As Interim CEO and chief operating officer, Mary Durell draws upon her experience in business administration, operations, and macro and micro level social work to support the policies, goals and objectives of CICOA’s chief executive officer and Board of Directors. A licensed clinical social worker, Durell’s responsibilities include strategic planning and execution, overseeing facilities and technology, and serving as a liaison to partner organizations. She also oversees the following service areas: Client Services, Aging & Disability Resource Center, Meals & More, Way2Go, Health Care Collaboration, and Quality Assurance and Policy Development. Prior to joining CICOA in March 2016, Durell served as the director of social work at the State of Indiana Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, where she oversaw the department of Social Work for the psychiatric services department. She also has worked as a school-based therapist at Adult and Child Center, providing daily therapy and skills development to clients and families. Before that, she worked for more than seven years as the director of victim services at the State of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Under her leadership, the department grew from a $13 million budget to more than $20 million between seven programs. Durell holds an M.S.W. from Indiana University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and an associate degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis.
Beth Brown joined Human Resources at CICOA in 2015. In that role she is responsible for plan design and implementation of compensation administration, benefits planning, staffing, supervisory development, and strategic human resource planning. Previously, she served in a similar role for Community Rehabilitation Hospital. She also has worked as a member of the Leadership Team and as a Relationship Effectiveness facilitator for Community Health Network. Brown holds her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. She is also certified in Human Resource Management and holds her OSHA certification from Purdue University.
Susan Cornacchione came to CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions in 2009 to supervise and expand the development, marketing and communications efforts of the organization. Her expertise includes major gift and campaign planning, annual fund, volunteer management and prospect research. Prior to joining CICOA, Cornacchione served as the Central Indiana Major Gifts Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS). She also has fourteen years of higher education fundraising experience in a variety of roles including Senior Development Director with Indiana University Foundation serving the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. She began her career in fundraising at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as the annual fund coordinator. Cornacchione attended IUPUI and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
As CICOA’s Chief Financial Officer since 1998, Robert Woods is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s financial strategies, performance and policies. In addition, he oversees all finance and accounting functions and personnel. Before joining CICOA, Woods worked as an officer in for-profit entities, and he has practiced public accountancy as a partner in both large and small local firms. He also served as the executive director of an international association, managing and planning more than 20 national conferences, and has been a frequent guest speaker at both national and local organizations. He holds a BS in business from Indiana University with a minor in marketing and is a member of the Indiana CPA Society.
Dustin Ziegler leads numerous programs that optimize the reach and impact of CICOA services and resources. Examples of Ziegler’s innovative and strategic leadership include new and expanded partnership initiatives with the medical community through the establishment of CICOA’s clinical engagement program, the assembly and leadership of CICOA’s Medical Advisory Council, the strategic adoption and implementation of the statewide Dementia Friends Indiana movement, and the development of new collaborative opportunities between CICOA and academic and research communities. Ziegler came to CICOA in 2016 from the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, where he founded and led a program that partners with the medical community to connect families affected by dementia to the appropriate resources. This program was recognized as one of the most successful in the nation and was highlighted as a best practice at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. Ziegler received his gerontology/health and aging education from Indiana University. Ziegler was also the 2019 Indiana University School of Medicine Bowen Center Award recipient in the state of Indiana for his leadership in advancing health innovation and policy through the Dementia Friends Indiana movement.
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