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 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 Public Information Programs Advisory Committee for the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. He previously served 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.
Melanie Malott, Vice President
Melanie Malott is a resident of the St. Clair Place Neighborhood on the Near East Side with a passion for helping her community. She previously served on the board of The Mind Program, participated as a committee member for Youth Global Perspectives and served as a First Impressions volunteer for Dress for Success. Melanie is a Senior Technical Recruiter at HubSpot where she works with Engineering teams to deeply understand their hiring needs.
She is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington where she majored in Management with a minor in Human Resources from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Additionally, she obtained a Business Foundations Certificate from the Kelley School of Business. When she is not working, you'll find Melanie spending time with her husband and cavapoo named Pinot.
Aaron McBride, Treasurer
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.”
Jessica Castellanos, Secretary
Jessica Castellanos received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University – Bloomington, Ind. 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 led the marketing, public relations and philanthropic efforts of professional athletes throughout the country. 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, Tazón Latino, 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 educational outreach programs with a focus on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), water and wastewater. She also serves on a number of internal cross-functional teams including: Community and Stakeholder Engagement (Team Lead); Corporate Sponsorships & Philanthropy; External Communications & Branding; and a number of short-term project teams.
When she is not working, Jessica enjoys giving back to various Indiana non-profit organizations such as Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, Dress for Success Indianapolis, Multiplying Good and the United Way of Central Indiana. 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. Jessica also serves as Chair for the Rev Indy Entertainment Committee benefiting IU Health Foundation; and is an appointed member of Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Industrial Development Advisory Commission, as well the Create Indy Advisory Committee.
Jessica is an active member of the Indianapolis community and enjoys sports, live music, spending time with family and friends, and travel.
Gina Lewis Alexander has been the Executive Director for the Oasis Christian Community Development Corporation since its inception in 2000 and is Vice President of its’ two for profit corporations, HopeSide Senior Community I & II. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice. She came to the corporation after 17 years of service in Employment and Training. The extent of her work experience in Employment & Training included direct client services, trainer, contract development & management and new venture startups.
Gina sought to affect a marriage between human resource development and holistic community economic development. Her interest in community and economic development grew out of her awareness that job training alone was not sufficient. She has completed Certifications in Community Leadership, NCTI Cognitive Facilitator, Real Colors Facilitator, Nonprofit Housing Management, Asset & Investment Management, and Fair Housing. Significant strides have been made in the community as she has served as a major stakeholder involved in creating the community’s Quality of Life Plan and developing over 17 million dollars of family and senior housing.
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.
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, and Indy Food Co-op board and First Free Methodist Church’s board. She currently serves on the board of INRC and John H. Boner Neighborhood Center's 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 in her second year at IU Law School and a dear dachshund named Lola.
Josh DeLucia is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. He has previously been involved with Lemonade Day Indy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He also has coached youth sports and mentors students at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Josh is an Enterprise Account Executive for Dynatrace where he works with Indiana companies to leverage the Dynatrace A.I. platform to provide better digital experiences to their customers and employees. He tries to live life and conduct business in The Go-Giver Way: Create Value, Touch Lives, Build Networks, Be Real and Stay Open. He is the proud dad of Winston, an english cream golden retriever. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, reading, and cheering on his favorite Indianapolis sports teams.
Jed Fuller and his wife Adrienne have been happily married since 2005 and have three children. Jed grew up on Indy's northwest side. He then moved to attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN (now Johnson University), graduating with a B.S. in Bible and Youth Ministry/Preaching. Jed served in the Kansas City area for five years as a student minister. He and his family then moved to Merritt Island FL, where he served as a young adult minister.
In 2015 the Fullers moved to Indianapolis and settled for a short time in Pike Township until they moved to the Old Southside neighborhood to live in August of 2017. In February 2017, Jed was hired by Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood to become the IMPACT Old Southside Pastor. IMPACT Old Southside's mission is to Live, Learn, and Love the Old Southside neighborhood, located at 1431 South Meridian Street. Jed also serves as Vice president of the Old Southside Neighborhood Association.
David Gerth is a resident of Wanamaker on the southeast side of Indianapolis. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Indianapolis where he studied business. His home has always been Indy and he wants to give back to the place that shaped his life and provided him so many friends, memories, and opportunities. Currently he works at IU Health in project management where he is able to help provide healthcare throughout the state and work to make Indiana a healthier place to live.
In his free time he enjoys time with his dog, Nala, and his cat, Simba. He is a die-hard Pacers fan, runner, cyclist, and frequent visitor to Indiana state parks to enjoy nature and hiking. David's goal is to visit every national park in the United States having been to 30+ already. He can’t wait to see what is in store for Indianapolis and give everyone the best opportunity they can get.
Marisol Gouveia is Director of Membership & Engagement at the Indianapolis Zoo. She cultivates meaningful relationships between the Zoo and the community. She also manages the Zoo's magazines, its e-mail marketing and communication program and oversees the annual Naturally Inspired Paint Out art event series and the GO! — or Greater Opportunity — program.
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 Indiana Humanities, Leadership Indianapolis, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Near East Area Renewal. Marisol is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLI and was selected as one of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100 Heroes. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, an avid 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.
Joe Housh is Director of Human Resources with Community Health Network. He supports Community Hospital East and all Specialty Care Practices in the network. Joe has been in Human Resources in the health care sector for the past twenty years with organizations including Kindred Healthcare and Manor Care Health Services. Joe received a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois and an MBA from Old Dominion University.
In addition to INRC, Joe serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee at North United Methodist Church and on the Fall Creek Place Foundation Board. Joe, and his daughter Grace, live in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood and she is a busy first-grade student. They enjoy being a part of a diverse and ever-changing downtown 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.
Brittanie attended Ball State University for her Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree and a Certificate in Social and Environmental Justice. She earned a B.A. 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 7-year-old son Gray. She is involved with several organizations on the east side including serving as a board member of Community Heights Neighborhood Organization and Treasurer of the IPS 56 Eagle Fan Club (PTA).
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 Senior Director of Talent Experience Operations. 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.
Mariann Scott is the East District Coordinator for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Community Prosecution Division. She has been with the Prosecutor’s Office for over 30 years in various capacities. Currently she specializes in mediation and conflict resolution, assisting neighbors with crime reduction strategies and providing a bridge for information sharing between the neighborhoods and the Prosecutor’s Office. Mariann attends many Eastside neighborhood association meetings and enjoys helping people develop innovative ways to prevent crime. She has also attended several INRC trainings and workshops and is passionate about finding ways for neighborhoods to embrace and promote diversity.
Mariann is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and attended Indiana University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning. She also completed a certificate program with The Institute for Paralegal Studies. She is a proud resident of the Garfield Park Neighborhood. Mariann also serves on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis and is the Vice-President of the Union of Black Episcopalians Indianapolis Chapter. She loves walking her dog in Garfield Park, reading and bird-watching.