Board of Directors
Mary Jolly BrowningBoard President, The O’Connor HouseSenior Account Executive, Emplify
Mary Jolly Browning
With her extensive background in marketing, sales, and operations at almost every business level, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge to this role for The O’Connor House. As current Director at local tech company Emplify, she is responsible for developing and executing strategies sales development to exceed business objectives and build high performing teams & programs that are laser focused on revenue growth. Mary’s leadership team and internal sales teams rely on Mary for her industry knowledge, tactical insight and dedication to their success.
Prior to this position, Mary was Chief Operating Officer of LeadJen and held various client success, sales and operations roles. In total, she has over 10 years’ experience in the Lead Generation, Marketing & Sales industry. She has lived in Indiana for over 20 years and grew up attending Saint Maria Goretti, Carmel High School, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the University of Dayton. Here, she was a member of Chi Omega and was awarded first place in the Procter & Gamble Marketing Challenge.
She is President of local Indianapolis AA-ISP chapter, a National Association dedicated to improving the performance and professionalism of the Inside Sales industry, and has received the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award in 2016. She resides in Fishers with her husband Beau, dog & cat.
Leslie DoaneBoard Vice President, The O’Connor HouseSenior Vice President, Human ResourcesDWA Healthcare Communications Group
Leslie Doane serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at DWA Healthcare Communications Group where she has served in a leadership capacity for 17 years. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and provides leadership and oversight of a wide range of HR functions including total rewards, employment practices, workforce planning, talent acquisition, talent management and corporate compliance. In her role, she also directs key cultural and engagement initiatives for the organization, which has contributed to the company earning seven Top Workplaces designations.
Leslie graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She also holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management from IUPUI.
She and her husband returned to the Catholic Church 9 years ago after working in evangelical, Protestant ministry for over 30 years. They are members of Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Along with her husband, she serves the parish in building small groups, promoting the New Evangelization and establishing a ministry to welcome Catholic’s home. Her desire to share the mercy, love and redemptive power of Christ to women in crisis has led her to support the O’Connor House ministry as a Board Member.
Leslie and her husband have been married for 45 years; have four adult children and ten grandchildren.
Mark Vollmer, CPA, CGMATreasurer, The O’Connor HouseFounding Partner, The Watermark Group
Mark is a CPA working with the owners and family members of family owned and owner managed businesses primarily in central Indiana helping them make the most of what they’ve got.
Mark is a life-long resident of Indiana, a graduate of Manchester College (1983), and has worked as a CPA since that time. He is married (Bonnie) and lives in Westfield, Indiana, and they have four grown sons, one of which is married. Mark also serves as Chairman of the Financial Oversight Team at Grace Church in Noblesville. Mark and Bonnie enjoy watching sports of all types, especially watching their sons participate in college.
Joseph BoivinSecretary, The O’Connor HouseMedical Liason, Eli Lilly and Company
Joe Boivin grew up in Syracuse, NY, and went to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he studied pharmacy and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2000. While at Duquesne, he met Janine, who is from Carmel, so Joe made the move to central Indiana in 2001. Joe has been with Eli Lilly and Co. since 2001 and currently is a Medical Science Liaison covering half of the Midwest, where he supports the needs of health care professionals in the areas of chronic pain and migraine headache. Joe and Janine have 3 daughters, which keep Joe busy when he is not traveling for work.
Outside of work, Joe is an avid NY Yankees fan and Colts fan, and tries to stay active in order to keep up with his kids and extended family. Joe has been a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church since he moved to the area in 2001, was a volunteer youth minister, a member of the parish council, a coach for various sports teams, and he and Janine are mentors for engaged couples preparing for marriage. Joe lives in the Noblesville/Westfield area.
Kris BussickCo-Founder, The O’Connor House
Kris is the Co-founder of the O’Connor House and strives to help others find truth through God’s word and the teaching of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” She is married to Bill Bussick and they have four children. Kris is passionate about her faith and family and has a heart for those who are struggling under the burdens of life. In 2017 she received the Jefferson award for outstanding community service.
Bill BussickBoard Member, The O’Connor HousePresident, DuraMark Technologies
Prior to founding DuraMark Technologies, Bill was a Senior Vice President of Sales for The Relizon Company and directed the activities of 825 employees with a $500 million sales operation profit and loss responsibility. Under his leadership, the company achieved record revenue and profit growth in 2004 and 2005. Prior to this position, Bill was Vice President of Sales for the Midwest Division and holding various sales management roles. In total, he has over 26 years of experience in the label and printing industry. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. He lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife Kris and their 4 children, 2 dogs and 1 horse.
