Board of Directors

Dr. John Scamahorn

Dr. Scamahorn, a mixed animal practitioner in Greencastle, Indiana, has worked to support veterinarians and the veterinary profession at the local, state, and national level throughout his career.  He served as president of the Indiana Veterinary Association and as Indiana’s representative to the AVMA House of Delegates.  His service to the IVMA includes serving on and chairing numerous committees and task forces.  He is currently chairman of the Legislative Working Group.  Dr. Scamahorn is also the current chairman of the Indiana Animal Health Foundation.

In 2005, Dr. Scamahorn was elected to the AVMA Executive Board.  While on the AVMA Executive Board, he chaired the Legislative Advocacy Committee, the State Advocacy Committee, and the Task Force on AVMA Model Practice Act Review and was liaison to numerous entities including the Council on Veterinary Services, the Animal Agricultural Liaison Committee, and USAHA.  Dr. Scamahorn continued to advocate for quality education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as a member of the Council on Education and the Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities. He was an Accreditation Site Visitor for both.

Dr. Scamahorn was recognized by the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association as Veterinarian of the Year in 1994. In 2001, he was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Scamahorn represents the veterinary medicine as chairman of the Putnam County Board of Health.  He has volunteered as a 4-H leader for over 30 years and has served on the Putnam County Extension Board and 4-H Council.  In 2016, he was inducted into the Putnam County Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Dr. Ed Sommers

Dr. Edward Sommers graduated from Purdue in 1964 with his DVM degree.  He opened his mixed practice in Bourbon, IN (Marshal Co.) a few days later.  The practice grew to 4 doctors and still exists today at the same location.  His older son, Eric works as a stockbroker for Wells Fargo and is the IAHF’s broker as well.  Ed retired in 1998 and has since moved to Bradenton, Florida.  He is a member of the IVMA and AVMA plus other professional groups. He has served as treasurer since the beginning of the IAHF.

Dr. Phil Borst
Board Member

Dr. Philip Borst is a 1975 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced small animal medicine at the Shelby Street Animal Clinic in Indianapolis since graduation. Dr. Borst is a past president of the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. He currently serves as the alternate delegate from Indiana to the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates.

Current civic activities include chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame board, and chairman of the Big Ten Men and Women’s Basketball Tournament LOC. Dr. Borst also served for 28 years as an Indianapolis city-county councilman and as it’s president. He was also co-chairman of game management for the 2021 Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship all held in the state of Indiana and assistant tournament manager for the 2022 round one and two Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis.  

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Dr. Greg Kurtz
Board Member

Greg Kurtz, DVM is a livestock veterinarian and co-owner of Kurtz Veterinary Clinic in Hagerstown, IN.  Greg and his wife Robyn, who also is a veterinarian, graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and began practice in Hagerstown in 1983 after practicing one year in central Wisconsin. Kurtz Veterinary Clinic is a four doctor practice serving the livestock and pet owners of east central Indiana. Greg’s area of practice interest is cattle reproduction and dairy herd health consulting.  Greg services herds ranging in size from 40 to 6500 milking cows and herds that vary from grazing organic herds to confined herds milked by robotics.  Kurtz Veterinary Clinic also services several beef cattle elite genetic herds. Greg serves as an At Large Member to the IVMA Board of Directors since 2019 and serves on several task forces.  “I look forward to continuing the work of the IVMA in building relationships among all segments of the veterinary profession and strengthening our advocacy with the statehouse and government agencies.  We need to listen to the needs of our members and continue to provide services that meet those needs.” Greg is an active member of Zions’ Lutheran Church, Pershing; serves on the Board of Directors of Wayne County Farm Bureau, Indiana Farm Bureau Animal Care Policy Advisory Group, and is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, and John Purdue Club.

Dr. Angela Demaree
Board member

Dr. Angela Demaree earned her DVM degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. She recently retired as a Major in the United States Army Reserve and has spent her career in companion animal, equine and regulatory medicine and is co-founder of Pharmaprinter, precision printing technology for compounded medications. She currently serves as the President-Elect for both the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians and the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Board.  She is a member of the Indiana Animal Health Foundation Board and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Innovation Task Force. She spends her free time with her horse, Tommy.

Dr. John Feutz
Board Member

John T. Feutz, DVM is a 2005 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is a partner in the Princeton Veterinary Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Princeton, IN.  He is  a past resident of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and the Purdue Veterinary College Alumni Association, President of the Gibson County Farm Bureau, Inc.,  is active with the Gibson County Fair and 4-H, as well as the Gibson County Antique Machinery Association and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. John is an avid collector of antique tractors. He and his wife Marybeth Miskovic Feutz DVM, Dipl. ACVIM and son Joseph operate a small beef cattle and hay farm with his father, James M. Feutz, DVM.

Kathleen Ford
Board Member

Kathleen Ford grew up in Northwest, IN where she developed a lifelong love for animals, particularly horses. She graduated from Valparaiso University in 2012 and then pursued an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at Indiana University (‘15). Kathleen has worked with schools in Monroe, Tippecanoe, and Marian counties.

Kathleen is a certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH Intl. She has volunteered or worked at several equine therapy facilities: PALS in Bloomington, IN, Strides to Success in Plainfield, IN and The Children’s TherAPlay in Carmel, IN. Kathleen is also a founding and current member of the Rallying for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) committee at The Children’s TherAPlay.

