Our Board and Leadership

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

As a team of business and civic leaders, The Julian Center’s Board of Directors generously give of their time and expertise to fulfill our mission. Each member commits to serve a three-year term; many have served more. All are volunteers.

  • "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover."
    Mark Twain


Anne Hathaway,
Chair Term: 2013-2019
Hathaway Strategies 
Phil Terry,
Vice-Chair Term: 2014-2020
Monarch Beverage 
Sara Manske Powell, JD,
Secretary Term: 2013-2019
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP 
Kathleen St. Louis,
Treasurer Term: 2016-2019
Eli Lilly and Company 
Vice President and General Auditor
Richard Cockrum 
Term: 2015-2018
Capitol Assets, LLC
Erin Eberly
Term: 2017-2020
Katz, Sapper and Miller
Lisa Harris, MD
Term: 2015-2018
Eskenazi Health
Maeghan Hurley
Term: 2016-2019
MKM Distribution Services, Inc.
Eric Johnson
Term: 2015-2018
4086 Advisors, Inc.
Pat McNall 
Term: 2017-2020
The Kroger Company
HR Leader, Kroger Central Division
DeShong Perry-Smitherman
Term: 2017-2020
AES Corporation
U.S. Corporate Communications Manager
Rabbi Sandy Sasso
Term: 2015-2018
Congregation Beth-el Zedeck
Senior Rabbi (retired)
Gregory R. Sheldon
Term: 2015-2018
Fifth Third Private Bank
Wealth Management Advisor
Heather Smulyan 
Term: 2017-2020
Community Leader 
Stephen Standifird
Term: 2016-2019
Butler University
Dean, Lacy School of Business
Kristina Tridico, JD
Term: 2013-2019
Miso Energy 
Deputy General Counsel

Executive & Administration

Catherine O’Connor, President/CEO

Development & Communication

Terry Ceaser Hudson, Director of Development
Robin Kares, Development Manager
Ken Ahlerand, Development Manager
Kristin Jones, Director of Community Engagement

Finance & Operations

Barbara Rush, Vice President of Finance & Operations
Lillian Brown, Director of Operations
Riley Harris, Facilities Manager
Debbie Trypus, Director of Human Resources

Thrifty Threads

Maumi VanKirk, Director of Retail Services