HEA Board of Directors

Creating a Culture of Cross-Sector Collaboration

Together, we can transform our community

As a community-wide effort, HEA provides organizational leadership, supports collaboration and encourages collective action to generate results on critical community issues. The HEA board includes all seven Elkhart County public school superintendents, as well as local business CEOs, and community leaders.

Our Board


Jane Allen
Superintendent, Middlebury Community Schools

Dr. Scot Croner
Superintendent, Wa-Nee Community Schools

Byron Sanders
Superintendent, Baugo Community Schools

Dr. Steve Thalheimer
Superintendent, Elkhart Community Schools

Dr. Robert Evans
Superintendent, Fairfield Community Schools

Tim Tahara
Superintendent, Concord Community Schools

Dr. Diane Woodworth
Superintendent, Goshen Community Schools


Randy Christophel
President and CEO, Goshen Health

Wes Herschberger
CEO, Mapletronics Computers

Ken Julian
VP Administration and HR, Thor Industries

John Leavitt
President, Salem Insurance Agency

Dan Oakley
Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Amish Shah
President and CEO, Kem Krest Corporation

Brian Smith
CEO, Heritage Financial Group

Will Weed
President, Robert Weed Corporation


Vicki Becker
Elkhart County Prosecutor

Laurie Nafziger
President and CEO, Oaklawn

Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus
President, Goshen College

Suzie Weirick
Elkhart County Commissioner