Board of Directors
Eric Day, President and Founder
Eric Day, a two time brain cancer survivor, began Stay Positive as a student run organization his sophomore year at Butler University, and is now the President of the 501(C)(3). Eric works in Business Development for Receivables Management Partners. In his down time, Eric enjoys going to Butler basketball games with his wife, Kristen, and playing with his dog, Pozzy.
Bobbi Canada, Secretary
Bobbi Canada finds Stay Positive important, as her family, like so many others, has been directly affected by cancer. Her oldest son is a ten year cancer survivor and remembers being scared and wondering what tomorrow would bring. She saw first-hand how staying positive was important and how talking with people who had gone through similar experiences was comforting. Now retired, Bobbi enjoys spending time with her grandkids, golfing, and cheering on Butler Basketball.
Lisa Farley, Board Member
Lisa Farley, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Butler University, met Eric soon after he came to Butler. As a teacher of health education, she believes that health is tied directly to your mindset. Stay Positive represents this philosophy, and she is proud to be a part of an organization that not only promotes healthy thinking and living, but assists those who are in need during their most difficult times. In her free time, Lisa enjoys playing soccer, pickleball, riding bikes, and walking her dog, while spending time with friends and family.
Deb Lecklider, Board Member
Deb Lecklider is an Associate Dean and Professor for the College of Education at Butler University. Deb met Eric when he was a student in her Perspectives in Leadership class at Butler. After Eric shared his story of surviving cancer, other Butler students worked with Eric to plan a Stay Positive event. Over 300 students attended an event where Eric spoke about starting his Stay Positive organization. She has continued to support Eric and Stay Positive ever since.
Mark Minner, Treasurer
Mark Minner serves as a managing director at FirstPerson, an Indianapolis-based benefits and people strategy advisory firm. In his free time, Mark serves as the voice of the Butler Bulldogs, calling the men’s basketball games on ESPN 1070, along with other key Butler sporting events.
Steve Gayheart, Board Member
Steve Gayheart, the COO at Receivables Management Partners, joined Stay Positive after meeting Eric Day and wanting to help spread his message and make an impact in the world. Steve first spread Stay Positive throughout his Company, RMP, and is excited to become more involved in the organization. Steve is an avid sports fan (Notre Dame, Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, Bulls, and Nascar), and enjoys spending time at home with his family.
Maribeth Fischer, Board Member
Maribeth Fischer is a very involved member of the Butler University community, where she participates on committees for the Ovid Butler Society, Central Indiana Alumni Chapter, and advisor for Phi Beta Pi. She brings experience serving on several other committees and volunteering in the community for organizations such as for Heartland Film Festival and Brebeuf Jesuit Mothers’ Association. Maribeth loves cheering on the Butler Bulldogs.
Jay Sandhu, Board Member-Vice President
Jay Sandhu, CEO of NYX, is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Butler University. In addition to supporting Stay Positive, Jay also works with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Minority Business Development Council Scholarship Committee and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. In his free time, Jay enjoys golf, skeet shooting, reading, and travel.