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Board of Directors
- Susie Carter – Chair
Susie is a registered nurse, board certified in cardiac rehab nursing. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Indiana Central College (now University of Indianapolis) and her Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked as the manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation since 1979 at Indiana University Health Bloomington. She also manages the Advanced Heart Care Center and the Pacemaker Clinic. She has volunteered at PALS since 2002.
- Leigh Richey – Vice Chair
Leigh has a Bachelors and Masters from Indiana University-Bloomington. Recently retired from the staff of the IU Foundation, Leigh has owned and operated a horse facility since 1987 and is happy to support PALS as an active volunteer.
- Rebecca Earle – Secretary
Rebecca is retired a Monroe County Community School Corporation administrator. She has her Bachelors, Masters and Guidance license from Indiana University-Bloomington. Rebecca is an active volunteer with PALS.
- Matt O’Haver – Treasurer
Matt started volunteering at PALS while studying at Indiana University-Bloomington as his wife was a PALS instructor during their college years. He currently resides in Franklin with his wife, daughter, and horses. He graduated from IU with a Master of Business Administration in finance and is currently employed with Cummins in Columbus, Indiana.
- Eric Bachle – Member
Eric has spent his professional career in various roles within the health insurance and health services industry. He has a Bachelors from Purdue’s School of Agricultural Economics, an MBA Finance from Butler, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Accounting through Indiana State. In his free time he enjoys an active lifestyle, including time spent with his two horses. Although not a native to Indiana, he refers to his hobby farm, located outside of Indianapolis, as home.
- Tamby Cassady – Member
Tamby graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She worked for IU Health Bloomington Hospital for fifteen years. Her roles while with the hospital included: Professional in Human Resources, Staff Scheduling Manager, and Regional Sales Representative of Occupational Health services and Wellness programs. She grew up in an environment loving horses and ponies, and embraces the enrichment that PALS brings to the lives of individuals at many levels.
- Melinda Doster – Member
Melinda graduated with a Bachelor’s degrees from Earlham College and in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She has lived in Bloomington since 1975 and has been involved with PALS since 2004. She has owned horses since 1986 as a hobby that she has shared with her daughter. Her nursing background and concern for others devotes her to PALS and the riders we serve.
- Tom Roberts – Member
Tom graduated from Indiana University in 1979 with a degree in Education. He taught high school biology for two years before beginning a long career with Cook Medical in Bloomington. He was named a Vice President for Cook in 1998 and currently serves as Vice President, Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance Officer and is Cook’s global functional leader for Quality Assurance. Tom resides on 80 acres in Eastern Greene County where he raises Thoroughbred horses.
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