We Develop Leaders

In Bartholomew County.

Improving Our Community

Our True Passion

In everything we do, Leadership Bartholomew County (LBC) strives to develop, align, and inspire a diverse network of informed community leaders for the enhancement of Bartholomew County.

Through our annual signature program, we gather a group of new, emerging, and seasoned community leaders to discuss the most interesting and relevant topics in Bartholomew County.

It is our hope that informed citizens are engaged citizens, and that LBC is a catalyst for life-long commitment to community building in Bartholomew County.

Abbie Bush


Abbie is a graduate of the LBC class of 2013. She currently works as Grants Manager at Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. Prior to joining Heritage Fund, Abbie worked as Treasury Manager at Cummins, Inc. and in various roles in Finance at Eli Lilly and Co. In addition to serving on the LBC Board, Abbie is member of the United Way of Bartholomew County Board of Directors and the chair of the United Way Community Impact Committee.

Anthony Blair

Vice President

Anthony is a writer and LBC class of 2015 graduate.

In addition to serving on the LBC board, Anthony also serves as President of Toastmasters Club 2481 and is a Commissioner of the Columbus Housing Authority which ensures safe and affordable housing for Columbus Indiana residents.

Kim Bennett


Barb Stamper


Barbara Stamper is the payroll/ HR administrator for Bartholomew County and currently holds the office of secretary for the Indiana Public Employee Association.

Barbara is an active member of the Columbus Rotary Club and retired after 32 years from ArvinMeritor as Worldwide Director of Procurement.

Ashley Abner

Angela Shafer

Angela Shafer is an advocate of education, leadership, and economic empowerment with 19 years' experience in higher education. Angie is the Campus President of Harrison College-Columbus and has served in that role since 2004.

Ms. Shafer has a Master's degree from Ball State in Adult & Community Education, a Bachelor's degree in Business; Human Resources from Indiana Tech, and an AAS in Accounting from Harrison College.

Ms. Shafer serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Bartholomew County and is a volunteer on the United Way of Bartholomew County CIRT team.

Tracy Pike

Tracey Pike was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. A graduate of Columbus East High School, Tracey continued her education and received an Associate Degree in Travel and Airlines with a minor in marketing from Sullivan College in Louisville, KY, a Bachelors Degree in General Studies from Indiana University (IUPUC) and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. She received her Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SRAS) designation from Ascend in 2012.

Tracey is the Director of Education for Clarity (formerly Pregnancy Care Centers) of South Central Indiana. She has aided in the writing and facilitation of a number of educational curricula. Tracey currently sits on the board of Leadership Bartholomew County and the National Advisory Board of Ascend. She speaks to thousands of people annually through Clarity’s evidence based curriculum I Decide for Me. Tracey often writes articles and blogs for Clarity and is regularly asked to speak on the topic of holistic health in a variety of venues. h a primary prevention strategy, and as a national membership and advocacy

John Bushouse

James Boldman

James Boldman, Associate Professor of Communications and Program Chair for Communications and Foreign Languages for Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus Campus, earned a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Southern Indiana.

He is the chair of the Ivy Tech Community College statewide foreign languages committee and serves on local nonprofit boards in the Columbus community, including the Sans Souci Board of Directors and the Leadership Bartholomew County Board of Directors.

Kim Brown

Kim Brown is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Harrison College at the Columbus Indiana Campus. She earned her MBA with a Health Administration focus from National American University. Prior to her education background, Kim was a Certified Medical Assistant for Columbus Regional Health Physicians.

Kim is a Leadership Bartholomew County graduate from the 2014 class, and has been on the LBC Board of Directors since that time. While Kim did not grow up in the Columbus area she is very passionate about the city and everything that it has to offer.

Jon Rohde

Jonathan L. Rohde is a 2000 graduate of Indiana University with bachelor degrees in criminal justice and political science. He was hired by the Columbus Police Department in 2001 after working part-time for almost a year at the Indiana University Police Department.

While working as a Patrolman, he attained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, and is a member of the Indiana State BAR and Bartholomew County BAR Associations.

He is currently appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court and local judges as the Bartholomew County mortgage facilitator, and has also served as an adjunct professor for both Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University Purdue University of Columbus.