Board of Directors
INRC is governed by a committed and visionary board that is representative of the Indianapolis community, and is accountable to holding INRC in trust, both now and in the future.
To learn more about how to become an INRC Board member, visit our Board Services page.
Ryan Clem - Board President
Ryan Clem has over 15 years of experience in local, state and federal government, as well as the private sector. After getting his start as a legislative assistant in the Indiana House of Representatives, Ryan managed public affairs and grassroots advocacy projects for Gridiron Communications, and he also founded the consulting firm, Capitol Strategies, LLC. Ryan served as District Director for Congresswoman Jackie Walorski as well as Director of Community Outreach for former Indianapolis mayor, Greg Ballard. Today, he is the Director of Communications & External Relations at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Ryan is a proud Purdue University alum. He is also a graduate of the Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series and the Indiana Leadership Forum. In addition to INRC, Ryan serves on the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Board of Directors and the 24 Foundation’s local Board of Managers. Ryan and his wife, Shelley, have two dogs: Eddie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Piper, a pit-mix rescue.
Michael Bowling - Vice President
Michael Bowling is a resident of the near-eastside of Indianapolis where he has served as pastor of Englewood Christian Church for 25 years. He has been married to his wife Lisa for over 43 years; they share four sons and thirteen grandchildren. Mike has served on numerous local and national not-for-profit boards, and currently is a board member for Mission Indy and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light. Mike believes as both a Christian and human being that the world is transformed only when communities are made up of neighbors who consider others more important than themselves and are willing to work sacrificially for the common good.
Aaron McBride - Secretary
Aaron McBride has spent his career working with youth and families after obtaining his Bachelors of Social Work from Ball State University. Aaron is a return Peace Corps volunteer who lives in the Monon Yard (Friends and Neighbors) neighborhood, serves as a Keep Indianapolis Beautiful block captain and is active as a mentor for Public Allies. Aaron is currently the Director, Prevention Services with Reach For Youth, and is pursuing a Masters of Public Affairs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. As a United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United graduate, Aaron volunteered with INRC and was excited to join INRC’s Board of Directors. As Aaron writes: “I have a passion to be a positive change agent that builds on the assets, strengths, and success of every Indianapolis resident… I am proud to call Indianapolis home.”
Gina Lewis Alexander
Gina is the Executive Director of the Oasis CDC and is a resident of the Martindale Brightwood neighborhood. Gina has participated in many INRC workshops over the years, including graduating from INRC's Indianapolis Community Building Institute.
Daniel Bookheim graduated from Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY; in 1968. His introduction to Indiana was with the Earlham College class of 1972, with a B.A. degree in Human Relations. At Earlham, he helped organize a food co-op. Daniel did his alternative service at Neighborhood Friends in Indianapolis, at 23rd and Broadway, where he worked with neighborhood kids, Central Indiana Quakers and the Martin Center.
Daniel has been active in food buying clubs, media access groups, and neighborhood and recovery groups - as either a participant and/or board member. He has experience working with special libraries and in residential landscaping. Daniel’s core philosophy is: “We are all in the same boat of life, we’re just different oars. Some paddle more than others, some don’t paddle much at all. We need to teach people how to paddle.”
A big advocate of INRC, Daniel is grateful for this opportunity to be of service to the board.
Jessica Castellanos received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. Upon graduation, she spent the next eight years in various community relations roles for two National Football League (NFL) franchises before starting her own consulting company, Footprint Sports, in 2008. Through Footprint Sports, she was able to direct the marketing and public relations efforts of professional athletes throughout the country, while positively impacting the lives of thousands with the philanthropic efforts of those athletes and their charities. Jessica served on the Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee and was contracted by the NFL to serve as a media spokesperson and liaison for auxiliary events such as NFL Experience, Pepsi Fan Jam and NFL Honors.
