Meet the Team
Ronald McDonald House
11109 Parkview Plaza Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Call for detailed directions: 260-266-3590Jen Veatch, CEO Phone: 260-266-3591 email@example.com Jen has a knack for creating strategic dreams and aligning them to the bigger picture. Her experience in human resources and the philanthropic sector brings a fresh perspective to the table. She has a deep passion for her faith, bringing out the beauty in others and the Green Bay Packers. She loves cheesecake, her family, large cats and writing. Jen has a Bachelor in Human Resources and an Executive Leadership certification from Kellogg University. Teresa White, Director of Development & Communications Phone: 260-266-3593 firstname.lastname@example.org Teresa joined the Ronald McDonald House in 2005 as a valued volunteer. In 2010 she accepted employment with the Ronald McDonald House and serves as the Director of Development and Communications. Teresa focuses on building relationships and creating new and meaningful collaborations. Most of all, Teresa brings a joy to the Ronald McDonald House and the families we serve. She is known for her kindness toward others and an avid love for fruit snacks. Teresa has a Bachelor in Journalism and a background in sales and marketing. Kelly Mikolajczyk, Finance Director Phone: 260-266-3592 email@example.com Kelly is a numbers expert with a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for accuracy. She is our resident proofreader, database guru and has a contagious joy about her. She loves reading and bible study. She enjoys meeting new people, going to the beach and is passionate about all things kale. Kelly joined the Ronald McDonald House in 2016 and has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Indiana State University. Gretchen Spires, House Operations Manager Phone: 260-266-3598 firstname.lastname@example.org Since 2017 Gretchen has performed the role of House Operations Manager. Her ability to prioritize the needs of the Ronald McDonald House contributes to high quality services for our families. She is quick to find solutions and maintains a high energy. Before coming to the Ronald McDonald House Gretchen worked at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo where she continued to foster her love for the great outdoors, dogs and horses. Additionally, Gretchen utilizes her Culinary Arts degree as a personal chef and enjoys cooking, baking and entertaining with friends and family. Sara Fisher, Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 260-266-3510 email@example.com Sara joined the team in 2020, bringing a heart for service and a passion for sharing families’ stories. She has a knack for creating engaging content that highlights our programs and mission. A positive attitude and kindness are her mantras. She enjoys reading, exploring historic places, and loves taking her kids to the Fort Wayne Zoo all summer long. Sara received her Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from Ball State University. Emily Whitacre, Volunteer & Business Coordinator Phone: 260-266-6274 firstname.lastname@example.org Emily first experienced the Ronald McDonald House mission of keeping families close in 2017 as a guest while her son battled kidney disease and received a kidney transplant in Indianapolis. Now she joins the team here locally as the Volunteer and Business Coordinator, bringing with her a caring personal perspective and fierce passion for advocacy. When she’s not advocating for others, Emily loves to travel with her family, especially to the beach! She’s a fan of fitness, reading, and the occasional karaoke session. With a background in community mental health, and a bachelor’s in psychology, Emily is able to extend her unique perspective to our volunteers and all who serve our families.