Who We Are

Board of Directors

The Indiana 4-H Foundation is governed by members of the Board of Directors who represent different industries and areas of the state. Board membership is voluntary and each potential board member is screened by the current board before commencing a term of service. Although our Board members lead very different lives, they all share a passion for Indiana 4-H. Their love for the Indiana 4-H program guides them to make decisions that are in its best interest and the best interest of current and future generations of Indiana 4-H members.


Our current board:

  • President – Kathy Adkins, The Crew Corporation, Indianapolis
  • Vice President – Tom McKinney, McKinney & McKinney, Inc., Kempton
  • Treasurer – Gerald Powell, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis
  • Secretary – Mark Lamie, AgReliant Genetics, Westfield
  • Jill Bode, Designed Write Public Relations, Inc., Franklin
  • Ben Caughey, Mercho Caughey & Delay, Indianapolis
  • David Day, Church Church Hittle & Antrim, Noblesville
  • Christy Denault, Indianapolis
  • Michele Goff, AgReliant Genetics, Westfield
  • Paulette LeCount-Dowden, Thorntown
  • Judi Merkel, Geneva
  • Kelly P. Pearson, Purdue Extension Warren County, Williamsport
  • Roy Searcy, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Mt. Vernon
  • Joel Spencer, JBS United, Westfield
  • Lori Tennell, Farm Credit Service Mid America, Franklin
  • Nancy Towner, Cayuga
  • Jeffrey Wooden, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis
  • Brett Brooks, Junior Leader Representative
  • Josh Schonfeld, Junior Leader Representative

Executive Director: