- Holly Wheeler, Executive Director >
Holly Wheeler, Executive Director
Holly Wheeler is the executive director of Family Voices Indiana. A Fishers resident, Holly most recently was the assistant director of Partnership for a Healthy Hamilton County and coordinator of Smoke-free Hamilton County, a grant-funded program of the Indiana State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission. Prior to moving to Indiana from her native Cincinnati, she was statewide affiliate coordinator of Ohio On the Move, a national organization that promotes increased physical activity and good nutrition. Holly brings an understanding of system-level healthcare from her experiences at TriHealth, a two-hospital health system serving southwest Ohio, and nonprofit development from her time as fundraiser for United Way of Greater Cincinnati. After moving to Indiana, she built a freelance writing business, contracting for such publications as The Indianapolis Star, The Indiana Lawyer and The Indianapolis Business Journal Custom Publishing. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s from Purdue University.
Holly is married and has two daughters. In her free time she enjoys running, biking and swimming, reading and gardening. She is committed to working with the Family Voices Indiana team to move the organization forward and positively impact the lives of more families across the state.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christine Hennessy, Project Director >
Christine Hennessy, Project Director
Christine Hennessy is the Family to Family Network Director of Family Voices Indiana. Christine resides in Johnson County with her husband and two sons. Prior to joining the Family Voices team, Christine spent several years working within the Medicaid Waiver Program. Most recently, she was the Director of Intake Operations and spent her time with families who were new to services and navigating the waiver programs for the first time.
She brings her knowledge of the Medicaid Waivers, as well as eligibility requirements, community resources and multi-agency work group collaborations to Family Voices. She has spent volunteer time in Chadirac, Haiti as part of medical mission teams.
Christine spends her free time gardening, playing soccer, spending time with close family and friends and watching her kids in their various sports endeavors. She is excited to be part of the Family Voices organization and is looking forward to furthering the empowerment of families via advocacy, sharing of resources and partnerships throughout the state and nationally.Email: Christine@fvindiana.org
- Kerry Bonney, Assistant Director >
Kerry Bonney, Assistant Director
Kerry Bonney is the Assistant Director and serves families in the Seymour/Jackson County area. She describes her role as an advocate as one that she has prepared for all of her life. From her work in the healthcare field for eighteen years to caring for her son with multiple disabilities, she brings her experiences to share with others in hopes that they will be educated and empowered to successfully campaign for the needs of their children.
Kerry resides with her husband, Paul, in Seymour, and they have two adult children. Their daughter works as a music/choral teacher in Indianapolis, while their son resides at home. Kerry has worked in the field of advocacy for greater than 10 years.Email: Kerry@fvindiana.org
- Laurren Karr, Specialist >
Laurren Karr, Specialist
Laurren Karr is one of our specialists living in the greater Indianapolis area. She and her husband, Lucas, are raising their family on a small hobby farm in Plainfield. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her family. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, singing and playing music, and taking care of her many animals. One of Laurren's greatest joys is homeschooling her two children, Charrlotte and Joshua.
Laurren's son, Joshua, was diagnosed with a global developmental delay as an infant. He was later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 2. Additionally, he has had several complex medical issues.
Laurren holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and a Master of Social Work degree. In addition, Laurren serves in a volunteer capacity to help lead a special needs ministry at her church. She is passionate about using her personal and professional experience to help serve fellow families of children with special healthcare needs.
- Carrie Le, Specialist >
Carrie Le, Specialist
Carrie Le, one of our specialists, lives in Fort Wayne with her husband, Thomas, and two sons, Jet and Hawk. Carrie worked in property management before becoming a stay-at-home parent. Jet had a brain injury at birth that caused seizures and resulted in a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis 6 months later. Hawk received a diagnosis of Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus at 10 months of age, and also has some sensory processing issues. Both children have received multiple therapies. Carrie is excited to use her knowledge and experiences to help other families.Email: Carrie@fvindiana.org
- Aura Roblero, Bilingual Specialist >
Aura Roblero, Bilingual Specialist
Aura Roblero is one of our bilingual specialists serving the Indianapolis/Marion County area. She is the mother of three beautiful children: two boys and a little girl, who has Down syndrome. Being a mother of two healthy and happy boys gave her the most satisfying experience in life and helped prepare her for the challenges of raising a child with special needs. Aura relied on support groups to help her face challenges, gain confidence, and become a better advocate for her daughter. She is excited to have the opportunity to be a helping hand to other families who are facing difficult times.
Aura speaks Spanish. Aura habla español.Email: Aura@fvindiana.org
- Marty Stone, Specialist >
Marty Stone, Specialist
Marty Stone is one of our specialists in Central Indiana. She has a degree in Sociology from IU Indianapolis. Marty resides in Noblesville with her husband and two children. Her first child was born at 29 weeks gestation. He was diagnosed with Pierre Robin syndrome and an unknown form of dwarfism. He came home after a lengthy stay in the NICU with a trach, g-tube, vent, and lots of other equipment. After his trach was removed, he was diagnosed with non-verbal autism, for which he uses an AAC device to communicate. To keep things interesting, her son is also battling Eosinophillic Esophagitis. His sister dearly loves her brother and tries to assist him when needed. Together the family enjoys attending programs at church, bowling, and enjoying sensory activities.
Marty is excited to be working with Family Voices Indiana. She hopes to make the path easier for other families who receive a special needs diagnosis.Email: Marty@fvindiana.org
- Regan Zwald, Specialist >
Regan Zwald, Specialist
Regan lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three children, who range in ages 5 to 13 years. Their 9-year-old daughter, Alia, has a Rett Syndrome diagnosis. Alia attends her neighborhood elementary school and uses an AAC device.
Regan brings professional and volunteer experience in education, from preschool to the post-secondary level, to this role, . She looks forward to assisting other families on the path of advocating for their children and families.
Board of Directors
- Blake Johnson, President
Blake Johnson, President
- Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW, IMH-E(IV), CYC-P, Past President
Stephan Viehweg, ACSW, LCSW, IMH-E(IV), CYC-P, Past President
- Chris St. Paul, Vice President
Chris St. Paul, Vice President
- Sarah Trostle, Secretary
Sarah Trostle, Secretary
- Stephanie Gabbert, Treasurer
Stephanie Gabbert, Treasurer
- Cynthia Bishop
- Denise Carpenter, MD
Denise Carpenter, MD
- Judith Ganser, MD, MPH,
Judith Ganser, MD, MPH,
- Marie Maher
- Loui Lord Nelson, PhD
Loui Lord Nelson, PhD
- Jennifer Olson
- Elizabeth Tollefson