The RISE Staff is comprised of over 50 team members dedicated to the mission of the organization. Each person plays a critical role in achieving the vision. In addition to our paid staff, we have many volunteers who aid in everything from helping on the floor to planning fundraisers.

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Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals from various industries in our community. The board ensures the organization is achieving its goals and working towards the overall vision.





(260) 665-9408 


Chris Stackhouse
Executive Director
Crystal Church-Stavitzke
Chief Operating Officer 
Lynnette Wintersteen
Human Resources 
Sarha Huq
Financial Assistant
Hollie Harris
Quality Assurance Representative  
*New clients/Obtaining Services
Ext. 104 
Beau Krebs
Sales & Marketing Representative
*Job quoting
*Perspective customers
Ext. 110
Jorge Ruiz
Residential Service Coordinator
Jenny Thomas
TRC Employment Services 
*Employment Services
Nikki Hile
Lead Client Service Representative
*Addition of Services
*Scheduling drop in services
Summer Hulbert
Client Service Representative
Ext. 106

Rebecca Halprin

Administrative Assistance

Board of Directors

Paul Gilbert - President

Mike Carper - Vice President

         - Secretary

Tony Fifer

Dan Lepley

Amy Lewis

Mike Ley

Michelle Molargik

Jenny Sanborn

Tom Sanborn

Brenda Shipe

Connie Sweeny

RISE, Inc. is funded in part by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
and the United Ways of Steuben and DeKalb Counties.


Rise, Inc. is INSHARP Certified by the Indiana Department of Labor.

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 It is the mission of RISE, Inc., in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower, and support individuals with challenges to participate in the community to their fullest physical, social, emotional, and vocational potentials. 


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