On October 30, we partnered with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to host our seventh annual Hunger and Health event. Our expert panelists dove into why collaboration is the only way to end hunger and much more.
Speaker / Moderator
Fred Glass is the President/CEO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the state’s largest hunger relief organization and one of the leading food banks in the Feeding America Network. He has spent a career in various leadership roles where his values-based leadership and collaborative spirit have led to success.
Fred is a prominent Indianapolis attorney, most recently with Taft Law. Before joining Taft, Fred served as Vice President and Athletic Director for Indiana University from 2009 to 2020 where he led a cultural and physical rebuilding of the athletic program that led to academic, athletic, and fundraising successes.
His memoir, Making Your Own Luck: From a Skid Row Bar to Rebuilding Indiana University Athletics, is a powerful story focusing on personal empowerment and values-based leadership. Fred writes movingly about his father’s efforts to feed the hungry at his bar, including a young Fred and his family having holiday dinners at the bar with patrons who had nowhere else to go.
He and his wife Barbara live in Indianapolis and have four children and five grandchildren.
In June 2000, broadcast news veteran Gerry Dick and technology entrepreneur Scott A. Jones formed Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, a media company created to deliver Indiana business news and information through multiple media sources. Mr. Dick is president and managing editor of Inside INdiana Business, a division of IBJ Media.
GIMV properties include the EMMY-award-winning Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana’s most-watched local business television program; InsideIndianaBusiness.com; Inside INdiana Business Radio, The INside Edge Morning Briefing and Midday e-newsletters and a variety of interactive and mobile media products.
Mr. Dick is also a frequent keynote speaker and moderator on issues related to the Indiana economy and serves as a business analyst for CBS4 & FOX 59 (Indianapolis) and 93.1 WIBC (Indianapolis).
Mr. Dick's broadcast news background includes 14 years as a principal reporter and field anchor at WRTV (ABC) in Indianapolis. While at WRTV, he reported on issues facing communities throughout Indiana and neighboring states. His work received an Emmy nomination for a 1993 series on Indiana companies doing business along the U.S.-Mexico border. He has also held reporter and anchor positions at television stations in Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.
Prior to the creation of Grow INdiana Media Ventures, Mr. Dick served as senior vice president of the Indianapolis Economic Development Corporation, where he was responsible for a broad range of initiatives, including marketing, communications, advertising and media relations.
Mr. Dick has three times been presented with the state’s top honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, by Governors Kernan, Daniels and Pence. He has also received Ernst and Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award and been recognized by the Small Business Administration as its Journalist of the Year. Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick has received an EMMY five times for best interview/discussion program/series or special.
Mr. Dick is a native Hoosier, born and raised in the Vermillion County community of Clinton. He is a graduate of Indiana State University, which has recognized his professional accomplishments with its Distinguished Alumni Award.
He is a member of the board of directors of The International Center and past board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Advisors at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Dean’s Executive Council at the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University and is a founding member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Indiana University School of Informatics. Mr. Dick also serves as chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee for Vectren Corporation and is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis.
Mr. Dick is married to the former Roz Redman of Dana, Indiana. Roz and Gerry are residents of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis and have three children.
Dr. David Hampton
Dr. Hampton leads the LISC Indianapolis program, overseeing program development, fundraising, and coordination with real estate development lending. He focuses on locally designed efforts to address racial injustice, invest in resilient communities and fuel inclusive economic growth. He has served as LISC Indianapolis Executive Director since April 2021. Prior to that he served as the Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement for the City of Indianapolis for five years prior. In addition, he served as a senior pastor for 20 years before retiring from pastoral ministry in 2019. Dr. Hampton earned his Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Christian Theological Seminary. He has earned executive certificates from both Harvard Business School (Sustainable Business Strategy) and Purdue University (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). He serves as adjunct professor, visiting lecturer, trustee, and advisor for various institutions of higher education. Hampton currently serves on the board of directors of Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce, National Action Network (NYC), and previously, Indianapolis Board of Zoning Appeals, Indianapolis Urban League, Indianapolis City Market, and Martin University.
Dave received a BS and Ph.D. in Chemistry and had a 28-year career at Eli Lilly and Co. His final role was as a senior executive for Elanco.
As a ‘full time volunteer’ Dave provides leadership for multiple organizations working to end hunger. He has been active with Bread for the World for many years at the local and national level, leading efforts in Indiana, and serving on the national Board of Directors, including six years as chair of the board.
Dave was founding President of Indy Hunger Network, is steering committee chair for the Good Wages Initiative, and was board chair for the Alliance to End Hunger. He has become a leading expert on hunger in Indianapolis, heading up five major studies of hunger and food assistance. He helped produce the recent documentary, The Working Hungry. In 2014, he received the Jefferson Award for Community Service.
Dave and his wife Robin have four children, two granddaughters, and two cats.
Theresa Patterson is the Executive Director of Gennesaret Free Clinics. Theresa joined GFC in December of 2019.
Before joining Gennesaret, she served as the CEO of Verve Health, a population health management company located in Carmel Indiana. Verve Health provides onsite healthcare, health screening and wellness programming in employer-based settings. She started her career as a registered nurse at Community East and is a certified Adult Critical Care nurse. In addition to her professional life, Theresa spent time volunteering in a leadership capacity with the Children’s Museum Guild, leading the organization to record breaking fundraising goals. Theresa has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Indiana University.
Theresa is drawn to the mission and vision of Gennesaret because she believes that healthcare is a human right. She and her team of staff and hundreds of volunteers have proven that free healthcare can be of the highest quality and bridge critical access gaps for those left out of the current system of healthcare delivery.
Fred Payne is president & CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.Fred previously served as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development after being appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017.Fred led Indiana’s response to the extreme unemployment brought on by the COVID pandemic in 2020, which saw the state’s unemployment rate quickly rise to the highest level, 16.9%, in recent history.Under Fred’s tenure, the state unemployment rate moved down to a historic low of 2.2%.Prior to serving as Commissioner, Fred was an executive at Honda’s Indiana Auto Plant (IAP), where he had served as Chief Administrator, General Counsel, Manager of the Business Division, a member of the Company Operating Committee, and represented Honda across North America on the Retirement & 401k and Inclusion Committees.
Fred spent his early career practicing employment and labor law, representing clients in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Recognized as one of Indiana’s 250 Most Influential Leaders by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Fred is considered an expert on workforce and employment topics and is frequently asked to speak in many venues.Fred was recently awarded the Sagamore of The Wabash, the highest honor given by a sitting governor to those who have rendered distinguished service to the state.
Fred earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, M.A. (geography) from the University of Northern Iowa, and B.A. (political science) from Grambling State University.
Q: Why is collaboration the only way to end hunger?
Q: Poverty relief vs. hunger relief? Is there a difference?
Q: Is poverty a "them" problem, or an "us" problem?