Cynthia Scannell, Co-founder and 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.
Jennifer Dotzert is the Program Manager for the RJS Foundation. She completed her undergraduate work at Indiana State University with a BS in Special Education and a minor in Dance. She completed her Masters program in Social Work through Indiana University. She previously taught special education at the middle school level for over 16 years with Carmel Clay Schools in Carmel, IN. Jen currently teaches dance classes, Montessori Preschool and special needs fitness classes while working with RJS. She has a heart and a passion for serving others. She has served globally in Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Uganda, and El Salvador and assists with her church’s Global Outreach team. Jen has also served with the Food Rescue Program, various women’s ministries, assists with growth groups and volunteers at a community center in Indianapolis. She thrives on connecting people and building healthy relationships to create a positive impact.
Amy Chaudion is the Executive Assistant for the RJS Foundation. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and is passionate about helping those recovering from substance abuse and homelessness. In addition to her duties with the RJS Foundation, Ms. Chaudion is the founder and Executive Director of LIFEHouse Ministries, which provides safe, supportive, and affordable housing to women in recovery. She is a mother of four children and one very special grandbaby! Her special interests include local and international missions, service through church and community, and always looking for opportunities to learn and to grow.
Our Co-founder and Chairman, Robert 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.
Our Vice Chairman, Doug Snyder, is the COO and Founder of Scannell Properties, and has worked with the company since its inception in 1990. Prior to Scannell, he worked for five years with Bob Scannell at Duke Realty Investments as the controller of Duke’s development companies. At Scannell, Doug oversees and manages all aspects of the business, but focuses on two areas: the aggressive underwriting of potential deals by blending the customer requests with the current market conditions; and the creative solutions to Scannell's project sales or financing strategies. Doug says one of the company's greatest strengths is the fact that it is well capitalized, allowing greater flexibility with the company's exit strategies. Scannell's success is the result of a total team effort meeting and exceeding customer's expectations. Doug is a CPA with a bachelor of science in accounting from Indiana State University.
Our Secretary, Jim Carlino, oversees Scannell's legal affairs and provides operational oversight and input on a variety of the company's day to day functions, including: structuring transactions and ownership arrangements; acquisitions; dispositions; risk management; leasing; financing; environmental matters; construction/development initiatives; litigation and tax planning. Jim has nearly 30 years of experience as a creative problem solver, finding common ground in multi-dimensional business transactions. He joined Scannell Properties in 2006 after spending 20 years with Bose, McKinney & Evans, LLP where he was a partner and chair of that firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Jim is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and served as an adjunct professor at Butler University. In 2007 he was first named to the list of "Best Lawyers in America" and has been recognized on that list each following year. Jim received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University, he studied at the Austro-American Institute in Vienna, and attended the Karl Marx University in Budapest. Jim received his law degree with honors from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1985.
Our Treasurer, Dave Johnson, serves as the controller at Scannell Properties. As part of his responsibilities, Dave manages cash, works with construction loans, performs financial analysis on projects, and provides oversight of accounts payable and human resources. Dave graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of science, finance, in 1977. He completed his master's of business administration degree at the University of Indianapolis while working as a cost accountant and financial analyst. Prior to joining Scannell in 2007, Dave worked as the CFO of Tharp Investments—a company that specialized in retail strip centers, and before that for Duke Homes/Welbourne Companies that developed multi-family housing, luxury homes and retail centers. For over 20 years, Dave was an adjunct professor at Franklin College (Indiana), teaching accounting and lecturing in economics.