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Our Staff and Board

Just Neighbors IHN Staff                          

Joshua Gale, Executive Director 

Joshua Gale is the executive director of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network and the chairman of the region's Planning Council on Homelessness. Before coming to Fort Wayne, he served as executive director of Lutheran Charities based out of Chicago. He has also worked in Philadelphia at Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries as a mission developer, and in Lima, Peru as the executive director of Castillo Fuerte--Casa de Misericordia. Joshua is dedicated to project development for the housing insecure and expanding organizations to serve the most vulnerable in our communities. He plays an active role in several boards, including Indiana's Continuum of Care, the Fort Wayne Eviction Task Force, the Youth and Family Homelessness board in the Balance of State, co-chairs the Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census, and was a founding member of the Business Advisory Committee for School of Business Concordia Chicago. Joshua holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Illinois State University, a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne and an MBA from Concordia University Chicago.

Lynda K. Rogers, Program Director

Lynda Rogers has served as program director of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network since 2001. Her responsibilities include staff supervision, facilities operation, and volunteer coordination. Prior to her work with Just Neighbors IHN, Lynda served in management positions with the YWCA Women’s Shelter and Community Home Health. She served her country for ten years in active duty with the United States Navy. Lynda completed a degree in Business Administration with Indiana Institute of Technology.

Shirley Rork, Family Case Manager    

Shirley Rork has worked with Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network since 2014, previously serving as Housing Coordinator for Vincent Village. She holds a degree in Human Services from IVY Tech. She is the primary contact person with the clients/guests of Just Neighbors IHN, working with them in such areas as employment, budgeting, and housing as they move toward independence and self-sufficiency. 

Sheila Brown, Controller/Financial Manager

Angelicia Dickey, Case Manager
Treasure Cone, Case Manager 
Gwen Owens, Case Manager 
Sharon Hogue, Case Manager

Sharon Smith, Case Manager

Wonda Vertison, Case Manager
Abigail Wiegand, Outreach Case Manager 


Just Neighbors IHN Board


Susan Boyd, President, Rea Magnet Wire

Veronica Sierra, Secretary, Rea Magnet Wire

Neil Bryson, Treasurer, New York Life Insurance



Kelli Austin, Parkview Health

Dr. Diana Jackson-Davis, Parkview Health

Alexandra Fretz, Common Ground Outreach

Kristi Jarmus, Indiana Tech

Sherry Myers, Benson, Pantello, Morris, James & Logan, LLP

Barton Price, PFW

Karen VanGorder, PFW



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