The purpose and objective of this Society is to engage in educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic and charitable pursuits which protect and conserve our natural resources including water, air, soil, plants and wildlife, especially birds, and to stimulate in Indiana public appreciation of the values of such natural resources and the need for their conservation.

Officers of the Indiana Audubon Society

The Indiana Audubon Society is governed by a Board of Directors and meet a minimum of 3 times per year. Officers are members of the Society and include a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

In addition, there are nine (9) elected Directors.

The immediate Past President, the Indiana Audubon Quarterly and Cardinal editors and the webmaster also serve as members of the Board of Directors.

Current Board and Staff


Brad Bumgardner – Executive Director 

Brad Bumgardner is the executive director for the Indiana Audubon Society and chairs the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. He is the former head naturalist for the Department of Natural Resources at Indiana Dunes State Park and has a Bachelors in Science from Purdue University with emphasis on Ornithology and Environmental Education. Brad has been presented the Northwest Indiana’s top 20 under 40 business leaders award and currently resides in Chesterton.



VACANT – Outreach and Education Specialist

The Outreach and Education Specialist is responsible for furthering Indiana Audubon’s mission through public outreach and instruction throughout Indiana. The Specialist coordinates, develops, and helps deliver Audubon materials throughout the state using multiple mediums and learning styles.

More information on the outreach and education specialist can be found here.  If you’re interested in apply for the outreach coordinator position, send a cover letter and resume here.



President – Amy Wilms, Connersville

Vice President – Kim Ehn, Porter

Secretary – Angela Clark, Wanatah

Treasurer – Josh Hill, Carmel

5th Executive Committee Member – Matt Beatty


Karen Henman, Gainesville, GA


Indiana Audubon Quarterly – Brad Bumgardner

Cardinal – *John Lindsey

Website – Amy Wilms

DIRECTORS (3 Year Terms)

Ends December 2020 (3)

John Lindsey, French Lick

Matt Beatty, Valparaiso

April Raver, Marion

Ends December 2021 (3)

Rhiannon Thunell, Greenwood

Philip English, Richmond

Cookie Ferguson, LaPorte

Ends December 2022 (3)

Shari Schultz McCullough, Crawfordsville

Kristen Sweinhart, Osceola

Richard Garrett, Greenfield

Board of Director Meetings

The Board of Directors hold three (3) meetings per year. Meeting are held:

January – Time and place determined by the President

Spring- Time and place determined by the President

Fall- Time and place determined by the President


The standing committees include:
Awards: Kim Ehn, Chair
Stewardship: Philip English, Chair
Membership: Shari McCollough, Chair
Field Trips: Brad Bumgardner, Co-chair/ Matt Beatty, Co-chair
Publications: John Lindsey, Chair
Indiana Bird Records: Kirk Roth, Chair
Finance: Josh Hill, Chair
Publicity: John Lindsey, Chair
Sanctuary: Bill Cummings, Chair
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival: Brad Bumgardner, Co-chair/ JP Anderson, Co-chair
Indiana Bird Town: Cookie Ferguson, Chair


These committees perform the duties as prescribed in the Standing Rules and those assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

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