Board of Directors
Gail has been a member of the Board for ten years, joining the group to continue involvement with individuals with disabilities following her retirement. She has a degree in education and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. For six years, she worked in residential services serving individuals with chronic mental illness and followed this with 39 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She has volunteered at READ Jackson Co, Provisions, and in many activities at Seymour Christian Church. She is married to Wally, a builder, and developer. They have one daughter, Leslie who is a K-4 Literacy Specialist in Warren Township Schools, Indianapolis. She Enjoys attending activities and the sporting event of her two grandchildren, Reece and Ryelle. By being involved with The Arc of Jackson County, she hopes to improve the community resources for those with special needs.
Stefani Wetzel joined our board in February 2022. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for the last 15 years at Hoosier Christian Village. She loves caring for others and finds joy in seeing others grow. She also has been a participant in Relay For Life. Stefani has 3 children Dakota, Savanna, and Jackson. Her son, Jackson, is special needs and they both have participated in many activities The Arc of Jackson County has provided. She is excited to help others and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Jackie Hare is a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She is the mother of two beautiful children, Noble and Georgia, and her dog Mac. Jackie enjoys her work in the community, and she is thrilled to have a career as an insurance agent with Farm Bureau that encourages her to volunteer and contribute to her community. In her free time, she goes camping and hiking with her kids. Jackie joined The Arc of Jackson County board because she is passionate about creating opportunities in our community for everyone.
Self-Advocate Board Members
Dylan Bridges joined our Board as a self-advocate in 2021. Dylan graduated from Brownstown Central High School in May 2021. Dylan volunteers at Hickory Hills Golf Course in Brownstown two days a week. He is learning how to play golf, loves to travel, and sees new places. Dylan is excited to be on the Arc Board as a Teen Advisor. Dylan wants to help others and make a difference in his community. Dylan has volunteered at social events for Mental Health America of Jackson County and The Arc of Jackson County for the past several years.
Jackson Legg joined The Arc of Jackson County Board of Directors as a self-advocate in February, 2022. He is currently a Junior at Brownstown Central High School. He has been a volunteer at Hoosier Christian Village for many years and has also been a member of Relay For Life. Jackson has raised money for Riley Children's Hospital by making necklaces, bracelets, and key chains. He has been a participant to many activities sponsored by The Arc of Jackson County for the past four years. Jackson wants to help others like himself and to make a difference in the community.