Meet the Team

Natalie Longmeier

Executive Director

Natalie Longmeier joined Marion Matters in 2019 as the Success Coach for the Employer Resource Network. She has worked in the nonprofit community in Marion since 2013. Professionally, program and volunteer management, fundraising, and marketing have been her main areas of focus. Natalie received her Associate’s Degree in Applied Business Management at Marion Technical College in 2022. Natalie and Ryan have been married over 10 years and have three children. They enjoy attending their kids music and sport events, beach vacations, and spending time with family and friends.

Michelle Ryman-Lillie

Program & Partner Family Coordinator

Michelle Ryman-Lillie is a certified Life Coach and serves Marion Matters, Inc. as the Program and Partner Family Coordinator. She is also a 2016 graduate of the Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World program. Michelle has always had a passion for helping animals and people and has dedicated her life work to assisting people in finding a path to their dreams and achieving their goals to get there. Her moto is to “Leave the World Better Than It Was When We Got Here”. Michelle is extremely proud of her 3 adult children, grand kitty and her husband, Ken Lillie. They enjoy spending their free time in nature and with their furry babies.

Corey McDuffie

ERN Success Coach

Corey McDuffie joined Marion Matters in 2022 as the second Success Coach for the Employer Resource Network. He currently works in four of the seven businesses who contract with the program. Corey is passionate about assisting those in need and helping them overcome the obstacles that stand before them.

Ryan Harper

ERN Success Coach

Ryan Harper joined Marion Matters in September 2022 as the third success coach for the
Marion Area Employer Resource Network. He has always had a passion to help those in need of
support and direction in their life. His desire is to meet people where they are and empower
them to succeed. Ryan has a degree in Business Marketing and has worked in various roles that
allows him to be relatable to most everyone. He thrives by seeing others reach their greatest