Board of Trustees
Dr. Greg A. Merrell, MD received his medical degree from Yale University. He continued at Yale for his orthopedic residency. Dr. Merrell received his fellowship training in upper extremity and microvascular surgery from Brown University. Dr. Merrell has special interests in wrist arthritis, fracture care, minimally invasive surgery of the elbow and wrist, and conditions of the shoulder. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters on the minimally invasive treatment of fractures. Dr. Merrell has an active research program established. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and is a member of the clinical trials and outcomes committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. His research interests include the study of bone healing. Dr. Merrell won the Marshall Urist American Orthopaedic Association award for his research on bone healing. He has written a number of journal articles and book chapters on minimally invasive treatment of scaphoid fractures. He was the invited author from the Journal of Hand Surgery to describe his minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of tennis elbow. Dr. Merrell served as team physician for the 2002 Search for Genghis Khan Expedition to Mongolia. This expedition was featured on a Discovery Channel documentary. He is the father of Ethan (2017) and Connor (2022).
Michael Baldwin attended Sycamore from first grade until sixth grade, when his family moved to France in 1994. After attending school in the suburbs of Paris for a few years, he returned to Indianapolis and later graduated from North Central High School’s International Baccalaureate program. Living in Europe as a kid sparked a love of travel and he has now visited over 50 countries, including studying abroad at Oxford and living in Singapore for three years (where his oldest child, Lily, was born). He earned his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Michael is a technology executive and previously worked at Google as a Director of Product Management where he led teams that built and scaled early stage products. At Google, he worked on products such as Chromebooks for Education, Android, Google Pay India, and Google Cloud AI. He also helped lead Google’s expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa. He began his career as a management consulting analyst at Deloitte Consulting and spent his summer during business school in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Michael and his wife, Caity, have two kids: Lily (2031) and Jack (six months old).
Laura Conder has built a successful career in banking, focused on consumer lending. She has served on the Education Finance Committee of the Consumer Bankers Association, as well as a board member of ELM Resources. She hails from the Chicago suburbs and graduated from Purdue University. Currently residing in Carmel, Indiana, Laura is the proud mother of Catherine (2018) and Elizabeth; she is a past trustee (2011-2017), serving as Treasurer during her second term. She enjoys traveling, baking, and riding her bicycle around Carmel.
Lesley Crane is the Cofounder and Chief Diversity Officer at Thought Kitchen, LLC, as well as the Cofounder and Co-Creator of DiversiFind, LLC. Before she became an entrepreneur, Lesley was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in April 2018 to serve as the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration. In this role, she was responsible for a 200+ employee organization that managed various statewide functions including procurement, public works, facilities management, fleet services, real estate, state surplus, and supplier diversity. Before serving the state as Commissioner of the Department of Administration, Lesley served as Speaker Brian C. Bosma’s Chief of Staff for five years, after serving as his Chief Counsel for six years. Previous to her government service, Lesley was in private legal practice at the law firm of Krieg DeVault, LLP, where her focuses were governmental affairs and health care.
Lesley graduated from Butler University with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and Spanish in 1999 where she was awarded the Leroy A. Porteus Pre-Law Scholarship and a Butler University Academic Scholarship. She attended law school at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where she graduated from the evening program in 2003.
She has served on several not-for-profit boards, including the Alpha Chi Omega House Corporation Board, the Exodus Refugee Board of Directors, and others, and is a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. She is currently a member of the Mental Health America of Indiana Board of Directors, where she chairs the Public Policy Committee. She has received several awards, including the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017 and the Trailblazer Award by the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Lesley lives in the Meridian-Kessler area of Indianapolis and has a wonderful husband, three daughters, and a son.
Terry Greene is a former Executive Vice President at The Hagerman Group where he was responsible for business development, marketing, and corporate development. He obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois-Champaign. Terry is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio as well.
Terry retired in April 2022, with more than four decades of construction experience. He led many of the largest projects that Hagerman completed to date including, but not limited to, Circle Centre Mall and Artsgarden, Corporate Headquarters for Sallie Mae (formerly USA Group), Hanover College, Union Station, Ivy Tech Community College, Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation, MSD Washington Township Schools, and Wabash College.
