TREES, Inc. Board of Directors

Meghan Buell Founder and Board President

Meghan Buell is a life-long resident of Indiana.  She has been a leader in the transgender community locally, regionally and nationally.  She has served on nonprofit boards, transgender advisory committees and is a regular collegiate guest lecturer.  Meghan began Trees, Inc. as a way to "pay it forward" to the transgender community after living and transitioning in a small town environment and successfully traversing the challenges.

Jennifer Loop-Miller           Board Treasurer

Jennifer Loop-Miller, RN, MSN, Board Treasurer, is a small-town Indiana native, mom, registered nurse, nurse educator, and trans ally.  Trees, Inc. is important to her because of the significant health disparities of people who are transgender.  Jennifer believes that with education and resources, people in small-town America can do better to support and celebrate transpeople.

Michelle George Board Member



Michelle George is a mother, volunteer, animal lover and transgender ally from Valparaiso, Indiana.  She believes Trees, Inc. is important to her because enriching lives through transgender education is key to stemming the transgender murder and suicide epidemic.

Lisa Rummel Board Secretary

Lisa is an Indiana resident who specializes in personalized child care and household management. She has been involved with and impacted by her experiences within the trans community via her late partner.  In addition, Lisa does community work for the trans community at the LGBTQ Center of Michiana in South Bend.

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Andrea Petrass Board Member


A lifelong resident of South Bend, Indiana, Andrea is the parent of 5 now adult children and has more interests and hobbies than she has time for. As an out and proud woman of transgender history, she know firsthand the vital role that organizations like TREES, Inc. has in the communities with which it interacts.

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Veronica Kozelichki

Veronica joined the Board of TREES, Inc. because she is a passionate advocate for the organization and for transgender rights. She is honored to be a apart of positive change and creating a better, more loving world through her involvement with TREES, Inc. She has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a MPA degree specializing in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.