JoDee Curtis CPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCPPast Board President, The O’Connor HouseOwner, Purple Ink Human Capital Consulting
Maximizer | Arranger | Positivity | Strategic | Futuristic
JoDee works with a wide variety of companies and organizations to assist with business needs relating to human resources. She provides leadership training, assists with talent acquisition for leadership positions, facilitates problem solving sessions, and serves in high-level outsourced HR functions
Prior to founding Purple Ink in 2010, JoDee spent 21 years in public accounting as a practicing CPA and as a Director of HR. JoDee also has experience as a CFO and controller thereby bringing a unique financial and overall business approach. JoDee obtained her bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Evansville. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a SHRM – Senior Certified Professional, a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, and holds certifications as a Predictive Index analyst and as a SIMPLEX Creative Problem Solver facilitator.
JoDee serves on the State Council for Indiana SHRM, is Chair of the Strategic planning committee at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, is a member of IndySHRM and the Carmel Rotary, and serves on the Fine Arts Alliance Steering Committee for Guerin Catholic High School. In June 2013, JoDee was named the IndySHRM Professional of the Year.
Pete HarringtonBoard Member, The O’Connor HouseChief Operating Officer and V.P. of Sales, Shepherd Insurance
Pete has lived in the Carmel area for over 35 years. He graduated from Carmel High School, then went on to play football at Butler University and graduated with a business administration degree. He met his wife Stacey at Butler and both remain strong Butler sports fans today. Together, they have three children; Reiley attends the University of Dayton, Ellie attends Butler University and Ty is a student at Guerin Catholic High School.
Pete is the Chief Operating Officer and V.P. of Sales for Shepherd Insurance, a fast growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Carmel, IN. Shepherd also has 28 locations across 5 states.
Outside of his family and working at Shepherd Insurance, Pete is passionate about Butler basketball as well as avidly following the Colts. He is also a golfer who not only enjoys playing whenever time allows, but also attending PGA events with friends and family.
Ann Osuntokun, M.D.Board Member,The O’Connor HousePediatrician, St. Vincent Medical Group
Dr. Ann Osuntokun is a pediatrician in Westfield, Indiana and is affiliated with St. Vincent Medical Group – North Westfield Pediatrics. St. Vincent Ascension is a faith based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate personalized care to all with special attention to those most vulnerable
Dr. Osuntokun has been practicing for more than 20 years and has served many of the babies and toddlers from The O’Connor House. She resides in the area with her husband and has three children, two who are in college and a freshman at Brebeuf Preparatory School.
Dr. Osuntokun is a passionate advocate for the women served by The O’Connor House. She brings expertise, compassion, and a voice for women and children.
Dave ReitzBoard Member, The O’Connor HouseRetired
Born and raised on a small farm in Trinity, Indiana, Dave graduated from Purdue University in 1982 with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. Following graduation, Dave joined Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis and held a variety of positions in engineering, distribution, human resources, and research. For over 15 years, he served as director of facilities management for the Indianapolis administrative and research facilities. After a career of over 35 years, Dave retired from Eli Lilly in December 2017. Since retiring, Dave is engaged in part time consulting in the facilities management business.
Dave resides in Fishers, Indiana with his wife, Jane. They have four married children and ten grandchildren. Dave has been an active member of St Louis de Montfort Church since 1989 having served as parish council president, lector and Confirmation youth minister. He is a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight of Father Thomas J Kelley Council #6923. In 2014, Dave’s family received recognition as the Family of the Year from the Indiana KOC State Council. He enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, playing golf, attending sporting events and traveling with his wife.
Leah YorkBoard Member, The O’Connor HousePresident, Talbott Talent
Leah York is President of Talbott Talent, a firm that works to build a winning team for organizations and create a long-lasting legacy, through executive search, people management and organizational effectiveness. Leah is recognized as a trusted advisor to nonprofit executives and boards of directors. Beginning her work with nonprofits in 1999, Leah has held C-level positions and provided financial and governance consulting to organizations across the country. Leah earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, her MBA from the University of Indianapolis, and is recognized as a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives. She has served as a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Society of Association Executives and Board Treasurer of Art With a Heart. Leah currently serves on the board of directors of The O’Connor House. Growing up with parents who are medical professions in the field of obstetrics and then later working for over a decade with a nonprofit focused on improving access to and quality of perinatal care, Leah developed a passion for helping and advocating for pregnant women and their babies, especially regarding issues such as perinatal mood disorders and breastfeeding. It was the intersection of this passion, her nonprofit expertise and her personal experience as a single mother that led Leah to service at The O’Connor House.
In addition to her membership on the board of directors of The O’Connor House, Leah is currently serving as board treasurer for Working Recovery and chairs the Indiana Society of Association Executives Membership Committee. Leah is from Carmel, Indian where she still resides with her son, Nathan, and their miniature goldendoodle, Livia. Outside of her work with nonprofits, she is an active member of Genesis Church and mentors women in their personal, professional and spiritual development. In her fee time, she enjoys reading, biking and yoga.