2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
Mary Paris, Chair
Mary is a Registered Nurse and has had the opportunity to practice in five different states. She spent 38 years developing her skills in the areas of perioperative surgery, intraoperative cardiac surgery and trauma surgery. She is also a transplantation organ procurement specialist. Mary retired two years ago and now does volunteer nursing. Mary has two grown children and loves to spend time with them and her dogs, Sophie and Clyde
Matthew Snyder, Vice Chair
Matthew works at DB Engineering in Indianapolis and is a Trustee for Clay Township. He graduated from Carmel High School and attended Purdue University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Matthew is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and an active member at the Columbia Club. Matt served on the Noblesville Township Board, and is a precinct committeeman. He is a director of the Carmel Clay Historical Society and the Carmel Clay Republican Club.
Kevin Smith, Treasurer
Kevin graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Finance. Kevin is a Regional Chief Credit Officer with First Merchants Bank. Kevin has been on the Janus Board of Directors since 1999 with terms as both Chairman and Treasurer.
Mary Jane Coffing, Secretary
Mary Jane is the Director of Study Marketing at Roche Diagnositcs. She attended DePaul and Purdue Universities to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Bacteriology and a Masters Degree in Science - Interdisciplinary Biology. Mary Jane is a Prescint Committeeman and is an adjunct member of Pearl Institutional Review Board, which advocates for human rights protection in clinical studies.
Adam Aasen is co-owner of Donatello’s Italian Restaurant in Carmel, a business he started with his parents in 2010. He’s also a former reporter for Current in Carmel, having covered city government for four years. He graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington, where he was editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student. He also worked for three years in Jacksonville, Florida where he was an investigative journalist for the daily newspaper. He was on the sponsorship committee for CarmelFest and he helped sell SparkButtons in order to pay for the city’s fireworks display. He’s a committee member for HAND Inc., a nonprofit that promotes and provides affordable housing in the county. He recently joined the board for the Carmel Education Foundation, which raises money for Carmel Clay Schools. He is also involved with the Young Republicans of Hamilton County. When Adam isn’t working, he enjoys watching movies. He hosts a weekly movie podcast called “Hamilton County Goes to the Movies” and he’s on a committee for the Heartland Film Festival. Adam’s wife Nicole is a CPA. They have two cats and two dogs and are expecting their first child in December.
Séamus is a partner with Church Church Hittle & Antrim where he has a law practice representing schools. Séamus has the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating of AV Preeminent which indicates that he has the highest level of professional excellence. Séamus is an alumnus of Wabash College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. His wife, Erin, is a school teacher for students with special needs.
Leigh Ann Clayton
Leigh Ann Clayton, a 14 year veteran of the mortgage lending business is Vice President of sales at Union Savings Bank. A Lexington, Kentucky native and a huge Ky. Wildcat basketball fan, she graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Leigh Ann is a past board member of Joy’s House adult day services and a former member of the Carmel Rotary Club. Currently, she serves on the membership committee of One Zone Chamber of Commerce, The Joy Effect Guild and For the Love of Janus Guild. She and her husband Mike have a daughter, McKinley who is an Oncology nurse at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Michael D. Fogarty
Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He also graduated from the F. B. I. National Academy and the F. B. I. National Executive Institute. He is presently retired, having been a member of the Indianapolis Police Department for 27 years, and was then appointed Chief of the Carmel Police Department, serving the Department and the Carmel community for 15 years. Prior to joining the police department he served his Country as a member of the United Stated Marine Corps.
Throughout his career Mike has served and volunteered on numerous law enforcement related organizations and boards. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Police Officers Credit Union for over 32 years, serving as Board Chair for 12 years.
Mike has one son, Timothy, who was a Deputy on the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and is now a member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Elizabeth received a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and an MBA in Finance from the University of Indianapolis. Elizabeth also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Elizabeth practices law across the state of Indiana with a focus on helping families that have loved ones with special needs. Elizabeth is uniquely equipped to advise families as she as a sibling with special needs. This includes but is not limited to Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship. Elizabeth speaks at parent support groups and conferences throughout Indiana and volunteers in several special needs organizations.
Tony Murray has dedicated his entire career to public service, functioning in the field of safety since 1994. Tony is a licensed paramedic and fire fighter with the Noblesville Fire Department, where he has served with distinction since 1999. Tony helped establish the Hamilton County Professional Fire Fighters Association, an affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters, and has been the organization's president since 2005.
Tony is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #576, is the 5th District Vice-President for the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana, chairs the PFFUI Emergency Medical Services Committee, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Indiana University School of Medicine Paramedic Science Program. He is also devoted to a variety of charitable and philanthropic efforts to enhance the lives of Hoosiers. Tony resides in Carmel and in his spare time enjoys traveling, reading, and is a fan of the Indy Fuel and Chicago Blackhawks hockey teams.
