About Us

How We Got Started

In 1965, a group of concerned and dedicated community members joined forces to provide services for individuals with disabilities. Most of those gathered had children living with disabilities.  Together they raised resources and officially launched MSDC in October 1976. 

Meet Our
Management Team

Rick Thompson


Johanna Bauer

Chief Financial Officer

Jane Pollitt

Vice President
Children’s Services

Pam Landesman

Vice President
Adult Services

Carrie Schadek

Vice President
Residential Services

Meet Our Board of Directors

Adam Lukenbill

Lukenbill & Lukenbill, LLP

Nelson Chipman


Joe Hunting

1st Source Bank

Joan Haugh Beaty

Community Member

James Clevenger


David Pearman

Starke County Council

Alison Murphy


Emily King


Linda Kelly


Melinda Straeter


Our Annual Reports