The mission of the Madison County Firefighters Foundation, Inc (Fire Rescue House of Madison County) and its volunteers is to provide the victims of domestic house fires, natural disaster, or other personal difficulties, including but not limited to, victims of domestic house fire or natural disaster with temporary housing, assistance, and inspiration in a safe and supportive environment as they begin to rebuild their lives. The board reserves the right to grant or deny intake on a case by case basis. As part of the community, the Fire Rescue House attempts to fill the gaps in a manner that leaves no one or no family without a place to call home in their time of need.
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Board Of Directors
Beth Tharp - President
Beth Tharp is President and CEO of Community Hospital in Anderson. Beth has also served as Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Women and Children’s Services, Administrative Representative and Staff Registered Nurse. Beth’s education includes an Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration.
Beth has a very strong community service record, serving on multiple Boards and community service organizations. Beth has been a long time supporter and volunteer with the Fire Rescue House.
Patricia Kuhn -Executive Director
Patricia Kuhn worked in the mortgage industry for thirteen years. She became Executive Director of the Anderson/Madison County Association of Realtors (AMCAR) in January of 2000. She continued in that position until her retirement in December, 2016.
Patricia’s duties included overseeing a budget of $500,000.00, day to day operations, organizing educational events, fund raisers, and monthly luncheons. She also processed new realtor members and was the liaison for members of the National Association of Realtors and the Indiana Association of Realtors. She dealt with bylaws, grievances, numerous committees and served on several local community boards.
Frank Caldwell - Treasurer and Director; Eric Caldwell Fire Rescue House, Location #2
Retired From Farm Bureau Insurance, Frank and his wife Connie were married in 1970 and have resided in Alexandria ever since. They became involved with the FRH Project after their only son Eric was tragically lost in an auto accident. Frank and Connie purchased their sons home and donated the property to the Madison County Firefighters Foundation to be used as a Fire Rescue House to help victims in Madison County. Frank remains involved in our organization as director of the Alexandria Caldwell House.
Jenny Corbett - Secretary & Board Member
Jenny was born and raised in Anderson, IN. She graduated from Anderson High School and continued her education at Franklin College. Jenny earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Literary English.
Jenny worked for over 25 years in the technology/computer book publishing industry. She accepted the position of Managing Editor for the Alexandria Times Tribune in July of 2011.
It was through her reporter’s position covering Fire Rescue Events that Jenny met Frank Caldwell. Jenny is a fire victim survivor and is very passionate about helping others piece back their lives after a fire.
Jenny is married to Terry Corbett, a retired volunteer fireman. She has two adult children, and one adult step son. She currently resides in Richland Township.
Alan Green - Board Member & Project Manager
Alan is employed as VP Operations for Communications Products, INC. as a telecommunications system integrator specializing in communications systems primarily for local, state and federal government agencies. Alan has been employed at CPI since 1987.
Alan has been married to his wife, Shirley, for 23 years and has 3 children, two daughters in college and one son in high school.
Alan’s FRH involvement began with a way to give back to the local community. He met a fireman who was involved with FRH and felt it was a very worthwhile charity. He began volunteering helping to restore the FRH at 824 W 3rd. As Alan volunteered more and more time he accepted a request for him to become the project manager for the restoration project.
Debbie Condon - Vice President
Graduate of Highland HS, Indiana Business College, Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminal Justice/Social Work at Anderson College and Masters of Science from Indiana Wesleyan University majoring in Business Management. President of Anderson Firefighters Auxiliary and past two time state president of the Indiana Firefighters Auxiliary. Independent Longaberger consultant. Married to retired AFD firefighter and have two sons, one still active at AFD.
David Wood - Board Member
David is a retired teacher and school administrator. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor, Masters and School Administration degree. David previously served as the Business Manager for the Fire Rescue house.
Rodney Chamberlain - Board Member
Rodney Chamberlain is the Superintendent of the Anderson Parks Department. Rodney graduated from Highland High School in 1981 and Anderson College in 1986. Rodney worked as an Employment Specialist for Job Source and has been a Parks Superintendent for 20 years. Rodney is married to his wife Cindy and they have two daughters.
Rodney was elected to the Anderson City Council in 2002 and served three terms. Rodney brings a wealth of board experience to the Madison County Fire Fighters Foundation having served on several community boards including the Community Hospital Foundation, Anderson Black Expo, Weed & Seed, and the Indiana Parks & Recreation Association.
Teri Garner - Board Member
Teri is an Alexandria native, she takes pride in her community and enjoys getting involved with organizations that help shape Alexandria. She has three children with her husband, Jamie, and now enjoys being a grandmother to three little ones. With an empty nest, she decided to invest her energy locally. She has served as an Alexandria Community Center Board member, joined the Madison County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, and is a member of the BPOE. Teri was selected for the Leadership Academy of Madison County, and is a long time member of St. Mary’s church. For the last 16 years Teri has been working in administration and marketing for Gaither Music.
Brian Cueneo - Board Member
Brian is the Fire Chief for the City of Alexandria. He also works with the IU Health group and operates a Car Detailing business in Alexandria. Brian’s education includes Ivy Tech State College, Riverview Paramedic program and the Leadership Academy of Madison County. Brian is the current President of the Alexandria Community Center. Past President of the Society of “A” men and a former Alexandria Little League Board member.