Board & Staff
Matthew Hutchins, Ph.D.
Kate Bathon Shufeldt, MSW, MPA
Kristin A. Adams, Ph.D., CHES, President/CEO ,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 Christenson, MPH, Family Planning Program Coordinator, 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.
Chun Liu, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance and Operations, 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..
Sonya V. Gant, Medical Assistant, brings 25 years of experience to IFHC as a lead medical assistant, working in both private and community-based healthcare organizations. She previously instructed aspiring medical assistants seeking their certification in Wisconsin and has worked with underserved populations in the area of HIV-AIDS education and prevention.
Karen Hasse, Staff Accountant, 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.
Brooke Kennard, MSN, FNP-BC, Brooke is a family nurse practitioner, receiving her Master of Science in Nursing from Illinois State University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Brooke spent five years as a labor and delivery nurse at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Since obtaining her advanced practice license, Brooke has worked in both primary care and women’s health. She enjoys educating her patients and collaborating with them to create individualized health goals in order to achieve optimal health and patient satisfaction.
Amber Melchior, MSN/RN, MBA, Clinical Program Manager, Amber is a registered nurse and has a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She joined the IFHC team in July 2018. Amber has nearly a decade of nursing experience working in women’s health and primary care. She has held both clinical and nursing administration roles throughout her career building a strong knowledge base of the healthcare environment and program management. She has worked closely with clinicians and clients to help achieve positive change and promote healthy families. Amber is dedicated to promoting evidence-based practices and is passionate about providing high-quality, family-centered care.
Whitney Smith, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, 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 Stoehr, Executive Administrative Assistant 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.
We have been closely monitoring the rapid developments of COVID-19. We realize that this is a challenging time for many Hoosiers, which is why we have created a list of national and local resources to support our sub recipients and others in the field. As always, we...
The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) is currently seeking board members to serve in the new year. We are looking for leaders from across the state to offer their fundraising, management/administration and networking skills to help us promote our mission and goals....
The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) is seeking applications from public and private non-profit organizations with the ability and capacity to provide Title X funded family planning services in Madison County, Indiana Title X assists individuals and couples in...
The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) is pleased to announce the release of their 2019 Family Planning Report. The report highlights key areas regarding family planning and reproductive health in the state of Indiana. As you will see from the report, we have made...
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