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: Sowards, Michael (People's Bank)

Vice President: Shelton, Tricia (Westminster Preschool)

Treasurer: Eplawy, Lynn (Gary Jet Center)

Secretary: Schoon, Ken (retired IUN professor)


Baker, Sandy (retired Munster teacher)

Bochnowski, Ann (People's Bank)

Byrne, Ellen (retired Munster teacher)

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

Hamblin, Nancy (retired Munster teacher)

Keefner, Adam (Munster Schools Parent)

Lazar, Sue (retired Munster teacher)

Logue, Candice (People's Bank)

McHie, Lyn (retired Munster teacher)

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

Milne, Deborah (First Merchants Bank)

Moore, Carol (Laughing Cat Productions)

Nellans, Paula (retired Munster School Board member)

Nierengarten, Maureen (retired Munster teacher)

Rotatori, Paul (Museum of Science & Industry)

Smith, Kristen (CrossFit 219)

Wilk, Ken (Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer, & Polen)


School Town of Munster Representative: Jeff Hendrix

 School Board Representative: Melissa Higgason

Munster Chamber of Commerce Representative: Karen Mashura


Annual Report 2017-18

Munster Education Foundation Bylaws

Past MEF Board of Directors