Ms. Bader worked 20 years for New Albany-Floyd County schools. During her tenure Ms. Bader served as Bookstore Manager, Purchasing Agent and Systems Operator. Ms. Bader is Past President of the Clerical and Support Staff at the school and has served on the Board of Directors of the New Albany schools credit union since 1994. Ms. Bader joined the RIPEA Board in 2010.
Ms. Bader resides in Georgetown, IN.
Christie A. Bader
Ms. Breaux has dedicated her career to serving Hoosiers. She has spent over 30 years as an Indianapolis public school teacher, 16 years as a state senator and 8 years as a Marion County auditor.
Ms. Breaux also served as President of the Indianapolis Education Association.
Mr. Buchanon was a South Bend firefighter from 1973 to 2012 and served as the Fire Chief from 2007 to 2012. Among his numerous honors, he was voted the Indiana Fire Inspector of the Year in 2016 and Indiana Fire Chief of the Year in 2011.
Since his retirement from the South Bend Fire Department in 2012, Mr. Buchanon has earned a degree in Network Systems Administration and is currently a tier I/II technician with Union Station Technology Data Center.
Howard Buchanon II
Dr. John (Jack) J. Dillon
Dr. Dillon was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at several Academic Institutions including St. Mary's College at Notre Dame. He has been an Employee of the City of South Bend since 1985 and during his employment with the city served as Director of Environmental Services. Dr. Dillon serves on several Boards and Commissions in South Bend.
Dr. Dillon was elected to the Board in 2012 and resides in South Bend, IN.
Ms. Duncan is a graduate of Ball State Teachers College. Ms. Duncan worked as a Teacher at School City of Gary for 4 years, a Customer Service Representative at Xerox and a Specialty Advertising Sales Representative at Gray & Gray Specialties for 12 years. Ms. Duncan served as a Council Member in City of Greensburg for 17 years and a Member of the House of Representatives from 1993 and retiring in 2010. Ms. Duncan joined the RIPEA Board in 2015.
Ms. Duncan resides in Greensburg, IN.
Cleo R. Duncan
John C. Galloway
Mr. Galloway has over 40 years' experience in training managers and employees. He was the Director of Training for the Indiana State Personnel Department for 6 years and the Manager of Training for the City of Indianapolis for more than 14 years. He has worked as a manager in government and private industry and served as Manager of Training for First Indiana Bank and Anacomp, Inc. He joined the RIPEA Board in 2013.
Mr. Galloway resides in Carmel, IN.
Enlisted in Marine Corp in 1979 and worked her way up to Chief Warrant Officer 4. Ms. Handshoe was the first female to graduate from Combat Water Survival School. She was elected Mayor of Kendallville, Indiana in 2003 and still serves in that capacity.
Dr. Hartzer received his B.A. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Miami University. He held numerous leadership positions in city and state government, including Chief of Staff for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), Executive Director of the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF), Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Policy Director for Governor Frank O’Bannon and Deputy Mayor of South Bend, IN.
Dr. Hartzer served as a member of Board of Directors from June 2006 to December 31, 2012 and was re-elected to the Board in March 2017.
Dr. Hartzer is a resident of Indianapolis, IN.
Mr. Hineline has been involved with computers and the application of technology to solve business challenges in one form or another for over 45 years. He recently retired as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS). Mr. Hineline’s previous positions include technology leadership roles at One America Financial Partners, serving as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Indianapolis, as well as with Anthem Alliance Health Insurance Company. He also has prior experience with Macmillan Publishing, a division of Simon and Schuster, Citibank, and Purdue University. Mr. Hineline attended Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University. He currently serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards.
Mr. Hineline was elected to the RIPEA Board in 2023 and resides in Noblesville, IN.