Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Dayspring Center is governed by an active Board of Directors fully engaged in the activities of the organization.

Tim Spidel (President)
Spidel Burnfin
Managing Partner

Tammy Marrs (Vice President)
FORUM Private Client Group
Financial Advisor

Rise Compton (Secretary)
Retired – VP of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Kirk Boller (Treasurer)
Retired – Owner/CFO Bottom Line Performance

Board of Directors

Daniel Chillemi
RBC Wealth Management
Managing Director/Financial Advisor

Darryl Morton
Learfield IMG College
General Manager

Courtney Klosterman
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Corporate Partnership Sales Director

Mary Ashton Doyle
FishBait Solutions
Account Director

Rob Elliott

Executive Director (Staff)
Lori E. Casson, MSW
Executive Director
P.O. Box 44105
Indianapolis, IN 46244-0105
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 230

Dayspring Full-Time
Staff Members

Lori E. Casson
Executive Director
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 230

Roxanne Whitley-Anderson
Operations Manager
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 210

Demontre Bailey
Donations Coordinator
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 233

Joy Jamison
Shelter Manager/Case Manager
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 234

Rase Nelson
Children’s Services Program Manager
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 239

Carol Ward
Follow-up Case Manager
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 212

Janice Williamson-Cox
Volunteer Coordinator
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 235

Roscoe Chambliss
Kitchen Manager
(317) 635-6780 Ext. 226

Dirk Edwards
Building Maintenance

Donnie Allen

Shelter Shift Supervisors (317) 635-6780 Ext.236
Annie Zinerman
Karen Robinson
Rebekah Cash
James Hayes

Part-Time Staff Shift Supervisors
Kathy O’Neal
Alvertha Johnson
Nicci Thomas
DeMontre’ Bailey
Rickia Johnson
ShaRhonda Gunn


Full-time Staff Members

Lori E. Casson
Executive Director

Roxanne Whitley-Anderson
Operation Manager

Lora Henderson
Shelter Case Manager

Carol Ward
Follow-up Case Manager

Janice Williamson-Cox
Volunteer Coordinator

Roscoe Chambliss
Kitchen Manager

Michelle Garrett
Shift Supervisor

Lee Daniel, Jr.
Shift Supervisor

Shelia Dumes
Shift Supervisor

Dirk Edwards
Building Maintenance

Part-time Staff Members

Virginia Pullins

Kathy O’Neal

Cassandra Sherrod

Nicci Thomas

Sonya Session

Welcome from the Board Chairman

My name is Tim Spidel and I am the new President of the Board Of Directors at Dayspring Center. I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to continue serving Dayspring but in new capacity.

I not only think of all the things I am thankful for in my life personally, but also for all the things where Dayspring is thankful.  Despite the obstacles and uncertainties that arose these past two years, Dayspring Center persevered because of our incredible staff, volunteers, and donors like you.

This letter serves two purposes: (1) to share my personal story and tell you how excited I am about the direction Dayspring Center is headed, and (2) to say thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and donors who have given so much to us, not only this year, but in year’s past.

I was introduced to the Dayspring Center in 2006 shortly after we moved to the Indianapolis area. I saw an article about Dayspring in the Indy Star, picked up the phone and asked if there was anything I could do to help. Like many of you, after one visit to Dayspring, I was all-in. In addition to volunteering at Dayspring with my wife and children, I also started helping with Special Events and Development which I continue to do to this day. I also served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors from 2009-2012. I am honored to have this opportunity to serve again on the Board of Directors and provide whatever help I can to support the efforts of our extraordinary staff, volunteers, and the families we serve at Dayspring Center.

We have added 7 new Board Members and the new role of a Board Intern to Dayspring Center. Many of these new Board members are long-time friends of Dayspring, and we have a few new members who just learned of Dayspring in the last year. The energy from this group is exhilarating and I can’t tell you how excited I am to partner with them as we do our part to support and strengthen Dayspring’s mission of serving homeless families with children.

More than anything, I wanted to reach out and say, Thank You!

Whether you have given a one-time gift of $25, monthly gifts, sponsored a special event or made any type of financial contribution to Dayspring Center, know that every single dollar is impactful. Whether you prepared and served a meal, volunteered at the front desk or during Summer Camp, completed a painting project or attended one of our events like the Walkathon of Golf Classic, know that every single hour you spend with Dayspring is impactful.  I am constantly moved and inspired by the generosity of our Dayspring friends. 

As we approach the holidays –and every day, please keep Dayspring Center in mind. Your continued support of your time, talents, and donations is vital to our success. Stay tuned for many great things to come.  With the strength and quality of our Staff, Volunteers, Donors, and Board of Directors, I know we will accomplish some wonderful things.

I shared a little bit about my story, and I’d love to hear from you.  Please feel welcome to contact me at any time if you have a great story to share or have any questions about Dayspring Center.


Tim Spidel
President, Dayspring Board of Directors


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