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
Finance Assistant
260-969-3308 lvoght@cfgfw.org
Director of Grants & Scholarships
260-969-3304 lpickerman@cfgfw.org
Grants & Scholarships Assistant
260-969-3318 nbounket@cfgfw.org

Community Impact

Donor Engagement Specialist
260-969-3115 jharmon@cfgfw.org
Director of Marketing & Communications
260-969-3306 chelmken@cfgfw.org

Special Initiatives

Women’s Fund Director
260-969-3312 cbeer@cfgfw.org
Children’s Health Collaborative Director
Children’s Health Collaborative Intern
260-969-3302 mfrancis@cfgfw.org
Children’s Health Collaborative Intern

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Board

Heather Schoegler, Chair – Director, Strategic Educational Partnerships, Parkview Health

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

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

Sherry Early, At-Large – Executive Director, Incremental Development Alliance

Doug Wood, At-Large – Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Sweetwater

James (Jim) Cook – North Region President, STAR Financial

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

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

Damian Gosheff – Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Todd Jacobs – CFO, AWS Foundation

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

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

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