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.
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.