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Community Health Network Foundation

In 2017, Community Health Network Foundation received an Accountable Health Communities grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to begin to tackle unmet health-related social needs—including housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and transportation—of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on the east side of Indianapolis. The effort is called Community Collaborations, and two years later, a team of Community Health Advocates is hard at work connecting men and women in need to community resources that can change lives and impact health.

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"I couldn't see any way out..."

In a time of need, Janet received help through Community’s Medical Legal Partnership. Created with support from the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and funded by donors like you, the partnership integrates civil legal aid with healthcare. An attorney embedded in the Community Hospital East setting works alongside members of the healthcare team. Together, they screen for and treat health-harming legal needs—related to insurance, public benefits, education, legal status and more—to improve health and well-being and reduce healthcare utilization.

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Our Work

Since 1976, Community Health Network Foundation has worked to raise and steward financial support for Community Health Network, a non-profit health system providing a full continuum of care through more than 200 sites and hundreds of physicians throughout Central Indiana.

Our mission? To support Community Health Network’s commitment to improve the health of the communities we serve.

All operating expenses of the Foundation are covered by Community Health Network, while generous sponsors fund the overhead costs of our annual fundraising event The Giving Gig. Thanks to this support, 100 percent of all donations made to Community Health Network Foundation benefit patients and help to fulfill the mission of Community Health Network.

From behavioral health and cancer care to women’s, children’s and senior services, donors to the Foundation support programs that benefit a wide range of Community patients. For donors who commit to sharing a recurring monthly gift, we offer a partnership in our Mission Team. This team helps to provide the firm foundation to allow Community to continue to provide excellent healthcare for all and receives regular updates and invitations to special events throughout the year. Take the next step and join our Mission Team today.

Together we can build a stronger foundation for health

We invite you to join us in giving back to make our community a better place. Honor your caregivers by sharing about your experience or invest in programs offered solely because of generous donors like you. No gift is too small, and your support can help us help people of all ages. Together, we can help patients find healing and hope. Together, we can improve and save lives. Together, we can build a stronger foundation for health in Indiana.

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Our periodic Impact Update shows how the programs and services you support make a difference in people's lives and our community. 

Board of Directors

Community Health Network Foundation is governed by a board of directors composed of several Central Indiana corporate and civic leaders dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Dave Baldwin - Chair
Executive Vice President & CFO, MacAllister Machinery

Timothy Wright - Vice Chair
President, WTW, Inc.

Jan Keefer - Treasurer
Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLC

Joan SerVaas - Secretary
Publisher and CEO of The Saturday Evening Post Society, the Children's Better Health Institute and Curtis Licensing

Sumeeta Bhatia
Civic Leader

Gerry Bailey
Managing Director, iLAB

Thomas Ferrara, MD
OB/GYN Physician, Community Health Network

Kelly Hoffman
CEO, KST Security

Blake Jackson
Director, American Senior Communities

Chou-il Lee
Partner, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

Jim Macdonald
Managing Director, JP Morgan Private Bank

Candelario Martinez
Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo

Mary Beth Oakes
CEO, Business Furniture/Choreo

Jennifer Ping
Executive Director of Governmental Affairs, Krieg DeVault

Doris Anne Sadler
President and CEO, World Trade Center Indianapolis

Myra Selby
Partner, Ice Miller, LLP

Frank Short
Chairman and CEO, Short Strategy Group, Inc

Bob Shortle 
Senior Managing Director, Periculum Capital Company, LLC

Marina (Hadjioannou) Waters
Chief Operating Officer, LUNA Language Services

Ramarao Yeleti, MD 
EVP, Chief Physician Executive, Community Physician Network

Professional Team

Meet the Community Health Network Foundation team. Please call 317-355-GIVE (4483) for questions about giving or our mission.

Joyce Irwin Foundation President

Joyce Irwin
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Bente Weitekamp Foundation VP Development

Bente Weitekamp
Vice President of Development

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Rob Baker
Executive Director of Operations
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  Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance
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Jennifer Bolander
Director of Development
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  Libby Pedigo
Development Director
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Ryan Chelli
Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and
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  Laura Pickard
Director of Development
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Bridget Cleveland
Development Communications Specialist
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  Rob Rexing
Prospect Research Analyst
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Kelly Coffey
Manager Foundation Data
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  Keith Stafford
Grants and Compliance Administrator
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Cindy Elliott
Administrative Assistant
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Deanna Strong
Senior Financial Analyst
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Cindy Farber
Strategic Engagement Specialist
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  Kenneth Tuttle
Database Coordinator
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Becky Foxworthy
Sr. Executive Assistant
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  Lee Vriesman
Director of Development
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Martha Henn
Grant and Proposal Writer
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Community Health Network Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with principal offices located at 7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Our tax ID number is 51-0181688.

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7330 Shadeland Station, Suite 150
Indianapolis, IN 46256

317-355-GIVE (4483)