MEET THE
INAEYC STAFF

Indiana AEYC promotes high-quality learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Dianna Wallace, Executive Director

dwallace@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3516

Dianna Wallace has served as Executive Director of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Inc. (INAEYC) since 2002. Dianna earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has completed extensive training and education in administration, business and adult education. Her experience includes working as a kindergarten teacher, Head Start Director, public school administrator, State administrator, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Coordinator and education consultant and evaluator.

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Stefanie Brooks, Senior Executive Assistant

sbrooks@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3516

Stefanie Brooks joined the Indiana AEYC staff in 2013. Stefanie received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Affairs from Butler University. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Legislative Assistant for Wellpoint Inc., a Manager of Strategic Initiatives with the State of Indiana and within college Admissions.

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Hanan Osman, Ph.D., T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Senior Director

hosman@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3511

Hanan Osman joined the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children in 2008. Hanan is the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Senior Director. She oversees the project and staff, working closely with the Indiana AEYC Executive Director and Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Forum. Hanan’s 25+ years working with children and families has given her a wealth of diverse professional experiences and taken her across the globe. From 1990 to 1997, she taught at the School of Psychology and Preschool Education at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan. Prior to that, she worked with Head Start as a teacher and a center director in Kentucky. Hanan also served at the Governor’s Office of Child Development as a Head Start Collaboration Office Coordinator in Frankfort, Kentucky. With the Kentucky Department of Education, Hanan was the Community Early Childhood Councils Coordinator and then served as Kentucky State-Funded Preschool Branch Manager. Hanan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Preschool Education, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, a Master of Arts in Family Studies/Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education.

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Angie Pickel, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Assistant Director

apickel@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3508

Angie Pickel is the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Assistant Director at Indiana AEYC. Angie previously served as a Professional Development Advisor and as a Project Assistant. Angie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten endorsement from the University of Southern Indiana. Previously she taught kindergarten for three years and then served as a preschool director for seven years, during which time she helped the center reach Level 4 in Paths to QUALITY™ and become nationally accredited. Angie’s enthusiasm and energy are evident in her daily work with educators seeking career enrichment.

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Rachael Grissom, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor

rgrissom@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3514

Rachael Grissom joined Indiana AEYC as a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor in 2016. Rachael has been in the field of Early Care and Education for over 10 years serving roles of teacher and director. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Child Development and Family Life.

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Lindsay Philpott, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Bachelor and Special Projects Advisor

lphilpott@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3528

Lindsay Philpott is a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Bachelor and Special Projects Advisor at Indiana AEYC. She has a Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from IUPUI in Indianapolis with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech Community College. She has held various positions in her professional career. Lindsay has over 10 years of teaching experience, and over 11 years of Administrator experience in key areas such as Assistant Director and Director. Prior to joining Indiana AEYC, she worked for several years at Head Start and has worked with other licensed childcare centers. When not working Lindsay is involved in volunteering in Community activities, Brownies, Monrovia Youth Cheer Director, Phi Theta Kappa, and supports her local church Sunday School/Nursery.

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Miracle Brame, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor

mbrame@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3515

Miracle Brame joined Indiana AEYC in 2019 as a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 15 years, holding different positions, including Lead Teacher and Office Administrator, in a variety of early education programs. Miracle has a Bachelor of Science in Education Preschool-Grade 3 from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and an associate degree in Early Education from Ivy Tech Community College.

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® INDIANA provided Miracle the opportunity to obtain her degrees in education. She states, “my T.E.A.C.H. advisors kept me motivated to continue my education no matter how long it took. This type of inspiration has made me into a lifelong learner, as I am currently working on a master’s degree in Leadership Development. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be a T.E.A.C.H. advisor to pass on the same encouragement I received to further my education.” Miracle is married to her high school sweetheart.

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Nafissa Oumarou, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Project Assistant

noumarou@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3509

Nafissa Oumarou comes to the Association with a wealth of knowledge and experience in customer service, finance and human resources. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor of Management and Business Administration, Major Finance – University of Paris XII (France).

Charlotte McCall, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Project Assistant

cmccall@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3510

Charlotte joins Indiana AEYC with over 20 years in the Early Childhood Education field. She has been a leader of multi-site corporate preschools and Center Director of a nationally accredited Level 4 Paths to QUALITY™ licensed preschool site. She has provided ongoing professional development training in pursuit of quality of early education for children.

She has served on the Advisory Board for J. Everett Light Career Center’s, Early Education program and hosted student interns with classroom mentoring opportunities to develop and improve skills as new teachers. Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Art in Home Economics at Butler University. And has added a CDA certification to further quality improvement initiatives with others in her field.

