Board of Directors

Annette Roberts
Representing Floyd County

Doug Drake
Personal Counseling Services
Representing Harrison County

Chris Schwaniger
Caesars Southern Indiana
Representing Harrison County

Mary Alice Fortener
Representing Clark County

James Goldman
Outgoing President
Representing Harrison County

Jeff Gahan
Mayor of New Albany, IN
Representing Floyd County

Barbara Crecelius
Representing At-Large

Tonya Fischer
Economic Dev. Coordinator
Representing Floyd County

Ishmael White
Ford Motor Company
Manager of IT for In-Plan Implementation
Representing Scott County

Dr. Deepak Azad
Representing At-Large

Advisory Council

Ellen Kelley
Representing Clark County

Alma Harris
Vice President
Representing Clark County

Pam Clark
Representing Clark County

Becky Jaenichen
Representing Floyd County

Tara Avis
Veteran Service Officer
Representing Harrison County

Ed Clere
Representing Floyd County

Kasandra A. Ramsey
Representing Floyd County

Cheryl Fisher
Representing Harrison County

Leslie Robertson
Representing At-Large

Marquetta Percell
Representing Clark County

Glen Hammack
Veteran Service Officer
Representing Floyd County

Annette Lawler
Representing At-Large

Leslie Curry
Representing Clark County


Lora Clark, MBA, BSN, RN
Chief Executive Officer

Lora assumed leadership in 2017, prior to this she served as Executive Director for Floyd Memorial Home Health for 13 years. She holds a BSN from Spalding University and an MBA from Webster University. Lora is responsible for overall organizational administration, staffing, planning, administration, and direction of LifeSpan Resources, the Area 14 Agency on Aging, and is accountable for attainment of the objectives of the Area 14 Agency on Aging.

Earlene Bennett
Executive Assistant

Earlene provides clerical support for the Executive Director, Board & Advisory Council. She spearheads the development of the agency’s annual Area Plan including an area-wide Needs Assessment survey every 4th year.  Earlene maintains agency manuals and assists with the Senior Games. Earlene is responsible for the telephone/voice mail systems and volunteer recruitment and utilization.

Lucy Koesters
Chief Business Development Officer

Lucy is responsible for the strategic planning and oversite of the Nutrition, Wellness, Transportation, and Development departments.  She implements business initiatives to improve LifeSpan’s community programs, communications, market position and financial growth.  Prior to joining LifeSpan in 2012, Lucy held a number of positions working on behalf of seniors in the Louisville, Kentucky area. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, but thoroughly enjoys life as a Hoosier.

Angela Marino
Chief Operating Officer

Angela is responsible for provider recruitment/ enrollment, contract utilization, quality assurance, and budget coordination. She supervises staff involved in Care Management, Information and Assistance, Family Caregiver, and Ombudsman programs. Angela serves as the agency’s HIPAA privacy officer. She has been with the agency for 15 years.

Leslie Meek
Chief Financial Officer

Leslie is responsible for all aspects of the Fiscal management of the agency.  She also has the responsibility of obtaining and coordinating all agency and employee insurance as well as responsibility for Human Resources Administration.

Ramona Miller
Director of Nutrition & Transportation

Ramona oversees the day to day operations of the home delivered meals program (Meals to Go!), congregate nutrition meal sites, senior centers, and evidence-based wellness programs.  Ramona is also responsible for the LifeSpan Transportation program which provides both non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) as well as social transportation.

Drew Landreth
Director of Care Coordination

Drew is responsible for providing leadership to the Care Coordination team. He serves as project lead for new initiatives which include implementation of the agency’s Aging & Disability Resource Center, private contracts and obtaining national accreditation.

Melissa Richardson
Director of Development

Melissa joined LifeSpan in 2020. She is responsible for fundraising events such as Senior Games and Voice and Vino at the Casino, sponsorship and donor development, grant writing and research, marketing, communications and public relations. Melissa is a 1995 graduate of Ball State University where she earned her Bachelor degree in Journalism, with minors in Marketing and Psychology.  Melissa has nearly 20 years experience in health care marketing and fundraising.

Effective:  January 1, 2021

Re: I.C. 5-14-1.5-1 et seq., also known as Public Law 57 of the Acts of the 1977 Legislature

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the above-mentioned Public Law, this is to advise you about meeting dates for the Board of Directors and Advisory Council of Lifespan Resources, Inc.

Board of Directors Meetings: 2nd Monday of Each Month
11:30 AM – Lunch     11:45 AM – Meeting

Advisory Council Meetings: 3rd Monday of Each Month
11:45 AM – Lunch     12:00 Noon – Meeting

*  Due to a Holiday on July 5, the Board of Directors meeting will be held July 12
*  Due to a holiday on September 6 the Board of Directors meeting will be held September 13.
*  Due to a Holiday on February 15, the Advisory Council meeting will be held February 22
*  The Board & Advisory will hold a joint meeting on December 14 at a location TBD.

Meeting Location:
LifeSpan Resources, Inc.
Board Room
33 State Street, 3rd Floor, Board Room
New Albany, IN.  47150

View and download a .pdf of the meeting dates.