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Volunteer Spotlight: Francine Stonehouse

Name: Francine Stonehouse   Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I have been joyfully retired for three years. Prior to retirement, I worked various roles with an electronic medical record system: consultant, trainer, manager, designer. Twenty years with the vendor, then the last five with St. Vincent Hospital.   What neighborhood do you live in? I live in southeast Indianapolis, in the little town of … Read more

Matthew Foster

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Career employee with United States Postal Service in Indianapolis. Prior to that I actively served for 22 years in the military befor retiring in 2014. I studied at Columbia Southern University. What neighborhood do you live in? South Edgewood/West of Homecroft. What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? My wife Jean and I have a tandem bicycle we … Read more

Nikunj Agarwal

Name: Nikunj Agarwal   Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Software Systems/TCS/Solution Consultant   What neighborhood do you live in? Southport, Indianapolis   What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  I love to spend time in White River State Park, which is the most beautiful place with a canal in Indy.   How long have you volunteered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I have been … Read more

Vickie Goens

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am a home health care physical therapist with Suburban Home Health. What neighborhood do you live in? Garfield Park is the neighborhood I grew up near and then back to in 2007. What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? Garfield Park is inspiring in that the park offers natural surroundings where a person can observe the birds … Read more

Laura Hurrle

  Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am a site director for an organization called Art With a Heart. What neighborhood do you live in? I live in Irvington.  What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? I love the grounds of the Indiana Museum of Art and the 100 Acre Nature Park for the beautiful landscaping combined with all of the art and the park-like … Read more