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.
Erin Busk - Board President
Erin Busk is is completing her first term as an INRC Board member and currently serves as President of the Board. Erin is a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Specialist with the Indiana Department of Education. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is a federally-funded program that supports high-quality afterschool programs statewide. Erin has a Masters of Public Affairs through the School of Public an Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, with a focus on public policy. An AmeriCorps State and Public Allies Indianapolis alum, she is committed to national service, community development, youth, and social activism. Erin is a resident of the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. In her free time, you can find her exploring Indy and all it has offer. Erin is slated for a 3-year term, expiring in 2020.
Michael Bowling - Assistant Board President
Michael Bowling is a former INRC board member. He is a resident of the near-eastside of Indianapolis where he has served as pastor of Englewood Christian Church for 22 years. He has been married to his wife Lisa for over 40 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.
Edgar N. Tipton, Jr. - Board Vice President
Edgar Tipton, Jr. is the President of Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. (CAGI) and has held this position for more than six years. Since 1990, he has owned a financial, managerial and business development company, Tipton & Associates, in which CAGI is a former client. With CAGI, he was primarily involved in project development and management, and housing development. Prior to this, Edgar was a banker for 18 years, and received a “Bankers’ Hours” award for his dedication and participation in community development activities. He has served as a board member for many non-profit organizations. Ed earned his BA degree in political science from DePauw University, and his MBA from the University of Indianapolis.
Stanley Bibbs - Board Treasurer
Jamison Hutchins - Board Secretary
Jamison Hutchins is Public Allies program alumnus, where he served with Health by Design. It was there that he found a way to merge his passions for the environment, community-building and social justice into one unlikely field—transportation. After his time with Public Allies, he spent a great deal of time volunteering with Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, helped establish INDYCOG, and started his Masters in Public Affairs in IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. For the past three years he has worked with the City’s Office of Sustainability managing the bikeways program. He enjoys making his city a better place for everyone, but especially pedestrians and people on bikes. He lives in the Cottage Home neighborhood with his wonderful wife Madeline, son Hunter, basset hound Floyd, and two cats Hermann and Marley.
Debarati (Debi) Bardhan
Debarati (Debi) Bardhan has a background in engineering consulting and over the last fifteen years has been involved in planning, designing and construction administration of public works projects. In her current role, Debi leads the Capital Program Management office at Citizens Energy Group where program controls and systems are established, to monitor, standardize and improve capital project delivery.
Debi believes in giving back to the community and volunteers with several local organizations. She adheres to the principle that every person has the right to live a life of dignity and respect and has worked tirelessly for the last ten years to promote awareness about Family Violence. Debi also believes in encouraging young women and girls to be more involved in STEM fields, assume more leadership roles and has worked with local educational institutions and employers to support these initiatives.
Ryan Clem, a 2004 graduate of Purdue University, has over 13 years of experience in local, state and federal government, as well as the private sector. After working for the Indiana House of Representatives, he managed public affairs and grassroots advocacy projects for Gridiron Communications. More recently, he served as district director for Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and as the director of community outreach for former Indianapolis mayor, Greg Ballard. After a new mayoral administration took office in early 2016, Ryan accepted a position with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and currently serves as the Director of Communications and External Relations.
Ryan is a graduate of the Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series and the Indiana Leadership Forum. In addition to INRC, he 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: Gracie, a Yellow Lab, and Eddie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Marisol Gouveia is Director of Membership & Engagement at the Indianapolis Zoo. She earned her degree in Classical Civilizations from Howard University, and began her career as a copy editor at The Indianapolis Star.
She serves as board president for Little Flower Neighborhood Association and Slow Food Indy, on the boards of Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Purdue Extension – Marion County, on the auxiliary board of Partners in Housing, and on the advisory council of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Indy. Marisol is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XLI and an Exchange Leadership Fellow at the Indianapolis Urban League. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a gardener, a resident of the Near Eastside and an art appreciator committed to serving the city that has become her home.
Aaron McBride 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 with IndyHub. Aaron is currently Director of Teen Court and Prevention Services with Reach For Youth, and is pursuing a Masters of Public Affairs at IUPUI. As a United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United 2016-2017 graduate, Aaron volunteered with INRC and is now 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.” Aaron is slated for a 3-year term, expiring in 2020.
Charles McKinney currently serves as Marketing Communications Strategist with Indianapolis Power & Light Company. He is a proud graduate of Manchester University, with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Non-Profit Management. Charles is very active with several Indianapolis community organizations and initiatives, including Emerging Leaders and Diversity Leadership Circle of United Way of Central Indiana, the Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League, and 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. Charles is slated for a 3-year term, expiring in 2020.
Christen Peterson is a graduate of INRC’s AmeriCorps Public Allies Indianapolis classes of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. She notes that this experience is what solidified her decision to remain in Indianapolis after undergraduate school. She earned her Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech Community College, her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and will be graduating from Western Governor’s University in September with a Master of Science in Management and Leadership.
Christen has over 10 years of leadership and direct service experience in the youth development and nonprofit sectors. During her career, she has managed a grassroots program for girls, built community and corporate relationships, facilitated youth programming and supported volunteers. Christen currently works as Customer Service Coordinator with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. She also loves to sing and serves on the advisory board for Indy Spotlight, a local chorus. Christen and her husband, Michael have a toddler named Benjamin and Catahoula Leopard dog named Kincaid.