Outside of work, she most enjoys activities with family and friends.

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Judy Tonk, Senior Director, Non-Formal CDA Project/Senior Contract Manager

jtonk@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3505

Judy Tonk is Senior Director of the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project with Indiana AEYC. Prior to coming to Indiana AEYC, Judy worked for the State for 33 years beginning with the Division of Family Resources (previously the Department of Public Welfare) in Lake County, where she performed various responsibilities relating to TANF Assistance, Child Welfare and Medicaid Disability. In Indianapolis, Judy worked for the Indiana Department on Aging and Community Service and was instrumental in implementing the state’s first Child Development Associate (CDA) credential scholarship program for childcare facilities receiving funds through the Social Services Block Grant. Judy is a licensed social worker in Indiana (LSW) and a proud graduate of Purdue University. She is a past recipient of the Indiana AEYC Hoosier Education Award for her work in Lake County.

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Emily Roth, Non-Formal CDA Project Coordinator

eroth@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3526

Emily Roth joined INAEYC in 2019 as a Non-Formal CDA Project Coordinator. She has a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with an Emphasis in Family Studies and Child Development and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Interpersonal Relations and Psychology of Human Development both from Ball State University. Emily has a rich background in working with children and families having served as a Home Visitor through the Healthy Families Program; Lead Teacher for Infants and Toddlers at the Ball State University Child Study Center; Extension Educator with Purdue University and most recently Project Specialist and Human Resources Director at Honey Grove Educational Center. Emily has always had a passion for working with children and families. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. A northwestern Hoosier at heart, Emily now resides in Greenwood with her husband and their two children.

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Kara Ketter, Senior Director, Indiana Accreditation Project

kketter@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3520

Kara Ketter serves as the Senior Director for the Indiana Accreditation Project. Kara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood, both from Ball State University. She taught in and co-directed part-day and full-time programs and licensed centers, including a NAEYC-accredited program and a Paths to QUALITY™-enrolled program. Kara has worked through the accreditation process as a teacher, supervisor, and director. She previously served as Assistant Director for the Indiana Accreditation Project. She has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics, including the FOUNDATIONS, developmentally appropriate practice, and emotional development. Kara has a passion for serving children, families, and early childhood professionals.

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Kathy Maguire, Indiana AEYC Assistant Director, Indiana Accreditation Project

kmaguire@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3534

Kathy Maguire is the Indiana AEYC Assistant Director, Indiana Accreditation Project. She has worked with NAEYC accreditation as a teacher, director, and validator. Kathy earned an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University Calumet, later finishing a master’s degree in Education specializing in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy from National Louis University in Chicago. Kathy has previous experience as a Program Associate providing Quality Improvement Coaching for homes and centers, conducting observations for quality ratings, and assisting programs in achieving or retaining NAEYC and NAFCC accreditation. She has experience as a preschool teacher, center director, and coordinator of after-school programs. Kathy is particularly interested in building early learning systems to sustain quality, leadership and advocacy, and creating better working conditions and standards for early childhood professionals.

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Jennifer Moore, Senior Project Coordinator, Indiana Accreditation Project

jmoore@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3529

Jennifer Moore serves Indiana AEYC as the Senior Project Coordinator-Paths to QUALITY™. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Indiana State University and a Master of Education in Higher Education and Administration. Prior to joining Indiana AEYC, Jennifer worked in both higher education and early childhood education. Jennifer served as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Martin University. In this position, she assisted with compliance, quality review, training, and the accreditation project. Prior to working in higher education, Jennifer served as a bookkeeper at an early childhood center in which she assisted with the Accreditation process of the center. She also became a toddler-one’s teacher for a local center in which she assisted with curriculum development.

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Cindy Bays, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

cbays@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3531

Cindy Bays serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Cindy earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana State University. Before joining Indiana AEYC, she was a Head Start Teacher, Head Start Site Manager, Ivy Tech Adjunct, Non-Formal CDA Instructor, and a Mentor for Paths to QUALITY™. For more than ten years, Cindy has utilized unique approaches and down-to-earth resources to train teachers on a variety of topics. Cindy is active in her local Indiana AEYC chapter and is also a member of NAFCC and the National Head Start Association.

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Jackie Bond, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

jbond@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3536

Jackie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Home Economics Education and earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. She has worked as an owner/director of a licensed childcare home for thirteen years, served as the Education Coordinator for the South-Central Community Action (SCCAP) Head Start Program, and taught middle school Family & Consumer Science education. Jackie currently serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach.

