Advisory Board Members

BriAnn Hill

BriAnn worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for nearly 10 years. After becoming a caregiver for a relative, she discovered her passion for helping the aging and disabled. She changed careers and graduated from USI with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2013. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at USI. She supervisors a twelve county area in SW Indiana for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). 

Chris Weyer

Specializing in home services for over 7 years, Chris Weyer, a Community Education Representative with Heart to Heart Hospice loves educating the community on what hospice care really is.  Chris is a Marine Corps Veteran and currently lives in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Leslie Head

Leslie is the Director of Marketing & Admissions at Oasis Dementia Care. Lifelong resident of Evansville, she has been in healthcare for 5 years with 3 years being focused on Dementia and related illnesses. She has made it her mission to be a resource to anyone in the community dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Leslie states: “When families are dealing with this illness, they are constantly in crisis mode. I try to be the calm in the storm, and help families be able to navigate the waves of emotions when caring for a loved one with this disease.” 

Lindsay Charles

Lindsay Blessinger Charles was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Lindsay graduated from North High School in 1999. Lindsay graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003, and received B.A. degrees in History and Criminal Justice and minors in Political Science, Spanish, and Western European Studies. Lindsay graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012. Lindsay was admitted into the Indiana bar in 2013. Lindsay's hobbies include spending time with family and friends, crafts, reading, IU sports, and volunteering. Lindsay is an active member of the Junior League of Evansville, a current Board of Director and active member of A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW), a current Board of Director of VOICES, and a former Board of Director of Little Lambs of Evansville, Inc.

Maria Evans

Maria has been with HealthSouth for 7 years and has 13 years of healthcare experience from home care to acute rehabilitation. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville and Ivy Tech State College school of nursing. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, she is able to discuss health related issues. As an admissions and marketing manager, she brings expertise when discussing various levels of care and insurance coverage's. 

Michelle Couts

Michelle has been in healthcare for six years and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2015. She is the Business Development Manager for Home Instead Senior Care. Michelle states “I find most rewarding with my position is gaining the opportunity to build relationships with seniors, families, the community and my co-workers on a daily basis.” 

Rhonda Walsh

Rhonda joined Bethel Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in November 2014.  She has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare Administration and Marketing.  She loves building relationships with seniors and their families within our community.

Rod Summers

Rod has been the Sales & Marketing Director at Atria Senior Living for the past two years.  He made a transition from the corporate business world into healthcare because he felt compelled to help people.  He especially loves working with seniors, not only at Atria, but across our local community.  He is a Navy veteran and USI graduate".

Shelly Dunn

Shelly has worked in Social Services for over 20 years. She has a bachelor of science degree in psychology and has worked with many populations in the community, including children, adults, seniors, clients with mental illness and clients with intellectual &/or physical disabilities. She currently supervises the Aged & Disability Resource Center at SWIRCA & More. She believes in SWIRCA’s mission, “Enhancing Opportunities for Independent Living” and is passionate about educating the public about services available to allow people to “Age in Place” and keep people independent in their own homes as long as possible.

Board of Directors

Ben Klipsch

Ben is the President and one of the founders of HELP of Southern Indiana. Ben graduated from Purdue in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. In 2008, Ben became owner of a Home Instead office in Evansville, Indiana. Ben now has four Home Instead offices in Indiana; Evansville, Jasper, Terre Haute and Bloomington. He enjoys working with his dedicated staff in helping the senior population maintain their independence and quality of life.

Gregrie Bunch

Gregrie is the Vice President of HELP of SI.   Home has been Newburgh, Indiana since 2004. Currently a Community Liaison for ViaQuest Home Health. Gregrie has been in healthcare for over 20 years and is a specialist in home services (Home Health & Hospice). Gregrie loves working with senior adults and educating people on the services that they have earned and are entitled to.     

Dennis Gunther

Dennis is the Secretary/Treasurer and one of the founders of HELP of SI. Dennis came to Home Instead Senior Care in January of 2005 after working for Deaconess Hospital for twenty years. In 1992 after the death of his mother, Dennis decided that it was time to change careers, because he wanted to know that what he did on a daily basis made a difference. Dennis loves his daily interaction with clients, families and CAREGivers. He has a vision, passion and a purpose and that is to make a difference in the lives of our local seniors and their families.