Meet The Team
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.