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Tory Brinson, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

tbrinson@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3541

Tory Brinson serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Before joining INAEYC, Tory was the Director of a NECPA accredited, PTQ Level 4 facility in Fishers for ten years. She also has multiple years of experience as a preschool teacher with various community-based and school-based programs. Tory comes to us with a B.S. in Kindergarten – Primary Education, Early Childhood Education with a Technology Endorsement from Ball State University. She has truly loved the opportunity to coach her internal staff and looks forward to growing the reach of that work to so many other professionals in the field.

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Brooke Carlson, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

bcarlson@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3530

Brooke Carlson serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Brooke comes to us from Head Start, where she worked for over ten years holding positions from Lead teacher to Health Services Manager. During her tenure with Head Start, Brooke worked in different capacities overseeing Health, Nutrition, Disabilities, and Family Services. Her duties included training staff and parents, administration, quality improvements, Paths to QUALITY, and many hours of data entry using ChildPlus. In 2013, Brooke became a regional trainer with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center with Purdue University School of Nursing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University. Brooke is married with three children and is very active in her church and community.

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Jennifer Cioni, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

jcioni@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3532

Jennifer Cioni, MS, serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in Developmental Psychology from Purdue University. She has worked as an Education Coordinator, Director, Assistant Director, and Teacher for early care and education programs that were accredited by NAEYC or NECPA. Jennifer served as treasurer for the Tippecanoe County chapter of the INAEYC for six years. Jennifer is currently a member of the ECE Advisory Committee for Ivy Tech and of Baby TALK in Lafayette, IN.

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Dawn Cole-Easterday, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

deasterday@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3470

Dawn Cole-Easterday serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Dawn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Earlham College, has completed graduate work in Education from Indiana University and is finishing a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. She has been a part of the NAEYC accreditation process as a teacher, director, and trainer. Dawn has provided training and coaching for diverse programs throughout the United States as a field consultant for the High Scope Educational Foundation. She sees her role as an Indiana Accreditation Project coach to be a support and resource to teachers and administrators as they continually work together to improve their programs to provide the best for young children.

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Carla Gadson, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

cgadson@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3539

Carla Gadson comes to Indiana AEYC with over 25 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and more than 15 years of experience in a classroom setting. Carla holds a M.S. in Early Childhood, and a B.S. in Business Administration. Carla most recently held positions as Assistant Director & Executive Director for the Woodland Child Development Center. In her career of Early Childhood Education, Carla has held several positions: Local Chapter President, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Master Teacher, Lead Teacher, and Assistant Teacher. Carla affirms that her combined years of experience and education has allowed her to embrace the field and its importance through the eyes and mind of her first grandchild. She states that “this is the most humbling and rewarding field anyone could be in.”

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Randall Garratt, Ph.D., Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

rgarratt@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3537

Randy Garratt serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Randy earned a M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Indiana State University in Elementary Education/Child Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. He has previous experience as an education coordinator and director in early care and education programs that were accredited by NAEYC. More recently Randy was employed as the Education Coordinator for 4C of Southern Indiana, and a Faculty Fellow at Ivy Tech Community College-Evansville. He has been a CDA rep since 1989 and has also completed NAFCC observer training.

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Betsy Hostetler, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

bhostetler@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3538

Betsy Hostetler serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Betsy received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Indiana University Bloomington and has extensive professional development experiences in early care and education. Her recent early care and education experiences include a teacher of preschool-age children and program director for a NAEYC-accredited center in Indiana. As program director, Betsy’s responsibilities included staff professional development, curriculum, and assessment. Betsy has presented at a state and local level on a variety of topics, including The Power of Play, Emergent Literacy-Poetry, Accreditation Basics, and Diversity in Early Care and Education.

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Eugena Madison, Indiana AEYC Coach, Indiana Accreditation Project

emadison@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3533

Eugena Madison, MSEd. serves as an Indiana AEYC Coach. Prior to joining IAEYC, Eugena served as a Director, Consultant, and Teacher for over 10 years in licensed childcare centers. Eugena maintained NAEYC- accreditation and several Level 4 Paths to QUALITYTM programs. Eugena holds a master’s in urban elementary education from IUPUI, Bachelor of Art in Education Studies, and Minor in Early Childhood Education. She is an active member of NBCI, Indiana AEYC, NAEYC, IUPUI Equity Institute and GTCD Youth Ministry for 10 years. She takes pride in serving as a voice for quality early childhood and equity education.

