Mission & Vision
Questa Education Foundation assists individuals in completing degrees with less debt, so that they will be prepared for the economy of the 21st century and become contributing members of Northeast Indiana’s workforce.
Leadership & Staff
Marc R. Levy | Executive Director
Raised in Southern California, Marc earned a bachelors degree at the University of Oregon and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland. His professional career has spanned university teaching, state government, consulting, non-profit management and over 25 years with the United Way.
His passion for social justice and economic equality focused much of his work into the areas of positive youth development, education, diversity and inclusion. He and his wife chose to return to northeast Indiana where he now continues that work as executive director of the Questa Education Foundation.
When not at work you can find Marc cooking up a variety of soups or exotic meals. He also enjoys golfing, biking, walking, reading and music.
Ryan Shepherd | Business Manager
Ryan is a business graduate from the University of Illinois. He began his career at Cellular One and ultimately became chief operating officer. More recently, he was operations manager for the Indiana Construction Association in Indianapolis. He brings over 20 years of operational leadership and customer service experience to the Questa team.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His spare time finds him running, biking, and learning about Fort Wayne.
Jana Grothaus | Program Officer
Jana has lived and worked in the Allen county area all her life. She has a business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and 22 years experience in banking and lending operations management.
Jana manages all of Questa's forgivable loan programs and scholarships. She works with each Questa Scholar to handle questions and concerns, and is also responsible for promoting Questa programs throughout NE Indiana.
Jana enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She loves to cook and do home improvement projects.
Teareather Page | Administrative Assistant
Teareather has years of experience in administrative support at an executive-level. She has a Business Administration degree from Mizzou University, and an Associates of Arts Degree in Fashion Design from Brooks College in California. She enjoys assisting Questa scholars and staff.
Teareather loves spending time with her husband, spoiling her grandchildren, going to church, cooking and bowling. She is also a mentor at Cornerstone College Preparatory School.
Cris Marshall | Scholar Relations and Data Management
Cris is a Fort Wayne native, graduated from North Side High School, and recently graduated from Indiana University at IPFW with a Bachelor Degree in General Studies. She worked in office administration in the mental health field for 15 years and then was a self-employed journalist and contractor/consultant for the Multicultural Council of Fort Wayne. She brings over 25 years of office management experience and 10 years of active work in our diverse communities.
Cris enjoys music, cultural events, traveling, and spending time with her two children and two grandchildren. She has recently moved back to the North Side neighborhood and plans to spend a lot of time exploring the Rivergreenway on foot and by bike