Terry’s involvement in the community and service to many organizations earned him the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trade Association Professionals, an organization that provides a forum to keep professionals informed on issues in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Terry served as a member of the Indiana Construction Roundtable Industry Outreach Committee and was on the Local Government Committee of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Terry also assisted in the industry meetings which resulted in House Bill 1196 permitting public agencies to utilize the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) method of project delivery.
Terry was married 48 years to the late Renee’ Greene, has two adult children, and 5 grandchildren, all residents of Indianapolis. He is currently on the Board of Directors at Broadmoor Country Club and an Elder at Second Presbyterial Church.
Jeff Hagerman is the chair of the Chairman of The Hagerman Group, is the fourth generation of the Hagerman family to lead the commercial construction company. Jeff also is a partner in iPark, LLC (a parking management company). Jeff is passionate about the community and encourages employees of The Hagerman Group to give back through time, talent, and treasure. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at several organizations including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie, Meridian Hills Country Club, Brebeuf Jesuit High School, the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, AGC of Indiana, and the Indiana Construction Roundtable. He also serves on the Building & Grounds Committee for the Sycamore School and is a proud member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and CEO. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering & Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette. In Jeff’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his children Drake (2017) and Stella (2029), traveling the world, and following Purdue sports.
Michelle Hummel (SSA President) and her husband, Kyle, have three children enrolled at Sycamore—Hadley, Hudson, and Emery.
Dr. Thomas D. Kaplan, MD, is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of his medical school class. He trained in orthopedics at NYU / Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, then pursued sub-specialty training in hand, microvascular, and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in 2001. Dr. Kaplan is very involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and was selected as a Young Leader by the Society in 2007. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Kaplan has a strong commitment to research and education and has been published in multiple journals. Tom and his wife, Linda, are long-time Sycamore parents and have four children who attended/currently attend Sycamore, Cassie (2017), Tommy (2018), Chloe (2019), and Katie (2022).
Dr. Cory Martinson is from Indianapolis and is a graduate of Bucknell University. She completed her doctorate in medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 2005. Her pediatric residency was completed at Boston Children's Hospital. She spent the first part of her career in pediatrics working as a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children's Hospital before making the move to primary care. She is board certified in pediatrics. Cory is a member of the Board of Trustees at Riley Children’s Hospital. She has three children, Lily Grace (2022), Henry (2024), and Corinne (2027). Dr. Martinson has been an active participant within the Sycamore community and is the Chair of the Development Committee. She also served on the playground task force, helping with the development of the Outdoor Play Lab in the Early Childhood area.
Susie Tardy Maxwell, CFR E, was recruited to the staff of the Eiteljorg Museum by John Vanausdal in July, 2009 and promoted shortly after to Vice President, Development. Prior to joining the Eiteljorg Museum, she was Associate Head and Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Park Tudor School. After teaching for several years, she worked at The Children' s Museum as Planned Giving Officer. Susie grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and attended Indiana University where she received a B. S. in Education and participated in the IU Masters in Education Program. She became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 1994. Susie' s leadership in her time at the Children' s Museum helped increase the President ' s Club (major gift donors) from 72 to more than 300 members. She helped establish the Carousel Society and the Ruth Lilly Society. Susie played a major role in the museum's successful $16.5 million capital campaign. She was invited by Park Tudor to direct its Development and Alumni Relations office where she provided the foundation and leadership for an outstanding program of fundraising, including capital campaigns. Susie has a reputation for success, team work, leadership and special events. These skills have helped many organizations and earned her many honors. In 1994 she was the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash and many awards from INNSFR E. Susie was awarded the 2004 Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and numerous other honors. She retired from the Eiteljorg Museum in 2016. Susie and her husband, Howard, have two children and are enjoying retirement together.
