Board and Advisory Board Members

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(President)

Rev. Glenn O’Connor 

 Glen

Fr. Glenn is currently Pastor of St. Susanna parish in Plainfield, Indiana. He was ordained in 1980 and has spent his priesthood years in parishes in Connersville and Indianapolis. Fr. Glenn is the oldest of 8 children and has 34 nieces and nephews, all of whom actively support Seeds of Hope. He has also welcomed the support of his current and past parishes, which have graciously provided outreach support to Seeds of Hope. Fr. Glenn calls himself” privileged” to be co-founder of Seeds of Hope in 1999 and feels truly honored to serve the ladies of Seeds of Hope.  He has been Board President since its beginning, and he also serves on the Development, Finance, and Facility Committees.

(Vice President)

Charlie Mullen

VP Ace Rent A Car

Charlie 

Charlie is Vice President of ACE Rent A Car, Inc. and has been with ACE for 43 years. He has been an active supporter of Seeds of Hope for nearly a decade, and formally joined our organization in 2009 as a member of our Development Committee. In 2011, he accepted the request to serve on the Board of Directors, while continuing on the Development Committee. Charlie has served as Vice President since 2012 and is an active part of the Seeds of Hope leadership team.

 

Michelle Hentz

Seeds of Hope Graduate 

 

 

Michelle is a special asset to our Board of Directors. She was a resident of Seeds of Hope in 2004. After her graduation, she continued to stay actively involved. Michelle has volunteered in numerous capacities; has mentored residents; and has served as “resident photographer” for Seeds of Hope events for years. In 2012, she graciously accepted our invitation to serve on the Board of Directors and continues to be a vital part of Seeds of Hope. In 2017, Michelle celebrated her 13 years of sobriety, and continues to be an inspiration to all at Seeds of Hope.

 

(Treasurer)

Susan Palmer

Controller, Mina Leasing and Financial Services

Susan 

Susan has a BS degree in accounting from Marian University and a MBA with a concentration in marketing from Taylor University.  Her 30+ year career has been in an accounting/finance role for companies in the manufacturing and healthcare industries.  She is currently the Controller for Mina Leasing and Financial Services.  Susan’s affiliation with Seeds of Hope was greatly influenced by Fr. Glenn O’Connor’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for the organization.  Susan has been on the board of directors since January 2013 serving as the treasurer.  She is also the administrator for the Seeds of Hope Facebook page.

 

STAFF

 

Executive Director

Marvetta Grimes


Administrator

Sherri Outlaw

 

Assitant Administrator of Development and Contract Worker

Beverly Brewer

 

Bookkeeper

Janet Hubbard

 

Deanna Jones

Contract Staff

 

Michelle Rogers

Contract Staff

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Marcia Cossell

Attorney: Lee & Fairman, LLP.

 

Jerry Lathrop

Retired Trust Advisor: J. P. Morgan

 

Judge David Shaheed

Marion Superior Court, Civil Division

 

Lola Materna

Rx Patient Assistance Representative

 

Dennis Hickle

CPA, Hickle CPA Group

 

Katie Carson

Insurance Agent, Carson Agency, Inc.

 

Joseph (Joe) Hayes

Program Coordinator, Integration Recovery Unit at Community Hospital North