SBH Board of Directors

This January 2020 we added a new member to our board: George Cressy III, an attorney at SouthBank Legal. George will bring extensive knowledge about real estate and M&A transactions to our finance committee. George was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana and attended the University of Dayton where he studied business and then went onto law school at Indiana University. George and his wife, Mariah, are going through their first year as parents to George IV who was born in May ’19.

Get to know the South Bend Heritage Board of Directors!

  • Charles Lehman, Lehman & Lehman Landscape Architects
  • Tim Mehall, Grubb & Ellis/ Cressy & Everett
  • Marcia Jones, South Bend Redevelopment Commission
  • Marguerite A Taylor, Robinson Community Learning Center
  • Solomon Anderson, 1st Source Bank
  • Rebecca Bohnam, Retired-Studebaker National Museum
  • Dé Bryant, Indiana University South Bend
  • Lynn Coleman, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • George Cressy III, Attorney- LaDue Curran & Kuehn LLC
  • Margo Demont, Retired- Memorial Hospital
  • Karl Edmonson, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital
  • Matthew J Gray, KeyBank
  • Mary Jan Hedman, Metronet
  • Consuella Hopkins, Consuella’s Accounting & Tax Service
  • Rev. Mary L. Hubbard, First United Methodist Church
  • Pastor Canneth Lee, Kingdom Christian Center
  • Jo Ann MacKenzie, Retired- St. Mary’s College
  • Charlotte Pfeifer-Gilliam, Indiana University South Bend
  • Debra Stanley, Imani and Unidad
  • Toy Villa, City of South Bend, Dept. of Public Works
  • Susan R Visser, South Bend Regional Museum of Art
  • Andre Waddell, St. Joseph Health System
  • Jonathan Wingfield, Centier Bank
  • Debra Walker, Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • William A. Welsheimer Jr., Welsheimer Funeral Home

The board is made up of 25 members who have diverse backgrounds of experience and qualifications. They all bring diverse viewpoints that helps to think of things in new ways and come up and do things in different ways. The board is also broken down into 6 committees ranging from planning and real estate development to finance.

In order to maintain the Community Housing Development Organization certification, the board needs to have at least one-third of its members fall into one of the following categories:

  • Low/ moderate residents or residents of low/ moderate income geographic area of operation
  • Owners or senior officers of private establishments and other institutions located in and serving its geographic area of operation
  • Representatives of low/ moderate income neighborhood organizations located in its geographic area

The board also needs to have 51% of its members fall into one of the following categories

  • Minority
  • Female
  • Disabled