INDIANA AEYC
COMMITTEES

Promoting and supporting quality care and education
for all young children, birth through age eight, in Indiana
at the local, state and national levels.

Accreditation Committee

Purpose

To actively promote the mission, vision and core values of NAEYC and IN AEYC by chairing the Accreditation Committee and linking the strategic priorities of the Association to the importance of continuous quality improvement and national accreditation for early childhood facilities.

This Committee is currently vacant

Finance Committee

Purpose

To actively promote the mission, vision and core values of NAEYC and IN AEYC by maintaining the fiduciary responsibility of the Association and securing sufficient financial resources to meet the strategic priorities.

Lisa Cordle
Lisa CordleTreasurer
Wayne Township Preschool
1155 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241
317.988.7908

Governance Committee

Purpose

The governance committee’s main role is to institutionalize best practices in three areas: strategic board recruitment, effective board engagement, and intentional revitalization. This includes handling board self-assessment, board development, and ensuring the board is diverse.

Kresha Warnock
Kresha WarnockChairperson, Governance Committee
Kresha.Warnock@gmail.com
765.661.9856

High Performing Inclusive Organizations Committee

Purpose

To respond to and value the diversity of humankind and to ensure IN AEYC seeks out and responds to diverse needs and contributions represented by diverse populations.

Brandy James
Brandy JamesChairperson, High Performing Inclusive Organizations Committee
brdjames@iu.edu
937.768.6201

Leadership Committee

Purpose

To actively promote the mission, vision and core values of NAEYC and IN AEYC by chairing the Leadership Committee and linking the strategic priorities of the Association to leadership development.

This Committee is currently vacant

Membership / Marketing Committee

Purpose

To recruit and maintain active, inclusive affiliate membership and support chapter development.

Lisa Cordle
Lisa CordleTreasurer
Wayne Township Preschool
1155 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241
317.988.7908

Philanthropic Committee

Drs. Bob and Michele FisherFisher Family Representative
6010 Crestbrook Drive
Morrison, CO 80465
303-474-4503
twodrs@hotmail.com
mcfphd@gmail.com
Dr. Mattie JonesPhilanthropic Council Chair IN AEYC Vice President
Martin University
2171 Avondale Place
Indianapolis, IN 46218
317-917-3351
msolomon@martin.edu
mattielee-solomon@att.net
Dr. Jane MeyerIN AEYC Former President
4701 Taylor Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714
812-305-6199
meyer2176@gmail.com
Dianna WallaceIN AEYC Executive Director
2955 N. Meridian St, Ste. 120
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-275-3506
dwallace@inaeyc.org
Lisa CordleIN AEYC Board Treasurer
Wayne Township Preschool
1155 S. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214
317-988-7915
Lisa.Cordle@wayne.k12.in.us

Vacant Positions: 

  • Corporate Sponsor
  • Business Representative

Professional Development Advisory Committee

Purpose

To actively promote the mission, vision and core values of NAEYC and IN AEYC by chairing the Professional Development Advisory Committee and linking the strategic priorities of the Association to projects, programs and services.

Sue Davies
Sue DaviesChairperson, Professional Development Advisory Committee
sdavies@ivytech.edu
219.981.1111 x2336

Public Policy Committee

2019 Indiana AEYC Public Policy Team

Co-Chairs

Purpose

To support Indiana AEYC mission, vision, and beliefs regarding the issues of young children and their families. To increase policymakers’ level of awareness about Indiana AEYC’s position on early childhood issues.  To keep Indiana AEYC membership informed about proposed state and federal legislation affecting early childhood.

Linda Taylor
Linda TaylorTeam Lead and IN AEYC Co-Chairperson, Public Policy Committee
ltaylor105@ivytech.edu
Angie Vickery
Angie VickeryIN AEYC Co-Chairperson, Public Policy Committee
avickery@acsc.net
  • Kyra Conatser Singer, Committee Member
  • Deborah Grace, Committee Member
  • Stacie Hocker, Committee Member
  • Erin Kissling, Committee Member
  • Cynthia Kumfer, Committee Member

The 2019 NAEYC Public Policy Forum took place February 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA. The forum convenes affiliate staff and members to both learn about and discuss the issues and legislation that are of critical importance to early learning this year. Forum participants:

Get the tools resources, and experiences needed to become an effective early childhood education advocate

Interact with peers who have experience in public policy and expand network of support

Meet with legislators and start building long-lasting relations with their offices

2017 Indiana AEYC Team

2018 Indiana AEYC Team

Advocacy Page

Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Committee

The Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Forum (IECHEF) was formed in 2007 and is comprised of faculty from Indiana colleges and universities that offer early childhood, child development, or family and consumer science degrees in public and private two-year and four-year institutions. The Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Forum provides an opportunity for faculty to work together across the state to move early childhood education forward as a professional field of practice through: (1) networking; (2) discussing current issues in the field; and (3) actively engaging in public policy conversation and advocacy efforts related to the field of early childhood education and concerns related to early childhood workforce development.

Committee Co-Chairpersons

Rebecca Carothers
Rebecca CarothersCo-Chairperson, Early Childhood Higher Education Committee
rcarothe@ivytech.edu
260.480.4277
Megan Purcell
Megan PurcellCo-Chairperson, Early Childhood Higher Education Committee
meganpurcell@purdue.edu
765.494.2937

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