Mike Hurst – Chair
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.
Wes Mantooth – Vice-Chair
Wes is a Principal and Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice. He is responsible for working with employers to provide an analysis of their existing employee benefit program and assisting with the implementation of new or redesigned programs.
Prior to joining Gibson in 2008, Wes was employed at the Indianapolis of 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 – Board Treasurer
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.
Todd currently serves as Senior Product Manager on the Marketing Cloud Product team at Salesforce and is an avid proponent of the Salesforce 1/1/1 Integrated Philanthropy model. This model affords Todd the ability to help people in need by donating time and resources to charitable organizations. 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 and two children in Plainfield, IN. He and his wife share a passion to improve the lives of children in their community and everywhere.
Heather Stark – Secretary
Heather A. Stark joined the Board of Susie’s Place in January of 2017. After volunteering with Susie’s Place for several years, Heather joined the Board to further assist Susie’s Place in meeting the ever-growing needs of children in the community. Heather holds an MBA and taught at the collegiate level for ten years. In 2009, Heather entered the real estate investment arena, and presently is co-owner and President of Ironman Investment, LLC. In addition to this role, Heather is very involved in the community and volunteers in multiple organizations. Heather serves as the Event Chair for the annual Susie’s Place Superhero Celebration.
Heather is married with three children, and lives in Plainfield.
Monte Collins – Member at Large
Tracy Jaisle – Member at Large
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.
Dr. Katelynn Moats Liebermann – Member at Large
Daniel Saleeb – Board Member at Large
Daniel Saleeb joined the board at Susie’s Place in January of 2018. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Indiana State University and more than 15 years of Information Technology Management experience. Daniel is value-centric, thrives in fast paced environments, and leads by demonstrating clear vision and passion for solving problems.
Daniel serves as a Support Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is currently leading support delivery on major global accounts. Over the past 4 years, Daniel helped increase Hewlett Packard Enterprise sales with several opportunities resulting in an estimated total of $4,156,968 in revenue. Daniel enjoys taking on new challenges and leading transformations that provide significant contribution in improved customer satisfaction and cost.
Daniel resides on the southwest side of Indianapolis with his wife and their two beautiful children.
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.nov16_mcdenews_people_stark_jaredIn 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.
Melanie Walker – Member-at-Large
After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and holding positions with Mobil Oil and Chemical, and Schlegel Corporation, Melanie began her career with Tsuchiya Company of Nagoya, Japan 25 years ago . Tsuchiya, established in 1950, is a $1.3 billion company, with 26 manufacturing and sales operations in 32 cities around the globe (Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Czech Republic, the U.S. and Canada).
In 1994 Melanie was named President of TASUS Corporation, Tsuchiya’s first North American subsidiary. She was believed to be the first and youngest female president of a Japanese owned manufacturing company in North America.
During the past 20 years of Melanie’s presidency, she established four more Tsuchiya companies in North America: TASUS Canada, of Ontario Canada, Craft Mexico, in Mexico City, TASUS Texas in Georgetown, Texas, and most recently, TASUS Alabama in Florence, Alabama. These Tsuchiya Group North America companies employ over 500, with annual combined revenues of over $80 million. They manufacture plastic injection molded assemblies, blow molded assemblies, extrusions, labels, overlays and dimensional graphic products for the automotive industry.
In addition to leading and growing Tsuchiya’s presence in North America, Melanie also works closely with the headquarters leadership in Japan in matters of the operations of the Tsuchiya businesses around the globe.
Sharon Yarber – Member-at-Large
Sharon Yarber joined the Susie’s Place Board in 2013 and currently serves as member-at-large. She also serves on the Friends of Susie’s Place at Bloomington. Sharon retired from Eastern Greene School Corporation in June of 2010. Currently, she works part time at IU supervising student teachers.
At Eastern Greene, Sharon was the high school counselor for many years. She saw first hand the impact of abuse and neglect on children. When she first heard of Susie’s Place, she wanted her class to visit to become better informed of ways to help abused and neglected children. Her involvement on the board came from these first encounters and now enthusiastically supports Susie’s Place.
Sharon resides in Bloomington, IN.