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Our Story

Our Story

Every child deserves a life free from abuse.

Every child deserves a life free from abuse.

Values

Compassion

We meet people where they are and treat them with kindness and empathy.

Collaboration

We work with others to achieve our mission.

Our Story

Since its beginning over 40 years ago, CAPS has been the leader in preventing child abuse and neglect in Elkhart County. CAPS has worked diligently to protect our community’s children and strengthen families by offering diverse programs and services. Over the past 40 years, CAPS has adapted to the changing needs of children and families. Today, CAPS is equipping families with the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to thrive.

values

Our Mission

CAPS mission is to support families to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.

Inclusiveness

We fully accept and support those we work with and serve.

Integrity

We work honestly with each other and with the community.

Excellence

We continue to learn and improve to make measurable progress.

Our Vision

CAPS vision is a community where children are safe and families thrive.

Values

Compassion

We meet people where they are and treat them with kindness and empathy.

Collaboration

We work with others to achieve our mission.

values
Inclusiveness

We fully accept and support those we work with and serve.

Integrity

We work honestly with each other and with the community.

Excellence

We continue to learn and improve to make measurable progress.

Our Story

Since its beginning over 40 years ago, CAPS has been the leader in preventing child abuse and neglect in Elkhart County. CAPS has worked diligently to protect our community’s children and strengthen families by offering diverse programs and services. Over the past 40 years, CAPS has adapted to the changing needs of children and families. Today, CAPS is equipping families with the knowledge, support and inspiration they need to thrive.

Our Mission

CAPS mission is to support families to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.

Our Vision

CAPS vision is a community where children are safe and families thrive.

Our Staff

Melinda Konrath-Fielding

President/CEO

Simon Smucker

CFO

Mari Linn M. Wise

Development Director

Laura Adams

Human Resources Director

Ellen Graber-McCrae

Senior Director

Patrick O’Neil

Senior Director

Nicholle Probst

Senior Director

Our Staff

Melinda Konrath-Fielding

President/CEO

Simon Smucker

CFO

Mari Linn M. Wise

Development Director

Laura Adams

Human Resources Director

Ellen Graber-McCrae

Senior Director

Patrick O’Neil

Senior Director

Nicholle Probst

Senior Director

President/CEO
Melinda Konrath-Fielding

Chair
Michael Hays

Vice-Chair
David Thwaits

Secretary
Amy Varga

Treasurer
Tom Eisele 
Brian Hall
Brook Germann
Lindsey Pianowski
Shelia Gordy
Paul Craven
Micheal Fenech
Jon Yoder
Lindsay Neff
Jim Finan
Hon. James Stewart Brown
Donald Brown
Sergio Castro

Daryl and Sue Abbott
John and Nancy Banks
Bill and Kristin Fenech
John and Lois Fidler
Andy and Kathy Frech
Todd and Chris Martin
Dan and Jan Morrison
Kelly and Karen Rose
Jill Sigsbee
Alex and Michelle Strati
Jeff and Phid Wells

President/CEO
Melinda Konrath-Fielding

Chair
Michael Hays

Vice-Chair
David Thwaits

Secretary
Amy Varga

Treasurer
Tom Eisele 
Brian Hall
Brook Germann
Lindsey Pianowski
Shelia Gordy
Paul Craven
Micheal Fenech
Jon Yoder
Lindsay Neff
Jim Finan
Donald Brown
Sergio Castro

Daryl and Sue Abbott
John and Nancy Banks
Bill and Kristin Fenech
John and Lois Fidler
Andy and Kathy Frech
Todd and Chris Martin
Dan and Jan Morrison
Kelly and Karen Rose
Jill Sigsbee
Alex and Michelle Strati
Jeff and Phid Wells

Together, with our community, we can ensure that families are supported so every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.

Together, with our community, we can ensure that families are supported so every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect.

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