Kristin has a Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and MA and BS degrees in Health Education from Indiana State University. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 1998. Dr. Adams joined IFHC as the President/CEO in September 2014. With her extensive knowledge of the healthcare landscape in Indiana and experience in managing different federal and state public health grants. Prior to joining IFHC, Dr. Adams served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Policy and Performance Management at the Indiana State Department of Health. She brings over 20 years’ experience in both the Indiana public health and education arenas to her position serving with state government, national non-profits, institutions of higher education and local primary health care providers.
Jake completed his Master of Public Health degree with dual concentrations in Behavioral, Social and Community Health and Public Health Administration from Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB). Prior, Jake completed his bachelor’s degree from IUB in Human Development and Family Studies. Throughout his academic and professional careers, Jake has developed strong ties to public policy as a former Public Policy Associate with Indiana Minority Health Coalition and has roots in community-based participatory research, having assisted on several research initiatives through Indiana University School of Medicine as well as Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Through his prior work in research and public policy, Jake brings a social justice and evidence-based lens to reducing health disparities in reproductive health and justice.
Sara completed a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Denison University in 2004 and continued her education with a MA in Sociology from IUPUI in 2009 with a concentration in Gender and Family Studies. Sara worked in the field of pharmaceutical market research as qualitative analyst and moderator for 7 years before shifting focus to nursing. Sara graduated from Marian University in 2016 with a BSN and worked at the bedside, primarily in Labor and Delivery/ High Risk OB, for 5 years. Sara brings a combination of research and clinical background, as well as a passion for decreasing health disparities, to her role with the IFHC.
Chun has an MBA from the University of Louisville. She joined IFHC in June 2011. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis to support the agency’s effective and efficient financial and operational management. She has served with the State of Indiana working in a variety of positions related to business management, grants management, budgeting, financial analysis, and operations..
Karen has a BA in political science and French with a minor in Spanish. She studied for a year at the University of Strasbourg, France. She joined IFHC in October 2019. Karen has 20 years of experience in accounting and seven years in quality system management/auditing.
Kevin graduated with a BA in Accounting from Purdue Northwest in Westville, IN (PNW) in December of 2018. Before joining IFHC in 2021, Kevin was a Staff Accountant at a public accounting firm doing sale tax returns, bookkeeping, and tax returns for businesses.
Whitney has a B.A. degree in journalism from Alabama State University. She brings more than 10 years of news reporting experience to IFHC. Whitney has worked at various newspapers in Indiana, Alabama and New York. She has expertise in social media management, public relations and community outreach.
Debra supports the work of IFHC since 2008. She was a Business Manager/Office Manager for 21 years with supervision of student aids, office staffs, and volunteer groups in her various positions, both for-profit and non-profit, and an executive assistant to CEOs for 14 years.