Celina Weatherwax currently serves as President of the McMillan Family Foundation. Prior to joining the McMillan Family Foundation, Celina served as founder of her own government and public relations company. Celina has dedicated her life to serving others through various roles. She served as Regional Director for U.S. Senator Richard Lugar for nearly 10 years and later served Congressman Peter Visclosky as his Director of Communications.
“Celina has been an integral part of my team, lending her passion and talents to Hispanic outreach efforts between our office and communities across Indiana and assisting hundreds of Hoosiers,” Sen. Lugar remarked during the National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) conference in Washington, D.C.
Celina earned her B.A. in 2004 and her M.B.A. in 2011, both from Purdue University North Central.. The Times BusINess magazine named her to its 20 under 40 Class of 2011. In 2014, Celina curated TEDxCountyLineRoad, the first TEDx talk of Northwest Indiana and in 2015, she became a Good Life Awards recipient.
Celina was born in Granada, Nicaragua. In 1987 her family moved to Hobart when she was seven years old to escape the country’s political unrest. Celina learned English through classroom integration and was the first in her family to attend college. Celina currently lives in Chesterton with her husband, Derek.