Changing Hearts and Bringing Hope

Gregg Albacete came to Lifeline and Crosswinds with more than 30 years of experience in innovative technology, operations, marketing, and business growth development. Most recently, Gregg has worked with small and mid-sized businesses in Indiana and Canada to help them build growth-oriented technology strategies. Prior to embarking on a season of consulting, Gregg served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Information Officer at Defenders, an Indianapolis-based provider of ADT Residential Home Services. Currently, Gregg serves as Vice President/Treasurer for Youth with a Mission of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He has served as a mission home-builder throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic, having personally contributed to building more than 50 homes. He is a past board member of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity. Gregg also formally mentors and coaches young aspiring business leaders. Gregg and his wife Deb have five children and all share his passion for mission work and serving others.





Nancy joined Lifeline and Crosswinds in 2018. She brings a diverse business background with a combination of organizational development, talent management, academics, and community leadership. She spent much of her career in academic curriculum development, instruction at several universities, and as Senior Director of Graduate Programming at Trine University. She has developed and trained many participants in various leadership and human resource-related fields. With more than 16 years in staffing, recruiting, and human resource management, Nancy has managed regional offices for employment/staffing firms and consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations to provide solutions for their HR needs throughout Northeast Indiana. Her undergraduate degree is from Central Michigan University, and she holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech. With a passion for community engagement, Nancy serves on the board for the Women’s Bureau and Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association. Nancy’s passion is family, faith, health, and helping others. She resides in Fort Wayne with her husband of 15 years, Steve.

Liz joined Lifeline’s home-based services team in June 2005.
Liz has held many different positions in Home-Based Services during her time at Lifeline. She enjoys Lifeline’s diversity of programming and the opportunities the organization brings to its employees, clients, and communities. Liz attended Trine University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, in addition to being an active member of the softball team. Being part of a strong team is very important to Liz, and she is proud to be part of the Lifeline and Crosswinds family. After hours, you will find Liz spending time with her husband, Kevin, and her sons, Hudson and Owen, or watching funny movies.



Joe started with Lifeline in 1999 as a volunteer and began employment four years later in February 2003. He previously served as the Director of Programs and Services in Lifeline’s residential program. He holds two bachelors’ degrees from Grace College — one in Graphic Design and one in Religious Studies. One of Joe’s favorite things about working at Lifeline is that every day is different, bringing new challenges and blessings every step of the way. In addition to his title at Lifeline, and his proud role of husband to his wife, Rebecca, and father to his three children, Joe could also be described as an Apple nerd, tinkerer, technology enthusiast, and mountain climber.

Gordon Haines joined the Lifeline and Crosswinds team in 2016 and serves as the Executive Vice President of Lifeline. Gordon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a mechanical engineering degree. After his active duty service, he joined Procter & Gamble where he ran a variety of manufacturing operations; he has a broad background in local and international business and manufacturing operations. Gordon feels blessed to be a part of the Lifeline team helping individuals succeed, families thrive, and communities prosper. His wife Kathy is a clinical pharmacist at the VA in Fort Wayne. Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, as well as being involved with his church and community.



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Good leadership is vital in guiding the vision, direction and culture of an organization. At Lifeline, we're proud to have a leadership team that is passionate about their commitment to Christ, their love for their own families, and their desire to help families and children in need.


Our Leaders







Taylor Monaco is a driven, dedicated, and passionate communications professional with expertise in strategic communications, community relations, and event planning, with a love for photography and storytelling. Taylor joined Lasting Change in 2017, bringing her experience in strategic planning, content development, internal communications, social and traditional media, and public relations. With more than 12 years experience in the communications field, Taylor has worked in government and public affairs as well as for marketing and advertising forms. Among her experience, she managed a city-launch for then – startup Uber, and most recently handled the communications efforts for a national nonprofit serving military families. Taylor graduated from Miami University of Ohio. With a passion for her faith, Taylor serves on the board of a local ministry and is an active member of her church. Taylor and her husband, Daniel, both San Diego-California natives, now happily reside in Fort Wayne with their two children and their yellow lab.

Todd joined Lifeline and Crosswinds from Equity Investment Group where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Todd has a B.S. in Finance with Distinction in Business from Indiana University. He is married with three sons and enjoys biking and other outdoor activities. He serves on the board of Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and chairs its investment committee. In addition, he is a board member and vice chair of the AWS Foundation. 

Mark Terrell graduated from Taylor University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Systems. Mark started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a retirement and estate planning specialist. In 1994, he left his chosen career to serve as the CEO of Lifeline Youth & Family Services and has since founded two other nonprofits. He serves as the as the CEO of Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Crosswinds, and Lasting Change. When Mark started, Lifeline had 17 employees, a budget of $600,000 and served around 200 people a year. Now, it is one of Indiana’s largest and fastest growing nonprofits with nearly 700 employees, a budget of $54 million, and is on track to serve 40,000 people. Mark has testified before Congress on two occasions, received the distinguished Alumnus for Personal Achievement award, The Vitality Award for prevention, is the 2018 Ambassador Enterprises SEED Challenge winner, and is a governor appointee to serve on the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Mark’s favorite roles are those of husband of 34 years, father to three sons and one daughter, and grandfather to four grandchildren.