Courtney Simpkiss • Chair
Courtney is Vice President of Strategy for ADP Insurance Services. She leads the overall strategy for small business insurance services, supporting business development as a part of the small business payroll portfolio of ADP. Her team also supports business intelligence, data analytics and carrier relations.
Before returning to ADP, Courtney was with Gibson Insurance as the Indianapolis Market President from 2018-2022. 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. She was the board chair for Foster Success (formerly Indiana Connected by 25), has served on the development committee for School on Wheels, volunteered for CASA and Habitat for Humanity.
Cathy Stoll • Vice Chair
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 • Secretary
Mike Hurst • Treasurer
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.
Dr. Christine Bender, MD
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.
Kisha joined Marathon Health in 2016 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including director of wellness and account executive prior to being promoted to Vice President of Market Development in 2020. Kisha is considered a thought leader among the corporate wellness community for her 15+ years of experience in wellness product & strategy, wellness research, and health coaching.
She works alongside other experts to develop evidence-based wellness solutions and has consulted with a variety of employers on effective wellness program designs. Kisha is also a sought-after presenter on the local and national stage. She received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois and her Master’s degree in Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Kisha and her husband reside in Indianapolis and enjoy staying active with their three boys, and she continues to serve in academia as an adjunct professor at IUPUI.
Jonathan is a commercial real estate broker, consultant and developer with Bradley Company and Great Lakes Capital. Working side by side with a variety of individuals, entities and businesses, Jonathan creates enterprise and local solutions to the ever changing landscape of commercial real estate and finance. He also provides time and energy to a variety of social and charitable groups in Central Indiana. Teaming with High Schools, Universities, Police/Fire and first responders has allowed Jonathan to coordinate projects between various stakeholders in singular endeavors. Jonathan spent 10 years as a Coach, Board Member and tournament coordinator for Indy Premier Soccer. Other than coaching approximately 200 children during his tenure, he also helped expand the service offerings and created new playing fields.
Jonathan is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business where he met his wife of over 30 years. Staying active in the community in a variety or roles and responsibilities is high on the list of enjoyable activities. Jonathan, along with his wife and two children reside in Fishers, IN and are proud to call it home.
Before joining forces with her husband in 2015; opening State Farm Agencies in the Indianapolis and Fishers areas, Lindsey served in a variety of roles directly impacting families and children.
Lindsey graduated from Indiana University with a degree in psychology. Lindsey worked alongside Susie’s Place in her role with The Department of Child Services. She went on to continue working with families in ongoing case management for several years in multiple states. Most recently, she enjoyed her Psychometrist position administering neuropsychological and psychological tests.
Lindsey has a passion for empowering women and families as well as assisting those in need. She has also volunteered and worked with Allies, an organization focused on mentoring and assisting young women have who have been victims of human trafficking.
Residing in Fishers with her husband and 3 young children. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Emily Shaw is a Sales Trainer, Coach, and Consultant at Lushin. In her role, Emily focuses on training teams, coaching leaders and helping companies develop strategies, processes, employee development plans, and custom training to enable them to achieve greater success.
Emily has a love of all things sales, but her true passion resides in helping others. The changes made in individual employees that impact the quality of life for themselves and their families are her “why”.
Emily has been volunteering in the communities in which she has lived since she was a teenager. Since the age of 13, she has volunteered her time to her local YMCA’s Daycare, nursing homes, children’s ministry, The Lydia Home Association, The Children’s Bureau, Habitat for Humanity, and Girls Inc.
Emily lives in Fishers with her husband and two daughters.
Brad is an Enterprise Sales Professional at Authenticx. In his role, Brad aligns the innovative conversational intelligence platform of Authentincx to the needs of prominent healthcare organizations. The mission of Authenticx to help humans understand humans rings true for Brad and his true passion of leading with empathy and vulnerability. Brad has spent the majority of his career in sales as it feeds his soul to be able to connect with people in an open and authentic way.
When he is not working, Brad’s time is spent with his wife Katrina, his two redheaded boys and three step-children. Number six will be added to their family team this September and they couldn’t be more excited. Brad and his family are officially the Brady Bunch of the Geist area and they love their beautiful chaos.
Wes Mantooth • Emeritus Chair
Wes is a Principal and Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice. He is responsible for working with employers to analyze their existing employee benefits 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.