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Staff & Board


Paula Kaufman - Executive Director

Paula is an entrepreneur and successful businesswoman.   Her passion to help women at risk with a desire for a new and better path led to the creation of Out of a Jam, Inc.  As a successful employer, Paula learned firsthand how businesses struggle to find and keep good people especially those companies involved in the culinary industry.  Her 8 week curriculum prepares students to excel in the workforce and to become better in every aspect of their lives.  Feeding, Nourishing and Transforming young adults!

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Board of Directors

Austin Thoms - President, Finance Committee
Passage Wealth

Kyle Kipfer - Vice President, Governance Committee Chair
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Kurt Heidenreich - Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Engineering Resources

Bryan Stine - Secretary, Development Committee
Full Strength Network

Tina Bennett - Development Committee
Hallmark Home Mortgage

Christopher Stockamp - Governance Committee
Investors Property Management

Amy Thiele - Governance Committee
Oak Street Health

Tim Bawmann - Advisory Board Member
Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Allie Lane - Advisory Board Member
Fort Wayne Mad Ants