Several key appointments announced at LOGAN

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (December 10, 2015) – LOGAN, a regional non-profit organization which supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced several key appointments within its development team.

Jill Langford has taken the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). As CDO, Jill will focus on major fund development and well as oversee the special events/fundraising, grant writing, marketing and volunteer services staff. Before her current position, Jill was the Director of Development and coordinated LOGAN’s special events and fundraisers.

Patrick Roemer is the new Director of Development for the Michigan region. Roemer will focus on funding for LOGAN’s expansion of autism services in Michigan, especially in the St. Joe/ Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo areas. Roemer has experience in fundraising having worked for three years in development at Notre Dame, as well as in several political internship positions in Washington and Virginia, including one with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Lindy Dreher has been promoted to Special Events Manager. For the past 12 years, Dreher has served as Development Specialist and Development Coordinator, and has assisted in the growth of all fundraisers for LOGAN, especially the annual Garden Party benefitting the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism at LOGAN. In her new role, Lindy will oversee all special event planning for the agency—including The Great LOGAN Nose-On, Garden Party, LOGAN’s Run and NewmanFest.

Whitney Nickle has been hired as Special Events Coordinator and will assist in the coordination of all of LOGAN’s fundraising events. Nickle is a graduate of Indiana University and joins LOGAN from United Way of St. Joseph County where she served as an Account Executive.


Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. LOGAN Autism Learning Centers have been established in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Michigan, Logansport, Indiana, South Bend and Granger, Indiana. The Sonya Ansari Center for Autism at LOGAN on Jefferson Boulevard in South Bend serves as the hub for all existing and new LOGAN Autism Learning Centers in Michigan and Indiana. For more information, visit

Nichole Maguire
Marketing & Communications Manager, LOGAN