Administrative Team

Learn more about the executive team that takes care of our community on a daily basis.

Clinical Team

We’ve organized a superior clinical team to serve the members of our community.

Board of Directors

We’re happy to have the support of these board members.

Our People

With over 400 employees and nearly 200 volunteers, our staff continues to define service everyday! You can have peace of mind knowing that our community is managed by an experienced, knowledgeable, and approachable team.

Administrative Team

Keith Van Deman

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr. Van Deman was born and raised on the Southside of Indianapolis.  He earned two degrees from the University of Indianapolis, a BS in Business Education and a Master’s degree in Business.  He did additional study at Christian Theological Seminary.  A member of the leadership team since 1997, he has served in other capacities including Director of Development, Chief Advancement Officer, and Associate Executive Director, becoming the CEO and Executive Director in 2012.  Since 2001, he has been a licensed Health Facility Administrator in the State of Indiana.

Prior to joining Franklin United Methodist Community, Mr. Van Deman served in leadership positions at other not-for-profit organizations, including the University of Indianapolis, South Indiana Foundation of the United Methodist Church, and Riley Memorial Association.   He and his wife have three adult children, and five grandchildren.

Anjela Brown


Anjela Brown has been employed with Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) for 20 years and is a lifelong Johnson County resident. She attended Indiana University and earned her Bachelors of Science in Public Health Administration. She received her Health Facility Administrators License in 1997, and has done various training at Otterbein Franklin. After obtaining her HFA, she completed her AIT program at FUMC then became the Assistant Administrator. She also held the position of Director of Human Resources, Director of Community Relations, and Director of Social Service. Finally, she became Administrator in February of 2016. She has a long history with the city of Franklin, and lives there with her twin daughters, whom also attend Franklin Community High School.

Clinical Team

Dr. Michael Joseph Welsh

Medical Director

Dr. Michael Joseph Welsh is a board-certified family physician and has been the Medical Director at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) since 2014. He has a number of years of experience with several hospitals in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. These include, but are not limited to, Johnson Memorial, Major Hospital in Shelbyville, Indiana, and Ball Memorial in Muncie, Indiana. While serving as President of Care Ultrasound, Dr. Welsh has assisted in the development of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound curricula for general ultrasound education and certification of primary care clinicians and medics. Finally, Dr. Welsh has had the opportunity to utilize his expertise to help others and assist in the development of a clinic in Nicaragua.

Dr. Jim Pease, MD

Rehabilitation Medical Director

Dr. Jim Pease grew up in Johnson County and attended Franklin Collage to earn his undergraduate. He attended medical school at Indiana University in Bloomington. He completed his Family Practice residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.  He opened his practice in Franklin shortly after finishing his residency. He is a physician at American Health Network at the Franklin office. He served as the Medical Director of the Todd-Akiens Rehabilitation Unit at Johnson Memorial Hospital for 20 years. When the decision was made to close the unit in the hospital and move the unit to Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) in 2008, he decided to continue as the Medical Director. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Sherri Hash, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing

Ms. Sherri Hash was raised in Loogootee, IN. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from DePauw University and has been a long term resident of Franklin, Indiana since 1992. She has served as the Director of Nursing Services at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) since January 2002. Prior to her tenure at Otterbein Franklin, she was an Indiana State Surveyor for the State Department of Health for approximately 10 years.  Her history in nursing also includes 20 years as an Emergency Room nurse at both St. Francis Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital. Ms. Hash has three daughters, two of whom are currently attending college and one who is in middle school.

Diana L. Moorman, DDS

Dental Director

Diana L. Moorman, DDS, has been practicing general dentistry in Johnson County for thirty-seven years.  She is a 1978 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and also holds her undergraduate degree in Biology from IU.  Dr. Moorman has been a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association and the Indianapolis District Dental Society for more than 35 years.  She has been with Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) as the Dental Director since 2006.  Dr. Moorman has been a Franklin resident since 1980, is married and has two adult children. She is a life member of the IU Alumni Association and enjoys attending IU athletic events.  In her free time, she likes reading, cooking and spending time on the Greenway trail with her dog.

For an appointment for a Otterbein Franklin resident call the Clinic at 317-736-1130

Dr. Linda Frechette

Eye Specialist

Dr. Frechette is the eye specialist at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) and her office is located across from the Otterbein Franklin Clinic on the first floor of the Health Center. At her clinic on campus, she is able to provide diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as, treatment of eye infections. She also provides routine eye examinations.  Her primary practice is located at 89 E. Jefferson Street in downtown Franklin where she has practiced since receiving her doctorate from Indiana University in 1980.  She truly enjoys being a part of Otterbein Franklin, along with her dedicated staff!

Dr. William Arnold

Psychiatric Consultant

Dr. William Arnold has been the board-certified Psychiatric Consultant to Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) for the past six years.  A native of Logansport and a graduate of Butler University and Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Arnold has practiced geriatric psychiatry for the past eighteen years.  He is president of Indiana Geriatric Associates, medical director of the geropsychiatry in-patient psychiatry unit of Witham Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana, and is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Arnold is passionate about the care of dementia patients having lost his grandmother and father to Alzheimer’s Disease.


To make an appointment with one of our Physicians, please call the Clinic at 317-736-1130


The goal of the volunteer program is “residents-assisting-residents” (as needed) while encouraging their active independence. Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community has several volunteering opportunities available to a wide variety of individuals who seek to lend a helping hand. Click here to learn more about volunteering.

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