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Board of Governors

Suzanne P. Koehler—Board Chair

Suzanne Koehler is Vice President – Chief Operating Officer for Community Health Network’s East Region. Prior to joining CHN, Ms. Koehler served as the Vice President of Operations for Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D., where she directed operations for a 412-bed Level II Trauma Center. She has previously held a number of executive leadership roles in the field of healthcare, including Vice President of Clinical Services at Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Mo.; Vice President – Chief Support Officer at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and science from Ohio University. Ms. Koehler can be reached at skoehler@ics-charter.org.

John W. Britain, Jr. — Vice Chair and Advancement Committee

John Britain is a native eastside Indianapolis resident and the owner of Audrey’s Place on East 10th Street. Audrey’s Place has been a fixture in the area for more than 25 years. Mr. Britain was one of the founding board members for the East 10th Street Civic Association and served on the executive committee for nine years. He has been a partner in Peterson Investments, LLC, since 2002, a firm committed to improving eastside properties. Mr. Britain resides in Irvington with his wife, Susan, who is an active volunteer with Irvington Community Elementary School. Their youngest child attends ICES. Mr. Britain can be reached at jbritain@ics-charter.org.

Thomas J. Lannan — Treasurer and Finance Committee

Tom Lannan became an Irvington Community School, Inc. Board of Governors member in March 2017. Mr. Lannan is the Mortgage Market Manager and Assistant Vice President serving the Carmel and Greenwood areas for Merrillville-based Centier Bank. Lannan has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Centier Bank, he led the mortgage group at Salin Bank for 11 years. There he oversaw mortgage origination functions that operated throughout Indiana. Lannan was also responsible for servicing a portfolio of $300 million, as well as an in-house portfolio of approximately $135 million. His responsibilities also included compliance, marketing, and operational functions for this group. Lannan can be reached at tlannan@ics-charter.org.

Carlos R. Ramirez — Governance Committee

Carlos R. Ramirez is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.  He graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Psychology and has 11 years of experience serving the community as an owner of an addiction treatment facility in Indianapolis working predominantly with the probation population. Previously, he served on the Board for Policy Review for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence as the Batterer’s Intervention Program Central Indiana Regional Representative. He also served with the Boy Scouts of America. Prior to that, he was a paralegal for seven years working with a general practice firm that dealt with immigration, personal injury, white-collar crime, criminal defense, and family law. Mr. Ramirez can be reached at cramirez@ics-charter.org.

Ryan Wilson — Advancement and Academic Excellence committees

Ryan Wilson became an Irvington Community School, Inc. Board of Governors member in June 2018. Mr. Wilson is a Contract Sales Account Manager at LaForce, where he assists architects and general contractors with specified products for major construction projects within Indianapolis as well as neighboring states. Prior to working for LaForce, Mr. Wilson was a National Account Manager with JELD-WEN and District Sales Manager for Simonton. He and his wife, Kayla, an elementary education teacher by training and former track coach, have lived in the Emerson Heights neighborhood in the Irvington area since 2008, and their oldest of three children is currently an Irvington Community Elementary School student. He has served on the executive committee of his neighborhood board for eight years and has volunteered with many area nonprofits. Mr. Wilson can be reached at rwilson@ics-charter.org.

Richard Berger — Academic Excellence and Finance committees

Richard Berger is a Senior Site Planner/Civil Engineering Project Manager for JPS Consulting Engineers, LLC. Mr. Berger was also the Principal – Senior Director Site Planning and Design for BSA LifeStructures from 1981 – 2016. He has more than 40 years of experience working in the healthcare construction industry, from planning, design, and engineering to project management and hands-on construction. He has used his professional expertise serving in the mission field and in leadership roles with various mission organizations. Along with his wife, Mary, who is a registered nurse, he has been training leaders and leading teams on short-term mission trips to Haiti since the late 1990s, and has served in various capacities on medical teams, construction teams, and Community Health Evangelism teams. He attended ITT Technical Institute and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), as well as taken Community Health Evangelism Trainer coursework through CMF International. Mr. Berger can be reached at rberger@ics-charter.org.

Amy Johnson — Governance Committee

Amy Johnson is an insurance defense litigator and legal consultant in Frost Brown Todd, LLC’s Government Services Practice Group. Ms. Johnson’s clients consist mostly of schools and school systems in the public and private sectors throughout the state of Indiana. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, she was the Indiana Regional Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Insurance Co. There she specialized in delivering legal opinions which incorporate complex analysis and a balance of legal risk versus business reality. As a risk management presenter, she conducted legal risk assessment and avoidance training for more than 400 associates per year. Her legislative work includes serving as a key contact for the Hospital Lien Statute Amendment in the 2013 Indiana Legislative Session, participating in House and Senate committee meetings and hearings, and testifying in front of a Senate committee. Ms. Johnson honed her litigation skills in the public sector as a Deputy Prosecutor and a Deputy Attorney General in Indiana. As a member of the Tort Litigation Division, she tried five jury trials and numerous bench trials, defending state agencies including the Department of Transportation, Department of Corrections, Department of Natural Resources, and Indiana State Police. She is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science, and is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Law. Ms. Johnson can be reached at amjohnson@ics-charter.org.

Keith Huehls — Governance Committee

Keith Huehls (pronounced “Hulse”) joined the Irvington Community School Board of Governors in January 2019. Mr. Huehls is a Senior Project Manager for BSA LifeStructures working on healthcare and higher education projects. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. In addition to volunteering with ICS, Keith is a catechist at St. Joan of Arc church and a scheduler for the Indiana Rugby Referees Society. Most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Carrie Kriech — Advancement Committee

Carrie Kriech became a member of the Irvington Community School Board of Governors in February 2019.  As the Executive Vice President of Waypoint Global, LLC, she directs sales operations and has 20 years of experience in software technology. Prior to Waypoint Global, Ms. Kriech sold software to non-profits at both Blackbaud and Master Software Corporation.  She has experience working with nonprofit organizations across the country.  Before she began her sales career, Ms. Kriech worked at Riley Hospital for Children as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.  Ms. Kriech is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis.  She and her husband, Mike, an Indianapolis firefighter, have been longtime Eastside residents. Their youngest child currently attends Irvington Community Middle School. Ms. Kriech has been an active volunteer with Irvington Community Schools since 2014.