James Allbaugh

PRESIDENT / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jim has nearly 30 years of experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities and more than 10 years leading early childhood education programming. Prior to his service at Carey Services, he worked at a regional Aging & Disability Resource Center for 15 years. Jim’s experience includes health care, non-profit management, social services, fundraising, public relations, early childhood education, marketing & promotion, and agency administration. He has been with Carey Services since 2013. Jim is a board member for Strategic Indiana Provider Network, the Strategic Insurance Trust, and Greater Grant County (Grant County’s Chamber of Commerce). Jim received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Anderson University and  earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Anderson University.

Contact him at jallbaugh@careyservices.com

 

David Smith

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

David has been with Carey Services since 2005 in various business office and accounting capacities. He was named director of finance in 2018. Before joining Carey Services, he was a billing specialist at another local not-for-profit agency for nine years. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. He is a graduate of the Leadership Grant County program and is a board member and treasurer of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra. He also is a board member and finance committee member of Ability Indiana.

Contact him at dsmith@careyservices.com

 

 

Jennifer Widmer

VICE PRESIDENT OF DISABILITY SERVICES

With over 20 years of experience in human services and non-profit organizations, Jennifer is a seasoned professional dedicated to advocating for individuals and families. Her extensive background spans child welfare, residential care, and mental health and substance use services, with a recent emphasis on quality and compliance. She began her career as a mental health therapist and has excelled in managerial roles for the past 15 years. Her commitment to community collaboration is evident through her involvement with various organizations and advisory boards. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology (2001) and a Master of Arts in Sociology (2002) from Ball State University. She is dedicated to advancing our mission of “Transforming abilities into opportunities” with enthusiasm and commitment.

Contact her at Jennifer.widmer@careyservices.com

 

Beth Wickham

VICE PRESIDENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Beth has more than 20 years of experience in Head Start programming. She began her Head Start career as a teacher and eventually became site director and education coordinator with the Community and Family Services program in Portland, Ind., before joining Carey Services in 2018. She is a Gas City native and Mississinewa High School graduate. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ashford University and plans to pursue a master’s degree in early childhood education.

Contact her at bwickham@careyservices.com

 

 

Kelly Scher

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT

Kelly joined Carey Services in 2021, bringing with her a wealth of experience in both sales and marketing as well as non-profit management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sales and Marketing from Purdue University (1996) and earned her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University in 2005. With a professional background spanning 13 years in sales and marketing, Kelly seamlessly transitioned into the non-profit sector, accumulating 11 years of experience in marketing, fund development, communication, and grant writing and management. Her passion for community service extends beyond her professional role, as she actively volunteers her time. Currently, Kelly serves on the CASA of Grant County Board of Directors and the Grant County 4-H Council. Kelly’s dedication and diverse skill set make her an invaluable asset to the Carey Services team, contributing to the organization’s mission of “Turning abilities into opportunities.”

Contact her at kelly.scher@careyservices.com

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