Kathleen is passionate about urban equestrianism and has founded a small business, Stable Space, in order to increase access to experiential learning with horse Kathleen lives in the Butler Tarkington community of Indianapolis with her husband, Russ, and two kids, Liam (5) and Elise (5 months).

Elizabeth Lesem
Board Member

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Dr. Sandi Norman
Board Member

Agriculture (BS, 1977) and College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, 1980) in 1980. 

Before joining the Indiana State Board of Animal Health in 1995, she accumulated 15 years of experience in private practice as a companion animal and equine veterinarian in Central Indiana as a relief veterinarian and general practitioner.   She continues to practice at veterinary hospitals in a relief capacity after retirement.  She also instructs in the K-9 Search and Rescue Academy at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

In her position as BOAH’s Director of the Companion Animal and Equine Programs, Dr. Norman has worked to increase Hoosier awareness of animal and public health, including rabies; equine diseases, such as EIA and EEE; and disaster preparedness issues. Dr Norman retired from the state of Indiana in July of 2021.  She is a member of National Veterinary Response Team which responded to Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters along with attending animals at national special events.  Locally, Dr. Norman was the pet expert on TV channel 13-WTHR (NBC) for more than 20 years during the Monday noon broadcast.  She is past president, vice president and treasurer, along with holding many committee chairs and membership, of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.  She is a member of the Indiana Animal Health Foundation Board, Indiana Horse Council Foundation, Purdue for Women and President’s Council.  She is a past member of the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Board and an ardent supporter of Purdue especially their volleyball team. 

Dr Norman and her husband Fred have three daughters and sons in law and three grandsons.  She shares her life in Indianapolis with her husband and her dogs Athena (Labrador) and Bear (Pembroke Corgi).  She enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs, sewing and crafts and spending time with family. 

Dr. Willie Reed
Board Member

Dr. Willie Reed received his DVM degree from Tuskegee University in 1978, and Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from Purdue University in 1982.  After receiving his Ph.D., he remained at Purdue as an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Chief of the Avian Diseases Diagnostic Service, Assistant Director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and Associate Professor of Avian Pathology.  In 1990, Dr. Reed moved to East Lansing, Michigan, and assumed the position of Professor of Veterinary Pathology, and Director of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH), College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University.  In 1997, he was appointed Chairperson of the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation while continuing to serve as Director of the DCPAH.  Dr. Reed returned to Purdue in January, 2007.  His current position is Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Nathan Rich
Board Member

Dr. Rich is a 2006 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was president of IVMA in 2018. He owns Country Acre Animal Clinic in New Castle, IN.

Dr. Tony Rumschlag
Board Member

Veterinary Professional in Animal Health with proven success in:

  • Development of effective and successful field veterinary support teams
  • Leadership and ability to engage others in projects and organizations
  • Strategies and tactics to engage key veterinary professionals in practice and veterinary colleges
  • Support of training, marketing, and sales initiatives
  • Recruitment, training, and advancement of veterinary professionals in the animal health industry
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for organizational influence within the veterinary profession
  • Planning and execution of advisory boards, marketing studies, and publications
Ms. Deb Schannen
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Dr. John Schnarr
Board Member

Dr. Schnarr graduated from Purdue and spent 9 years as a veterinarian in the Air Force.  After the Air Force Veterinary Corps was disbanded in 1982, he transitioned the BioMedical Science Corps and retired from the Air Force Reserves in 1979.  He started a small animal practice in Indianapolis and retired in 2016.

He is active in organized veterinary medicine having served as President of the CIVMA, was a member of the Purdue Veterinary alumni board, was on the Purdue Vet College admissions committee, was co-chair of the IVMA Annual Meeting Program committee for many years.  He served as the Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates for 11 years.  He is active on the IVMA Well Being Committee, the Crossroads program committee and is a member of the State Veterinary Licensing Board.

Hobbies include photography and scuba diving. He is married to his wife Barbara and they have two sons.

Dr. Jim Weisman
Board Member

Dr. Jim Weisman (Purdue ‘97) is a small animal practitioner, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member and administrator.


At the Purdue, Dr. Weisman is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and is a Clinical Associate Professor.  In addition to these responsibilities, he continues to practice as an Emergency Clinician in the Purdue Veterinary Hospital.


Dr. Weisman has been a very involved and effective leader within the organized veterinary medicine over the past 25 years. He first served on the IVMA Board of Directors as a District Representative and then held the leadership positions of the IVMA leading to his year as IVMA President in 2006. Since 2010, he has served the veterinarians of Indiana as their Alternate Delegate and now Delegate to the AVMA.  He has taken additional responsibilities within the AVMA by serving as a member of the Early Career Development Committee which is focused on establishing programming to meet the needs of our colleagues just entering and early in their professional careers.  In addition, Dr. Weisman was recruited to serve on the 6-member Strategic Management Process Core Team which developed the process by which the AVMA aligns their strategic planning, strategic programming, and budget. Dr. Weisman then served on the inaugural Strategic Management Committee which implemented this process still in place today.


In addition to his service to the profession, Dr. Weisman continues to be involved in his community through involvement with 4-H and other civic organizations. Dr. Weisman completed a 4-year term as a Director of the Indiana State Fair and during this time served as its Vice President for two years. As the first veterinarian to serve on the State Fair Board, Dr. Weisman insured the veterinary profession was continuously represented and integrated into decisions which impacted animal wellness and care at the Indiana State Fair.

Dr. Weisman believes that involvement within one’s professional society is an essential commitment to their profession. He embraces this commitment and welcomes the opportunity to further serve students, colleagues, and our profession.