Team Members

Mikella Chrisman

Executive Director

As Executive Director, she oversees all areas of finance and administration including: payroll, accounts payable/receivables, cash management, general ledger, inventory, banking and reconciliations. She provides strategic analyses for the Board of Directors to determine project and programs, while also preparing financial statements and special reports required by outside organizations.  As the administrator, she helps in developing company policies and procedures including writing and maintaining the HR, Operations and Finance Manuals to ensure compliance with non-profit standards, regulations, tax laws, insurance requirements, industry standards, etc. She also serves as the focal point for human resources management and liaise with insurance brokers, public accounting firm, payroll service, lenders, etc. There are several things she enjoys while working for New Foundations, such as problem solving, providing timely and relevant analyses, and working as a team to grow the organization.

Mikella comes to us with 18 years of experience in the business management field. After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, she hit the ground running working for smaller, family owned and ran companies where she thrived in accounting and finance. As with most smaller companies, she wore many hats, preparing her for positions as Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Director of Operations, Director of Administration, Director of Human Resources, and finally Executive Director at her last position before coming to New Foundations. She believes in our mission and is very excited to be involved in helping to put a dent in the nation’s heroin epidemic.

She fills her free time with her other passion, fitness, health, and wellbeing, as a Certified Fitness Instructor, for Crunch Fitness. She is hoping to one day incorporate her love of fitness into our program by offering free fitness classes to our program participants.

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