Senior Services and Transportation Staff

Bernice Cleveland

Program Assistant

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Before coming to the Boner Center, Bernice was retired after 30 years of factory work. She graduated from high school and Beauty College with honors and attended two years of college. She has compassion for and enjoys working with the elderly. In her leisure time she enjoys church, jazz music and traveling.

James Flaunders


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Janet Mackins

Senior Wellness Coordinator

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Jay Mixon


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Lovie King

Director of Senior Services and Transportation

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Director of Senior Services and Transportation
Lovie has been employed by the John H. Boner Community Center since April 2, 2001. She has worked in various positions including case manager, customer relations manager and her current position, Director of Senior Services. Prior to coming to the Boner Center she worked at Pleasant Run Inc. from 1990-2001 as a direct care worker, supervisor and community based case manager (as you can see she likes to hang around for a while). Lovie is passionate about serve children, families and older adults here in Indianapolis. When she is not working she enjoys reading, hanging out with her grandson, attending her daughters’ basketball games, attending sporting events and just enjoying family!

Rosie Anderson

Program Assistant

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Rosie retired from the Indianapolis Public Schools after 29 years as a classroom assistant/reading tutor. Before coming to work here, she volunteered as a reading tutor with the Read-Up Program. Her husband was a participant in the Elder Program and she saw first hand the genuine and loving care that was given to her husband and that motivated her to want to work at The Boner Center. Rosie has five children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She spends a lot of time at her church and regularly visits local nursing homes and youth at the Juvenile Center to offer words of encouragement. She loves to read, walk, do aerobics and any form of exercise. Rosie simply loves life!

Sharon Mermelstein

Recreation Specialist

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Before joining the John H. Boner Community Center Sharon spent several years with the Mental Health Association of Marion County working with their group homes. Graduating with a psychology degree from Indiana University prepared her to work with the wonderful participants at Elder, with the goal of prolonging the “golden” aspect of the golden ages. Most importantly, the Colts mean nothing to her. Go Baltimore!