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Board of Directors

The IPSF Board of Directors is passionately committed to public safety in our community.

IPSF maintains an unpaid and fully voluntary Board of Directors representing a broad cross section of the community. The Board maintains oversight of strategic planning, program selection and review, long-range budgeting and overall operations. The strength of our Board demonstrates the importance of public safety to the business and community leaders of the city.

Chief Randal Taylor


We can’t police our way out of these things. We have to change the minds and hearts of those who are willing to commit these crimes

Chief Randal Taylor was appointed as IMPD Chief of Police by Mayor Joe Hogsett on December 31, 2020. Chief Taylor has served since 2016 as part of IMPD’s executive leadership team, began his career in law enforcement with the Champaign (Illinois) Police Department in 1987. He joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in 1993. Taylor has experience in investigations for IMPD’s adult sex crimes and child abuse units and was appointed to commander of community affairs in 2012.

Dr. Dan O'Donnell, Chief

Indianapolis EMS

I am proud to serve alongside IPSF board and staff to support the 200+ amazing paramedics, EMTs and others who serve our city at Indianapolis EMS.

Dr. Dan O'Donnell was appointed Chief of Indianapolis EMS on June 3, 2019. Dr. O’Donnell has served as IEMS chief medical director since 2014 and deputy medical director from 2007 to 2014. He is an associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine and the division chief of EMS for the school’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also the medical director of pre-hospital care at Eskenazi Health. In addition to his work with IEMS, Dr. O’Donnell also serves as medical director for Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as well as a medical specialist for Indiana Task Force 1, and previously served as medical director for Indianapolis Fire Department. Dr. O’Donnell’s work has already had a strong impact in the community beyond EMS. He has been a champion in the fight against the opioid epidemic in Central Indiana through his work with Project POINT, which intervenes to connect overdose patients with addiction and recovery services, and also helps provide and train police officers on Naloxone administration. For these efforts Dr. O’Donnell received the Hulman Health Achievement Award in Medicine and Public Health in 2015. In 2016, Dr. O’Donnell led an effort that placed more than 70 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the city of Indianapolis and delivered training to the public on how to operate them. The effort is aimed at helping to increase the survival rate of people suffering cardiac arrest. In 2018, Dr. O’Donnell was recognized as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty under 40.

Doug Boles

President, IMS

IMS is proud to host IPSF's signature fundraising event - The Frontline Experience - highlighting first responders and the apparatus they use to keep our city safe.

Doug Boles serves at the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now a member of the Penske Corporation. Boles started his career in politics, working in the Statehouse and for former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, who put him on a motor sports task force. This ignited his passion for motor sports and from 1997 to 2006, he became part of the Panther Racing team as chief operating officer and part owner.

After serving time as a drivers’ agent, Boles, who earned his law school degree in 2000, joined IMS as vice president of communications in 2010. He added the title of chief operating officer in 2013 before becoming president a few months later.

The entire IMS team - including Allison Melangton, Mark Miles and more - have been incredibly support of IPSF and the first responders they serve. IMS hosts IPSF's annual signature fundraising event - The Frontline Experience - which highlights, recognizes and honors Indy's incredible police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and more.

Mark Bradford

Region CEO, Old National Bank

Old National Bank is proud to serve and support those women and men who risk their lives on our behalf

Mark Bradford serves as the Region CEO for Old National Bank’s Indianapolis and North Central Regions and is a member of the Executive Leadership Group. The North Central Region includes the communities of Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford, Seymour and North Vernon.

Mark graduated with honors from Indiana State University and was with Crowe Chizek (now Crowe) from 1979 to 1990 where he attained the title of Senior Manager. Mark joined Monroe Bank in 1990 as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President, CEO, and Director in 1999. He served in that capacity until 2011, when Monroe Bank was acquired by Old National Bank. Mark has served as ONB’s North Central Region CEO since 2011 and was promoted in August 2016 with the additional responsibility of serving as the Indianapolis Region CEO.

In addition to his work at Old National, Mark is active in numerous civic and community activities. He currently serves as a board member for the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Center for Leadership Development, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Monroe County Community Foundation, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State University President’s Advisory Board, Butler University Lacy School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, IUPUI Board of Advisors and Indy Public Safety Foundation.

Tanya Sovinski

Director, IPL

IPL is involved in many impactful community organizations and causes. We're excited to support important public safety issues and those who serve.

Jeffrey Walters

VP, Qumulex

I've been on several SWAT call-outs. We have no idea what first responders do on our behalf each day.

Rick Wittgren

Partner, BKD

Working in the nonprofit and public sector, I know firsthand the impact a collaborative organization like IPSF can make on first responders and public safety.

Rick serves as a Partner at BKD CPAs & Advisors and has more than 20 years of experience with the not-for-profit and public sectors. He has performed and supervised numerous audits and provided services such as financial statement redesign and technical research. Rick also has assisted in other projects, including the re-engineering of the audit process on several engagements, and has served clients in organizational assessments and review of their chart of accounts and participated in operational reviews.

Rick is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society. In April 2013, he was recognized by the Ball State University Accounting Department as an Emerging Leader, and in October 2013, Rick was honored as a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest in the accounting category.

Rick is a 1996 graduate of Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, with a B.S. degree in accounting. His community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Hancock County Community Foundation and Indy Public Safety Foundation.

Chrissy Wurster

Deputy Executive Director

As the 2nd half of a small but mighty team, I'm excited to do what I can to support Indy's amazing first responders.

In January 2019, IPSF hired its second full-time employee - Chrissy Wurster - who joined the organization after working for the Department of Public Safety, IMPD and IEMS. Chrissy serves as the Deputy Executive Director of IPSF, helping to manage and enhance every part of the organization.

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