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Amar Patel

Greater Chicago–Northwest Indiana '07

Executive Director

Teach For America Indianapolis

A native Hoosier, Amar started his career in education as a Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana corps member in 2007. He taught high school chemistry and biology and coached baseball at Wells Academy High School in Chicago. As Executive Director of TFA Indianapolis, Amar sets organizational vision and direction, supporting the impact of over 700 TFA program members on thousands of Indianapolis students and our city more broadly. Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, he served as a member of the TFA Chicago-Northwest Indiana team, including as Head of Development for five years.

Meet Our Staff

Richard Morris

Chief Program Officer

Richard Morris

Sets vision for leadership development programs, inclusive of corps members, alumni, and regional team members. Contact Richard

Emily morphew

Managing Director, Early Alumni Connectivity and Learning

Emily Morphew

Sets strategy to connect our members with each other, our partners, and Indianapolis, with a focus on the transition to the corps and the transition from our corps to our alumni network.

brea porter

Managing Director, Leadership and Development

Brea Porter

Sets strategy for corps member effectiveness, experience, and student outcomes. Contact Brea 

Monica Skipworth

Director, Program

Monica Skipwith

Leads our regional team experience and culture efforts, with a focus on sustained leadership and improvement of a joyful staff community. Contact Monica

AD Williams

Director, Leadership and Development

AD Williams

Leads corps member development and effectiveness, facilitate leadership groups and learning experiences for alumni. Contact AD

Quincy Jones

Director, Leadership and Development

Quincy Jones

Leads corps member development and effectiveness, facilitates leadership groups and learning experiences for alumni. Contact Quincy

michal saltouros

Director, Leadership and Development

Michal Saltouros

Leads corps member development and effectiveness, facilitate leadership groups and learning experiences for alumni. Contact Michal

Darius sawyers

Chief Strategy Officer

Darius Sawyers

Sets vision for our network talent strategy, inclusive of incoming corps members and alumni, to drive impact. Contact Darius

Ryan Calvin

Managing Director, Talent

Ryan Calvin

Sets strategy for the recruitment, onboarding, and placement of our incoming corp members. Contact Ryan

lindsey roache

Director, Talent

Lindsey Roache

Lindsey manages our alumni career supports, inclusive of alumni career pathing, connecting members to new roles, and sourcing candidates for regional employer partners.

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Manager, Communications

Loren Dent

Loren sets strategy for our regional communication efforts and stewards the local brand, while sharing stories of impact across our network. Contact Loren


Chief Operating Officer

Anna Watson

Sets the vision for our regional operations and full network impact, inclusive of our donors, community partners and alumni community. Contact Anna


Director, Finance and Partnerships

Lakisha Molin

Leads community partnerships and team budget management. Contact Lakisha

randy pease

Director, Development and Operations

Randy Pease

Leads regional operations that support our full team and network, inclusive of our office space, data systems, regional team hiring, and fundraising processes.

Felipe cuatecontzi

Director, Development and Public Affairs

Felipe Cuatecontzi

Manages our fundraising portfolio and contributes to the overall public affairs strategy. Contact Felipe