Board of Directors

Annette Roberts
Board President
Rep. At-Large

Doug Drake
Board Vice-President
Personal Counseling Services
Rep. Clark County

Chris Schwaniger
Board Treasurer
Caesars Southern Indiana
Rep. Harrison County

Mary Alice Fortener
Board Secretary
Rep. Clark County

James Goldman
Outgoing President
Rep. Harrison County

Dr. Deepak Azad
Rep. At-Large

Barbara Crecelius
Rep. At-Large

Tonya Fischer
City of New Albany Economic Dev.
Rep. Floyd County

Jeff Gahan
Mayor of New Albany, IN
Rep. Floyd County

Ishmael White
Rep. Scott County

Advisory Council

Cheryl Fisher
Council President
Harrison County Hospital
Rep. Harrison County

Ed Clere
Council Vice President
Indiana House of Representatives
Rep. Floyd County

Pam Clark
Council Secretary
Community Action Southern IN
Rep. Clark County

Tara Avis
Harrison County Veterans Services
Rep. Harrison County

Diana Clark

Diana Clark
Rep. Clark Co.

Leslie Curry
Clark County Veterans Service
Rep. Clark County

Kristen Troyer Ems
Rep. Clark County

Glen Hammack
Floyd County Veterans Service
Rep. Floyd County

Becky Jaenichen
Rep. Floyd County

Ellen Kelley
LifeSpring Health Systems
Rep. Clark County

Beth Preher

Beth Preher
Nugent Sand Company
Rep. Floyd Co.

Kristen Ems

Maureen Robinson
Harrison County Hospital
Rep. At-Large


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.

Sherry Cookson

Sherry Cookson
Executive Assistant

Sherry 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.  Sherry maintains agency manuals and assists with the Senior Games. Additionally, she 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 in February, April, June, August, October and December
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.