Wes Mantooth • Chair
Wes is a Principal and Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice. He is responsible for working with employers to analyze their existing employee benefit program and assist with the vetting and implementation of innovative and unique programs to drive member engagement and enhance the healthcare experience for all stakeholders.
Prior to joining Gibson in 2008, Wes was employed at the Indianapolis office of Mercer, working with a variety of clients in the financial services, education, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. He was also responsible for the oversight of the small and middle market divisions for the Indianapolis office. Wes began his insurance career with Aon Consulting in 1999.
Todd Yoho • Vice-Chair
Todd Yoho joined the board at Susie’s Place in 2015 and currently serves as Treasurer. He is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and has spent his professional career in sales and marketing within the software/technology industry. Todd joined local software success story ExactTarget in 2002 and held several leadership roles during ExactTarget’s tremendous growth period and through the point where they were acquired by Salesforce in 2012. Salesforce is a Fortune 500 Cloud Computing software company with a belief that the business of business is to improve the lives of people and make the world a better place.
After 17 years with ExactTarget and Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Todd recently joined another Indianapolis based software success story, 250ok. Todd is responsible for developing and growing partnerships and alliances for 250ok, which helps marketers by providing email deliverability tools and providing critical analytics that assist brands monitor the success of the marketing technology efforts. Todd is honored to serve on the board at Susie’s Place, as it is a remarkable opportunity to be an advocate for children in Central and Southern Indiana. Todd is a life-long resident of Hendricks County and currently lives with his wife, Randi. Todd and Randi have two children and they share a passion to improve the lives of children in their community and everywhere.
Tracy Jaisle • Treasurer
Tracy L. Jaisle joined the board of Susie’s Place in January of 2018. She serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Bone Dry Roofing, Inc. Tracy chose to join the Susie’s Place team to give back to her community. After an extensive battle with breast cancer, Tracy was overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support she received. She joined the board to pay that support forward. Tracy is married and has two children. She resides in Plainfield.
Cathy Stoll • Secretary
Cathy Stoll serves as marketing communications and community outreach director for Indiana University Health’s Indianapolis Suburban Region, which includes IU Health West, North, Tipton and Saxony hospitals. Cathy has been part of the IU Health team for 20 years and was a member of the leadership team that opened IU Health West in Avon in December 2004.
In addition to her work with IU Health, she currently serves as chairperson of the Hendricks County Health Partnership advisory board, and previously served as chairperson of the United Way of Hendricks County advisory board—which includes board service representing Hendricks County on the larger United Way of Central Indiana board.
An Indiana University graduate, Cathy and her family are proud to call Brownsburg home. As a mom to a Brownsburg High School and Indiana Expos baseball player, you’ll often find her, and her aching back, on the bleachers at a local ball field.
Jennifer Andres • Member at Large
Dr. Christine Bender, MD • Member at Large
Christine Bender is a Pediatrician at Hendricks Pediatrics, a job she has held since 1996. She attended Vanderbilt University for Undergraduate studies, Indiana University for Medical School and completed her residency at Riley Hospital for Children serving as Chief Resident her final year. She is passionate about serving children and was excited to join the board of Susie’s Place in 2019.
Christine resides in Avon with her husband and their three children. She serves on the Outpatient Committee for Hendricks Regional Health and works with the high school peer group at St. Susanna.
Brittany Early • Member at Large
Mike Hurst • Member at Large
Mr. Hurst is the Regional President for the Indianapolis region of First Merchants Bank, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking for two years. He began his career as a regulator for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis – Office of Thrift of Supervision, where he remained for 8 years. Mike worked for National City Bank from 1994 until 2009, when he joined First Merchants.
He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Master of Science in Management.
Mike is active in the community and sits on various boards including Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center, where he serves as President of the Board of Directors, and the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation.
He has been married since 1987 to Pamala, and they have two children, Jacob and Elena. Mike and his family reside in Martinsville.
Courtney Simpkiss • Member at Large
Courtney is Gibson’s Employee Benefits Growth Officer, a principal, and part of the executive leadership team. She will drive overall revenue, profitability, and growth.
Courtney has a passion for sales. She intuitively understands how Marketing, Sales, Product, and Finance intersect to create profitability. Ultimately, discovering and diversifying growth for the firm. She ensures that all marketing and sales activities originate from a value proposition and can provide value to Gibson. Overseeing all insights, campaigns, customer interactions, internal communications, and product development, Courtney will be responsible for optimizing the overall customer experience while analyzing current systems and implementing cutting-edge tools for growth.
Before being promoted to Growth Officer, Courtney joined Gibson in 2018 as the Indianapolis Market Leader and Director of Business Development for Employee Benefits and Commercial Risk. Prior to joining Gibson, she held a variety of roles at ADP such as Vice President of Sales for Indiana, Vice President of ADP’s national Broker Channel Program, and General Manager for ADP TotalSource.
Jared Stark • Member at Large
Jared L. Stark, who has served in executive leadership positions with several healthcare organizations, has been named senior vice president of healthcare development at Duke Realty. In his new role, Stark will oversee all phases of healthcare facility development and acquisition, including strategic and service line planning, budgeting, due diligence and negotiations, operations management, client and physician relations, partnership and business development, government relations, and quality improvement.
Most recently, Stark served as CEO of University Hospital & Clinics, a full-service, acute-care hospital that serves South Central Louisiana and more than 400,000 patients annually. In this role, he led the campus-wide strategic development and operational execution of system-wide initiatives, with full responsibility for quality, patient satisfaction, profitability, and regulatory compliance.
He also has served in several leadership positions at Indianapolis-based Franciscan St. Francis Health, a full-service, general acute care hospital that serves 175,000 patients annually, and in executive positions at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana, and Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois.
Stark earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College in Indiana. He received a Regents Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2011 and a Rising Star Award from the Indianapolis Star in 2010 and has earned FACHE designation.