The Arc of Tippecanoe County is committed to all individuals with developmental disabilities realizing their goals of learning, living, working, and playing in their community.
- Empowering individuals through advocacy and social opportunities
- Empowering their families through education
- Empowering their communities through awareness
Founded in 1953 by a group of local parents and educators, The Arc serves as a resource to self-advocates and family members for a better life and to the community to promote positive attitudes to disabilities.
Meet Our Board of Directors
- Cari Carpenter: Cari is a stay at home mom of five, three of whom have special needs. In addition to serving on the board, she is also the chairperson for the Fundraising and Membership Committees. She and her husband, Dan, are active foster and adoptive parents. She enjoys hanging out with her family, running, and working within the community.
- Dan Carpenter, Secretary: Originally from the Chicago area, Dan spent 22 years on active duy as a US Army commissioned officer. His last assignment was as Army ROTC Department Head at Purdue University from 2004 to 2008. He retired from the Army in 2008 and is now a Senior Associate Director in Student Success at Purdue. He currently serves on the Education Committee.
- Monica Doerr, President: Monica is an attorney that focuses her practice on aiding the elderly and disabled and their families. She owns The Law Office of Monica Doerr located in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the Purdue University School of Pharmacy.
- Chris Grove:
- Joe Hemersbach: Joe is the Deputy Director of Aging and Disability Services at Area IV Agency on Aging & Community Action Programs. He has worked there for 12 years, previously working for Adult Protective Services and Family Services, Inc. for 18 years in the Lafayette region. Joe is a graduate of Purdue University and Ball State University. He lives in Carroll County.
- Nurit Harash-Kantor: Originally from Turkey, Nurit has lived in Israel, North Carolina, and Indiana. She has been an Occupational Therapist for the past 30 years and currently works with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS). She is married with two grown daughters and likes reading, working with people, crafts, and being involved with her kids.
- Camille Rocroi: Camille is the life skills K-4 special education teacher at Vinton Elementary school. She has been at Vinton for 5 years and was previously in the same type of position in Frankfort, Indiana. Camille is married with two sons and lives in West Lafayette. Prior to living in Indiana, Camille has lived in Baltimore, Philadelphia, France, and Iran. In her free time, Camille likes to read, cook, and bake.