Board of Directors

As a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, East Indiana AHEC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing health care providers and employers, K-12 and college educational entities, and workforce and community development organizations across our 14-county service area.


Our Board of Directors for 2023-2024:

President - Anne Swinney, MSN, RN
Staff Development Coordinator, Decatur County Memorial Hospital

President-Elect - Karen Clark, EdD, RN
Dean of Nursing and Associate Professor, IU East School of Nursing

Secretary - Amanda Sheeley, LMHC
Therapist and Program Manager, Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

TreasurerRob Moorhead
Superintendent, South Ripley School Corporation

Savanna Fox, MBA
Director of Training and Development, Rush Memorial Hospital

Gene Hack, PhD
Director, C4 Columbus Area Career Connection

Dean Jacks, PhD
Professor of Physical Therapy, Hanover College

Carrie James, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, King's Daughters' Health

Stephanie Knox, DNP, RN
Dean of Nursing, Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg & Madison

Jennifer Marcum
BSN Nursing Student & AHEC Scholars Fellowship Participant, IU East
AHEC Scholar student board member

Paige McDaniel, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC
Interim Division Head, School of Health Sciences, IU Columbus

Heather Wierzbinski-Cross, RN
Dean of Nursing, Ivy Tech Community College Richmond

Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH
Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network, IUSM Dept. of Family Medicine
ex-officio member


Board Member links / resources:

Board of Directors conflict of interest form


East Indiana Area Health Education Center
13 E. George Street, Suite B
Batesville, IN 47006