Greg Ottinger Bio:
Raised on a large livestock & grain farm in Indiana,attended Rose-Hulman and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor inAeronautical Engineering. Spent 20 years at General Motors working in manyproduct development & manufacturing/process engineering positions. Awardeda GM Fellowship and was sent to Indiana University where he achieved a doublemajor MBA in Operations Management & Corporate Finance. Promoted to plantmanager at the GM division and later led the very large engineering organization.As GM left central Indiana and there was a need to stay close to the familyfarm to support its operations with his father, Greg transitioned to VPEngineering of North America for SMC Corporation for 3 yrs. Greg then co-foundeda medical device manufacturing company and operated it very successfully for 11years. At the beginning of 2019, he sold his interests in the company and after34 yrs. in manufacturing, looked to support high tech, start-up company ecosystems and not be confined to one factory / operation. He joined WHIN – WabashHeartland Innovation Network in April of 2019 as VP of Strategic Partnershipsin both the Ag & Mfg sectors operating within the Purdue Research Park.
CommunityWellness Coordinator - Serving Boone & Montgomery Counties
PurdueExtension Nutrition Education Program
CristianaVerissimo serves Boone and Montgomery counties as a Community WellnessCoordinator (CWC) with the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program. As aCWC, her goal is to make the healthy choice the easy, practical, choice. Tothis end, she works with community partners to promote increased access to nutritiousfood and opportunities for physical activity, especially among those insituations of lower income. She can be involved in various initiatives rangingfrom community gardens, to local health coalitions, food pantries, activeliving, or school and worksite wellness.
Cristianahas served our county as a CWC for just over a year, and she is passionateabout cultivating relationships and collaborative teams towards common goals.In her free time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband, spendingtime with family and friends, and playing the piano!
Cristiana Verissimo, MS
Community Wellness Coordinator - Serving Boone & Montgomery Counties
Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program
1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052
o: 765-482-0750 m: 720-633-1025
Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Our Kiwanis club looks out for our community and the Kiwanis international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. Our Kiwanis club is generous with its time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way!
For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.
Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Kiwanis strives to be a positive influence in communities worldwide — so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive. Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects
Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage approximately 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
Our Kiwanis club focuses on changing the world by serving children, one child in our community at a time. To reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities, many clubs sponsor a Kiwanis family club — K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; Circle K clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities.
Our Kiwanis club fulfills the Kiwanis mission by serving our community through Kiwanis Community Service Projects.
The kids in your community and the world are counting on you!