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

Kevin Planck is chairperson for the board of directors for Carey Services. Kevin is executive director of Northwood Manor, a 5 Star Senior Living community in Marion. Before joining Northwood Manor, he was adult services director at Cardinal Services in Warsaw, Ind. He lives in Marion and enjoys giving back to the community where he was born and raised. He attended Taylor University and has more than 25 years of experience in the social services arena.

Board Vice Chairperson

John Jones is vice chairperson for the board of directors for Carey Services. John has worked at Indiana Wesleyan University since 1992 and is vice president for operations on the Marion campus. He serves on local organizational boards, including Community Foundation of Grant County, where he is past chair, and Wesleyan Retirement Center, where he is current chair. He previously served on, and is a past chair of, the Family Service Society board. John received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in business from IWU. He and his wife, Ronda, are Marion, natives and are members of College Wesleyan Church.

Board Treasurer

Doug Bryant is treasurer for the board of directors for Carey Services. A native of Grant County, Doug is a partner at Rea Logan and Company, LLC, a local certified public accounting firm. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. Doug works with numerous non-profit agencies throughout the community.

Board Secretary

Cathy Weatherspoon is secretary for the board of directors for Carey Services. Cathy is executive director of Thriving Grant County, Mill Township (formerly known as Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County), 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, and 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. Steve 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. Steve has served on numerous community organization boards throughout his career. Steve is a great community servant, sports enthusiast, and is also the public address announcer for the Marion Giant varsity football and basketball teams.