, Biomedical and Computer Science Engineer
John Templeton, Ph.D., Board Member
Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. & Biomedical Engineer
John M. Templeton Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame in Computer Science and Engineering and also holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. His research lies at the cross-sectional area of computer science and engineering focused on mobile health-systems, specifically in the assessment of neurocognitive functionalities (e.g., motor, memory, speech, language, executive function, sensory, behavioral and psychological function, sleep, and autonomic functions) for the monitoring and assessment of neurodegenerative health conditions.
Kim Williams, Director
I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington in 1997. After college I worked in various fields including sales, pensions and administration. During this time, I knew that I had not found my "fit", but there was a common thread. I was passionate about health and wellness. I finally realized that health and wellness was where I wanted to be. I began my fitness journey as a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise. When I began training I realized that most people were injured, and needed more than an exercise routine, they needed corrective exercise to help rehabilitate their injuries. So, I became certified in Corrective Exercise through National Academy of Sports Medicine. This along with a mentor with 30+ years’ experience in PT gave me the foundation needed to train people with physical limitations. During this time as a trainer, I was asked to help with an exercise program for those with Parkinson's. Although I had not worked with the Parkinson’s population, I was excited about the opportunity.
The day I walked into The CLIMB, the Indiana Parkinson Foundation’s exercise program, I saw the amazing work they were doing with the Parkinson’s community, I knew I was meant to be there, and I was trained in The CLIMB exercise program shortly thereafter. After being immersed in the program, the community, I wanted to learn more. I went on to be certified in Parkinson Wellness Recovery and Functional Aging. These trainings allowed me to help and improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s and their families.
After working as a CLIMB instructor for several years, I became Program Director of The CLIMB programs in 2016. Being a CLIMB trainer and then becoming the Program Director was a perfect transition. Not only was I still able to be on the floor working with the people we serve, but I was also visiting and training other CLIMB locations allowing us to help more people.
My journey with IPF has been one of growth, education and passion. Today I am the Director of IPF and enjoy educating others and expanding our reach. My passion continues to grow as we bring these programs and services to more communities in need throughout Indiana.
Addie CunninghamProgram Director
Addie Cunningham, Program Director
Addie Cunningham, a member of the founding family, is passionate about helping those with Parkinson's Disease. She has completed both her Bachelor's of Business Management and Masters of Business Administration degrees at Taylor University in Upland, IN. Her most important role as mom of five daughters keeps her very busy and she enjoys homeschooling them. In her spare time, Adde enjoys serving at church, studying God's Word, camping with the family and running.