Meet Our Board
Amy A. Roe
Amy A. Roe is the Kosciusko County Community Coordinator for the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP) grant received by Kosciusko County in 2021. Amy has had multiple opportunities to support organizations and communities with development. Some of her previous experience in community and organization development includes work with the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina, the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, the Rochester Downtown Partnership, and the Fulton County Tourism Commission.
Not only does Amy volunteer her time to great organizations, but she also has co-founded many of them in her home community. Two of her favorites are Fulton County H.O.P.E., Inc. which provides support to individuals and families who struggle with generational poverty, substance use disorder, and mental health challenges, and Round Barn Lab Makerspace which helps provide a space for community members to collaborate on projects, learn new skills and help build the manufacturing trades in the community.
Roe’s educational experience includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Grace College, a Certificate in Non-Profit Marketing from Greenville Technical College, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University. In addition, she graduated from AVOW’s “Campaign Institute” in 2019 and from the “Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service” program in 2020.
Amy enjoys reading, learning new skills, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places. She also enjoys spending quiet time in nature and time with her family and friends and cat, Zimmie.
Virga Smith spent 35 years of her professional career as a certified public accountant. During this time and after, she served on various boards of both charitable and government agencies, including the Fulton County Welfare Board, United Way board President, Council on Aging, and Recovery Café Treasurer.
Currently, she is the lead for Fulton County H.O.P.E.’s “H.O.P.E. for the Homeless” and has started a project at her church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, to provide clothing, household items, and furniture to those in need. Virga also helped start and is leading St. John’s Celebrate Recovery group.
Tammy Wilson has lived in Fulton County for over 15 years. She is currently working at Caston High School as an aide.
Tammy and her husband Todd have five children and have fostered many more.
Tammy has volunteered and worked for many years with youth and children. She also volunteers in prisons (juvenile and adult).
Her passion is to help those who are still finding their way desiring to give value to each person she encounters.
Mental Health Advisor
Rebecca Clark is the Assistant Director of Community and School Base Services with 4C Health with four years of experience helping rural communities access mental health services and break the stigma of mental illness. Rebecca has experience providing case management services to children, adults, and families in the school and home setting as a school case manager and in a correctional setting as a Criminal Justice Liaison.
Rebecca aims to continue to educate and spread awareness throughout the community.
Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and going to concerts.
Sheriff Chris Sailors
A native of Fulton County raised on a farm in Wayne Twp., Chris followed his calling later in life to get involved in law enforcement after being in finance for 15 years. Joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2005, serving as a deputy and crime scene investigator, and ran for Sheriff. Chris took office as the 44th Fulton County Sheriff on January 1st, 2015, and finished her second term on December 31st, 2022.
Chris has served on the H.O.P.E. Board since its inception. Chris also serves on the Fulton County Historical Society Board, Indiana Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors, past treasurer, and legislative committee. He also currently serves as the Treasurer of the local FOP Lodge in Fulton County and is a Rochester Masonic Lodge 79 F&AM member.
Chris feels fortunate to serve and try to make a difference in people’s lives.
Casie Baumann currently works for Covering Kids & Families of IN as a Health Coverage Specialist & Training Lead. This is a nonprofit organization that helps Hoosiers get the health coverage that they need through Medicaid or the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.
Casie is currently working on the Fulton County HOPE brochure to provide more resources to the citizens of our community.
Casie and her husband have three very active kids in various activities. You can usually find us at one of their events all throughout the year.
Casie is excited to be with H.O.P.E. to continue helping people find the resources they need to be successful in their lives.
Jan Sawyer is a retired Speech and Language Pathologist.
Jan lives in Rochester with her husband, Tom.
Jan has an interest in helping our community become the best it can be.
Anna Roe became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1975 and eventually obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Since 1996 she has worked as an Infection Preventionist; first at Woodlawn Hospital and then at SJHS. Retirement from SJHS is planned for the first week of January 2023 with possible part-time consulting work to follow.
Anna has been married to Gary Roe since 1975 and they have 3 children, Darci-Roe-Koch, Amy, and Tim Roe. They all three reside in Rochester, at present, and work in full-time careers where they excel at what they do. They all make Rochester a better place to live.
Anna enjoys gardening and exercising, believing that lifestyle is the key to a longer healthier life.
Substance Abuse Advisor
Pat Brown has been a Fulton County resident most of his life. Most of his career has been spent in marketing and communications.
Pat serves on the H.O.P.E. Board as the substance use advisor. He is the Executive Director for both the Recovery Café in Fulton County and the Fulton County Housing Authority, Inc.
Pat has enjoyed spending his most recent years focused on caring for those in need.
Jason See has spent the past 25 years working in Rochester. He began at Dean Foods as a production supervisor and now has been the chaplain at Woodlawn Hospital for the last 15 years.
Jason currently is the Board President for The Outlet Youth Center, Secretary for the 4C Counseling Board, and an active participant with the Child Protection Team with the Department of Child Services, and Drug-Free Fulton County with the Sheriff’s Department.
Jason is active in many community organizations and has a strong desire for overall spiritual and physical well-being for Fulton County communities.
Teresa Perkins has worked at Woodlawn Hospital for Rochester Orthopedics for nearly 17 years as a nurse practitioner.
Teresa has served on the H.O.P.E. Board since 2019. She is also involved in her church.
She has a passion to help children and others in need.