Our Board Members

The CHC Board of Directors consists of eleven people: eight from the northeastern Indiana Amish and Mennonite communities, one from Parkview Health Community Hospitals, and two from the CHC’s partner organization, the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, an Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) that treats persons with bleeding disorders and their families. The Board ensures that the CHC provides specialized healthcare to families with rare genetic disorders while upholding the values of the local community.

Mr. Dennis Lehman
Mr. Lehman serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Clinic, Inc. and is the Chair of the Executive Committee. Mr. Lehman is an Amish community member who previously founded and co-owned Miller and Lehman, LLC, a construction company in Shipshewana, Indiana. Mr. Lehman also serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Dental Clinic in Topeka, Indiana, where he formerly served as President of the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Lehman serves on the Board of Directors of Parkview Memorial Hospital in LaGrange, Indiana and on the Board of Directors of Small Business Aid, a state-recognized alternative to workers compensation insurance. Mr. Lehman previously served on the Board of Directors of the Menno-Hof, an Amish and Mennonite cultural center in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Mr. Chris Roberson
Mr. Roberson serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Clinic, Inc. and is the Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee. Mr. Roberson is the Director of Compliance and Community Programs at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC), where he has been employed since 2004. Mr. Roberson earned a law degree and Masters in Public Health from Indiana University in 2010.
Mr. Glen Hershberger
Mr. Hershberger is an Amish community member and the owner of Riverside Woodworking located in Howe, Indiana. Mr. Hershberger has also farmed for over 30 years and enjoys genetic pedigree research. Mr. Hershberger actively advocates for families with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and other genetic disorders.
Mr. Elmer Lengacher
Mr. Lengacher is an Amish community member and the president and owner of several businesses, including Katie’s Kountry Korner, Grabill Save-A-Lot, and Grabill Country Sales in Grabill, Indiana. Mr. Lengacher also manages Our Country Home in Harlan, Indiana, which manufactures store fixtures for Victoria Secret, PINK, Vera Bradley, and Bass Pro Shop. Mr. Lengacher is pleased to lend his support to the CHC’s mission of providing specialized care to persons with genetic disorders.
Mr. Ernie Miller, Vice President
Mr. Miller is an Amish community member and the founder of Miller Stove & Fireplace located in Bremen, Indiana and has previously served on the Nappanee Special Education Board of Directors. Mr. Miller has two children affected with a rare metabolic disorder called propionic acidemia, and he is interested in promoting the research and treatment for individuals with propionic acidemia.
Mr. Freeman Hostetler, Jr.
Mr. Hostetler is an Amish community member and has worked for Forest River (Cedar Creek Division) since 1998. He also manages a small farm at home. Mr. Hostetler has three children affected with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and he is interested in promoting the research and treatment for children with special needs.
Mr. Wayne Brubacher
Mr. Brubacher belongs to the Wisler Mennonite church and serves on several church committees. He is in partnership with his son in the excavating business of Brubacher, Inc. He was one of the founders of the MSUD Family Support Group, an organization for families and professionals dealing with a rare metabolic disease named maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for this international support group. Mr. Brubacher has a grown daughter with MSUD, and he and his wife are actively involved in promoting research and better treatment for people with MSUD.
Dr. Amy Shapiro
Dr. Shapiro is the CEO and Medical Director of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc. in Indianapolis. She is a board certified pediatric hematologist and oncologist who earned a Doctor of Medicine from New York University in New York, New York and completed a pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Shapiro serves on several National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) boards including the National Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Gene Therapy; the National Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis; and the Clinical Trial Review Board. She serves as the co-chairman for the Board of Directors of the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network, is a member of the National Hemophilia Foundation Medical & Scientific Advisory Council, and member of the editorial board for the publication Haemophilia – the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia. Dr. Shapiro was also the 2001 recipient of the National Hemophilia Foundation Physician of the Year Award.
Dr. Jeffrey Brookes
Dr. Brookes is the Medical Director of Parkview Noble, Parkview Huntington, Parkview Whitley, and Parkview LaGrange and continues to see patients part time at the Parkview Whitley After Hours Clinic. He is a board certified family physician who earned a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Brookes currently serves as the Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee in Fort Wayne, the founder and program director of the Northeast Indiana Patient Safety Coalition, member of the Indiana Patient Safety Council, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition, he formerly served as President of Parkview Whitley Medical staff, on the Board of Directors for Parkview Whitley Hospital, and as President of the Board of Directors for Whitley County United Way.
Mr. Raymond Lambright
Raymond Lambright has served as a board members since May 2015. He is the owner of Lambright Aluminum in Topeka, Indiana. His interest in the Community Health Clinic is a result of his daughter who is impacted by a genetic condition. He knows that the clinic is providing a service to the local community and other families who have children with special healthcare needs.