School Board Information
Please note: The September Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, will start at 6:00 PM. An Executive Session of the Board will be held from 5:30 – 6:00 PM.
Cold Spring School
JR Renbarger is Director of Capital Management at Shiel Sexton. Prior to this role, JR spent the past 7 years in various leadership positions at IU Health. In addition to his service on the Cold Spring School Board, he is active in the Penrod Society, and Horizon League Basketball Championship Local Organizing Committee. JR and his family reside in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis.
“I’m proud of the innovative model that Cold Spring has deployed to serve the students of central Indiana with a quality STEM education. Through our partnership with IPS, we are able to extend a great education to students regardless of where they live. In this board position, I’m excited to help guide the leadership team at Cold Spring as they continue to build a great environment for the students and families that we serve”
Elizabeth is a Plan Solutions Consultant at OneAmerica. Elizabeth has spent her entire career working with her clients to innovate and create new solutions to old problems. In her free time Elizabeth enjoys serving her community. She currently services as the Executive Vice President for the Junior League of Indianapolis. Elizabeth resides in Carmel Indiana with her husband and their pets.
“I believe in the power of education. I love that Cold Spring students are studying and achieving in areas that will make them the leaders of the future. I love that they get to work practically and get their hands dirty. By serving on the board I am humbled by the opportunity to help grow and develop our future innovators and leaders.”
Dr. Medhane Cumbay
Gill is a STEM education advocate and has spent the last decade working with non-profit organizations to improve engagement for youth in STEM. Poonam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue. She works as an Instructional Designer at an energy company where she develops and evaluates training for engineers.
In his role at Eli Lilly and Company within Corporate Affairs, Tony focuses his attention on advocacy and professional relations to support global policy initiatives for the Lilly Diabetes Business Unit. Prior to his current role, Tony supported Lilly Research Labs as a Senior Manager, providing clinical trial operations leadership for research site initiation activities.
Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Tony worked at IU Health in a variety of capacities including, Manager of Government Affairs, Associate General Counsel, and Gastroenterology/Hepatology Service Line Administrator. He also served as the Director of Government Affairs and Vice President of Corporate Affairs at HealthNet, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary care and support services to uninsured and underinsured residents of Marion County. In addition to his civilian career, Tony is a Health Care Administrator in the United States Navy Reserves and a Veteran. Tony and his wife, Allison, are proud parents to three Cold Spring School children.
“As a Cold Spring School parent, I am thankful for the community and love for learning that has been created by the faculty and staff. There is no better example of excellence with caring within IPS.”