INDEAL Cares is governed by a Board of Directors who are dedicated to our mission: to support healthy workplace communities in North America and in under-served communities globally - forward.
The Board performs its duties through an Executive Committee consisting of ten members who are responsible for overseeing the long-term strategy, as well as ongoing operations.
Stefanie is a dynamic leader, collaborator, fundraiser and coach with 20+ years of experience working in a variety of not-for-profit and charitable organizations. She has worked in a variety of settings and for causes in healthcare, education, international development and financial services.
Stefanie is passionate about the mission of INDEAL Cares’ - to transform the health and well-being of individuals through a commitment to workplace wellness and holistic health, and she provides leadership coaching and consulting to support employee wellness programming, growth and development opportunities within the commercial interiors industry.
President, Contract Furniture – Fellowes Brands
Mark is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience, primarily focused on the Commercial Furnishing and Consumer Goods Industries. Mark’s past positions include President of Contract Furniture Fellowes Brands, President of ESI, CEO at Highmark, President of Fluidmaster and President at SitOnIt.
Mark is a partner in CFS Group Consulting and serves on various boards throughout the country. Mark was raised in St.Louis, and has a degree in Marketing from the University of Missouri. Mark’s business interests include turnarounds, rapid growth companies and Mergers & Acquisitions work.
Mark joined INDEAL Cares because he believes to whom much is given, much is expected.
Kevin Budelmann is interested in strategic design for business, education, healthcare, and society.
Kevin is president and co-founder of Peopledesign, a strategy and
human-centered design firm based in Michigan. Besides serving as an advisor to clients, Kevin is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and is the former global president of IxDA, the Interaction Design Association.
He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the IIT Institute of Design. Kevin's book, "Brand Identity Essentials," is available in six languages and a second edition.
President, INDEAL Cares
Dave is an experienced senior executive and visionary with 30+ years of experience, with the majority of those years being in the commercial interiors industry.
Dave grew up and resides in the Toronto (Canada) area and is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Economics. Dave has a passion for continuous improvement of the commercial furniture industry, and travels across North America to ensure he is well versed on trends and industry needs. Dave founded INDEAL Cares because he is committed to giving back and making the world a better place.
Former President & CEO (retired),
ESI Ergonomic Solutions
Carol was CEO of ESI Ergonomic Solutions for 18 years before a strategic sale to Fellowes at the end of 2017. During her time with the company, Carol built and managed a sales channel of 125 representatives that produced record revenues calling on 1600 dealers in North America. ESI remains an industry leader in ergonomic work tools that enhance productivity and wellness.
Carol was previously a Board Director of the Business Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) for eight years. She has served on the Board of Directors of Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) since January 2019.
President & CEO The
Marilyn has more than two decades of successful experience in providing top talent in the interior furnishings industry. Marilyn, and the team at The McSweeney Group, have an extensive understanding of what is needed for employers and employees to achieve the mutual fit necessary for long term success.
Prior to working as an executive recruiter and career coach, Marilyn was a Sales Leader, Senior Sales Representative and Designer in the high-end contract furnishings industry.
She is highly passionate with her involvement in giving back and is involved in leadership positions in local and international service organizations.
Secretary, INDEAL Cares
Founder, Vaughan Law Group
Richard D. Vaughn has over 30 years of experience working exclusively within the contract office furniture industry. Throughout his career, Rich has honed his business and legal skills by effectively solving complex business and legal issues specifically at the dealership level with dealer principals. Rich has focused his expertise on advising dealer principals on exit strategy and transfer of business ownership, combined with specification-focused recommendations.
Rich’s philosophy is that achieving a successful outcome for each client – the dealer owner – starts with having a thorough understanding of the principal’s business and their human concerns.
President and Co-owner,
Casey has been an advocate of worthy causes for over three decades, serving on a number of boards including Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child abuse and neglect in Orange County.
Casey began his career in the contract furniture industry soon after graduation, joining his father as an independent manufacturer’s representative. Five years later, they purchased a small manufacturing company which was renamed Arcadia after the city in which he grew up. Now, with over 350 employees, Acardia strives to be an actively engaged member and works to support causes for the greater good.
President of Catalyst
Michelle Warren is President of Catalyst Consulting Group, a firm specializing in providing strategic solutions to the commercial furniture and office products industry to enhance their sales and positioning within their industry and distribution.
Michelle has been in the commercial furniture industry for over 25 years with experience on the dealer and manufacturer side of the industry. She has experience at the EVP, VP and National Sales Manager level for large and small manufacturers in addition to in depth understanding and experience in creating programs to target and selling to the Federal Government, State Government, and Higher Education through Cooperative Purchasing.