Our Board Members
The Board of Directors are elected to 2 year terms. The Board is responsible for governing the business and upholding the by-laws, as well as raising funds and keeping Student Impact on budget. The Board works directly with the Executive Director and meets once monthly, on the 1st Monday of each month at The Rock.
Mike McKinney, President
Mike McKinney is currently an assistant principal at Westfield Intermediate School. Mike lives in Westfield with his wife, Jill , and two daughters, Lucy and Gabby.
Mike grew up in the greater Cicero area and graduated from DePauw University in 2001 and Ball State University in 2009. He is committed to being part of a greater school community that helps our students and families thrive.
Brian Tomamichel, Vice President
Brian is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Westfield Washington Schools. Brian lives in Fishers with his wife Lindsay and three kids Berkley, Braxton, and Brooks. Brian has an accounting and finance degree from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and a MBA from the University of Indianapolis.
Brian has a passion for serving students in Westfield outside of school and plans to use his account abilities to help promote the long-term health of Student Impact financially.
Carrie Cason, Treasurer: Marketing and Communications
Carrie Cason is the owner and president of Carrie Cason Communications, LLC, and has over 15 years of experience in communications and public relations. After graduating from the University of Toledo, Carrie went on to work for the City of Chicago for seven years serving in various communication rolls under Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Carrie and her husband moved to Indianapolis in 2004 where she served as Director of Communication for eight years under Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. Carrie is an accomplished communicator skilled in coordinating, developing and executing communication strategies and leveraging relationships to facilitate external and internal communication goals. Carrie and her husband, Brian, reside in Westfield with their 10-year-old son, John.
Billy Adams, Community Development
Billy is currently a Sergeant with the Westfield Police Department. He was born and raised in Indianapolis. After serving six years in the Army, he became a police officer and attended college in Savannah, GA. After obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, he moved back to Indiana, where he has been with the Westfield Police Department since 2007. Billy is married to Chris and they have four children, Abigail, Jackson, Lauren, and Jayne.
"Living, working, and raising my children in Westfield definitely gives me a vested interest in wanting it to be a great community. I can sit back and hope others make that happen, or I can serve my community and try to make a positive impact in any way I can. I think serving our youth is one of the most important things we can do. I was raised by a single mom, in a not so great area. If not for an after-school program at a church in the neighborhood I grew up in, I don't know if I would be where I am today".
Eric Douthit, Development and Advisory
Eric is a Partner with Church, Church, Hittle and Antrum in Noblesville. Eric has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a Law degree from Indiana Univeristy-Bloomington.
Eric and his family live in Westfield where he also serves on the Board of Directors for Westfield Youth Assistance Program.
Melissa Risk, Food Rescue Lead
Melissa is the wife to Bob and Mother to 2 children. She and her family have lived in Westfield since 2006. Melissa graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a BA in economics. Later, she spent a year abroad in Vienna, Austria and worked in the insurance industry for 20 years.
Melissa's passion for serving others and her intense organization and leadership skills makes her work with the Food Rescue Program a perfect fit.
Jamie Mills, Fundraising and Events
Jamie is the Zone Vice President of Sales for Elekta Inc. and has over 20 years of sales excellence, coaching, change management and leadership experience. She graduated with her bachelors degree from EKU and continued her graduate studies at the University of Kentucky. Jamie moved to the Indianapolis area 16 years ago and believes in giving back to her community. She has served on several committees & board; most recently serving as a board of director for Joys House. Jamie has lived in Westfield for 10 years and she is a proud mother to her daughter Avery (7 years – Carey Ridge Elementary).
“Giving back in any way I can is important to me. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the community I live in and do what I can to make a difference.”
Erin Verplank, Board Member At Large
Erin is the Director of Communications with the Department of Child Services in Indiana. Murphy previously held the role as Communications Director for the City of Westfield, where she served as the city’s Media Relations Advisor and spokeswoman.
Murphy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is currently working to obtain her master’s degree in public relations from Ball State University. Murphy believes in giving back to her community and has served on various boards and committees, including Westfield’s Transit Education & Engagement Team, the Mayor's Yellow Tie Ball committee, Westfield’s Youth Assistance Program, Alzheimer’s Association and R.A.C.E.S. Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Service. She also serves as a member of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Hoosier chapter.
Tyler Enyart, Board Member At Large
Tyler is currently the Vice President of Client Development and Success for ConsortHR. He is a people centered leader with 20 years of professional experience in leadership, sales, marketing and operations. Tyler has a Sports Marketing & Business degree from Indiana University. He and his beautiful wife, Mindy moved to Westfield with their twin children, Zach and Audrey in 2017. Tyler also sits on the Board for Down Syndrome of Indiana and is the team captain for the All Pro Dads chapter at Washington Woods Elementary, where his kids attend. He enjoys taking family camping trips, and is very active in his kid’s school and sports teams.
Jennifer Dotzert, Board Member At Large
Jennifer currently teaches at Country Children's House Montessori Preschool in Westfield. She also teaches dance at the Pink Slipper Dance Studio and special needs fitness classes at a local gym. Jen taught middle school special education for 16 years. Jen graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor's in special education and a minor in dance. She completed her Master's in Social Work from Indiana University.
Jen currently resides in Noblesville with her husband, Scott and their two children, Travis and Grace. The family enjoys traveling together and serving on mission trips. Jen has been a part of Food Rescue since 2015.