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.
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.
Cassandra Dixon 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.
Sarah Summersett is secretary for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. Sarah has worked for Marion Community Schools for 19 years and currently serves as the Assistant Preschool Director. She graduated from Marion High School in 2000 and attended Indiana University majoring in Early Childhoods Education. Sarah received her Masters of Administration from Ball State University in 2016. Sarah enjoys spending time with her two sons and attending her husband’s high school basketball games.
Immediate Past Board Chairperson
Kevin Planck is immediate past chairperson for the Board of Directors for Carey Services. Kevin is the Director at Suite Living Senior Living Community in Marion. He was born and raised in Marion and is a proud graduate of Mississinewa High School. He attended Taylor University. After living away from Marion for a period of time, Kevin and his son Artie returned to Marion twelve years ago. His past experience includes working as the Director at an agency similar to Carey Services, which has benefited his Board of Directors role. Kevin’s passion for seniors and those with other disabilities is what drives him to serve the community.