PRESS RELEASE: Boys & Girls Club Announces New Board Members

Press Release: Boys & Girls Club Announces New Board Members

Board Member Bios – Class of 2019


MUNCIE, IN (November 30, 2016) – At a recent board meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, new board members and 2017 officers were approved. Directors for the Class of 2019 include seven new board members and three returning for an additional term. New board members are: Michelle Altobella, Vice President & General Counsel at IU Health BMH; Sue Dalton, President/Owner of Dalton & Company; Heidi Monroe, Director of Children’s Services at Meridian Health Services; LaKoya Rochell, Executive Director of Resource Development at Ivy Tech Community College – East Central Region; Andrea Wells, Assistant Vice President – Commercial at United Insurance Agencies; Chase Winkle, Owner at Winkle Lawn Care and Patrolman for the Muncie Police Department; and Angie White, Publisher, President and CEO of Hope for Women Magazine. (See bios below).

Board members elected for an additional term are Angela Beck, Assistant Vice President at Old National Bank; Juli Metzger, Coordinator of Unified Media at Ball State University; Andre Mitchell, Pastor at Deliverance Temple Church, and Ben Smith, CEO/President-Elect for Estep Doctor and Company.

In addition, the Board of Directors elected officers for 2017. They are James Mitchell, president; Brian “BJ” McKay, vice-president; WaTasha Griffin, secretary; Ben Smith, treasurer; and Juli Metzger, immediate past president.

“I am excited to welcome these committed community leaders and volunteers to our Board of Directors,” said James Mitchell, President-Elect of the Board of Directors. “Together, with this diverse talent pool and our current board members, we will continue to make an even greater impact through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie to serve more kids and families in our community that enhances their character, academics, and health.”

The new officers will be installed during the Great Futures Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club in Muncie. The luncheon is open to the public and will feature recognition of youth, volunteers and supporters in addition to an impact report to the community. Reservations required at or by calling Amy Gibson at (765) 282-4461 ext. 103 or email at

About the Great Futures Recognition Luncheon

The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is hosting its third annual Great Futures Luncheon, which will highlight the impact of afterschool programs in Muncie, Ind. With plans to host over 300 attendees, the lunch will highlight featured speaker, Coach Mike Neu from Ball State Football, and present their annual awards. Individuals and businesses can register online at or by calling (765) 282-4461 ext. 103. Tickets are $45 each or $350 for a table of eight. Sponsorships are still available at $5,000 for Gold Title Sponsors, $2,500 for Silver Presenting Sponsors, $1,000 for Bronze Supporting Sponsors, and $75 for Patron Sponsors.

Luncheon Details:

What:        Great Futures Recognition Luncheon

When:        Thursday, December 8, 2016

Starting at 11:30 AM

Where:       Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, Gymnasium

1710 S. Madison Street, Muncie, IN 47302

Tickets:      $45 each or $350 for table of eight


(765) 282-4461 ext. 103

About Boys & Girls Club of Muncie
The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie was founded in 1933. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. You can learn more at For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Club at or (765) 282-4461.



Board Member Bios for Class of 2019

Mrs. Michelle Altobella serves as the Chief Privacy Officer for Indiana University Health and the VP & General Counsel for IU Health Ball. In her roles, she provides oversight for the IU Health system Privacy Program across the state of Indiana by initiating, facilitating and promoting initiatives to foster privacy awareness across all IU Health affiliated entities, including consistent policies, procedures, guidance, education, training and regulatory compliance with all applicable privacy and security laws. Altobella also provides in-house legal services for the IU Health East Central Region comprised of a 12-county region based in Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Altobella has been a practicing attorney for 20-years having concentrated in the areas of health law, contract law, corporate law, employment law and insurance defense. She resides in Muncie, IN, with her husband and two children.

