Meet new board member Ronda Shrewsbury Weybright

RondaIn the spring of 2015, commercial real estate leader, Ronda Shrewsbury Weybright, joined the Fairbanks Board of Directors. As a lifelong resident of central Indiana, Ronda was familiar with the importance Fairbanks played in our community and was drawn to the mission. She called the current board chairman, Faraz Abbasi, to express her interest in volunteering at Fairbanks.

“I’ve seen addiction in my own family first hand and I know the devastating impact it can have on families,” Ronda said. “I wanted to be a part of the solution of connecting families to resources in our community.”

An opening on the board became available and now Ronda serves on two board committees—audit and finance and development. She wants to use her involvement on the board to help bring additional awareness to the services available at Fairbanks.

“Our community is blessed to have an asset of the caliber of Fairbanks that offers a full continuum of care that extends beyond inpatient programming. Oftentimes people believe you have to leave the state to seek that type of treatment,” Ronda said. “Resources and tools are needed for parents and families who are impacted by addiction. I cannot think of a better way to contribute my time and resources.”

In 1988, Ronda began her real estate career and by 1995 she founded RealAmerica, which develops and manages affordable and market rate multifamily housing, medical office buildings and self-storage. In each of her affordable housing developments, there are apartments designated for homeless people.

“Many of the homeless residents struggle with addiction. My hope is by providing someone with a clean and safe place to live, they can re-start their life,” Ronda said.

In addition to serving on the Fairbanks Board of Directors, Ronda is involved in the City of Fishers Comprehensive Plan, Fishers 2040. She also serves on the boards of the Indiana Affordable Housing Council, Near North Development Corporation, OneZone and World Presidents’ Organization.