Meet the staff
Danyele Easterhaus is the Executive Director of Student Impact of Westfield, where she has been involved since 2005, first as a mentor and volunteer, and later on the Board of Directors, before becoming Executive Director in 2011.
Hanging out with kids and being a mentor and friend has been a constant part of her life. Knowing and understanding the need for students to have a consistent and real relationship with an adult that will be honest and loving has driven Danyele into many serving opportunities throughout the last 25 years. Mrs. Easterhaus is also currently active in her community with Westfield Police Citizens Police Academy, HCLA Class of 2014, Downtown Westfield Neighborhood Association, Westfield Wellbeing Coalition, The Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Westfield Kiwanis Club, and volunteering with Westfield Welcome, as well as in her home church, Northview Westfield, as an Adult Leader.
Danyele and her husband Ryan of 21 years live in Westfield, along with their 4 girls; Paige (26), Brooke (17), Jada (15), and Sofia (13). Ryan and Danyele have foster parented many children throughout the years, as well as adopted two of their own girls, one through Private Adoption and one through Foster Care adoption.
In her free time, Danyele enjoys down-time by being on a beach with her family, replacing the sound of teenagers with the sound of crashing waves for a few days.
Student Life Director
Samantha graduated with an Early Childhood, Youth and Family Studies degree from Ball State University. The past four summers, Sam played an integral role in assisting with the development and implementation of Student Impact's successful program, Camp Ethos. She connected with campers, created a safe environment that was fun, and designed programs that offered learning opportunities. Since then, she has brought her passion for serving students to her full time position as Student Life Director.
Growing up in Maine led to Sam's joy for hiking and experiencing new places, especially when it involves water and walking her dog Willow. A lover of all things hospitality, in her free time you can find her hosting friends for coffee or games, or savoring her quiet time with a good book.
More importantly she is passionate about improving the lives of children and having a positive impact on their development and growth, making her a perfect fit for the Student Impact community.
Community Development Director
Brittany is the Community Development Manager at Student Impact of Westfield. For the past two years, she has served as a community outreach volunteer at her home church of Northview Westfield, working with local partners to bring resources to Student Impact.
Linking her passion for mentorship and entrepreneurship, she works to develop and foster relationships in the community that support the mission of Student Impact. Brittany is a certified Mediator, as well as an Administrative Assistant. During the COVID-19 pandemic she played an integral role in connecting Westfield citizens with critical resources.
Brittany and her family moved to Westfield In 2018 after her husband Logan, separated from the military. As a family they enjoy camping, hiking and taking advantage of the beautiful trails that Westfield has to offer. An avid plant lover, Brittany finds peace in nature and seeking adventure outdoors.
After school Counselor
Audrey Newlin is Student Impact's After School Counselor. She has volunteered at The Rock for the last two school years and plans to continue volunteering throughout college as well.
Audrey moved to Westfield in 2015 from her hometown in West Lafayette for her freshman year of high school. She lives with her father and step-mom and is a senior at Westfield High School. Last year, she took a service leadership course in school and spent time volunteering at Student Impact. This year she was given the opportunity to take a Career Internship Exploration class and has decided to do her internship with Student Impact. Audrey has also worked at Chick-Fil-A in Westfield for over two years. After graduating high school, Audrey plans to go to college and hopes to either attend Purdue University or Indiana University and major in either Accounting or Mathematics.
Being able to hang out with the kids at Student Impact has had an incredible impact on Audrey’s life. It has gotten her more involved with the community and she has learned a lot through her experiences at Student Impact. In her free time, she loves to travel, go hiking, see new places, and spend time with her family and friends.