Jackie Ponder – Solar Sources, Inc. Board President
Jackie Bowman Ponder grew up in Greenwood, Indiana, attending Center Grove High School. She graduated in 1986 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas cum laude with a BA degree in Political Science and Russia Area Studies. In 1989, she graduated from Indiana University School of Law summa cum laude and clerked for Hon. Tom Stagg, U.S. District Court, W.D. Louisiana from 1990 to 1992. In 1992, Jackie and her family moved back to Indiana and she began working for McTurnan & Turner in complex business litigation. In 2008, M&T merged with the firm now known as Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. In 2013, Jackie became General Counsel at Solar Sources, Inc., a coal mining company.
Jackie has four children – Jeff, Drew, Elena and Lilly. She actively served as a member of Community Church of Greenwood for many years and now attends Community Church at Stones Crossing in Greenwood. Jackie was one of the founding board members for the Center Grove Education Foundation which provides grants funding programs not covered by the traditional school budgets. In 2002, Jackie was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center Grove Community School Corporation and was elected for a full-term in 2004. Jackie attended a Beacon of Hope “thank you” event with a friend in 2011 and was deeply moved by the testimonies of several domestic violence survivors and their families.
Jackie began looking around at all of the teenage girls she came in contact with, including her own and decided that she wanted to help this organization. She is dedicated not only to helping those in a violent situation, but also to educating women and girls about the avenues available for help, how to avoid situations and what to do if caught in a situation. The fact that Beacon of Hope seeks strength and guidance from our Lord Jesus Christ pushed Jackie to commit to doing what she could to help the organization move forward.
Barry Foster – Eagle Creek Veterinary Clinic Vice-President
Dr. Barry L. Foster DVM was raised in Elkhart, IN, graduating from Elkhart Memorial High School. He attended Purdue University, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In 1991 Dr. Foster started working as an associate Veterinarian, becoming co-owner in 2000 and eventually became the owner in 2007.
Dr. Foster and his wife, Julie and 2 daughters Elizabeth and Evelyn, have lived in Broad Ripple since 1991. He enjoys fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, volleyball and walking his 4-year-old Standard Poodle, River. He also enjoys reading, movies, sports and games.
Dr. Foster has been very active in the church, teaching/leading adult and children’s Sunday school, Leading Men’s Ministry and leading within church committees.
Steve Hurrle – Greenwalt CPA's Treasurer
-Grew up in Beech Grove and attended Beech Grove High School -Currently reside on Southside with my rescued yellow Labrador retriever Tucker -Graduated Hanover College (Business Administration) in 2005 and played football. Masters in Accounting from IUPUI in 2012 -Currently a senior tax associate at Greenwalt CPA’s with over five years in both public and corporate accounting -Hobbies include outdoor activities, attending live sporting events and concerts, golf, and spending time with family and friends -Member of St Roch church. Member of Knights of Columbus. Prior treasurer of Kiwanis.
Judy Pippin is a native Hoosier originally from Muncie, Indiana. She is a Senior Attorney at Kopka Pinkus Dolin Attorneys At Law. Judy is a graduate of Ball State University and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University. Judy is licensed to practice law in Indiana, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and she is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Judy’s law practice focuses on the defense of worker’s compensation and employment related issues. She currently serves as volunteer with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and other community service groups. Judy attends Grace Church in Noblesville where she also volunteers in the Care Center.
Judy’s two sons are both soccer players and when she is not watching them play, she enjoys biking. Judy is committed to assist Beacon of Hope fulfill its mission.
Rori L. Goldman – Hill Fulwider, P.C. Board Member
Rori Goldman practices law at both the trial and appellate levels. She is the Director/Managing Director at Hill Fulwider, P.C. Ms. Goldman is a graduate of Indiana University and Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Indiana and New York State. Born and raised in New York, Ms. Goldman has called Indianapolis home since 1995. She served as judicial clerk to the Honorable John T. Sharpnack of the Court of Appeals of Indiana before joining the Firm in June of 1997.
Ms. Goldman's practice focuses on many areas of civil litigation, including professional liability defense and malpractice, premises liability, business disputes and worker's compensation. As a member of the firm's Appellate Practice Section, she has participated in appeals before both of the State's appellate courts and the federal court. Ms. Goldman is a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations and is active in the Women and the Law Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association. She is currently on the Board of the ISBA's Client Financial Assistance Fund. She also serves on a volunteer basis with a number of community-based organizations.
Seeking To Fill Additional Board Member Seats – Board Member
Melissa Breeden – Simon Property Group Board Member
Melissa Breeden is currently an attorney at Simon Property Group, a global leader in the retail real estate ownership, management and development. Melissa has been a member of the Simon legal team since 1999 practicing in the areas of development, acquisitions and dispositions, partnership and corporate matters. She currently represents Simon as borrower’s counsel in commercial financing's. Prior to working for Simon, Melissa worked as an attorney for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources where her practice focused on environmental litigation and various real estate issues. In addition, Melissa was in private practice where she represented governmental agencies and private clients in real estate and other matters.
Melissa received her B.A. in Journalism in 1991 from Ball State University and her J.D. in 1995 from Valparaiso University Law School. She is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Indiana Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. In addition, Melissa is a board member of the St. Thomas More Society of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and currently serves as the Society secretary. She is also a board member of Valparaiso University Law School’s Central Indiana Alumni Council.
Originally from Merrillville, Indiana, Melissa currently resides in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband, son and two dogs. Melissa and her family attend Saint Francis and Clare Catholic Church where she volunteers as a lector. She enjoys gardening, travel and baking. Melissa is excited to serve Beacon of Hope in carrying out its important mission of assisting victims of domestic violence.