Staff

Mark Funkhouser, Executive Director

The Peace Zone Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of Mark Funkhouser as Executive Director of the mental health peer recovery center supporting adults in the Evansville area. Mark holds degrees in English Education and Business and is a twenty-year veteran in criminal justice, community corrections, and probation. He also has extensive experience working with the non-profit sector in the areas of social services and domestic violence, prevention and intervention as well as recovery, mental health, and addiction.

The new director’s personal and professional experience seemed like a perfect match with the center’s mission of “peer support and socialization as well as recovery and wellness.” Funkhouser has a professional background as a project director developing grants and implementing court and community programs including recent certifications as a registered yoga instructor, community health worker, and as a specialist in recovery.

Michelle Krack, Peer Recovery Advocate

Michelle has been a lifelong resident of Evansville’s west side. She is an artist and enjoys sharing her talent. She has been married to Tim for thirty five years. They have four children and one grandchild. She is a 1976 Mater Dei graduate and also completed practical nursing school. While raising her family she wore many hats from being on a volunteer fire department at Perry Township to delivering mail on rural route 8. She shares her story of recovery in her writing. She hopes to publish this story of living with bipolar and many events of her life. She has been an advocate for mental illness by speaking to high school classes, presenting NAMI Family-to-Family classes, and being a Peer Advocate at PEACE Zone.

Lisa Cheatem, Peer Recovery Advocate

Lisa has been a lifelong resident of Evansville and is a Harrison High School graduate. She enjoys walking and traveling. She can be found on many days before her shift starts getting exercise walking the track in PEACE Zone. She also volunteers at the St. Vincent DePaul store. She has been involved in PEACE Zone nearly since its inception volunteering on the Peer Advisory Council and at the check-in desk. She began employment in September 2013. She is in recovery and values the support she has from her friends and large family, including her many nieces and nephews. She says that taking care of herself and her faith both play an important part in her recovery.

Carrie Figueroa, Program Coordinator

Carrie has been a lifelong resident of Evansville.  She graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a BA in Political Science. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends.

 

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