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The ALS Association Indiana Chapter is here to serve the statewide ALS community - patients, families, friends, caregivers and medical professionals. Please let us know how we can help you.

The ALS Association Indiana Chapter
7202 E. 87th Street, Suite 102
Indianapolis, IN  46256

Mailing Address: PO Box 56023 Indianapolis, IN 46256

Phone: (317) 915-9888
Fax: (317) 915-9889
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Meet your ALS Association Indiana Chapter Staff 

From the first time you call our office, attend a fundraiser or a support group meeting, you come in contact with dedicated and passionate individuals who make up our staff! While each has a unique set of duties, together we have one goal: to serve Hoosiers living with ALS and connect them to quality information, resources and support as they navigate life with this devastating disease.

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Tina Kaetzel, Executive Director 

Where I grew up: Davenport, Iowa

Where I live now: Indianapolis, Indiana (Southside)

Joined the Chapter: 2017

Motivation for working at the Association: I am committed to working in the nonprofit sector and driven by my passion to help others and give back to our community!  I wake up every morning to make a difference in someone's life.  I'm honored to work with the ALS Association, providing direct care and services to Hoosiers living with ALS and their families. 

Hobbies: You will find me digging in the flower garden, trying a new recipe, nose deep in John Grisham books, sipping on fine wine with my husband, Jason, chasing after my twin toddlers, Declan and Quinton, or boating on Lake Monroe. When you visit the office you may catch me doing pirouettes from 15 years of ballet.


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Manda Joseph, Manager, Walk to Defeat ALS 

Where I grew up: All over the Midwest

Where I live now: Fort Wayne, Indiana (with my tribe of dogs)

Joined the Chapter: 2020

Motivation for working at the Association: I am excited to be a part of the team and help to Defeat ALS. I have always been someone who fought for the underdog and based on my knowledge of ALS it is going to be a "Cinderella/underdog" type of story when the cure is found, and I want to be able to be a part of the cure. My real passion in life is being able to give people tools to help them be able to give back to their community. 

Hobbies: I love the arts and dabble in painting and photography for fun. Lately, I have been trying my hand at re-purposing furniture and soldering. I love the planning of events and fundraising and am so excited to bring my talents to the association.

 Shauna Smith 

Shauna Smith, BS, Care Services Coordinator

Where I Grew Up:  I was born in Charleston, SC

Where I currently Live:  Galveston, Indiana

Joined the chapter:  September 2020

Motivation for working with Chapter:  I have always had a strong ability in connecting individuals to things they may need.  I am motivated to help those during some of their most vulnerable times, sometimes that just offering an ear to listen or connecting them to a resource they may need and taking some of the burdens off their plate for them.  At the end of the day this is what puts a smile on my face knowing I may have given a moment of relief to someone else during a difficult time for them.  I am honored to be a part of an association that will allow me to continue this line of work in helping others.

Hobbies:  I enjoy meeting new people, gathering for events (sporting ones as well – Go Cubs!)  I am a mother two twin daughters that often keep me entertained and busy.  I am a boxer mom to two lovely pups named Renegade and Clover (Florida State and Notre Dame fans in this house).  When I am not running around and have the time you will find me at our local gym.

 


 

Rebecca Starks 2019 Staff

Rebecca Starks, Bookkeeper

Where I grew up: Arkansas

Where I live now: Arkansas

Joined the Chapter: January 2019

Motivation for working at the Association: This is an opportunity to give back to those in need

Hobbies: Playing with grandbabies, laying in the sun and hanging with friends

 

Connie Simpson Staff 2019

Connie Simpson, MSW, LCSW, Director of Care Services

Where I grew up: Kokomo, Indiana

Where I live now: Westfield, Indiana

Joined the Chapter: 2017

Motivation for working at the Association: I pursued a career at the ALS Association because I was looking to make a change.  I was ready to move away from an in-patient acute care setting to a place where I could still maintain a supportive relationship with patients and families, but really enjoy an out-patient/community.  I am excited to provide a connection between those affected by ALS, their loved ones and the Association as 'wrap around' support!

Hobbies: Bike riding, spending time with my family and three children (Elaine who is a first grader, Julia who is a Senior, majoring in Nursing at Purdue and Michael who is a Senior at Westfield High School), and traveling. FUN FACT - I am a twin!  We do not have twin names (her name is Jackie) but we are identical!   

 

Judith Williams Indianapolis Staff 2019

Judith Williams, Director of Development

Where I grew up: Indy

Where I live now: Indy

Joined the chapter: 2017

Motivation for working at the Association: I believe that we all can make a difference in this world, I am honored to work with a team of people who feel the same. I am inspired by the hope I've seen from the work we do - during our fundraising events and with the support and backing that we offer to research for better care and ultimately a cure for ALS.  I find it rewarding to know that every day I come to work to make a difference in someone's life!  

Hobbies: SINGING!!! (May catch me singing in the office), Loving on my family, friends and my son Graison, traveling, reading, and volunteering!