Debbie Ungar has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2015 and has been a volunteer for the Zionsville Community Schools since 2003. She served as PTO President and Fundraising Chair at both Eagle Elementary and Zionsville West Middle School. She also served the Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) Board as the community relations chairperson and a member of the In Style fundraising and grants committees. Debbie is a proud graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in business. She is the Communications Manager for the IU Center for Global Health and AMPATH, the center’s signature Kenyan partnership. She has previously served as a fundraising and communications professional for the American Cancer Society, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving and the Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana.
Debbie and her husband Ken have lived in Zionsville since 2002 and their two sons attended Zionsville Community Schools from kindergarten through graduation.
Michael Coussens grew up in northern Indiana. He and his wife, Tracy, moved to Zionsville in 2002. Michael holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University and has 24 years of engineering experience at Grundfos, currently as the Chief Engineer focusing on new product development. Michael and Tracy have four children, including one ZCS graduate and three current ZCS students. He actively supports Zionsville schools at all levels, serving as a past Union Elementary Dads Club member and president, on a Zionsville Education Foundation Grant Committee, and, currently, as ZCHS Marching Eagles parent volunteer.
In the community, Dr. Papa was formerly President of the Zionsville Town Council, President of the Zionsville Lions Club, and also served as President of the Zionsville Board of Police Commissioners. He is president of the Youth Enhancement Training Initiative, Inc. (which operates an orphanage in Nepal) and a distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. In 2016, he was recognized with the Honor Alumni Award from the Rose-Hulman Alumni Association and named a recipient of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce’s Town Crier award. Dr. Papa is a co-founder and adviser for zWorks, Zionsville’s innovative co-working venture, is a member of the Indiana Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Secretary/Treasurer of the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation, a board member of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, and has served as a member of the Zionsville Plan Commission, and VP of the Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals.
Dr. Papa earned his B.S. (Economics/Russian Tech. Trans.) from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and his M.A. from Ball State University (Applied Business Economics). He earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, as well as an LL.M. law degree concentrated in Intellectual Property Law.
Dr. Papa earned his Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Administration from Indiana State University, as well as a graduate certificate in Higher Ed and Student Affairs from IU-Bloomington. He has also completed the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership at Marian University. He served as president of the Rose-Hulman Alumni Board, as an adjunct professor at McKinney School of Law and IU Bloomington SPEA, has served on external department advisory boards at Ball State University and Rose-Hulman, is a member of the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees, and has been published in multiple subject areas.