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Marla Segal, On My Way Pre-K Project Director

marla.segal@fssa.in.gov / 317.452.0380

Marla Segal comes to Indiana AEYC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Marla has worked closely with On My Way Pre-K program since conception in 2015. Within Marla’s years of experience, she has also held several key positions in the ECE field; a Director of a PTQ Level 4 and NAEYC Accredited Child Care Center, Assistant Director, Office Manager, and a Pre-K teacher. Outside of work, Marla likes to bake and spend time with her family!

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LaKesha Fillmore, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

lakesha.fillmore@fssa.IN.gov / 317.509.0928

Lakesha Fillmore is a Pre-K Project Manager serving Marion County and the surrounding area. She has a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Life from Indiana State University. Lakesha most recently served the Association as a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in early childhood education and family services while holding various positions, including a social worker, developmental therapist, counselor, and case manager. An Indianapolis native, in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and singing in her church choir.

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Haylie Reese, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

haylie.reese@fssa.IN.gov / 765.620.4510

Haylie Reese is an On My Way Pre-K Manager for Delaware and Madison counties. She comes to INAEYC with a bachelor’s degree in business. She is working toward a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood from Ball State University. Her background includes working with infants and toddlers in high-quality childcare facilities. Haylie’s passion is to serve families and advocate for as many children as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

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Erica A. Woodward, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

erica.woodward@fssa.in.gov / 812.260.0011

Erica Woodward is a Pre-K Project Manager for the Southern Indiana region. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications. She has worked for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and as a preschool teacher. Erica has been with the Pre-K program since 2015 and took a leading role in the statewide texting communications pilot. Today, Pre-K Managers utilize this text method to increase communication avenues with families. In her leisure time, Erica enjoys spending time with her three children.

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Jody Bono, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

jody.bono@fssa.in.gov / 219.384.8426

Jody Bono is the Pre-K Project Manager serving Lake County. She comes to Indiana AEYC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and 25 years of Early Childhood experience. Jody has held several key positions in the early childhood education field, previously a center Director of a Level 4 Path to Quality Center for twelve years, Lead Teacher, and taught children two through five years of age. Jody works to meet the needs of children and families through recruitment, family engagement activities with lasting results and quality enhancements in the On My Way Pre-K Program.

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Casey Dudas, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

casey.dudas@fssa.in.gov / 812.483.6528

Casey received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana with a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Casey started her career as a part time toddler teacher, became a full-time lead toddler teacher after graduation. She was promoted to Director, and later on took on a new challenge as Assistant Director at a center where she maintained NAEYC Accreditation before taking this exciting new role as On My Way Pre-K Manager. When she is not working she enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, their 4 rescued pups, and families. Casey’s bucket list includes traveling to the Grand Canyon.

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Kimberly J. Gordon, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

kimberly.gordon@fssa.in.gov / 765.480.5135

Kimberly Gordon comes to Indiana AEYC with a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Education from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Ball State University. Kim has held several positions, most recently she worked as a lead teacher for the Early Head Start program. She is also taking a course in Spanish language to be a better resource and support to families in Grant, Howard, and Tippecanoe counties. When not focusing on the On My Way Pre-K Project, Kim enjoys reading and traveling.

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Emily Syslo, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

emily.syslo@fssa.in.gov / 574.218.2641

Emily Syslo comes to INAEYC with a master’s certificate in Early Childhood from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Indiana University of South Bend. Emily has held a position as Center Director of a childcare center for 3 years. During her tenure, the facility received its nationally accredited of Level 4 in Paths to QUALITY™ rating. Emily has previously held positions as a paraprofessional in a local school, PD Specialist, Assistant Director, and preschool teacher. Her passions in the early childhood field include working with other EC professionals and supporting family engagement practices.

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Kimberley Fullove, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

kimberley.fullove@fssa.in.gov / 219.384.9657

Kimberley Fullove comes to Indiana AEYC with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ball State University, 32 years in public education, and five years in the not-for-profit sector. Throughout her professional career, Kim has taught Pre-K through adult basic education. Kim launched and directed a variety of innovative programs including, Even Start Family Literacy, Occupational Childcare, Adams County Healthy Families, Preschool and Infant/Toddler programs at Bellmont High School and a Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative spanning three-school districts. Kim was a spearhead for the Allen County Early Childhood Coalition where she serves on the board. Her passion drives her to sit on various other boards and organizations. Since the birth of her first grandchild, Kim’s passion for INAEYC’s Mission is constantly renewed.

