Goldenrod works to empower people of all abilities to reach their individual potential. We provide in-home care, respite care, community-based habilitation in both 24- and non-24-hour settings. The goal of our services is to enhance the self-esteem and self-worth of each person we serve through increasing daily living, social and communication skills. We do all of this with faith at the core of every service we provide.

Mission Statement

Goldenrod provides faith based community services to empower people of all abilities to reach their individual potential.

Vision Statement

Goldenrod envisions a community where all people are valued equally without exception.

Calla Patka, Millersburg, Board Chair Steven LangChris Smith, Goshen

Values

FAITH

We are responding to God’s call in our lives therefore our Christian faith undergirds everything we are and do.

INTEGRITY

We treat everyone with respect and dignity, and do what we say we will do.

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

We enter into accepting relationships with all community members for our mutual understanding and benefit.

HUMILITY

We demonstrate compassion, selflessness and service to others in all of our interactions.

QUALITY

We expect quality of execution in our own work and the work of our colleagues.

CHANGE

We embrace change in ourselves and others, for this is how we grow.

TEAMWORK

Includes active communication, community engagement, embracing ability, stewardship, safety and of course having fun.

meet our team

Our team is committed to those we serve and their families with faith at the forefront of all we do.
Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

ernies@goldenrodcommunities.org
Kristin Yoder

Kristin Yoder

Chief Operations Officer

kristiny@goldenrodcommunities.org
Minda Clemens

Minda Clemens

Chief Advancement Officer

mindac@goldenrodcommunities.org
Danae Miller

Danae Miller

Executive Assistant

danaem@goldenrodcommunites.org
Hector Torres

Hector Torres

Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

hectort@goldenrodcommunities.org
amie kirkpatrick, LPN

amie kirkpatrick, LPN

Senior Program Director

amiek@goldenrodcommunities.org
toni richards

toni richards

Director of Community Programs Residential Program Manager *Goshen

tonir@goldenrodcommunities.org
emily fox, RN

emily fox, RN

Wellness Manager

emilyf@goldenrodcommunites.org
rachael lechlitner

rachael lechlitner

Community Program Manager

rachell@goldenrodcommunities.org
Molly Mullins

Molly Mullins

Community Program Manager

mollym@goldenrodcommunities.org
Kayla ritchie

Kayla ritchie

Residential Program Manager

kaylar@goldenrodcommunities.org
Renee Shipton

Renee Shipton

Program Admissions and Operations Coordinator

renees@goldenrodcommunites.org
kevin peters

kevin peters

Quality Improvement Coordinator

kevinp@goldenrodcommunities.org
samantha herendeen

samantha herendeen

Recruitment and Retention Specialist

samanthah@goldenrodcommunities.org
travis ecklebarger

travis ecklebarger

Director of Human Resources

travise@goldenrodcommunities.org
kevin ritenour

kevin ritenour

Human Resources Specialist

kevinr@goldenrodcommunites.org

Board of Directors

Calla Patka, Millersburg, Board Chair
Dr. Mary Graber, Elkhart, Vice Chair
Trisha Handrich, Goshen, Secretary
Paul Herr, Mishawaka, Treasurer                              Chris Smith, Goshen

Tom Bontreger, Middlebury
Lisa Haeck, Osceola
Chad Knisley, South Bend
Tim Saylor, Nappanee                                                    David Moldonado, Goshen

Dan Steiner, Goshen – Project Promise Liason
Jim Stiver, Middlebury
Stephen Lang, Goshen – Self Advocates
LeAnne Yoder, Howe

Waiver Service Provider

Goldenrod is an Indiana state approved Medicaid Waiver Service Provider. We offer a variety of services such as residential habilitation, community engagement and respite care. Well-trained Direct Support Professionals deliver the services as provided on each individualized support plan. All services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual and their family.

Title VI Program

Goldenrod operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Goldenrod.

Location

Goldenrod
1514 College Ave
Goshen, IN 46526

Hours

M – F : 9am–4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Contact

info@goldenrodcommunities.org
T: 574.533.9720
F: 574.534.9817