To contact a staff member, please click on their profile to send an email or call 812-424-2735.
John & Amy Rich, Co-Executive Directors
John and Amy Rich first came to know and love Patchwork over 15 years ago when Amy served as a Mennonite Voluntary Service Worker in Patchwork’s children’s programs and John was an Americorps Vista Volunteer who worked for Patchwork’s Neighborhood Economic Development Center. Since that time, John went on to become an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a registered nurse. Amy has continued her career as an artist, taught art in community settings, and earned a Master’s degree in art education.
Jane Case Vickers, Director of Arts & Education Programs
For over 15 years Jane has directed the Patchwork Arts & Smarts after school and summer programs. She received an MFA in Fibers with an emphasis in Papermaking from Southern Illinois University. Jane currently teaches metals/jewelry at the University of Southern Indiana. She works in sculpture and jewelry. Her work is featured in Fiber Art Design Book IV (Lark Books). Jane was named Art Educator of the Year in the fall of 2004 by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. She is a certified VSA (Very Special Arts of Indiana) Teaching Artist. Jane also has a great web page where you can see and purchase her recycled creations!
Dixie Wilsbacher, Tutoring Coordinator
Dixie Wilsbacher has been a life-long educator working with students at various levels from kindergarten through college. Dixie received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling (emphasis in Career Counseling) at the University of Evansville. Before coming to Patchwork, she was Director of Independent Living Services, Director of the Indiana Regional Youth Advisory Board, and ACORNS Program Director at the United Methodist Youth Home. She also served as Transfer Student Coordinator at the University of Evansville. She is now in her tenth year as Patchwork’s Tutoring Coordinator.
Dee Stein, Office Assistant
Dee is a long-time neighborhood resident and joined the Patchwork Staff through AARP in 2007. She is an excellent resource for the neighborhood residents who come through Patchwork’s doors daily seeking assistance.
Shawn Craddock, Office Assistant
Shawn has had a long history at Patchwork. Being a Special Education Teacher, she initially came to Patchwork as a volunteer tutor. During her time here she spent time working as a volunteer coordinator, food pantry coordinator, & tutoring coordinator.