Meet Our Leadership Team

We are a team of leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience who have one thing in common. We are all passionate advocates for vulnerable children. They may face life traumas or challenges but they are inspiring, resilient, and brave. We believe every child deserves justice, equity, well-being, and a life of opportunities and possibilities. 

Our team is dedicated to using our collective expertise to help improve their lives.

Phyllis Armstrong, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Felicia Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Genevieve Gaines, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Jill English

Chief of Community Equity and Inclusion
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Angela Cain

Chief Communications Officer
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Rachel Vilensky

Director of Direct Representation
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Kelly Myhls

Director of Mediation

Sophie Foster

Director of Children's Mental Health Program

Tanisha Stewart

Human Resources Director

Board of Directors

Beth Bingman

Board President
Huntington National Bank

Jaclyn Gessner

Vice President
JD Finish Line

Katherine Malarsky

Katz Sapper & Miller LLP

August Haven

Indiana Youth Institute

Bryant Reed

UPS & Pacers Behavioral Services, LLC

Charles Grandy

Retired, Eli Lilly and Company

David J. Dreyer

Judge, Formerly Served on the Marion County Superior Court

Demetrice Hicks

Children's Bureau, Inc.

Kenneth Riggins

Kenneth L. Riggins Attorney at Law

Rhonda Harper

Retired, Citizens Energy Group

Ron Gifford

RDG Strategies LLC

Shelly Langona

RJE Business Interiors

Robert Hailey

Old National Bank

Christina Harrell

Indianapolis Airport Authority

April McGinnis

Scannell Properties

Matt Schappa

Hall Render