Tom Fodor is an award winning executive who has worked for several major and local nonprofits since switching his career path from broadcasting almost 30 years ago. The excellence of Morning Light operations was recognized with the Michael Carroll Award presented by Prosperity Indiana in 2019. Nationally, the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home won Boston University’s Serious Illness Management Innovation Award competition in 2018. Under his leadership Home use increased from below 50% of capacity to its present 75% use, which is notable for a residence that serves the terminally ill. In his previous job as CEO of the Dayton (OH) Area Red Cross Chapter, Tom helped to develop the American Red Cross national fundraising model. His operation was one of only two dozen Chapters to be deemed “highly performing” by the National Office for two consecutive years. A native Ohioan, he lives in Indianapolis with Karen, his wife of 40 years. When they can they enjoy playing catch their two grandsons, Ben and William. Tom can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison has a passion for using her office and event knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others in the community. She obtained her degree in Hospitality Administration and has since taken on various communication, administrative, and event related roles. At Morning Light, Madison has the lead role in the organization's fundraising events, volunteer programs, and activities. Madison is also primarily responsible for media and press collaborations, promotional materials, and communications. As Advancement Director at Morning Light, Madison works hard to cultivate community awareness and collaboration. Because of her work, the organization has been featured in a four-part series with the Indianapolis Star and received a wide variety of coverage on local radio and television stations. Madison teaches her non-profit communication methods nationally to help other organizations advance their missions as well. Madison coordinates quality of life enhancement activities for the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home and Pennwood Place Apartments such as monthly birthday parties, Santa visits during the holidays, free chair massages, a community vegetable garden, talent shows, musical performances, art projects, and wellness talks. Madison has been responsible for coordinating the highest grossing fundraising events in Morning Light history and the organization continues to break fundraising records year over year with her involvement. She can be reached at email@example.com.
In recognition of her increased responsibility in guiding the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home during the COVID pandemic, Rachael Winbush was promoted to Home Operations Director in January 2021. Rachael brought almost two decades of experience in patient care and residential leadership to Morning Light in 2018, overseeing day to day Home operations. Among her duties: supervising a Team Lead, Referral Specialist and an 8-10 person Home Assistant staff that provides resident care, comfort and safety. Rachael began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant which gives her great empathy with her staff who also carry the CNA designation. A Licensed Practical Nurse, Rachael is able to effectively communicate with hospice and other medical personnel to ensure that resident needs are always in the forefront of Home priorities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dai'Ja Lewis, CNA, assumed the new role of Referral Specialist in October 2020. She will work with Operations Manager Rachael Winbush and our referral partners to facilitate admissions and to help meet the needs of our residents. A Milwaukee native, Da'Ja was hired as a Home Assistant at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home in 2018. She was the first successful graduate of Morning Light's CNA Scholarship program in 2019, and has also attained a business degree through online learning. She has aspirations of becoming a registered nurse. "I've always wanted to do this type of work," she said recently. "Once I came (here) I knew this is the field I wanted to stay in." Dai'Ja can be reached at email@example.com or at 317-989-6164.
Alice Wilson, Pennwood Place Property Manager
Morning Light is fortunate that Alice Wilson, with years of experience in facility management, is the Property Manager at Pennwood Place for seniors. Ms. Wilson is employed by Moynahan Williams which manages the property on behalf of Morning Light.
Ms. Wilson has been instrumental in helping to create a sense of community at the 35 room facility. She worked with Morning Light to establish a Tenant Advisory Committee which has led to more building use, increased security, improved parking and regular exercise activities. Most importantly Morning Light funding partners have recognized her record keeping as being a model for other facilities of this type.
Ms. Wilson is on site every weekday and maintains a waiting list for Pennwood Place. She can be reached at 253-0002.
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.
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