3 New Board Members

Questa Education Foundation is governed by our Board of Directors, a dedicated group of volunteers comprised of directors, leaders, and educators in our community. Together our goal is to retain talent here in Northeast Indiana to improve our economy. We do this by financially helping students through low-interest forgivable loans and scholarship opportunities. Questa needs the support of it's board members and community partners to continue serving students well.

We want to thank our previous Secretary James Koday with Barrett McNagny LLP, as well as our Sr. Vice President & Manager Wealth from Lake City Bank, John Steiner. We also thank the late Frances Ganaway for her donations and service on our board. Her great commitment to helping students will not be forgotten.

Below is a list of our new board members, and a little bit about them. They will be serving with us until 2021. Welcome to the Questa team!

  Derek Lamle   Accountant | Katz, Sapper & Miller  Derek is a graduate of Columbia City High school (2012) and Manchester University (2016) and is now an audit senior with the CPA firm Katz, Sapper, & Miller, LLP in their downtown Fort Wayne office. He is a Questa scholar alumni and avid proponent of Northeast Indiana. In his free time Derek enjoys visiting his friends in different areas of the country, playing sports, particularly softball and golf now that his competitive playing days are over, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts.

Derek Lamle

Accountant | Katz, Sapper & Miller

Derek is a graduate of Columbia City High school (2012) and Manchester University (2016) and is now an audit senior with the CPA firm Katz, Sapper, & Miller, LLP in their downtown Fort Wayne office. He is a Questa scholar alumni and avid proponent of Northeast Indiana. In his free time Derek enjoys visiting his friends in different areas of the country, playing sports, particularly softball and golf now that his competitive playing days are over, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts.

  John Kazcmarczyk   President | Press-Seal Corporation  John is a thirty-seven-year industrial executive mentor of people, processes, and continuous improvement. He has spent twenty-four of those years sharpening his competences within Tier One Automotive, supporting the likes of the Big Three and Transnational companies. Privileged during his tenure to cultivate no less than nine Brown Field start-ups while receiving twice Supplier of the Year from General Motors and several product patents along the passage. He currently holds the position as the President of Press-Seal Corporation where for the last four years he has been a driving force bringing the community together in an effort to find the Next Generation of Providers. He resides north of Fort Wayne with his wife of 33 years.  

John Kazcmarczyk

President | Press-Seal Corporation

John is a thirty-seven-year industrial executive mentor of people, processes, and continuous improvement. He has spent twenty-four of those years sharpening his competences within Tier One Automotive, supporting the likes of the Big Three and Transnational companies. Privileged during his tenure to cultivate no less than nine Brown Field start-ups while receiving twice Supplier of the Year from General Motors and several product patents along the passage. He currently holds the position as the President of Press-Seal Corporation where for the last four years he has been a driving force bringing the community together in an effort to find the Next Generation of Providers. He resides north of Fort Wayne with his wife of 33 years.  

  Shenita Bolton   Director of College Readiness | Fort Wayne Community Schools  Shenita V. Bolton is the K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager at Fort Wayne Community Schools.  She has a strong passion for working with a diversity of students to ensure they have access and the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue their college and career goals.  Shenita completed her undergraduate degree in theater arts at Earlham College and earned her Master of Education degree at Earlham in 2011. She was employed at Earlham College for twenty years and served as the director of admissions, working closely with the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing to develop and execute recruitment strategies prior to relocating to Fort Wayne, Indiana three years ago.  She enjoys traveling and has the opportunity to lead missions trips and service trips across the globe.

Shenita Bolton

Director of College Readiness | Fort Wayne Community Schools

Shenita V. Bolton is the K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager at Fort Wayne Community Schools.  She has a strong passion for working with a diversity of students to ensure they have access and the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue their college and career goals.

Shenita completed her undergraduate degree in theater arts at Earlham College and earned her Master of Education degree at Earlham in 2011. She was employed at Earlham College for twenty years and served as the director of admissions, working closely with the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing to develop and execute recruitment strategies prior to relocating to Fort Wayne, Indiana three years ago.

She enjoys traveling and has the opportunity to lead missions trips and service trips across the globe.