Leadership & Staff

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Deidra Conner



President of The Arc of Evansville, Deidra Conner brings extensive leadership experience in financial management, nonprofit governance, corporate compliance, and management. In her capacity as President, she is responsible for overseeing The Arc of Evansville’s programs and services to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in Evansville and the surrounding communities. Deidra works extensively with the United Way, other local agencies, community leaders, The Arc of Indiana, and local and state elected leaders to advocate for individuals with disabilities. She also works closely with the The Arc of Evansville Board of Directors and management team to fulfill the agency’s vision for the future. Contact Deidra for inquires regarding Arc Industries.

On any given day, individuals served by The Arc of Evansville are reaching milestones, acquiring new skills, and fulfilling life-long dreams. We see children taking their first steps, writing their names, and learning to read, which are typical accomplishments for most children. However, too often these tasks are steps that children with disabilities are not expected to accomplish. We hear individuals say “I love you” to their mom for the first time after learning to use an electronic communication device that helps them say the words. We witness adults with significant disabilities volunteer at local nonprofit organizations in our community. We employ individuals with disabilities to be members of our production team at Arc Industries where they provide assembly and packaging services for local manufacturers. Every day, without exception, the children and adults served by our agency are achieving more than others ever expected. They are fulfilling their personal hopes and dreams and striving to achieve even more as one success leads to additional successes. We are blessed to have the support of our many donors, community partners, and friends. We thank you for continuing to support our mission over the past 60 years. Because of your support, we have the ability to make dreams come true for the many individuals and families we serve. Deidra's-darker

Kelly Barnett

Vice President of Adult Services


For more than 30 years, Kelly Barnett has served in various positions at The Arc of Evansville, but all with the common goal of helping those served become more independent.  She currently serves as the Vice President of Adult Services and offers a wide-range of management experience in rehabilitation and employment services for individuals with disabilities. In her role, Kelly provides leadership and strategic vision to the organization by directing and coordinating the operational responsibility for all Adult Services departments and programs. Kelly also presents leadership, consultation, and support to management and line staff on best practices in inclusion, supported employment, transition, behavior supports, CARF accreditation requirements, state and federal rules and regulations, and The Arc of Evansville policies and procedures.

Vickie Warren

Vice President of Human Resources & Children’s Services


Vice President of Human Resources & Children’s Services, Vickie Warren is an expert in recruitment and retention, payroll and benefits administration, and employee relations. Her responsibilities include administering and evaluating all human resource activities such as recruitment and retention, employee training and development, benefits and salary administration, and compliance with local, state, and federal labor laws. Vickie is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the Child Life Center and activities related to Early Childhood Education and Special Education Services. Vickie also serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer and HIPAA Officer for The Arc of Evansville.

Denise Seibert

Director of Development


Denise Seibert represents The Arc of Evansville as the agency’s Director of Development and successfully shares her passion for fundraising, donor relations, special events, and communications. As Director of Development, Denise oversees all fundraising programs and activities for the agency, such as the Annual Fund, Capital Campaign, special events like The Really Big Show, and grant requests. She is also responsible for all marketing activities for agency programs and serves as the spokesperson for The Arc of Evansville.

Board of Directors

Chairman Joe Langerak
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Past Chairman Jeff Lyons

Vice Chairman Greg Hammer
Hoosier Wheel

Second Vice Chairman Bix Branson
Evansville Otters, Retired

Third Vice Chairman Pat Lowery
Evansville Surgery Center

Recording Secretary Ginger Ramsden
University of Southern Indiana, Retired

Nathan Breeden

Jim Casey
Zeimer, Stayman, Weitzel, & Shoulders

Doug Diekmann
First Federal Savings Bank

Melanie Kincaid
St. Vincent Evansville

John Knapp

Mary Beth Lewis
Double Tree by Hilton

Andy Martin
Old National Bank

Kevin Mills

Jack Pate
Evansville Courier & Press, Retired
(Ad Hoc)

Mark Thompson

Katie Tieken

Bruce Ungethiem
Vanderburgh County Commissioner

Krista Housman (Honorary)
The Arc of Evansville


Code of Conduct

The Board of Directors and management staff at The Arc of Evansville developed a Code of Conduct that describes the ethical expectations for all of the agency’s officers, employees, and board members.

Read our Code of Conduct