Our People

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, we have an incredible team of staff members who are dedicated to our mission of empowering children to reach their full potential through positive mentoring relationships. Together, we are committed to making a real difference in the lives of children in our community.

Darcey Palmer-Shultz (she/her), Chief Executive Officer

Darcey Palmer-Shultz, the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, has been an integral part of the organization since January 2006. Under her leadership, BBBSCI has become one of the top affiliates in the country, earning recognition and accolades from numerous organizations. In 2012, she was named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal, which speaks to her exceptional leadership skills. Palmer-Shultz is a former Big Sister in both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, and she enjoys meeting and getting to know the many good people who choose BBBSCI to be a part of their lives.

Caitlin Bain (She/Her)

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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Amy Essley (She/Her)

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

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Katie Shields (She/Her)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Camille Brugh (She/Her)

SENIOR DIRECTOR, MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS & PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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Casey Campbell-Thompson (She/Her)

SENIOR DIRECTOR, ENROLLMENT AND MATCHING & CUSTOMER RELATIONS

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Jackie Lai (She/Her)

DIRECTOR, MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, & JEDI INITIATIVES

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Meet Our Staff

From our leadership team to our volunteer mentors, every member of our organization is committed to helping children achieve their full potential. We are proud to introduce you to the people who make our organization great and invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Bryce Akridge (He/Him)

Youth Empowerment Coordinator

Tracy Armstrong (He/Him)

Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Graham Brinklow (He/Him)

Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Meghan Caine (She/Her)

Human Resources Coordinator

Janelle Dean (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship & Family Engagement Specialist

Rod Ferguson (He/Him)

Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Mafu Fuyana (She/Her)

Enrollment & Matching Specialist (Part-Time)

McKinsey Glover (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Brandy Greene (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship Specialist (Part-Time)

Laura Haltom (She/Her)

Assistant Director, Development & Corporate Partnerships

Scholar Idjagboro (She/Her)

Sponsorship & Engagement Coordinator

Maggie Johnson (She/Her)

Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Mike Lapota (He/Him)

Bilingual Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Karly Lieske (She/Her)

Manager, Enrollment & Matching

Drew Neddo (He/Him)

Mentoring Relationship Manager

Annette Perry (She/Her)

Receptionist

Faith Plummer (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Sheala Porter (She/Her)

Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Danicka Refugio (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Bethany Sacks (She/Her)

Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Eric Saunders (He/Him)

Manager, Community Engagement

Sloane (They/Them)

Volunteer Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Ryan Strege (He/Him)

Youth Enrollment Specialist

Charles Stringer (He/Him)

Grants Coordinator

Holly Swick (She/Her)

Marketing Coordinator

Jordan Thompson (She/Her)

Program Communications & Events Specialist

Joe Trentadue (He/Him)

Fundraising & Special Events Manager

Sophia Trivas (She/Her)

Manager, Program Events & Partnerships

Matt Vukusich (He/Him)

Senior Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Kyle Walker (She/Her)

Mentoring Relationship Specialist

Heather Washington (She/Her)

Enrollment & Matching Specialist

Pam Williams (She/Her)

Office Coordinator

Join our team

Joining the team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. As a member of our staff, you will work alongside a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving others and supporting youth and their families.

Our Board

As a non-profit organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana relies on the support of its board members to provide guidance and financial support to the organization. The board is responsible for setting policies, overseeing the organization’s finances, and ensuring that the organization is fulfilling its mission.

Brandi Davis-Handy (she/her), Board President

The President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is Brandi Davis-Handy, who is also the Chief Customer Officer, AES US Utilites. Davis-Handy is a prominent community leader who has served on the boards of various organizations, such as the 500 Festival, Dress for Success of Indianapolis, and Lynx Capital Corporation. She has also completed the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series

Executive Committee

Jack Walker (he/him)

Vice President, Walker Information

David Cathcart (he/him)

Director of Finance & Accounting, Lenex Steel Corporation

Sally Grant (she/her)

Executive Vice President, Crew Carwash

Sam Hodson (he/him)

Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Daniel Pierson (he/him)

Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Eli Lilly & Company

Board of Directors

Julie Bowen (She/Her)

Community Volunteer Leader

Teonna Branson (she/her)

Service Coordinator, Gene B. Glick Company

Andrew Detherage (He/Him)

Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Grace Findley (she/her)

Brett Headley (he/him)

Senior Vice President, UBS Wealth Management USA

Drew Linn (he/him)

Chief Strategy Officer, Counterpart

Eric Lis (He/Him)

Vice President of Operations, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Ryan Lynch (he/him)

Commercial Airline Pilot, Republic Airways; Owner, LiftOff Creamery

Luisa Macer (she/her)

Community Outreach & Fan Engagement Manager, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

LaTanya McCann (she/her)

Corporate Supplier Quality Engineer, Delta Faucet Company

Zaida Monell (she/her)

President, Monell & Associates, LLC

Valory Myers (she/her)

Principal, InAct LLC

Brittany Ocubillo (she/her)

Senior Director of Human Resources, International Business Unit, Eli Lilly & Company

Heather Perry

Managing Member & Chief Executive Officer, Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC

Jon Robinson (he/him)

President, Capitol Construction Services, Inc.

Chad Rogers (he/him)

Director of Regulatory Affairs, AES Indiana

Jim Stehlik (he/him)

Vice President of Commercial Banking, First Merchants Bank

Mariah Summers (she/her)

Student, Indiana State University

Patty Turner (she/her)

Retired, NextGear Capital

Susan Brock Williams (she/her)

Associate Vice President of Government Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company

Join the Board

Joining the Board at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in our community. As a Board member, you will work alongside a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving others and supporting youth and their families.

Committees & Councils

Nonprofit committees and task forces are groups of individuals who work collaboratively to achieve specific goals or objectives within the organization. Committees are typically composed of board members, staff, and volunteers, and they are responsible for overseeing various areas of the nonprofit’s operations, such as fundraising, governance, and program development.

Advisory Council

Little Impacts & Big Futures Committee

Big Impact Group

Facilities Committee

Finance Committee & Investment Subcommittee

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

Program Expansion Committee

Program Quality Assurance Taskforce

Scholarship Committee

Special Events Committee

Technology Task Force