The fact that Morning Light's Abbie Hunt Bryce Home won a national competition for Serious Illness Management Innovation from Boston University in 2018 is just another example of Tom Fodor's proven excellence in guiding nonprofit operations to success. More proof? In January 2019 Tom was awarded the prestigious Michael Carroll Leadership Award from Prosperity Indiana, recognizing his advocacy for affordable housing. After obtaining his Masters of Science in Business degree from Husson University in 1998, his first CEO appointment came at the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in 2004. Before his first year was completed the Chapter was named as Dayton's Non-Profit Organization Of The Year by the Dayton Business Journal. During his tenure the Chapter was among a few dozen in the country to achieve a Highly Performing Designation for two consecutive years from the National Office. The Chapter was also nominated for two Better Business Bureau Eclipse Awards. At Morning Light since late 2012 he has spearheaded efforts to increase the community relevancy of free residential hospice care. During his tenure Home use has increased from an average of 20%-50% to more than 80% of hospice rooms being occupied. Tom is also active in the community chairing the Rotary Club of Indianapolis’s Education Committee. He is President of the Keystone Business and Community Association, an active member of the Catholic Business Exchange and an Innovation Masterminds group member. He is married to his college sweetheart Karen. Their son Drew is a marketing executive in Chicago and their daughter Veronica is a high school guidance counselor in Ohio. Tom and Karen enjoy their two grandsons, Ben and William. Tom can be reached at email@example.com.
Madison has a passion for using her office and event knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others in the community. She obtained her degree in Hospitality Administration and has since taken on various administrative and event related roles. At Morning Light, Madison has the lead role in the organization's fundraising events, volunteer programs, and activities. Madison is also primarily responsible for media and press collaborations, promotional materials, and communications. Since taking on her role as Community Involvement and Events Manager at Morning Light, the organization has been featured in a four-part series with the Indianapolis Star, received radio coverage on 99.5 WZPL, 95.9 FREEDOM, 93.1 WIBC and been the highlighted-on Lifestyle Indy television. Madison coordinates quality of life enhancement activities for the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home and Pennwood Place Apartments such as monthly birthday parties, Santa visits during the holidays, free chair massages, a community vegetable garden, talent shows, musical performances, art projects, and wellness talks. Madison has been responsible for coordinating the highest grossing fundraising events in Morning Light history. Madison also serves on the Caregiver Solutions Committee with Joy’s House. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Morning Light since March 2018, Rachael has rebuilt the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home staff and improved operations at Indiana’s only true free hospice residence. Rachael brought almost two decades of experience in patient care and residential leadership to her Operations Manager post and has overseen a newly infused attitude of professional pride and accomplishment in the Home Assistant staff. She is most proud of the new Scholarship Program for staff that she and CEO Tom Fodor are implementing. Rachael oversees the day to day management of the Home, including: staffing; resident care, comfort and safety; the overall approach to care; and collaborating with the community to optimize the Home's mission. Rachael began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant which gives her great empathy with her staff who also carry the CNA designation. A Licensed Practical Nurse, Rachael is able to effectively communicate with hospice and other medical personnel to ensure that resident needs are always in the forefront of Home priorities. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jill Duncan, BSN, RN became Morning Light’s Provider Relations Specialist in July of 2019. In this role Jill serves as the primary relationship builder with referral sources and possible residents for the award winning Abbie Hunt Bryce Home. Her career has demonstrated a love of hospice and an appreciation of the compassion needed by caregivers and attending medical personnel for those in the final stage of life. Prior to coming to Morning Light she spent almost two decades filling leadership roles in many settings, including hospitals, home care and state health agencies. She has considerable expertise in holistic nursing practices and palliative medicine which serves her well in the Provider Relations position. An Indiana University nursing graduate, she also acts as a holistic nurse coach. She can be reached at 317 989 6164 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice Wilson, Pennwood Place Property Manager
Morning Light is fortunate that Alice Wilson, with years of experience in facility management, is the Property Manager at Pennwood Place for seniors. Ms. Wilson is employed by Moynahan Williams which manages the property on behalf of Morning Light.
Ms. Wilson has been instrumental in helping to create a sense of community at the 35 room facility. She worked with Morning Light to establish a Tenant Advisory Committee which has led to more building use, increased security, improved parking and regular exercise activities. Most importantly Morning Light funding partners have recognized her record keeping as being a model for other facilities of this type.
Ms. Wilson is on site every weekday and maintains a waiting list for Pennwood Place. She can be reached at 253-0002.
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.
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