Srinivas Pai leads Partnerships for Power Life Sciences, Inc - a health-tech startup that is making it easier for patients to find and access promising treatments and clinical trials. Srinivas has extensive experience across healthcare and financial services, having previously worked for Flatiron Health, Better Mortgage, American Express, Boston Consulting Group, and Sanford Bernstein. Srinivas grew up in India, studied Materials Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and then obtained his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Srinivas and his wife, Sneha lived in New York City before moving to Indiana in 2020. They have two sons, Sohum (2029) and Suvir (2033). Srinivas also serves on the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Catherine Pangan Professor in the College of Education at Butler University. She is honored to work with freshmen through graduate students and many community partners around the city. Her work focuses on science (STEM) and social studies methods, teacher leadership, education technology, and pre-service teaching. As an author, Dr. Pangan contributes as a columnist in The New Teacher Advocate magazine and is a curriculum writer for organizations including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She helped launch the New Teacher Academy at Columbia University and worked with teachers in Harlem and Brooklyn. She received her BS in Elementary Education, Master’s in Educational Administration, an endorsement in Gifted Education, and Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on policy and education law. Dr. Pangan has been working in education for over 25 years. She is the mother of Hudson (2019) and Violet (2026).
Wayne Patrick is an investor in several startup and entrepreneurial companies and has more than 35 years of experience in information technology. His experience in the software industry includes having developed and led the consulting efforts for a large software firm and having been the COO of two entrepreneurial/start-up software firms that had successful exits. In addition, Wayne and his brother have been successful restaurant franchise owner operators through starting and developing the Central Indiana territory for Marco’s Pizza. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1992. He was a Presidential Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995. In 1998 he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. He is a graduate of Rose Hulman with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and earned an MBA from Butler University. He earned an Executive MBA from Dartmouth. His two children, Theresa, deceased, (1993) and Elliot (2000) graduated from Sycamore.
Mark Sniderman is an attorney in private practice, focusing on prisoner rights, voting rights, and police misconduct. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After serving as the national team programs director for US Rowing, Mark matriculated at U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and then transferred to Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, from which he received his JD and graduated with honors. Mark is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Civil Rights Section of the American Association of Justice, and a member of the National Lawyers Guild, the National Police Accountability Project, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, and the Western District of Michigan. Locally, Mark is a past chair of the board of the Hooverwood Nursing Home and has served on the board of the Arthur M. Glick JCC of Indianapolis and the Human Services Committee of the United Way of Central Indiana. He is the father of Hannah (2022) and Sadie (2024).
Kristie Speirs Neumeister is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Ball State University, where she directs the Gifted and Talented Graduate Licensure Program. She earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia in Educational Psychology with a concentration in gifted and creative education. She is the past President of the Indiana Association for the Gifted and recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children’s Early Scholar Award. Her professional interests include perfectionism, twice-exceptional learners, and gifted program evaluation. She has served as a consultant to over 85 school districts in Indiana. She has co-conducted evaluations of 40 gifted programs throughout the country and is the co-author of the book, Gifted Program Evaluation: A Handbook for Administrators and Coordinators (2nd ed.). Kristie enjoys exploring new countries, reading historical fiction, and baking treats. She and her husband, Doug, are long-time Sycamore parents whose four daughters have attended or currently attend Sycamore—Anya (2016), Hailey and Ginny (2023), and Avery (2024).
Marla Thompson is SVP and General Manager in the Marketing Cloud at Salesforce and has held various senior management, marketing, product, sales, strategy and operations roles at Procter & Gamble, The Campbell Soup Company, and Catalina Marketing. Marla is passionate about women’s advancement in the workplace and served seven years on the national board of directors for the Network of Executive Women, a non-profit organization focused on advancing women, growing business, and transforming the CPG industry’s workplace. Currently, she serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Indianapolis chapter of Salesforce Women’s Network and serves on the board of Visit Indy. Marla received her Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and her MBA degree from Harvard Business School. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three children—Dyer (2026) and twins, Ian and Gwen (2028).
Ruel Williamson is the CEO of Mind Pearl LLC, an international consulting firm focused on valuation, taxation, and property rights. He holds tertiary degrees from Emporia State University (BSB Finance ’89) and (MBA ’91). Ruel is a regular speaker at the World Bank and has been a guest lecturer at Renmin University (Beijing, China) as well as a keynote speaker for numerous industry events. Prior to starting Mind Pearl LLC, Ruel held executive positions at Thomson Reuters, Tyler Technologies, the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners, and the Kansas Department of Revenue. Ruel and his wife, Cynthia, are eternally grateful for the education that Sycamore has provided to their two children, Olivia (2018) and Neville (2023).
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