Alex resides in Noblesville and is a partner at the Noblesville-based law firm, Church Church Hittle + Antrim. Alex's law practice is a general civil practice, with a focus on litigation. Alex's clients include businesses, individuals, and public school corporations.
Alex grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and is a graduate of Muncie Central High School, Taylor University, and Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis). Alex serves as a ruling elder of the Session at Grace Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and previously served as board member and president of Noblesville Main Street, Inc., and board member of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, including wife Laura and their four children, and his hobbies include reading, exercise, and playing the piano.
Chrissy Pogue has an extensive background in special education, serving as a life skills teacher for eight years and a Transition Specialist for the past five years. During this time, Chrissy has worked closely with her district's administration to develop a transition program specific to the needs of the students they serve. Under her leadership they opened a new program every year for the first four years of her departments development providing the necessary resources for students to reach their maximum potential. Chrissy works closely with students, families, BDDS, VR, and adult service providers, serves as a co-chair for the Central Indiana Transition Cadre, and participates in many other round table discussion in local and regional areas to help adult service providers learn the needs of students.
Brian attended Ball State University and received a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science and Speech Communication. He also attended the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and earned a Juris Doctorate. Brian met his wife, Anne Hensley Poindexter, a graduate of Carmel High School and a partner with the Law Firm of Campbell, Kyle and Profitt, at Ball State University. They have one daughter who attends Carmel High School. Brian has been the Carmel City Court Judge since being appointed to that position by Governor Mitch Daniels and re-elected in 2011. He is also on the United Way of Central Indiana Hamilton County Advisory Board, a member of the Domestic Violence Shelter Task Force, the President Elect for the Carmel Rotary and a strong supporter of the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program and an advocate for its expansion.
Steve and his wife, Lori, have been the owners of Schwartz Bait and Tackle for 35 years. They have two sons, Pete and Eddie. Steve and Lori have several businesses in conjunction with the bait shop. Those businesses include a propane tank business, U-Haul, White Water Canoe Company and the White River Rescue 2000. Steve is currently a member of the Hamilton County Council.
Cindy received her B.S. in Public Affairs and her Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from IU. She has worked for the City of Indianapolis, Metropolitan Development Department as a senior comprehensive planner, then as the Ex. Director of the Marion County Wellfield Education Corp., and finally as a senior water resources planner in the private sector. After serving as an Advisory Planning Commissioner and Board of Zoning Appeals member, she was elected as City Councilor At Large in Westfield, where she continues her work for the Westfield community. She serves on a number of committees and assists in many charitable/civic endeavors. Cindy is married to Dr. Andy Spoljaric, a Neurologist for St. Vincent Medical Group. They have one son, Andy, who is a 7th grader.
Selina has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and worked in the engineering field developing software for many years. With the responsibilities of parenting a daughter with special needs, she transitioned to real estate and banking for increased work life flexibility. She currently works for Summit Alternative Investments, a specialty finance firm, in the business development area. She has lived in Hamilton County since 2000 along with her husband, John, daughter Amelia and son, Johann. She took office as Fishers City Council for the Northwest District in 2015. Given that her daughter has special needs, the entire family has assisted with Special Olympics. In 2013, Amelia was able to become a client of Janus.
Gregory has a doctoral degree from Indiana State University with a focus in educational leadership where he served as a director of the campus laboratory school as a graduate student advisor, department chair, and taught courses in both masters and doctoral level programs. In addition, he also served as the State Director of the Indiana North Central Association. Gregory’s work with schools and students served as a basis for comparative education exchanges in China, Jamaica, and Australia, a team chair and evaluator of Department of Defense School, and a consultant and workshop provider for public and private schools throughout Indiana.
While living in Terre Haute, he served as member and Board President of Happiness Bag, Inc., a support setting and program provider for individuals with disabilities. In addition, he spent several years as a Boy Scout troop leader, was a member of the Scholarship Review Committee of the Vigo County Foundation, and was member and president of TREEs, Inc., a community volunteer environmental action committee. Gregory also served several years as a United Way Review Team member and as a member and Board President of United Child Center. During this period he was a member of the Parish Council, sang in the choir, and served as chair of the St. Benedict Community Fun Fest.
He and his wife, Denise, moved to Hamilton County in 2012, where Gregory is a Member of the Avalon HOA Earth Day Committee and a volunteer at the Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran’s House, Indianapolis. As a member of Holy Spirit at Geist Parish, he is among the volunteers who provide a communion service to individuals in retirement and assisted living facilities, is a member of the choir and Creation Care Ministry. Gregory and Denise will celebrate their forty sixth wedding anniversary this year. They have three children and five grandchildren.
John Schuler, Ex-Officio
John attended the American Management Association completing the executive management course, the University of Louisville and IUPUI focusing on classes that improved business and marketing skills. John has been a Hamilton County resident for 45 years retiring from Martin Marietta after 42 years. John has been the President of: Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, Carmel Symphony Orchestra and the Build Indiana Council. He has served on many Boards throughout Hamilton County. John has a consulting company with 6 member companies.