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 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.
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.
Jed and his wife Adrienne have been happily married since 2005 and have 3 children. Jed attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville TN (now Johnson University) graduating with a B.S. in Bible and Youth Ministry/Preaching. He served in the Kansas City area for around 5 years as 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 and is located at 1431 South Meridian Street. Jed also serves as Vice president of the Old Southside Neighborhood Association.
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.
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.
Melanie is a recent resident of the St. Clair Place Neighborhood on the Near East Side. She previously served on the board of The Mind Program and participated as a committee member for Youth Global Perspectives. In addition, Melanie serves as a volunteer for Dress for Success.
Melanie is a Talent Acquisition Professional at Emarsys where she works with Hiring Managers in the Americas to help grow their high performing team while also providing the best candidate experience possible. She is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University where she majored in Management with a certificate in Business Foundations and a minor in Human Resources. Melanie and her husband have a cavapoo named Pinot.
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 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.
Mariann 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.