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We love to share what wonderful things Resources of Hope is doing in our community.  Listen below as our Executive Director talks with Steve "Stu" Stuart from WFMS Friends and Neighbors Community Show.

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Summer Huber
Founder

With Summers professional experience as a social worker and personal experience as a foster parent she experienced firsthand the challenges and blessings that came along with being involved in foster care. Knowing there was a need for support to foster families, she sought out to develop an organization to help support foster families and the children they care for. Since the establishment of Resources of Hope Summer and her husband Eric have become adoptive parents.

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 Kathryn Cimera - Secretary
Mallor Grodner Attorneys

Kathryn is an attorney with a local law firm, Mallor Grodner. She guides businesses through the complex laws and regulations governing the employment relationship. Kathryn is also an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University where she teaches Employment Law for Human Resources. Kathryn and her husband live in Greenwood with their twin boys and three dogs. Community service has always been important to Kathryn and is proud to have been a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand for two years. She became involved with ROH in 2021 upon learning of the important work they do for the foster community.

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 Terri Roberts-Leonard
Carmel Schools

Originally from Dayton, Ohio,  Terri holds a BA in Communication with a concentration on Organizational Communication and a minor in African American Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Master of Education in Sports Administration from Xavier University and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Morehead State University. She has held positions in higher education at Franklin College, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Morehead State University, and Ball State University. ​Terri’s focus is on community service and education. She has a 16-year progressive career in higher education. In addition to her professional service, Terri serves on a variety of Boards and  Committees.  She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Johnson County. ​Terri resides in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband Eddie and three young children. 

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 Chuck Smith
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Chuck recently retired from a career where he most recently served as the Vice President of Quality for an emerging Biopharmaceutical company.  While there, he helped to lead his company’s successful FDA approval and launch of a new innovative treatment for patients with certain types of cancer.  Chuck has many years of managerial, organizational development and leadership experience that he hopes to utilize to help Resources of Hope achieve its mission serving the needs of foster families.  As a new grandfather of two amazing granddaughters (including adopted), Chuck has seen up close the positive impact fostering can have not just on the kids, but for all involved in the family.

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Renae Furnée

Executive Director

Renae is a Christian wife and mother of two. After attending college for a Printing and Publishing degree and a fulfilling 12 year career in the Print Manufacturing Industry, Renae and her husband began a family while simultaneously owning a national consultant firm in the print industry. While co-running this business, Renae kept busy with her in-home daycare, advancing in her local MOMS® Club Chapter and being repeatedly elected Treasurer of her HOA. Renae's passion has always been geared toward  children's mental & physical health, which led her to focus on Foster Care, where she found Resources of Hope. In 2018, Renae started volunteering at ROH in The Closet. She made her way to Executive Assistant and now, recently elected Executive Director September of 2020. Renae’s vision for Resources of Hope can be witnessed through her daily dedication and love for every child & family she meets.

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Jesse Waninger - Treasurer
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Jesse resides on the south side of Indianapolis with his wife, Ariel, and their three children. They have been licensed to foster for about 2 years. Jesse is an active member of Rocklane Christian Church in Greenwood, where he serves in the children’s ministry. Jesse is a CPA and works as a controller at a local small business.

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Joe Paulson
Compass Pointe CPA's

A graduate of Whiteland Community High School (2006) and Taylor University (2010, summa cum laude), Joe lives with his wife, Amy, and children Dorothy and Brian.

He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Indiana CPA Society.

Aside from accounting, Joe has extensive experience in the music industry. 

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Wayne Feest

President

Wayne began his involvement with Resources of Hope in January 2019 as a board member and was elected President in the fall of 2020. He is a registered pharmacist and previously ran a division for a large national behavioral health care company. Maturing the organization to position Resources of Hope for greater successes in the scope and depth of programs offered is a key goal. He is delighted to be able to serve in his current capacity with so many talented and dedicated individuals focused on improving the lives of foster children. 

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Dr. Kara Cecil
University of Indiana

Kara is the Assistant Professor of Public Health at University of Indiana.

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 Jason Small
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Jason is a husband and father. Jason served in the United States Army as a logistics officer after graduating from Army Officer Candidate School in November 2007. He was married to his wife Whitney while living in Pennsylvania and moved to central Indiana in June 2012, where they began their family. He began a career in Operations Management and Logistics following his time in the military. Jason and his wife have been foster parents since April of 2018. Along with serving foster kids, he also has a passion for personal finance and guiding others to develop healthy financial behaviors.

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