Our Team

Our Staff & Volunteers

  • Executive Director: Dr. Tammy Gierke Button DDS MSD
  • Administrative Service Director: Lena Ritchie
  • Grants & Communications Director: Pam Henderson
  • Development Director: Cathy Laughlin
  • Child Advocacy Program Director: Angie Marsh 
  • Healthy Families Program Director: Gabby Ginther
  • Parent and Family Education Program Director:  Heather Taylor
  • Public Education Director: Sara Hoyt
  • Administrative Services Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator:  Maggie Fritzen
  • Family Services and Marketing Coordinator:  Casey Morris
  • Child Abuse Prevention Councils Director-La Porte and Porter Counties: Sarah Johnson
  • Human Resources Director: Shamara Foreman

Board of Directors

Thomas Powley, President

Bank Manager

Silicon Valley Bank


Dr. Sarah Jones, Vice President

Chief Nursing Officer

Franciscan Alliance


Tony Gillisse, Treasurer/Immediate Past President




Sarah Konieczny, Secretary

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

LaPorte County


Ted Perzanowski, Emeritus

Counseling/Psychotherapy Alternative

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Adam Konieczny


Duneland Media


Michael Mack

Steel Worker/City Councilman


Jill Craig

Speech-Language Pathologist

Franciscan Alliance


Dan McKibben

School Counselor

Valparaiso High School

Allison Raymond




Dr. Leah Osorio

Family Medicine Physician




Join Us Today!

To apply for a current job opening, please send your current resume to our Human Resources department:
Email: hr@dunebrook.org
Mail: 7451 W. Johnson Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360

If you are contacted for a job interview please print and fill out an Employee Application. Thank you!