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Amar Patel

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.

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Program Continuum

Taylor Brown

Chief Operating and Program Officer

Taylor Brown

St. Louis

08

Taylor oversees our regional strategy and direction, team leadership and talent development, and public affairs. Contact Taylor

Monica Skipwith

Manager, Program

Monica Skipwith

Monica project manages staff structures and systems, executive scheduling, and AmeriCorps compliance. Contact Monica

Communications

Cece Zhou

Director, Communications

Cece Zhou

Cece develops and executes our strategic communications across owned, shared, and earned media to steward our brand and advance understanding of our regional strategy. Contact Cece

Talent

Casey Parks

Managing Director, Talent

Casey Parks

New Mexico

03

Casey sets vision and strategy to ensure that we continue to increase the scale, diversity and impact of our network through strategic recruitment and career acceleration. Contact Casey

Ryan Calvin

Manager, Talent

Ryan Calvin

Indianapolis

16

Ryan manages the recruitment and matriculation of incoming corps members and supports with alumni recruitment. Contact Ryan

Leadership Development

JuDonne Hemingway

Senior Managing Director, Leadership Development

JuDonne Hemingway

Indianapolis

11

JuDonne sets the vision and strategy for corps member effectiveness and experience and student outcomes, as well as leadership development for our full network. Contact JuDonne

Richard Morris

Director, Leadership Development

Richard Morris

South Carolina

14

Richard manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact Richard

Brea Porter

Director, Leadership Development

Brea Porter

Indianapolis

17

Brea manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact Brea

Michael Saltouros

Manager, Leadership Development

Michael Saltouros

Indianapolis

18

Michael manages corps member development and effectiveness through building a strong culture and supports within a cohort, the corps community, and our larger network. Contact Michael

Network and Operations

Anna Rost Watson

Managing Director, Network and Operations

Anna Watson

Charlotte

06

Anna sets the vision and direction for our alumni culture, network, and civic engagement and oversees fundraising and staff leadership and development. Contact Anna

Lakisha Crawford

Director, Finance and Partnerships

Lakisha Molin

Lakisha leads community partnerships and team budget management. Contact Lakisha

Emily Morphew

Director, Events and Experiences

Emily Morphew

Indianapolis

12

Emily oversees and manages network events and member experiences. Contact Emily

Claire Jagla

Manager, Development

Claire Jagla

Dallas-Fort Worth

12

Claire manages donor strategy and stewardship, gift processing, and fundraising projects and operations. Contact Claire

Randy Pease

Manager, Network and Operations

Randy Pease

Indianapolis

11

Randy manages fundraising projects and supports with office operations. Contact Randy