Leadership Team of Treefort
Windswept Hills, Inc. (dba Treefort) has their 501(c)3 not-for-profit status as recognized by the IRS. Established in 2012, Treefort operates under the direction of a Board of Directors as outlined in the organization's bylaws.
Board of Directors
Chance Benbow works as the Executive Vice President of Account Services at JDA Worldwide - and brings to our board an expertise in marketing and communications. Before his time at JDA Worldwide, Chance served as the Vice President of Marketing at
Mainstreet, and he is also the co-founder of Intersection - an award winning, full-service marketing agency with offices in Michigan and Indiana. Chance was raised in Eaton, Indiana and still has many close ties through family and friends to the area. He is a proud graduate of Anderson University where he played football and graduated with a degree in Marketing Communications. He and his wife Kyler, and son Decker, live in Indianapolis, IN where they spend much of their time serving in various capacities with their church and other local non-profit groups such as Edge Mentoring, Shepherd Community Center, the Indiana Air National Guard and Habitat for Humanity
Ashley graduated with a B.S. degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University in 2004. After that, she obtained her M.A. degree in School Counseling from Ball State in 2006. She is passionate about children's mental health and brings to the board nearly a decade of experience working with children as a counselor in the school setting. She and her husband Ryan have four children and she is currently working as a stay-at-home mom. She is active in her church's children's ministry and in the Muncie Community Schools parent organizations, as well as serving as a parent representative for the Broad Based Planning committee for High Ability Students and the Northside Middle School Student Services Committee.
Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
Beth is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with kids and families with emotional and behavioral disorders. She graduated from Ball State University with her doctorate in School Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology. She currently works in private practice at Still Waters Professional Counseling in Muncie, Indiana, where she has been for almost 10 years. She has also worked in settings such as the Youth Opportunity Center, Community Hospital, and local city schools. As she continues to work to help families in practice, she is acutely aware of the need for a place like Treefort and passionate about helping families in crisis find a safe, loving place for their children to land. She serves as the Vice President of the Board, as well as consultant to the mental health needs of the boys and staff of Treefort.
J.D. brings to our board an expertise in business and leadership. After 10 years as the President/CEO of Hartford Concrete Products, 20 years as an NCAA Division I college basketball official, 7 years as Commissioner of the Crossroads League and 5 years as the MAC and Summit League Coordinator of Officials, J.D. is currently the NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. J.D. is married to Jenny Collins who is a missions expert working at Taylor University. They have traveled the globe together and are passionate about the underserved both in our backyard and around the world.
Emily has 17 years of experience in the field of education spending much of that time working with underprivileged children. She has developed a passion for children in need and is excited to be able to expand that passion through the work of Treefort. She holds both an undergraduate and masters degree in Special Education from Ball State University. She holds a Director of Special Education Administration License from Ball State University as well. She is currently working as the Assistant Director for Special Education for the Muncie Community. Along with her expertise and experience with underprivileged children, she brings great administrative skills to our board. Emily has two beautiful children and together they enjoy attending church and being outside, especially at their family lake house in Tennessee!
Sandy spent five years in full-time youth ministry, working with both middle school and high school students, after graduating from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education. During this time, she and her husband Justin also spent time volunteering at a place called Willow Springs Boys Ranch near Oklahoma City, where they lived at the time. When Sandy and Justin moved from Oklahoma City back home to Delaware County, they began a family of their own and began to dream of beginning something like Willow Springs here in Indiana. Sandy has spent the last 14 years home with their five boys who are now all attending Monroe Central Schools. Together she and Justin have begun the ministry of Treefort and Sandy continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
Executive Director: Melissa Wormer
Melissa was born and raised in Delaware County. She has strong roots in the area and was excited to stay in the place that she calls home to further her education, begin her career, and start a family. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and became the Director of Finance and Budgets in the College of Architecture and Planning in 2008, where she still works. Last year, she completed her Graduate Business Essentials Certificate and Master’s in Executive Development for Public Service. Melissa met her husband Jacob almost twenty years ago and together they are raising their two children, Peyton and Addison. Melissa and Jacob stay very involved in the community, volunteering with the Yorktown Swim Club, where Melissa is now the President of the board, volunteering in the school, and attending Compass Church in Yorktown. Over the years they have felt a calling to work with and/or be an advocate for youth in the community. Being able to use her experience and passion to work at Treefort with the children, staff, board of directors, and community members to continue and grow the organization is exactly what she was looking for.
The Le Roux Family
Office Assistant: Ryan Roberts
Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant and has spent the majority of his professional career working in the financial software consulting industry. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA and after living and working in several states, eventually made his way back to his hometown of Muncie, IN. He lives here with his three sons (Caleb, Jack, and Owen). He attends The Bridge Community Church. He enjoys spending time with his sons, riding his bike, and reading. He is grateful for the opportunity to put his professional experience to use for this ministry that is having such a direct and tangible impact on boys’ lives in this community.
Treefort Parents: Chris and Rachael Le Roux
Chris and Rachael Le Roux’ journeys each began years ago on the other side of the world. Individually their paths wound their way across continents to come together in a small midwestern town. They settled in Muncie, Indiana together and have lived here for 10 years. Together with their two children, they love to ride bikes and explore the great outdoors. They are also a family that loves music and they enjoy finding ways to weave that into their daily lives. Chris had been working with at-risk youth and their hearts had been stirring for a way to welcome these children into their own home for some time. When they heard about Treefort, it seemed like the perfect place to be able to work together to make a lasting impact in the lives of children who needed some re-direction.
To apply to be a weekend relief Treefort parent, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org