Elena Dwyre, MSW, LSW
CEO Campagna Academy

Ms. Dwyre has been the Chief Executive Officer of Campagna Academy since the fall of 2011, after serving as the Chief Operation Officer since April 2010. Prior to joining Campagna Academy Inc., Ms. Dwyre was Regional Vice President with The Providence Network, a community based social service provider. Ms. Dwyre has served the organization in several leadership roles for over 10 years. With more than 15 years in the human services field, Ms. Dwyre’s background includes extensive experience implementing and overseeing operations in children’s mental health, therapeutic foster care, I/DD waiver services, and home-based services across several states with for-profit and non-profit social service companies. Ms. Dwyre received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University.

 

 

David Cowser, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer 
David earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest. He started his career with 13 years of banking and information technology at a prominent Northwest Indiana Community bank, including serving as Chief Technology Officer. He then went on to 6 years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a national healthcare management firm and the last 3 years has served as CFO at Campagna. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and with 22 years of financial and business experience, David has been focused on fiscal management and accountability, forecasting, and financial reporting. David served on the Campagna Academy Board of Directors from 1996 until he assumed his position with the agency in April of 2012.

 

 

Kynesha Swain, MPA, MSHR
Deputy Director at Campagna Academy

Kynesha has been employed with Campagna Academy since July 2012. Her career has been focused on social services (children and families). Prior to joining the Campagna family she worked for the State of Indiana for nine years in a number of agencies that include State Personnel Department, Department of Child Services and Department of Correction. Her overall long-term goals are to work closely with children and families to make a difference in their lives. Kynesha is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a member of SHRM and recently nominated for NWI Most Influential Up and Coming Women of 2015.

Athena Soleim, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services

Ms. Athena Soleim, LCSW, has been the Director of Clinical Services for Campagna Academy since August of 2015. Prior to joining Campagna, Ms. Soleim was a licensed mental health therapist with Midwest Center for Youth and Families. While at Midwest, she taught parent groups and conducted individual, family and group therapy sessions. She also continued her education in Dialectical Behavior Therapy earning a certification in 2012. Ms. Soleim has tirelessly advocated for at-risk youth and adolescents, and continues to develop DBT programming for children at Campagna. Ms. Soleim has more than six years of experience in the human services field and an extensive background in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, children’s mental health issues, and borderline personality disorder. She received her bachelor’s of psychology from Purdue University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University.

Nikki Wielgos
Senior Director of Development and Public Relations

Ms. Wielgos has been the Senior Director of Development and Public Relations since thesummer of 2014 after serving as the Event Coordinator since July 2013. Prior to joining Campagna Academy Inc., Ms. Wielgos was the Event and Safe Place Coordinator with the Crisis Center, Inc. for over 20 years, expanding the Safe Place program to become the largest program in the state serving runaway and at-risk youth. Ms. Wielgos’ background includes over 15 years of experience implementing and overseeing successful fundraising events.  Ms. Wielgos also served on the National Safe Place Advisory Board
and was Board Chair for two terms. In 2004 she was honored for “Outstanding Commitment and Dedication to National Safe Place” at the National Safe Place Conference.