Protecting our clients and staff during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in protection of our community’s health, we’ve made alternative arrangements for many of our services, info meetings, and events. Please see our events and meeting tab for details on each specific event, some of which are changing to an online format. Our office is open 9 am to 11 am from Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Please contact our office with questions on services or events.

Meet The Team

Linda Wrestler

Linda Wrestler

Branch Director - Indianapolis

Linda has served at Bethany for over 30 years, currently as Branch Director. She is very passionate about serving children and families and would be pleased to take your call and answer questions you may have about the services the Indianapolis Branch offers.

Alyssa N. Villarruel

Alyssa N. Villarruel

Homebuilders Supervisor - Indianapolis

Alyssa has been with Bethany for an overall total of 4 years. Alyssa began working as a practitioner in the Homebuilders program in 2015 and transitioned to the Supervisor role at the end of 2019. She will graduate from the IU School of Social Work with her MSW in December 2020. In her current role, she continues to learn about the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practice models. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and family.

Irene Evans

Irene Evans

Supervisor of Pregnancy Counselors and Adoption Specialist - Indianapolis

Irene is a long- time employee of Bethany serving 21 years in nearly all capacities of Domestic Infant Adoption. Currently working part-time gives Irene ample time to tend to her husband, four dogs, and activities at her Church. It’s Irene’s prayer that the next generation of employees at Bethany will grow in their faith and in their professional lives while being valued and nurtured under Bethany’s leadership and care.

Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Foster Care Supervisor - Indianapolis

Laura has been with Bethany since March of 2017, initially serving on staff with the Homebuilders family preservation program and then moving into the domestic foster care program in November of 2017. Laura has been supervising the Indianapolis domestic foster care program since September of 2019. She and her husband relocated from Texas just prior to Laura joining Bethany, where she worked in foster care agency leadership for multiple years. Their granddaughter, who brought them this direction, remains Laura’s favorite use of free-time, along with caring for 3 senior fur babies.

Emily Braughton

Emily Braughton

Office Coordinator - Indianapolis

Emily oversees many aspects of our branch operations. She’s our “go-to” person in all aspects of anything IT related, HR onboarding, and general administration. Emily’s kind spirit is evident to all of those who know her. She is a devoted wife and mother of two. Outside of the office, she enjoys remodeling projects and decorating her home.

Erika Camarillo

Erika Camarillo

Unaccompanied Children Program Supervisor - Indianapolis

Erika has been serving unaccompanied children since 2015. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exploring the city of Indianapolis.

Joseph Schulz

Joseph Schulz

Director of Donor Engagement - Indianapolis

Joe joined the Bethany team in February 2017. He has been involved in non-profit donor engagement, advocating for child-related causes, for many years after a successful career in the for-profit arena. Joe is passionate about caring for vulnerable children and loves giving people the opportunity to partner with Bethany to change the lives of children in need. He and his wife have three adult children and six grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, travelling, and hanging out with good friends.