Our Staff

Dedicated to the community and our youth

Drug Free Kosciusko Coalition Coordinator, Renea Salyer

renea@kosciuskocares.org

Renea has an extensive background in non-profit administration, sales, fundraising, marketing, and public relations. She has served on the following boards, Kosciusko Senior Services, Kosciusko Visitors Center, and the Warsaw Kiwanis Club. Renea is a Kosciusko Leadership Academy graduate. She has worked for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and most recently for Junior Achievement as the area director. Renea enjoys spending time with her three granddaughters, boating, biking, and crafting. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Warsaw with their two dogs, and two cats. They have a daughter, Ashley who lives in Warsaw and a son, Shane who lives in Columbia City.

Al's Pals and Lifeskills Coordinator, Jackie Thornsbury

Contact jackie@kosciuskocares.org for questions about our Al’s Pals Program

Jackie Thornsbury was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana. She is a 1983 graduate of Warsaw Community High School. She attended Ball State University and studied word processing and worked in that field for 8 years. She has worked as a Specialized Paraprofessional for 11 years; one year with the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and 10 years with Warsaw Community Schools. Jackie is the mother of 2 adult children (1 daughter and 1 son), and has two grandsons, one granddaughter, with one more on the way! She is married to Mike, and they care for two dogs – one terrier mix and one deaf  Jack Russell with whom they communicate using sign language! Jackie loves to read and spend time with her grandchildren and family.

Strengthening Families Program Team:

Mandy Bailey, Strengthening Families Program Coordinator: mandy@kosciuskocares.org
Sue Poyner, Facilitator
Donata Grimm, Facilitator
David Bailey, Facilitator
Jan Wilcox, Facilitator
Richard Rooker, Facilitator

Marc Williamson, Business Manager

Marc Williamson coordinated the Fulton County Communities That Care prevention effort from 2010 to 2016. Marc brings this experience and more specifically data collection and recording skills to Kosciusko Cares. He has worked in substance abuse prevention since 2003; starting as a program facilitator. Marc is currently coordinating prevention efforts in Cass County and will be providing prevention consultation for the Miami County YMCA in their new prevention initiative. He serves as the coordinator of Drug Free Fulton County and is a member of the Fulton County Citizen Action Committee that is working to reduce clandestine meth labs in Fulton County.

Marc possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University. He served for 11 years in the United States Marine Corps and owned/operated 2 small businesses prior to his prevention work. His favorite hobbies are time with family, boating, tennis, reading and traveling.