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.