On Thursday, March 29, 2012, the Central Indiana Senior Fund welcomed three new members to its Advisory Board:
- H. Ken Bennett, a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, including its Elder Law Section, and a long-time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a frequent continuing education speaker on nursing home litigation and elder law topics and has been invited to speak to diverse groups including the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, the United States Department of Justice, the Michigan Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and Stetson Law School.
- Kim Hood Jacobs, an Emmy Award winning documentary writer and producer. She has also worked as a news anchor and reporter, and as one of the hosts of the acclaimed PM Magazine. She is a member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and The Congressional Club, served as a Ball State University Trustee and as a campaign treasurer for Congressman Andre Carson. She is an active community volunteer who has worked as a PTO president and chairman of the prestigious MIC Choral Competition.
- Rev'd Karen L. King, Associate Rector for Outreach/Pastoral Care, Trinity Episcopal Church. Responsible for the oversight of all Trinity’s outreach ministries to the community, and also provides oversight of Trinity Outreach Center and pastoral care. Prior to coming to Trinity, she served as the executive director of a social services agency for more than 12 years, earned a bachelor’s degree from Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee, a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a master of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
The new members will serve three-year terms, and replace outgoing Advisory Board members David Jose, Mark Porteous and Dr. Karen Whitney. Each served the Fund since its inception in 2004, Whitney as the Fund’s first chair.
“We are excited and honored to have such talented and dedicated new members joining us, and are incredibly grateful for the incredible work accomplished by their predecessors,” said Patty Prosser, current Chair. “The work our advisors do benefits central Indiana’s seniors as well as their families, friends and the communities we all live in.”
The Senior Fund’s mission is to financially support programs and services that promote quality living for older adults in central Indiana. Its goals for helping central Indiana’s older adults are to promote overall good health and wellness, ensure that the basic needs of the low-income are met, enable older adults to reside in the environments of their choice and provide life-affirming opportunities.