OTB is a Charity Organization does not receive tax support and is governed by a Board of Directors.
Each board member brings an applicative wealth of knowledge and expertise to our non-profit organization. The Board offers professional expertise across a multitude of specialties. Outside The Box relies on the Board to make critical decisions that allow OTB to reach our vision and maintain sustainable business practices
Board Chair/President: As a principal with a large accounting firm, Valerie's knowledge as a CPA and entrepreneur brings a keen sense of fiscal responsibility and sustainability to the organization. Her areas of expertise include developing financial planning strategies.
Board/Chair Vice President: For the past 30 years, Rhon has worked with BI Worldwide in the inspiration and performance industry helping Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 clients driving engagement, motivation, and business results. He has been in involved in the implementation of solutions within the employee, sales channel and consumer space, working with Global clients, crossing many vertical markets. Certified in Applied Behavior Economics, he partners with associates and clients to understand the gaps between current performance and desired outcomes – An amazing asset as we seek to advance our operations.
Board Secretary: With more than 20 years of successful experience in sales and management in pharmaceutical and biotechnology-related products and services, Marty brings a unique perspective, especially as a long term donor and supporter of Outside the Box.
Board Treasurer: Kelly is a tax manager at Watermark CPA Group working with small businesses and individuals. She serves with Concerts for a Cause, and is the past Treasurer of Greater Indianapolis Impact 100, a collective women’s giving groups serving non-profit businesses in Marion and surrounding counties. She is also a group facilitator for Brooke’s Place, an organization that provides grief support for children and young adults that have lost a loved one. Kelly lives in Carmel and enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, traveling, working out, trying new restaurants, and doing volunteer work.
Outside The Box Co-Founder & Emeritus Director: As the CEO of Insights Consulting and Cofounder of Outside the Box, Kelly's reputation as an innovative visionary and professional mentor is paramount to OTB's ongoing organizational development. Her leadership in the state and membership with the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services supports our continuing education in local, state and federal initiatives specific to our industry.
Trent Barnes joined The Arc Master Trust in April 2014. This business offers families and people of all disabilities an experienced, professional option for special needs trust administration, allowing resources to be save and easily used for qualified disability and personal expenses. As a trained social worker, Trent assists beneficiaries who may not have anyone in their lives to help access their trust, servicing beneficiaries to get to the store to purchase items with funds from their trust, assistance in addressing housing and benefit issues, along with many other supports.
Paul currently directs the strategic and operating activity of LiveCarta, a digital publishing company. Serving many years in the publishing and enterprise -learning fields. He is also a certified coach, consulting and volunteering with both organizations and individuals.
Experienced Practice Management Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Debbie is skilled in Physician Relations, Physician & APP Compensation, Practice Management, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, and Healthcare Consulting. She is a strong healthcare professional with a Masters Degree focused in Health Administration from Indiana University Bloomington.
Gerald is an influential and highly successful Human Resource Consultant with several years of experience delivering consultative HR approaches with personal integrity, leading critical evaluations, communicating effectively across all levels of the organization, and managing innovative HR initiatives. He understands what it takes to conduct critical evaluations, develop consultative business solutions, and recommends programs that align with the mission and vision of a corporation. Gerald demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively convey complex information to business leaders across multiple locations.
Rita brings a fresh perspective to OTB as a parent of one of our earliest participants, Tony. She enjoys being actively involved supporting the mission of Outside The Box.
David is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in private practice in the areas of employment law, commercial law, and general business litigation. He also served in state government in a variety of positions, including as chief counsel for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and as an administrative law judge.