Indiana Masonic Home Foundation Staff Members
Eric Vermeulen is the Executive Director for IMHF. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington, and has worked in various management positions for the Indiana Health Care Association, the Indiana Department of Health, and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Eric is a Past Master of Frank S. Land Lodge #758, is a Past President of the Murat Shrine DeMolay Unit, and is currently serving in the Rose Croix Line of the Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite. He is also a member of Indiana DeMolay’s Grant-Hamill Foundation Board of Directors, and is the Advisory Council Chairman for Speedway DeMolay. Eric and his wife, Andrea, have three boys—Jake, Griffin and Owen—and live in Brownsburg.
Senior Development Officer
Steven J Sonafrank returned to IMHF as a Senior Development Officer on April 8. Steve had been a Fundraising Associate for the Foundation from 2012-2016 before becoming the Director of Development for the Indianapolis Scottish Cathedral Foundation.
Steve, a three-time Past Master of Bunker Hill 68, affiliated with Millersville 126 in 2012, and continues to be a highly regarded mentor to many of the Lodge’s newest members. He currently serves as Most Wise Master of Indianapolis Chapter of Rose Croix in the Valley of Indianapolis, AASR.
Joshua Mackey is a senior at Indiana State University (ISU) majoring in Business Management with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership. Josh will be completing his summer internship at the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation serving as a Development Assistant. Along with his studies, Josh has been heavily involved in DeMolay, serving as the Past State Master Councilor of Indiana DeMolay, Past Master Councilor and Assistant Chapter Dad of Speedway DeMolay, and is a Master Mason at Speedway Lodge #500, as well. In his free time, Josh is passionate about working with DeMolay and watching The Office on Netflix. After college, Josh plans to continue his duties with DeMolay and his Masonic Lodge, and hopes to find a career that allows him to share his passion and many talents with others. Josh currently resides on the west site of Indianapolis. Josh will be with us through the summer and you can reach him at email@example.com.
Megan Schmidt accepted the position as Annual Fund Coordinator for IMHF in April of 2015. Most recently in February of 2019 she advanced to our newest Development Officer. Megan graduated from Whiteland Community High School in 2008 and immediately began her career at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. It was there that she discovered she had a passion for helping people. She worked at The Indiana Masonic Home for 7 years before coming to IMHF. Megan married her high school sweetheart, Randy, in 2009 and they have two children together. Megan, along with her family and three dogs, live in Franklin. Their primary hobbies include boating and camping.
Lisa Dawn Daugette
Annual Fund Coordinator
Lisa Dawn Daugette began her duties as the Foundation’s Annual Fund Coordinator on April 29, having worked most recently as an event specialist for Meg & Associates in Indianapolis. Her experience in planning and executing events will be a wonderful asset for IMHF during its numerous donor outreach activities.
Lisa Dawn holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and worked in various capacities in the education field more than 20 years, including teacher, supplemental education service coordinator, child development coordinator and literacy assistant.
Cherie Cannon became the Office Manager for IMHF in 2007. She brought with her several years of accounting experience, along with a brief medical background. As a longtime member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Group, Post 45, Cherie volunteers and enjoys supporting the community and providing comfort for veterans and their families in need. Cherie, a mother of 3 children, actively participates with her family’s extracurricular activities as a cheerleading and soccer coach, football team mom, and PTA member. For many years, Cherie attended Bethel AME church in Noblesville where she served in the choir and as junior pastor. Now she attends Kingsway Church (Avon). Cherie’s a proud member of Plainfield OES Chapter #414.
Danielle Burtch is a recent graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI). She received her Bachelors of Science in Public Affairs from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, and focused her major in Public Management. Since graduating, she has accepted a part-time Development Assistant position for the IMHF. Danielle is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority – Kappa Psi chapter. She also works part time nights as a Guest Services representative for Live Nation at the White River State Park Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn. Danielle is a music lover, avid reader, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Danielle resides on the south side of Indianapolis. You can reach Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.