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

Billie Breaux

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 Country 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.

Suzanne Handshoe

Bruce Kimery

Mr. Kimery had a distinguished Military Career as well as 21 years of Public Service with the State of Indiana.  Mr. Kimery was an officer in the U.S. Army for 22 years that included Tours in Germany, Vietnam and Belgium.  His last assignment was at the U.S. Army Finance Center at Fort Harrison in Indianapolis.  Mr. Kimery began his employment with the state in 1989 and served in executive positions with the Department of Workforce Development and Public Employees Retirement Fund.  Mr. Kimery joined the RIPEA Board in 2011.

Mr. Kimery resides in Indianapolis, IN.

Ms. Miller has served in the Legislature for 34 years; 1 year in the House and 33 years in the Senate. Ms. Miller was Assistant President at Pro Tempore and was a Registered Nurse.

Ms. Miller has been on several Committees such as Appropriations, Family and Children Services, Health and Provider Services, CHR. She has been involved in community and association activities with MSD of Warren Township School Board, World Methodist Council Executive Committee, and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Ms. Miller joined the RIPEA Board in 2016.

Ms. Miller resides in Indianapolis.

Patricia Miller

Marriette (Marty) Montgomery

Mrs. Montgomery was employed 44 years with the Public Employees Retirement Fund.  She served as a retirement counselor in PERF for the majority of her public service.  Mrs. Montgomery received the Public Service Achievement Award from Governor Bayh in 1994 and Governor O'Bannon in 1999.  Mrs. Montgomery joined the RIPEA Board in 2010.

Mrs. Montgomery resides in Indianapolis.

Mr. Parent has dedicated most of his life to public service and the Peace Corps.  Mr. Parent was Mayor of South Bend for 8 years after serving 8 years on the South Bend Common Council.  Mr. Parent has served in the Peace Corps on 2 separate tours of duty spending his Peace Corps service in Thailand.  Mr. Parent joined the RIPEA Board in 2005.

Mr. Parent resides in South Bend, IN.

Roger Parent

Dr. Robert N. Jackman

The RIPEA Board of Directors, in their meeting on June 1, 2022, voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Robert N. Jackman to a 4-year term on the RIPEA Board.

Dr. Jackman, a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, served in the Indiana State Senate from 1996 to 2008 when he chose not to run for re-election.

Dr. Jackman owns the Jackman Animal Clinic in Milroy, Indiana and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue School of Veterinary Science and Medicine in 2002.

The RIPEA Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Dr. Jackman to the Board.