Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Foundation Staff

Rose Meissner

Rose Meissner, President

Rose Meissner joined the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County when it was established in 1992. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown to be one of the top 100 community foundations in the United States. Meissner holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and a MA in English Literature and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. 

Amy Butcher

Amy Butcher, Administrative Assistant

Amy Butcher joined the Community Foundation in 2014. Her responsibilities include all administrative and support functions for Community Foundation staff. Butcher holds a BA in Speech Communication with a concentration in Organizational Communication and an Associates in Business Administration, both from IUSB.

Anita Echevarria

Anita Echevarria, Vice President, Administration

Anita Echevarria joined the Community Foundation in 2002.  As Vice President, Administration, Echevarria is responsible for the Foundation's day-to-day operations including accounting, audit, financial management, information technology, and human resources. Echevarria holds an MBA from Indiana University South Bend and a BBA with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Laura Moran Walton

Laura Moran Walton, Director of Public Relations and Communication

Laura Moran Walton has been with the Community Foundation since 2006. She is responsible for the Foundation's communications, including media contact and print and online publications. In the summer, Moran Walton also manages the ArtsEverywhere Performing Arts Series at the Chris Wilson Pavilion. Moran Walton has an MA in English Literature from Notre Dame and a BA in English Literature from Grinnell College.

Pete Morgan

Pete Morgan, Director, Strategic Initiatives

Pete Morgan joined the Community Foundation in 2016. His responsibilities include assisting with the design, implementation, and management of key initiatives in education, violence prevention, and community development. Previously, Morgan served as executive director of the St. Joseph Probate Court/Juvenile Justice Center. He holds a JD and an LLM from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a BA in Theology, also from Notre Dame.

Kayla Myers

Kayla Myers, Program Officer

Kayla Myers joined the Community Foundation in 2014, and supports the Foundation's efforts in programming and scholarships. Myers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from IUSB, and is working on a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Policy at the same university.

Emily Slatt

Emily Slatt, Program Officer

Emily Slatt (formerly Emily Addis) has been with the Community Foundation since 2011. She coordinates the Foundation's more than 50 scholarship funds and supports other aspects of programming as needed. Slatt has a BA in Communication Studies from Saint Mary's College.

Mary Wadsworth

Mary Wadsworth, Staff Accountant

Mary Wadsworth has been with the Community Foundation since 2001. Her responsibilities include all accounting functions for the Foundation, and she also provides financial data to the nonprofit organizations with endowed funds at the Foundation. Wadsworth is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Accounting.

Angela Workman

Angela Workman, Program Director

Angela (Butiste) Workman has been with the Community Foundation since 1999. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Marketing and Psychology, Workman also holds an MA in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). At the Foundation, she oversees program activities, works closely with the grants processes, and manages the Foundation's relationship with the Indiana Arts Commission.