Our Leaders

Showing the Way

Good leadership is vital in guiding the vision, direction and culture of an organization. At Lifeline, we’re proud to have a leadership team that is passionate about their commitment to Christ, the teams that they serve, and their desire to help families and children in need.

Mark Terrell

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Terrell graduated from Taylor University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Systems. Mark started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a retirement and estate planning specialist. In 1994, he left his chosen career to serve as the CEO of Lifeline Youth & Family Services. When Mark started, Lifeline had 17 employees, a budget of $600,000 and served around 200 people a year. Now, it is one of Indiana’s largest and fastest growing nonprofits with nearly 700 employees, a budget of $54 million, and is on track to serve 40,000 people. Mark has testified before Congress on two occasions, received the distinguished Alumnus for Personal Achievement award, The Vitality Award for prevention, is the 2018 Ambassador Enterprises SEED Challenge winner, and is a governor appointee to serve on the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Mark’s favorite roles are those of husband of 34 years, father to three sons and one daughter, and grandfather to four grandchildren.


EXECUTIVE Vice President

Kevin has been a staff member of Lifeline Youth & Family Services since September 2003. He holds a degree in Education from Ball State University. In his spare time, if you can’t find Kevin spending time with his wife and three children or coaching his sons’ youth sports teams, you can probably find him golfing, fishing or playing basketball.

Liz Day

Vice President - Home Based Services Operations

Liz joined Lifeline’s home-based services team in June 2005. Liz has held many different positions in Home-Based Services during her time at Lifeline. She enjoys Lifeline’s diversity of programming and the opportunities the organization brings to its employees, clients, and communities. Liz attended Trine University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, in addition to being an active member of the softball team. Being part of a strong team is very important to Liz, and she is proud to be part of the Lifeline family. After hours, you will find Liz spending time with her husband, Kevin, and her sons, Hudson and Owen, or watching funny movies.

District Managers

Adrienne Batteast

DM - North (Regions 1-5)

Jeremiah Brown

DM - Central (Regions 6-7, 10-12), Family Centered Treatment (All Regions)

Max Hochstetler

DM - South (Regions 8-9, 13-17)

Deb Johnson

Executive State Director

Jake Fawley

Director of HBS Programming

Shannon Posey

HBS Treatment Manager

Laura Bodinet

Family Centered Treatment (all Regions)

Jennifer Landis

Family Preservation Services - South (Regions 8-18)

Michael Patrick

Homebuilders (All Regions), Family Preservation Services - North (Regions 1-7)

Regional Managers

Nancy KoeDyker

Regions 1 & 2

LaShaunda Parker

Region 3A

Jeremiah Brown

Region 4

Shannon Kochensparger

Region 5

Laura Bivens

Region 6

Carla Castro

Region 7

Tina Kimball

Regions 8 & 9

Marlin Stewart

Region 10

Kayla Thompson

Regions 11 & 12

Kami Ross

Region 13

Niquita Albright

Regions 14, 15, 18

Shayna Jones

Regions 16 & 17

Board of Directors

Jeff Cybulski


Chris Sherbahn

Treasurer & Secretary

Jim Miller

James Westerfield

James Houlihan

Kent Rice

Thomas Rhoades

Robin Strasser

Mark Terrell

CEO of Lifeline