Our
Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Tomra “Tomi” Cardin is the founder of Redemption House, a recovery home she founded in 2012 after serving as a volunteer chaplain in the county jail. Her heart broke for the women she met there, who were caught in a cycle of drug use and turmoil, something she related to from her own history of addiction. “I saw myself in those women,” she recalls. “God gave me a vision for a transition home where women could develop good habits and live in a sober environment, where they could discover God’s love for them and the future he has for them. That vision was our first Redemption House.”

Today, Tomi is the CEO of Redemption House Ministry, a network of recovery houses in Fort Wayne. A Bluffton, Ind. native, she earned BA and MA degrees in organizational leadership from Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne and University of Saint Francis, and she’s currently working on a Doctorate in Theology at Evangelical Seminary in Pennsylvania. Tomi is well-known and active throughout the community, serving on a variety of boards and committees. She is a member of Anchor Community Church and has chaired the church board.

Tomi Cardin photo

The Board

The board of directors consists of 9-11 persons with a deep interest in the work of Redemption House. They come from a variety of professions and meet regularly to provide general oversight.

Our Staff

The Redemption House is staffed 24 hours a day by full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff, along with several interns from local colleges.

Tina Angel

Tina Angel

Direct Care Staff

Tosha Bullard

Tosha Bullard

Donations Coordinator

Yolette Blanks

Yolette Blanks

Program Director

Markia Cardin

Markia Cardin

Direct Care Staff

Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll

Alumni Network Coordinator

Jacquie Carlyle

Jacquie Carlyle

Direct Care Staff

Nikole Christ

Nikole Christ

Direct Care Staff

Kasie Christian

Kasie Christian

Direct Care Staff

Kenya Clancy

Kenya Clancy

Direct Care Staff

Rita Erne

Rita Erne

Operations Man./Direct Care

Diane Garrett

Diane Garrett

Direct Care Staff

Abby Howard

Abby Howard

Criminal Justice Director

Tamara Hulbert

Tamara Hulbert

Direct Care Staff

Linda Iseler

Linda Iseler

Wellness Director

Hillary Jones

Hillary Jones

Direct Care Staff

Jessica Kunkel

Jessica Kunkel

Direct Care Staff

Connie Minier

Connie Minier

Communications Director

Hattie Moore

Hattie Moore

Direct Care Staff

Amy Owens

Amy Owens

Direct Care Staff

Tina Poignard

Tina Poignard

Direct Care Staff

Vicky Waterhouse

Vicky Waterhouse

Direct Care/R&R Coor.

Jerry Westfall

Jerry Westfall

Facility & Maintenance Dir.

Vini Westfall

Vini Westfall

Alumni Network Director

Tionna Williams

Tionna Williams

Direct Care Staff

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