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Crystal Moore, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

crystal.moore@fssa.in.gov / 812.230.1983

Crystal Moore is the On My Way Pre-K Project Manager for Monroe and Vigo Counties. She comes to INAEYC with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Life with a minor in community health. Crystal has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for more than 15 years. She is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Early Childhood.
Crystal previously held positions including Referral Specialist, Paths to QUALITYTM Coach, and an Inclusion Specialist. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys boxing, exercise, biking, hiking, and exploring with her family.

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Cassie Eberly, On My Way Pre-K Project Manager

ceberly@inaeyc.org / 574.229.8292

Cassie Eberly comes to Indiana AEYC with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology. Cassie brings over ten years of experience between family childcare homes and centers, assisting in achieving NAEYC accreditation in the latter. Before INAEYC, she worked closely with teachers and providers to take steps toward high quality teaching and care as an early childhood program evaluator and coach. Within the field of ECE or otherwise, Cassie is always participating in something at a local level (dance! music! food!) and loves calling South Bend, Indiana home.

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Ed Hoy, Senior Director for Business & MIS

ehoy@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3521

Ed Hoy joined IAEYC in May 2010 as Senior Director for Business & MIS. Ed has a strong background in integrating information systems into business operations. He has leveraged technology investments to streamline Indiana AEYC’s business processes and increase the accessibility of its products and services. With over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, Ed specializes in human resources administration, fiscal management, benefits design and administration, fundraising and network administration. Prior to joining Indiana AEYC, Ed was Vice-President of Business & MIS for the Indiana Youth Institute where he was responsible for all aspects of business operations. He also served as a technical advisor to the National Youth Development Information Center’s web-based information clearinghouse. A lifelong resident of Indiana, Ed graduated from IUPUI.

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Clarence Huckleberry, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Business & Information Systems

chuckleberry@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3523

Clarence Huckleberry comes to Indiana AEYC with a master’s degree in Business Administration and Organizational Development. Clarence also holds bachelor’s degrees in human resources, Advertisement, Marketing, and Business Administration from Indiana Institute of Technology.
Clarence has 20 years of experience in Leadership. His most recent position was Operation Manager of a Medlab location. Clarence has extensive experience developing and implementing trainings, Leadership training, workshops, and behavior management techniques. Clarence is very active in church and community service events.

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Kristin Lackey, Manager of Business Systems and Quality Assurance

klackey@inaeyc.org  / 317.275.3504

Kristin Lackey, Manager of Business Systems and Quality Assurance, is a graduate from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child. She started with Indiana AEYC in November 2012 and served as a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Professional Development Advisor for six years. Kristin has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2007, as a teacher and as a director of a NECPA accredited cooperate site. Kristin has a passion for making a difference for families and children through Indiana AEYC.

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Natalie Corvin, Manager of Marketing & Communications

ncorvin@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3501

Natalie Corvin is Manager of Marketing & Communications with over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Graphic Design. Before joining the Association, she worked for a large CPA firm designing marketing collateral for the Firm, its subsidiaries, and clients primarily in the non-profit, commercial, and healthcare arenas. In this capacity, Natalie designed websites, ads, booklets, brochures, flyers, and helped with strategic and marketing planning. In addition, she has worked with individuals and small companies to meet their marketing and graphic design needs. Natalie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family, horses, and dogs.

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Candice Moore, Project Assistant

cmoore@inaeyc.org  / 317.275.3503

Candice Moore received her bachelor’s degree from University of Indianapolis. Prior to her current position, Candice worked 9 years in urban education, where she held various positions. Candice is a member of Delta Sigma Theta. When Candice is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her children.

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Elise Rabatin Burkhead, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

eburkhead@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3507

Elise brings a wealth of knowledge from her educational and professional backgrounds in accounting and finance. She started her career at one of the largest Indianapolis public accounting firms, specializing in non-profit tax. After transitioning to private accounting, Elise served as a Controller for both a for-profit company and a non-profit organization before joining the Indiana AEYC team as the Chief Financial Officer in April 2019. Her expertise includes oversight of financial operations in accordance with GAAP and non-profit financial management, budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, and effective internal controls. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration, an MBA and an active CPA license.

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Kim Strich, Senior Accountant

kstrich@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3522

Kim Strich has held various positions during a career that spans nearly 30 years in the accounting field: Bookkeeper, Payroll Administrator, Audit Assistant, IT software liaison, Assistant Controller and Accounting Assistant. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration.

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Debbie Gootee, Accounting Clerk

dgootee@inaeyc.org / 317.275.3519

Debbie Gootee joined IN AEYC in March 2018 as an Accounting Clerk. Debbie brings a wealth of experience as an Accounting Manager, Accounting Systems Specialist, and Accounting Clerk/Accounts Payable Supervisor. Debbie holds a degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis.

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