Jessica joined Citizens Energy Group as the Public Outreach Coordinator in April of 2013. Her primary responsibilities include serving as the Citizens liaison to the community regarding capital projects, and developing an education outreach program with a focus on water and wastewater quality issues. She also serves on a number of internal cross-functional teams including: Community and Stakeholder Engagement (Team Lead); Corporate Sponsorships & Philanthropy; Diversity & Inclusion; External Communications & Branding; Citizens Strategic Planning 2019-2022; and a number of short-term project teams.
When she is not working, Jessica enjoys giving back to various Indiana non-profit organizations. In addition to serving on the Jefferson Awards Foundation Selection Committee, she is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series Class XL, and was elected by her class to represent them on the SKL Advisory Council; unanimously elected as an Emeritus Board Member of Dress for Success Indianapolis (DFSI) after serving six years as a member of their board of directors; co-chairs the Entertainment Sub-Committee of REV Indy benefiting IU Health Foundation; and is an appointed member of Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Industrial Development Advisory Commission. In addition, Jessica recently served as the Co-Chair of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100 Year Celebration Impact Committee, and is an appointed member of Mayor Hogsett’s Cultural Investment Advisory Council.
Jessica is an active member of the Indianapolis community and enjoys sports, live music, spending time with family and friends, and travel.
Valerie Davis is a community activist who does extensive volunteer work and lives in the St. Clair Place Neighborhood on the Near East Side. She previously served on HealthNet's board, East Side Promise's board, Indy Food Co-op board, John H. Boner Neighborhood Center's board, and First Free Methodist Church's administrative board. Valerie was also a Girl Scout troop leader, and ran a food pantry for the underserved. She does extensive speaking engagements about overcoming challenges, and most recently spoke at The "Push Back Poverty" Conference for the Faith & Action Project. Valerie is very dedicated to the community. She led a task force called I Am Ubuntu, which won INRC's 2016 Collaborative Spirit Award, and the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year (NOTY) award in 2017.
Valerie currently serves on the Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School board. She is a CICF community ambassador, a United Way torchbearer, and was one of United Way of Central Indiana's 100 heroes, 1 of a hundred heroes who were honored as part of United Way’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2018. She has a daughter, Courtney, who is a senior in college, and a dachshund named Lola.
Marisol Gouveia is Director of Membership & Engagement at the Indianapolis Zoo. She takes care of the Zoo's member and entry-level donor households, creating and sustaining meaningful relationships between the Zoo and individuals, families and the community, to further the institution's animal conservation mission. She manages publication of the Zoo's member and donor magazines, as well as its monthly eNews and e-mail marketing and communication program, and oversees the annual Naturally Inspired Paint Out event, geared to connect people to nature through art. She is also responsible for the GO! — or Greater Opportunity — program, which serves families who would not otherwise have the means to become Zoo members.
Marisol earned her degree in Classical Civilizations from Howard University, and began her career as a copy editor at The Indianapolis Star.
She serves as vice chair on the Board of Zoning Appeals Division III for the City of Indianapolis, and on the boards of Leadership Indianapolis, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Little Flower Neighborhood Association. Marisol is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLI, a Public Allies mentor, an Exchange Leadership Fellow at the Indianapolis Urban League (2016-2017), a member of United Way of Central Indiana’s Diversity Leadership Circle and was selected as one of UWCI’s 100 Heroes. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a gardener and an art appreciator committed to serving the city that has become her home.
Ron Gyure serves as the Resource Development Director with Indiana Legal Services (ILS). Prior to joining ILS, he served as Director of the Urban Enterprise Association, where he secured resources to increase business and job opportunities in the Muncie area. Ron has many years of experience working in state and federal government where he focused on funding community development projects. He served as an Executive Assistant to Indiana Governor Evan Bayh.
Ron holds a BS from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a certificate for Senior Managers in Government from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ron and his wife, Julia Vaughn, live in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood.
