Our People

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne staff & board

 Executive Office

President / CEO


Assistant to President / CEO & Director of Administration


First Impression Specialist


Finance & Operations

Chief Operating Officer
260-969-3305 hludwig@cfgfw.org
Director of Marketing & Communications
260-969-3306 chelmken@cfgfw.org
Finance Assistant
260-969-3308 lvoght@cfgfw.org

Community Impact

Senior Impact Advisor
260-969-3304 lpickerman@cfgfw.org
Donor Engagement Specialist
260-969-3115 jharmon@cfgfw.org

Special Initiatives

Women’s Fund Director
260-969-3312 cbeer@cfgfw.org

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Board

Ron Menze, Chair – Retired Partner/Architect, MKM Architecture + Design

Sherry Early, Vice Chair – Executive Director, Incremental Development Alliance

Christine Boles, Secretary – Director of Human Resources, Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.

Rob Slusser, Treasurer – Senior Vice President – Market President, Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Damian Gosheff, At Large – Attorney and Founder, Gosheff Estate & Trust Law, LLC

Susan Wesner, At Large – Chief Financial Officer, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Stephanie Carper – Tax Director, FORVIS

Stephanie Crandall – Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, City of Fort Wayne

Cindy Goodman – Investment Officer III, VP, Old National Wealth Management

Jason Knothe – Chief Operating Officer, JH Specialty Inc.

Edmond C. O’Neal III – President, Northeast Indiana Works

Nikki Quintana – Executive Director, City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

Paul Sauerteig – Attorney at Law, Snow & Sauerteig LLP

Gary Shearer – President and CEO, Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.

Shelley Walker – Project Leader, BF Goodrich

Denita Washington – Executive Director, Girlz Rock and Adams Township Trustee