Board of Trustees

Mari Chapala, President | Transportation Coordinator, Paladin

Ann Metcalf, Vice President | Accountant, Angelos & Rardin CPA's 

Tabb Gesse, Treasurer | Owner, Gesse Properties LLC 

Christopher Wheeler, Secretary | Medicaid Waiver Case Manager, Indiana Professional Management Group 

Susan M. Angelos | Retired Teacher/Administrator, South Central Community Schools 

Karen D. Donah | Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of American Sign Language, Purdue University Northwest 

Joan E. Ganschow, MS, QIDP | Owner, Life Changes LLC Therapies, Behavior Services & Consultation 

Amy Hammoud, MSN (Ed) | Registered Nurse and Coordinator of Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center, Franciscan Health Michigan City 

Kristin Lange | Client Relations Associate, Lakeside Wealth Management 

Amber Poff, J.D. NCG | Executive Director, Indiana Guardianship Services 

Roger Potratz, ALA | Owner and Architect, dh2w, Inc. 

James Rice | Retired School Administrator, River Forest Community School Corporation

Christopher J. Yagelski | Sergeant, Michigan City Police Department ​ 

Board of Trustees officers and members are elected for three-year terms. Elections are conducted during the Annual Meeting of The Social & Learning Institute held each October.


Debbie L. Sellers, Executive Director

 Amy Armstrong, Program Coordinator

Stephanie Gordon MSTOM, L. Ac, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator 

Tricia Dittmer, Program Assistant 

Shirley Dolph, Program Assistant


​​The Social & Learning Institute
Building purchased 2007


Building expansion 2013
Architect—Roger Potratz, dh2w, Inc.
Contractor—Kip Schult, Kips’s Integrity Builders