In 2009, visionary architecture professor, Jonathan Spodek, and his energetic students committed to reinvesting in Muncie’s urban core neighborhoods [More on our history]. The team transformed one, two, then more houses into energy-efficient homes until the class developed into a full-service nonprofit. People of all ages, from across Muncie have come together to support ecoREHAB because we believe affordable, safe neighborhoods lead to healthy, prosperous, and inclusive communities.

We hope you will join us and our generous community partners as we reimagine our city and share innovative green design and building practices.

Meet our Executive DirectorCraig Graybeal

Craig Graybeal has served as ecoREHAB’s first executive director since the summer of 2014. Twice a graduate of Ball State’s architecture program, Craig’s graduate focus on sustainability prepared him for this role, which includes project development and oversight of rehabilitations. Craig, who reports to the board of directors, also focuses on fundraising and facilitating the organization’s day-to-day operations.

 

Board of Directors

Responsible for guidance and management, the board of directors takes an active role in ecoREHAB’s overall direction and strategy, meeting monthly to assess projects and discuss opportunities to enhance ecoREHAB’s positive impact within the community. The board strives for diversity and inclusion, from age and race to talents and neighborhood representation.

Heather Williams, board president, fundraising committee, program manager for Ball State’s Building Better Neighborhoods.

Ryan Kramer, board vice president, agent with Coldwell Banker Lunsford Real Estate in Muncie.

Tiffany Westfall, board treasurer, assistant professor of Accounting at Ball State.

Chris Allen, at-large member and former ecoREHAB homeowner, community development block grant coordinator for Noblesville Housing.

Kate Elliott, at-large member, marketing and communications committee, lecturer of journalism at Ball State University.

Derek Tulowitzky, at-large member and former ecoREHAB tenant, graduate teaching assistant at Ball State University College of Communication, Information and Media.

Our Students

More than 100 high school and college students have been involved with ecoREHAB, either through design collaborations or hands-on rehabilitation and new construction of energy-efficient and smartly designed dwellings.

These future architects, construction managers, tradesmen and more have rehabilitated six homes and helped dozens of residents gain access to affordable, safe homes that enhance neighborhoods and inspire sustainability.

Team- class photo
Ball State Journalism students helped assess and guide ecoREHAB’s marketing and communications efforts during a spring 2017 immersive learning class.