Leadership

Tim Smith
Chief Executive Officer

Tim Smith joined the organization in 2020 as Chief Innovation Officer and was appointed CEO in 2022. After graduating from IPFW (Purdue Fort Wayne), Tim and his wife, Angela, moved to Indianapolis where he attended the IU School of Law. Upon graduation and admission to the Indiana Bar, Tim and Ang returned to Fort Wayne where Tim joined MedPro Group. After 25 years and many different leadership positions, Tim retired from MedPro Group in 2019. His last position was as SVP of Operations & Technology where he led close to 350 employees and contractors who, together, were responsible for assuring all company stakeholders had a “best-in-class” experience. Tim has been active in local politics and has served on numerous boards. His passions include spending time with his family (five adult children and more than nine grandchildren…all under age 3), woodworking and hunting. He and his family have been active members at Grace Gathering Church for their entire lives.

Mark Bowell
Chief Growth Officer

Mark joined the team in 2020 as Chief Growth Officer. He is a Taylor University graduate (1985). Mark is also the owner of DMB Marketing and Management, Inc., and has worked with over 40 corporations and not-for-profit partners. Previously, he has served in several corporate and civic positions including Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Maxim Crane Works, Chief Operation Officer and National Marketing Director of TTI America, Inc., President of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Administrator of Marketing at Indy parks and Recreation, and Locations Manager for the Indiana Film Commission. Mark is an active member of his community serving on the boards of the Gateway Community Alliance, The Institute for Learning Dynamics, the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers, Advisory Council to the People Helping People Network and now, Board of Directors for the American Heart Association – Indianapolis. He is also President of the Blake Strong Bowell Fund established in 2017 to honor his late son Blake’s courageous 4-year battle with brain cancer. Mark is a married father of four, currently performs with Indianapolis- based bands; Barbender and Free But Not Cheap, enjoys golf, skiing and road biking, and attends ITOWN Church with his family. 

 

Nancy Steigmeyer
Chief Human resources Officer

Nancy joined the team in 2018. She brings a diverse business background with a combination of organizational development, talent management, academics, and community leadership. She spent much of her career in academic curriculum development, instruction at several universities, and as Senior Director of Graduate Programming at Trine University. She has developed and trained many participants in various leadership and human resource-related fields. With more than 16 years in staffing, recruiting, and human resource management, Nancy has managed regional offices for employment/staffing firms and consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations to provide solutions for their HR needs throughout Northeast Indiana. Her undergraduate degree is from Central Michigan University, and she holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech. With a passion for community engagement, Nancy serves on the board for the Women’s Bureau and Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association. Nancy’s passion is family, faith, health, and helping others. She resides in Fort Wayne with her husband of 15 years, Steve. 

Curtis Smith
Chief Marketing &
Communications Officer

Curtis joined the team in January 2021 as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Prior to that, he was with Parkview Health for 5 years as the Corporate Director of Community Engagement. From 1995 to 2016, Curtis was the Chief Meteorologist at 21 Alive, in Fort Wayne, where he won numerous awards as the region’s favorite forecaster and TV personality. He serves on the Elder Board of Blackhawk Ministries and sits on the Board of Directors for Heart of the City. Curtis is extremely engaged with the community and collaborates with many non-profit organizations every year to emcee events and host video productions. He completed undergraduate degrees at both Southern Illinois University and Mississippi St. University and has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Huntington University. Curtis and his wife Jessie have been married since 1994 and have three adult sons and one daughter-in-law.

 

Gordon Haines
Director of Faith & Culture

Gordon Haines joined the team in 2016 and serves as the Director of Faith & Culture. Gordon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a mechanical engineering degree. After his active duty service, he joined Procter & Gamble where he ran a variety of manufacturing operations; he has a broad background in local and international business and manufacturing operations. Gordon feels blessed to be a part of the Lifeline team helping individuals succeed, families thrive, and communities prosper. His wife Kathy is a clinical pharmacist at the VA in Fort Wayne. Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, as well as being involved with his church and community.​ 

Board of Driectors

Thomas Rhoades

Board President

Jim Houlihan

Board Vice President

Robin Strasser

Board Secretary

Chris Sherbahn

Board Treasurer

Jeff Cybulski

Board Member

Dr. Ed McKaig

Board Member

Ed Gillig

Board Member