Board of Directors

MEF Board members serve a minimum of three years. Each board member is responsible to serve on one of our managing committees and to attend monthly board meetings. Our board consists of community members who are dedicated to maintaining the strength of our schools and thus the strength of our community.


President: Michael Sowards (People's Bank)

Vice President: Tricia Shelton (Westminster Preschool)

Treasurer: Lynn Eplawy (Gary Jet Center)

Secretary: Ken Schoon (retired IUN professor)


Sandy Baker (retired Munster teacher)

Ann Bochnowski (People's Bank)

Ellen Byrne (retired Munster teacher)

Dan Glavin (O'Neill, McFadden & Willett LLP)

Nancy Hamblin (retired Munster teacher)

Adam Keefner (Munster Schools Parent)

Sue Lazar (retired Munster teacher)

Candice Logue (People's Bank)

Lyn McHie (retired Munster teacher)

Michele McKechnie (Homer, Wilson & Co., Ltd)

Deborah Milne (First Merchants Bank)

Carol Moore (Laughing Cat Productions)

Paula Nellans (retired Munster School Board member)

Maureen Nierengarten (retired Munster teacher)

Paul Rotatori (Museum of Science & Industry)

Kristen Smith (Elliott PTO)


School Town of Munster Representative: Jeff Hendrix

 School Board Representative: Melissa Higgason

Munster Chamber of Commerce Representative: Tom Byelick


Munster Education Foundation Bylaws

Past MEF Board of Directors