Melissa Justice is the chief trust officer of The Arc of Indiana Master Trust. Prior to assuming this position in 2008, Melissa served The Arc of Indiana for twelve years as controller and later as both controller and supervisor of The Arc Master Trust.
Melissa has been involved in several projects to assist chapters of The Arc throughout the United States form their own pooled trust, as well as helping other trusts run more efficiently and effectively. She is involved in a national group of pooled special needs trust administrators who are forming an alliance to provide quality services to trust beneficiaries across the country.
Under her direction, The Arc of Indiana Master Trust has grown from 1,643 open trusts totaling over $37 million to 4,600 open trusts with over $100 million on deposit.
Jill Ginn, who has served as The Arc Master Trust’s assistant director since 2014, is passionate about helping individuals, families and professionals understand the importance of financial planning by and for individuals who have means-tested benefits like SSI, Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver services. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to utilize trusts and other financial tools to enhance their life while maintaining vital benefit programs. Tapping into her background in marketing and education, as well as parenting young adults who have disabilities, Jill is frequently the initial point of contact for individuals, families and professionals contacting The Arc Master Trust to learn more as well as facilitating the trust set up process. Jill meets by phone, video chat and in person for trust consultations and is a frequent presenter to groups of all sizes.
Trent Barnes joined The Arc Master Trust in April 2014. As a trained social worker, Trent assists beneficiaries who may not have anyone in their lives to help access their trust. Trent helps beneficiaries get to the store to purchase items with funds from their trust, helps address housing and benefit issues, and many other supports.
Trust Account Team
Our Trust Account Team works hard every day to ensure beneficiaries have what they want and need from their trusts in a timely and professional manner.