Launch Pad


LaunchPad seeks to strengthen the climate of early learning in Kosciusko County by focusing on the most recent research for children, birth age five and meeting the needs of our youngest citizens. 

Coalition Members:

Sherry Searles – Director

Darrin Bickel – United Way

Stephanie Overbey – Koscisuko County Community Foundation

Rob Parker – Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce

Erin Syslo – United Way

Cynthia Barnett – DePuy Synthes

Kurt Carlson – Bowen Center

Kevin Deardorff – Lake City Bank

Allyn Decker – Ivy Tech

Scott Gabriel – Parkview Hospital

Shannon Gage – Early Childhood Alliance

Jefferson Hankins – PNC Bank

Ann Hill – DePuy Synthes

Catherine Hill – PNC Bank

Alice Hitchcock – Lake City Bank

Monica Kendrick – Zimmer Biomet

Tara Kuhmichel – Ivy Tech

Matt Moyer – PNC Bank

Jeri Purdy – Silveus Insurance Group

Emily Romine – Zimmer Biomet

Kaci Scheve – MutualBank

Kimbery Schroeder – Dekko Foundation

Cheryl Shepherd – Bowen Center

Craig Snow – Silveus Insurance Group

Mayor Joe Thallemer – City of Warsaw

Andrea Sullivan – Parkview Warsaw

Vince Turner – MutualBank

Staci Young – Mayor’s Office