Robert J. Scannell
Our founder, Robert J. Scannell, is the founder, President and principal owner of Scannell Development Company and its affiliates, a privately owned real estate development and investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices in eight states and development projects throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mr. Scannell has served in this capacity since 1990. During the approximately nine year period prior, Mr. Scannell was a partner and a Vice President/General Manager at Duke Realty Investments, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, which (during his tenure) transitioned from a privately held real estate development and investment firm into a publicly traded real estate investment trust. He has been actively involved as a benefactor for the O'Connor House, a 501(c)(3) entity based in the Indianapolis area, providing a caring home environment to assist single, pregnant, and homeless women improve their lives.
Douglas L. Snyder
Our Treasurer, Douglas L. Snyder, is the Chief Financial Officer and part owner of Scannell Development Company. Mr. Snyder is a licensed CPA and has served in this capacity as CFO since 1994. Mr. Snyder was previously with Duke Realty Investments where he served as the controller responsible for development companies within the finance and accounting groups.
James C. Carlino
Our Secretary, James C. Carlino, is the acting general counsel for Scannell Development Company and part owner of various affiliates of Scannell Development Company. Mr. Carlino is a licensed attorney. He has served in this role for the past 11 years. Mr. Carlino also serves on the Board of Directors for Care Institute Group Inc, a 501 (c)(3) entity based in Indianapolis that provides charitable efforts primarily focused on senior care, the arts, education, and underprivileged housing.
Cynthia Scannell, Executive Director of the RJS Foundation, helped develop the foundation's mission and initiatives. Prior to serving in her current role, she served as a mentor and case manager at The O'Connor House, a 501(c)(3) entity based in Carmel, Indiana, providing a caring home environment to assist single, pregnant, and homeless women to improve their lives. In addition, Mrs. Scannell has served as a volunteer in the children's ministry at Dalton's pantry, a food pantry and resource center serving underprivileged families in the Indianapolis area. She has also served as a co-leader for a Christian life group and volunteered as a missionary in poverty stricken areas in South Dakota and Nicaragua. Previously Mrs. Scannell managed a small business for 10 years and worked in the marketing and medical fields.
Our Deputy Director, JoAnna Selig, began her career in the medical field. She received her board certification for Radiographic Technology in 1996. Mrs. Selig worked in this field until she made the decision to become a stay at home mother. She returned to the work force when her children entered school. First, she worked a para educator in literacy programs. She was able to work with children that needed help reaching their reading benchmarks. She remained in this role for 3 years. She left that position to become a substitute teacher. This allowed her to be involved in the education of children in kindergarten through senior year of high school. She also joined the Big Brother Big Sister program. In 2013 she was matched with a 6th grade student. She remained this student's Big Sister and mentor through high school graduation. She officially completed the program, but is still very involved in her Little Sister's life.
While substitute teaching, she began volunteering for the RJS Foundation. She began volunteering in 2017 and became employed by the Foundation in 2018. She has been a vital part of the growth of this organization. She is learning on a daily basis about the struggles of the people our organization serves. She plans on pursuing a degree in non-profit management.