The preservation of the highest standards of integrity and ethical principles is vital to safeguarding public trust.
Our volunteer Board of Directors stands firm in their commitment to ensuring the vitality and viability of the organization through strong governance and stewardship.
Lauren P. Trumbo, Board Chair
Director of Finance, St. Catherine Hospital
Lauren Trumbo's spirit of care is evident in both her personal and professional life. Driven by her passion to build a better future for Northwest Indiana, Lauren joined the board of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) to build a stronger continuum of care for families and to serve as a true voice for children who don't otherwise have a say in their home lives, their care, and their ultimate success in life. Lauren's professional life equally supports some of our most vulnerable communities, where the work she does helps provide critical care and service to others and makes a distinct impact on the quality of life for all.
Gina Altieri, Board Secretary
Owner/President, Phenix7 Mktg. Inc.
Gina Altieri is a driver of positive change for her company and for Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI). She attributes her parents with instilling in her a commitment to improving lives through volunteerism and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees throughout her career, including her work as a board member and volunteer for the Lake Area United Way.
Jeff Carroll, Board Vice Chair
Attorney, Koransky, Bouwer & Poracky, P.C.
In addition to Jeff Carroll’s legal acumen, he is an award-winning
journalist, as well as an author. His volunteer experience includes
devoting time to organizations that serve and enhance the well-being of
children. His interest in mental health advocacy stems from his work at a
mental health legal clinic while attending law school.
Joe Starkey, Board Treasurer
Investment Advisor & Partner, Oak Partners, Inc.
Joe Starkey joined the board in 2016, excited to devote his
energy, time, and talents to advancing the mission of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI)
and working as part of the team to help the social service ogranization reach its
goals. Joe's volunteer experience includes serving as a board member for the
March of Dimes, participation in several regional chambers of
commerce, and serving as past president of the Griffith Chamber of Commerce.
Burke Costanza & Carberry
Christian believes in contributing his time and talents to meaningful volunteer opportunities. His volunteer experience includes arts organizations as well as volunteering time in projects and fundraising that benefit community. He is eager to share his legal expertise and technical acumen to contribute to the viability and vitality of MHALC.
Triple W Forum LLC
Jennifer is passionate about the role that parents play in
creating the most nurturing environment for children to grow and thrive.
Similarly to her own professional role, Jennifer admires the work of
Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) in treating the
whole person and is excited to share her talents in the continued
success of the organization.
With extensive experience in both business and board service, Jim Donovan brings a wealth of knowledge and a true heart of service to Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI). Active in volunteer leadership throughout his career, Jim has held executive board positions for many prominent Lake County, IN, nonprofit organizations. He is passionate about sharing knowledge gained from these experiences with the board and management team at MHANWI, and he is dedicated to applying his skills and talents to organizations and initiatives that lead to positive life outcomes for all children.
Meyers Glaros Group
Will Glaros is a lifelong resident and business owner in Northwest Indiana, serving companies with high quality benefit services throughout the region. As a registered health underwriter for more
than 30 years, Will has been very active in the healthcare industry. He
has led the Northwest Indiana Wellness Council, served as past
president of the Northwest Indiana NAHU chapter, sits on an advisory
board for the Indiana Department of Insurance, and is a member of the
Leading Producers Roundtable and Anthem Broker Advisory. Will has been
interviewed by numerous news outlets for his wealth of knowledge about
healthcare reform and speaks to organizations about trends in
healthcare. He is recognized throughout the state of Indiana as being
one of the industry’s most dynamic businessmen. Throughout his
life, Will has also been involved with many community and civic
organizations including serving as past president of Habitat for
Humanity and current board member for Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI).
Assistant General Manager
Inspired by his role as a father and dedicated to leveraging his professional strengths to build and sustain a better future for Northwest Indiana families, Noah Hirsch is a dedicated member of the Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) Board of Directors. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and tailors that experience to MHANWI's mission to transform our community through proven programs that educate, empower, and change the ways families function for life.
Jill A. Miller, PsyD., HSPP
Northwest Psychological Services, P.C.
Dr. Miller has extensive experience working with parents to
ensure the well-being of families. As a private practitioner, as well as
working with family courts, she provides individual and family
counseling, psychological evaluation, and substance abuse assessment, in
addition to therapeutic parenting time and reunification. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI), she devotes
time to improving overall mental wellness through her involvement with
the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council and by providing free
counseling to Veterans.
Ronald L. Millies, Sr.. P.E.
Millies Engineering Group
Ron Millies, an accomplished business professional with 60 years of experience, continues to fulfill his personal commitment to the betterment of families and children as a board member for Mental Heath America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) and a volunteer for St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Munster Rotary Club. Ron was a founding member of Early Learning Partnership (now joined with MHANWI) and continues to serve as a passionate and dedicated board member in the organization's mission to change the ways families function for life. Ron began his professional career in 1958, founding the current day Millies Engineering Group (now run by his son R. Lee Millies, Jr., P.E., LEED AP) in 1975.
Chief of Staff
City of Hammond
Phil Taillon currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the City of Hammond and is a dedicated member of the Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) board. Phil's focus on building strong families comes with a genuine interest in building a better tomorrow for not only the City he serves, but also for Northwest Indiana as a whole. He is proud to share his time and eager to make key connections for the organization as it seeks to reduce adverse childhood experiences and advance the organization's mission to educate, empower, and change the ways families function for life.
Community Health Improvement Coordinator
Rebecca has a strong desire and passion for engaging and
implementing programs that improve maternal and child health. In 2017,
this former AmeriCorps volunteer partnered with Mental Health America of
Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) to enhance outreach to vulnerable women and
worked in collaboration to create special events to benefit families.
Janice Zunich, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest
MHANWI Director Emeritus
Dr. Janice Zunich, a board certified medical geneticist, is
the organization’s longest serving board member, devoting more than 25
years to the organization and applying her expertise in pediatrics and
genetics to support Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI)
programs that empower family well-being. Her dedication to wellness can
be found in the clinical services she provides, as well as the many
nonprofit organizations she has committed to in her career. She
currently serves as the medical member of the Lake County Child
Protection Team and Child Fatality Review Committee and now serves as Director Emeritus for MHANWI.