Brandee formerly served Josiah White’s from 2002 through 2012, beginning as a Human Resource Assistant and leaving as the Director of Human Resources. For the past eleven years, she has served in progressive HR roles at Marion General Hospital and Manchester University.
“I feel called back to Josiah White’s because I believe in their mission, and I love that there is a supportive community of people working toward the same goal,” said Brandee.
Brandee holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, she has earned HR certifications from both The Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Brandee and her husband Jeff have been married for 30 years and have raised two children and have three grandchildren.
Michael began his professional career as a private attorney in 2007 after completing his Juris Doctorate at Indiana University. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he completed his Master of Arts in Athletics Administration for Higher Education at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Pepperdine University. In 2011, Michael was called away from private practice as an attorney and accepted the position of Director of Charitable Products and Church Loans at Everence Financial, an organization founded on Mennonite values and principles. Later, he went to work for the medical device industry at Zimmer Biomet, serving in a variety of Compliance roles including that of Associate Director of Compliance, serving the US and Canadian sales personnel and distributorships. Most recently, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance, Privacy and Risk Officer for Redimed and Lutheran Medical Group. These experiences allowed Michael great opportunity to develop expertise around the areas of HIPAA, regulatory compliance – including the implementation of systems and enforcement of policy, contract writing and risk management.
In this role, Michael will have overarching responsibility for the Compliance and Quality Assurance, Information Technology and Support Services staff. In addition, Michael will help protect CRA’s ministry by pulling from his legal background to advise CRA’s CEO and other members of the leadership team on subjects of significant risk. The combination of Michael’s advanced education; work experience in legal, compliance and operations roles especially; and his enthusiasm for joining our ministry to serve children and families in need have uniquely prepared him for CRA’s Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel.
Chelsea joined Josiah White’s and Compass Rose Academy in January 2018 as the Marketing and Communications Specialist, and now serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Prior to Compass Rose, Chelsea developed marketing strategies, oversaw social media and web platforms, coordinated events, captured stories, and produced photo and video content for various non-profits. In 2013, she received a BS degree in Multimedia Studies/Communications and Marketing from Olivet Nazarene University. In 2015 Chelsea earned a Master of Organizational Leadership degree also from ONU.
Chelsea knows the Lord led her to Compass Rose Academy and is thrilled to serve families and bring glory to God in this capacity.
Chelsea and her husband, Jordan have two daughters, Elouise and Adalynn, and a son, Landon, and a Brittany Spaniel hunting dog, Ranger. Chelsea enjoys being outdoors, sports, hunting, being on the lake or near any water, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Becca started serving as the Communications Specialist at White’s Residential and Family Services and Compass Rose Academy in March 2021. Prior to Compass Rose, Becca worked as the house manager in a women’s recovery home and as a floral designer. She graduated from Taylor University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Becca is grateful for the opportunity to use her gifts to share stories of what God is doing at Compass Rose. Becca lives in Huntington with her husband, Eric, and enjoys baking, reading, and working out.
Brooke Duecker joined White’s Residential & Family Services and Compass Rose Academy in February 2020 as the Marketing and Social Media Specialist. Prior to her role on the Advancement team, Brooke served White’s RFS for three years in a compliance and quality improvement capacity.
In 2012, she received a BS degree in Communications with a public relations emphasis from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has previous professional experience in writing, design, and public relations.
Brooke and her husband Ben have two daughters, Tenley and Irelyn. Brooke is an avid reader, enjoys crafting, and spending time at any location with a beach.
Shanea has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Shanea started working at Josiah White’s and Compass Rose Academy in 2014. During her time here she has worked in the Development office and later transitioned to Human Resources at the end of 2016. Shanea is married to John and has three children: Kaylene, Kingslee, and Killian. She loves to read, garden, and watch movies and sports. Shanea says, “I feel called to work here because I grew up in a home very similar to our clients. I feel called to support those who support our students so they can have a better future.”
Courtnie is originally from Wells County, Indiana, where most of my family resides, but she has lived in Huntington County for about 20 years now. She and her husband Joshua have been married for 7 years. She has 4 children, who are currently 23, 20, 16, and 5. Courtnie loves reading, enjoys true crime shows and podcasts, enjoys being near water, and loves spending time with family and friends. She’s done all of her continuing education at Indiana Tech and is currently finishing up her MBA. Courtnie has many years of leadership and management experience. She loves teaching, training, and seeing others develop and grow.