Tosseia R. Holmes
Tosseia R. Holmes is Owner and CFO of Anabasis Business Consulting. She recently served as the Executive Director of Finance and Administration for Eastern Star Church and its affiliated organizations, managing the financial strategy and operations of the church. Holmes was committed to maximizing long-term strategies, ensuring a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives, and maintaining the high-level integrity and transparency for which Eastern Star Church is known.
Previously, Holmes was Director of Business Affairs for an International Women’s Fraternity and was instrumental in forming and the development of the fraternity’s housing corporation which grew to nearly $60M in assets in four years. By partnering with collegiate chapters and housing associations, Holmes led the strategic development, long-range planning, budgeting, and forecasting for the organization.
Tosseia’s career in social and human services began in 2002 when she led United Way’s Minority Key Club to exceed $1M for the first time in the organization’s history. Over the past 15 years, she has found a niche in developing small businesses and nonprofits and has been a dedicated servant leader. She has served on the board or as a volunteer for United Way - where she was first introduced to INRC, as Treasurer of Crooked Creek Community Development Corporation, Pike Township Schools, Bloom Project Inc., Riley Children’s Hospital, College Mentors, Child Advocates, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
The native Sooner has lived in Indianapolis for nearly 25 years and enjoys spending time with her two boys: Trivaughn, the college-age percussionist who is age 19 and currently pursuing a degree in Finance and, Braeden - the NBA hopeful, who is age 12.
Joe is a Director of HR at Community Health and lives in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood.
Brittanie Redd is the Principal Planner for Land Use Strategy for the City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development. She serves as the Department's point person and thought leader on land use and development issues, plans, and policies. Her passion for social justice shapes her philosophy of planning. Driven by the belief that people are a community’s greatest asset, her work centers on giving neighbors greater power and influence over the places they live and the decisions that affect them.
She has collaborated with neighbors and community advocates on regional and neighborhood plans, design of public spaces, green corridor revitalization, and economic development strategies. Prior to working with the City, Brittanie served as the Community Builder for Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation and played a key role in the implementation of various quality of life projects.
In July 2019, Brittanie will graduate with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree and a certificate in Social and Environmental Justice from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University. Following graduation from Butler, she completed a term of service with AmeriCorps Public Allies Indianapolis.
Beth Riedeman is a resident of Community Heights Neighborhood where she has resided since 2015 with her 4-year-old son Gray. She is involved with several organizations on the east side including serving as secretary of Community Heights Neighborhood Organization, chair of the parent committee at East 10th United Methodist Children & Youth Center, a member of I am Ubuntu: Near East Diversity Organizers, and can be seen at most Near Eastside Neighborhood Summits. She also serves on the award committee for INRC’s Neighbor Power Indy event.
Beth is a graduate of Purdue University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Career & Technical Education. She joined Early Learning Indiana in early 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Statewide Workforce and Professional Development Services. Previously she has overseen a statewide credentialing program for early childhood teachers along with overseeing and implementing youth and family programs including early childhood, drug prevention, before and after school programs as well as oversight of a teen center, family nights, and 40-acre summer camp.
Daphne Whitmire is a deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. During her 12 years as a deputy prosecutor, Daphne has had the opportunity to work in various divisions of the office. For the past 8 years, Daphne has worked in the Community Prosecution Division, where she focuses on crime prevention, working one-on-one with law enforcement, and community development. Daphne is committed to serving as a liaison between the Prosecutor’s Office and Indy’s neighborhoods to help ensure a better quality of life.
Daphne is a 2005 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 2006. For her undergraduate work, Daphne attended the University of Indianapolis, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Daphne has experience working with the Indiana General Assembly as a legislative assistant and a registered lobbyist for Indiana Farm Bureau. Daphne and her husband, Matt, live on the Northside of Indianapolis with their three children: Kate, Kendall, and Will. In her spare time, Daphne remains active in the 4-H program with her children, and serves as a co-leader of her daughters’ Girl Scout Troop. Daphne and her family love traveling to Disney Parks.