2021 - 2022 Board of Directors
Mary Jane Coffing, Chair
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 Prescinct Committeeman and is an adjunct member of Pearl Institutional Review Board, which advocates for human rights protection in clinical studies.
Leigh Ann Clayton, Vice Chair
Leigh Ann Clayton, a 17+ year veteran of mortgage lending, currently a Senior Loan Officer with Advisors Mortgage Group. 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 Joy Effect Guild and For the Love of Janus Guild. She and her husband Mike have a daughter, McKinley who is a Covid ICU nurse at University of Louisville Hospital.
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.
Janet Corbin, Secretary
Janet is retired but has held many positions in the Community including President of Carmel Publishing, publisher of Highflyer. 2 terms on the Board of Directors of Carmel Chamber of Commerce including President. She has also had 2 terms on the Board of Directors of Carmel Education Foundation, including President. She graduated from Manchester College. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Anderson University. Janet has a unique insight into the Carmel & Hamilton County Communities.
I am a retired career deputy prosecutor, married to Joe Vaughn since December of 1986 and the mother of Ethan and Casey Vaughn. Casey is 28 and lives in Philadelphia. We moved to Carmel from Miami in 1995. Ethan is autistic, mmh and non-verbal and has always participated in Special Ed, received services and support. He has the “big waiver” and lives in a supported apartment with a roommate. When Ethan finished High School, we were looking at all options for him, with Janus being one. It was readily apparent that this was the place he loved and the place that he belonged. Now that I am retired, I am honored to be able to try to give back some of what Janus has contributed to our family.
Metalsmithing is a second career for Jill Dunn and one that has been defined by her past experiences. Jill spent forty-two years working with special needs children and adults who were intellectually delayed and seriously mentally ill at a not-for-profit where she served as the CEO. Jill’s days were filled with problem solving where she relied on creative thinking in order to build and preserve the mission of the organization. As her first career was winding down, she found herself drawn to the arts. During undergraduate school Jill studied studio art and psychology and then went on to graduate school in business and organizational management. Jill started her art studies in painting, but in later years enjoyed working with silver, brass and copper and shaping the metal into jewelry, adding stones, textures and patinas.
Jill grew up in the Detroit area and the influence of her heritage and culture exposed her to Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans. Many of the stories and challenges that were shared and experienced had a lifelong influence on the artist. Jill’s work reflects textures of the visions of the past with the influence of the Expressionism and Impressionism periods of art.
Jill’s family also has a great impact on her as her four children and husband are great supporters and will occasionally provide valuable input. Daily influences of the news, our surroundings, the love of trees and plants and color all provide a palate of information.
Jill is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA and a MA. Jill is a member of the prestigious Indiana Artisan. She is a two-time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash. Jill resides in Carmel, Indiana with her husband and two energetic Wire Hair Fox Terriers!
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.
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.
Greg is an Indiana native, born and raised in Elkhart Indiana. After college, Greg attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Greg has lived the majority of his life in Westfield Indiana and is the Sales and Marketing Director for Young at Heart Pharmacy. He has been with Young at Heart Pharmacy for 11 years and in Long Term Care for over 20 years. Young at Heart specializes in offering pharmacy services to those with disabilities which includes but not limited to group homes, supported living and independent living. Greg enjoys spending time with his 4 kids, wife, golfing, doing handyman work and is one of the owners of Roots Enterprises which is a landscaping/lawn mowing company.
Matthew Snyder, Ex-Officio
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.