Mrs. Sue Dalton is the proud owner of Dalton & Co located in Muncie, Indiana. Sue, and her late husband Dave, started Dalton & Co., merging two companies together in order to provide local and personal service to business clients throughout East-Central Indiana. Sue previously worked with the General Supply Co. She is very involved in the community having served with local organizations such as Women In Business Unlimited, Delaware County Safety Council, Chambers of Commerce in Delaware, Jay, Randolph, Henry and Blackford Counties, Secret Families, Meridian Health Services, First Choice for Women, YWCA and many more. She was recognized as a recipient of the Delaware County Integrity Award, BNI Member of the Year, ATHENA Award and Spirit of Small Business Award. Sue also loves to spend time with her four children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mrs. Heidi Monroe serves as Director of Children’s Services statewide for Meridian Health Services. Within this position she is focused on standardization of best practices and growth and development of children’s services. As a native of Delaware County, she has over 23 years of experience in Behavior Health Services. Her career began at the Youth Opportunity Center before spreading her impact to Hancock County as the executive director for neighborhoods against substance abuse and a juvenile probation officer. She also worked as the Mental Health Administrator at the Tennessee Prison for Women, and Behavioral Health Director for Talbert House in Cincinnati Ohio. Heidi has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science from Ball State University, a Master’s in Public Administration, and working on a Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health Management through Arizona State University. Heidi currently lives in Fishers while rehabbing a home in Yorktown, Indiana.

Mrs. LaKoya Rochell serves as the Executive Director of Resource Development for Ivy Tech Community College -East Central Region. In this capacity, she is able to impact the entire student body by raising scholarships funds, endowments, and new building facilities through the spirit of philanthropy. Prior to her current role as the Executive Director of Resource Develop, she served as an Academic Advisor and Campus Office Coordinator for Ivy Tech Community College- Anderson Campus. She is involved in numerous organizations across East Central Region including the Cotillion Beautillion Militaire in Anderson, Muncie Rotary Club, Women in Philanthropy, FAB, Anderson Education Foundation Board Member, AAYC Board Member, and the Human Relations Council Member and her church, Allen Chapel AME-Anderson. She received her Bachelors of General Studies from IUPUI and her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan. She resides in Anderson, IN with her husband, Bruce Rochell of 8 years, and two beautiful children, Kanye and Essence Rochell.

Ms. Andrea Wells is the Assistant Vice President of Commercial Insurance at United Insurance Agencies. Andrea has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has a wealth of experience as a professional, a leader and in public service and volunteerism. She is currently the President of the Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (a national public service organization) and has been an active member since 2006. She is a native of Muncie, IN. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science from Ball State University in 2002 and 2003 respectively. She also studied business administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. Andrea has three adult sons and two grandchildren. She resides in Yorktown and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Chase Winkle is the Owner of Winkle Mowing Service and a Patrolman with the Muncie Police Department. Chase started his own mowing service company for residential and commercial clients in 2013. He was recently selected from a completive class and hired as one of Muncie’s newest police officers. He was previously a Reserve Deputy with Delaware County Sheriff’s Officer since 2008. Chase has a history of serving others in the Muncie community. He is perhaps best known for his time as the Service Manager with Texas Roadhouse for over 8 years. Chase also helped start CBC (Community Business Connections), a local networking group organized by local business professionals. The group is relationship based, focused on helping members grow their business and helps local non-profit agencies and philanthropic efforts. Chase has a heart for people and loves to build relationships. He has been very engaged as a volunteer on the boards of the Muncie Parks Department, Little Red Door, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Muncie Unity Center. Chase has a daughter and lives in Muncie.

Ms. Angie White is the Publisher, President and CEO of Hope for Women Magazine. In 2005 she took a leap of faith to make her dream of creating a lifestyle magazine for today’s woman a reality. Her passion for life and for inspiring women to greatness is contagious; now more than 100,000 women read Hope for Women Magazine each month. She is definitely a woman on the move! She was recently recognized with the Ball State University Black Alumni Award of Achievement. Angie is the mother of three and resides in Muncie where her company is headquartered.