Our Board

A board of directors is actively engaged in overseeing Carey Services’ operations. As part of its responsibility, the board assures the following obligations are executed:

  • Duty of Care – Board members exercise due care in all dealings with the organization and its interest.
  • Duty of Loyalty – Personal and professional conflicts of interest, including the appearances of conflicts of interest, are avoided.
  • Duty of Obedience – Obedience to the organization’s central purpose guides all decisions.

Indiana law also specifically prescribes responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors:

  • The board of an Indiana nonprofit corporation typically has ultimate responsibility for all the activities of the organization (IC 23-17-12-1(b).
  • Board members must act in good faith, with the care an ordinary prudent person in a like position would exercise and in a manner which the member reasonably believes to be in the best interest of the corporation (IC 23-17-13-1(a).

Listed below is Carey Services’ board executive committee. You can download a PDF of the complete board list by clicking the button below.

Carey Services Board Members

Board Chairperson

John Jones is chairperson for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. John is the Vice President for Marion campus Operations at Indiana Wesleyan University. He provides leadership and oversight of physical plant, campus planning and construction, property management, health clinic, bookstore, food services, event & conference services, Campus Media, and McConn Coffee House. John previously served on the Board of Directors for Family Services Society (past chair) and the Community Foundation of Grant County (past chair). He continues to serve on the Community Foundation’s Innovation Committee as a member from the community-at-large. John has served the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) as past-chair of the Commission on Technology and founding member of the Campus Operations group. John holds a bachelor and master’s degrees in business from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Board Vice Chairperson

Phil Bowers is vice chairperson for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. Phil is a native of Marion, Indiana, where his family’s construction and manufacturing business, JGBowers, Inc., is headquartered. He has been CEO of JGBowers, Inc. since 2014, and the majority shareholder since 2018. He graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with his bachelor’s degree and went back to school in 2016 to get his MBA from Anderson University. Phil serves on multiple local and industry boards and enjoys spending time his spare time with his wife and son.

Board Treasurer

Cassandra Austin is treasurer for the Board of Directors of Carey Services. She is the Director of Sales at The Wyndmoor of Marion. Cassandra graduated from Mississinewa High School in 2002. Upon graduating high school, she attended Ball State University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Her background in healthcare began six years ago in Sales in Marketing. She enjoys connecting individuals to provider and/or services that enrich their lives physically, mentally, and economically. She is a long-time member of the surrounding community and has also served as a Rotarian and on the Planning Committee for the Family Service Society. Cassandra enjoys spending time with her two daughters who are active in community sports.

Board Secretary

Cathy Weatherspoon is secretary for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. Cathy is Executive Director of Thriving Grant County, Thriving Mill Township and spent 12 years before that at Taylor University, where she was an assistant professor and worked in student development. She has been active in many community boards in her career. She and her husband, Bruce, have two children and are members of College Wesleyan Church.

Immediate Past Board Chairperson

Stephen A. Smithley is immediate past chairperson for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. Steve is an associate at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service. He was born and raised in Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1973. He attended Taylor University and graduated with a degree in political science/pre-law in 1977. Steve is retired from banking and real estate and is president of the Marion Redevelopment Commission. He has served on numerous community organization boards throughout his career. Steve is a great community servant and sports enthusiast.