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.
The Indianapolis Business Journal acknowledged Penny Davis’s current and lifetime accomplishments, including rebuilding the reputation of Morning Light’s Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, when the IBJ recognized her as one of its Health Care Heroes in March of 2019! A retired health care executive. Penny is also a published author, journalist, lecturer and mentor with Masters Degrees in Business and Leadership, and in Wellness Management. Penny is the prime relationship builder with referral sources so Morning Light can better serve common patients. Under her efforts use of the Home rose from 20-50% most months to achieving more than 80% occupancy by the end of 2018. Before coming to Morning Light in 2016 Penny had retired as an Area Vice President, Business Development for Amedisys Home Health. In 2013 she published “PJs, Pearls, and Fishing Poles,” which documented life lessons and the importance of time, honoring hospice patients, families and interdisciplinary teams. Penny has also served as a Board member of the Indiana Palliative Care Organization. She can be reached 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, clothing, and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.