ELKHART – Child and Parent Services (CAPS) Board of Directors announced today the resignation of President/CEO Melinda Konrath-Fielding. Her last day with CAPS will be Wednesday, March 2. Melinda’s extensive background in public health and healthcare management enabled CAPS to deepen its ability to serve children and families in Elkhart County.

Under her tenure, Melinda has provided valuable leadership and made several notable strategic achievements while working diligently to protect children from abuse and strengthen families.  Clients’ services have increased through CAPS’ six major programs, most notably improving the services provided in the CAPS flagship Healthy Families Program.

Melinda was appointed President/CEO in 2018. The exceptionally talented and professional staff will continue to serve the children and families of Elkhart County.  All programs will continue with no interruptions to their services. She is moving to Indianapolis to be closer to her adult children. Her passion for children and families will be greatly missed. Amy Varga, CAPS board chair, expresses the board’s gratitude for Melinda’s leadership. “Melinda has been a true asset to the CAPS organization as she has led the team through unprecedented times during the pandemic.  We would like to thank Melinda for her dedication, passion, and leadership to CAPS and the families of Elkhart County.” The Board of Directors will begin the process of appointing a new President/CEO.

Founded more than 40 years ago, CAPS is a nonprofit 501(c) organization in Elkhart, Indiana, with a mission of ensuring every child lives a life free of abuse and neglect. For more information about CAPS, visit www.capselkhart.org.

Contact: Amy Varga, Board President
[email protected]