Mary Chalmers, Neighborhood Development Specialist
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Born in Canada to British parents, Mary moved to Cincinnati as a child. She developed a passion for studying and teaching about different communities in European/World history. She also had the opportunity to study in France, and travel throughout Western Europe and in Cameroon, Africa.
After a decade of university teaching, Mary began taking a more active role in directly engaging communities, starting with the Taste of Pike Festival to celebrate the diversity of people moving into Pike Township. This led to opportunities to work with others in revitalizing the Lafayette Square Area as Indy’s International Marketplace and to becoming Mayor Ballard’s Neighborhood Liaison for the northwest outer area.
Mary is passionate about working with neighborhoods and assisting them in their efforts to expand neighborhood engagement and create opportunities to transform their neighborhoods.
Sharon Logan, Senior Program Manager
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Raised on the east side of Indianapolis, Sharon Logan is an Indianapolis Public Schools graduate. She came to INRC through the Public Allies AmeriCorps Program in 2009. Before her term of service she was a Sous Chef for a local caterer and warehouse worker. During her term of service, Sharon was placed at EmberWood Center (EWC) as their Community Outreach Coordinator. Sharon was hired by EWC, and stayed there for three years. In 2012 Sharon joined the INRC team as a Public Allies Program Manager. Sharon recently purchased her first home in the Eastgate area.
Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke
Nita McCormick, Neighborhood Development Specialist
In her role, NIta McCormick provides support to neighborhood-based organizations and neighbors to strengthen leadership capacity. Nita joined INRC in September 2004, and has worked in a variety of positions, including Membership Manager prior to her current role. Before joining INRC, Nita was employed with the Indiana State Museum Foundation, in Indianapolis, where she served as the Membership Manager since 1995. The Indiana native has a B.S. degree in business management from Ball State University, and has more than 20 years of experience with not-for-profit organizations.
Favorite quote: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman
Olga Mogollón, Program Associate
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Born in Indianapolis, Olga grew up all over the country and moved back to Indiana in 2007 to be closer to family. She has worked in non-profits since high school, when she started at the Boys & Girls Club in Tucson, Arizona. Olga learned about the Public Allies program and is a graduate of the 4th and 5th classes. She served at the John H. Boner Community Center and Christel House Drop-out Recovery School, concentrating on adult education and community resources. As Program Associate for INRC, Olga connects current Allies to community resources, and supports INRC’s daily functions and programming.
Favorite Quote: “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” John Lennon
Maury Plambeck, Neighborhood Development Director
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Maury is a native of Nebraska, with degrees in Architecture and Planning from the University of Nebraska. He worked as a planner in Cheyenne, WY for six years, and then accepted a job with the City of Indianapolis, DMD where he worked for 27 years, in a variety of positions, including Senior Planner, Administrator, and Director.
Maury is a volunteer runner with Back on My Feet on an average of 3 days a week. He is a former Board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, and still a volunteer on house builds.
Maury resides in Herron Morton Place, in a 125-year old Victorian house where he has lived for 25 years. He has done significant restoration/ renovation, much of it himself.
Favorite Quote: “You can’t be a suburb of nothing.” William Hudnut, III
Vicki Rubio, Public Allies Program Director
Vicki Rubio is the AmeriCorps Public Allies Indianapolis program director. She has nearly a decade of non-profit experience in central Indiana. Vicki has led summer youth and outreach initiatives for Girls, Inc. and managed a team of parks employees in one of Indiana’s fastest growing counties. While serving as a Public Ally in Indianapolis, Vicki supported The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, and gained valuable experience in building partnerships, planning large-scale events, and donor communications. She then went on to work for College Mentors for Kids after graduating from Public Allies, serving in development and communications roles.
Vicki joined Public Allies as the program director in April 2016, where she is responsible for leading all aspects of the program. Indianapolis is the sixteenth city in the nation to have a Public Allies program, which is administered by INRC. To date, approximately 120 individuals have graduated from Public Allies Indianapolis.
Vicki is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis. She volunteers on the board of YNPNindy.
Favorite quote: "A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Anne-Marie Taylor, Executive Director
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Anne-Marie Taylor has served as Executive Director since June 2004. In this role, she manages the operations of INRC to meet all strategic and operational goals, while also working to strengthen the capacity of the organization through ensuring mobilization of its internal and external resources.
Prior to joining INRC, Anne-Marie was the Executive Director of the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc. (CAFE), a neighborhood-based organization founded by residents on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. She began her not-for-profit experience in Indianapolis by serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer. As an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, Anne-Marie focused on the issues of personal safety and family support, and worked with community-driven efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Anne-Marie has more than 22 years of experience working in community-led development. She holds a B.A. degree in English from Indiana University, and a Masters of Public Affairs degree (with a concentration in nonprofit management) from Indiana University. Anne-Marie, her husband Tim, and daughter Evyn reside in Irvington.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself.” – Tony Benn
Ashlee Weaver, Neighborhood Development Specialist
Ashlee Weaver was born in Indiana and spent the first five years of her life in Monticello, Arkansas. She returned to Gary, Indiana for elementary school and later graduated with honors from Bishop Noll Institute. In 2003, she moved to Indianapolis and currently resides on the West Side with her fiancée and their three children.
Ashlee connected with the non-profit sector of Indianapolis as an AmeriCorps member of both the VISTA and the Public Allies programs. As a VISTA, she served with Indy Hunger Network and focused on food insecurity issues in Marion County. As a Public Ally, she served with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and was hired on there after her term. In November 2016, she joined the team at INRC as the Neighborhood Development Specialist for the East Side of Indianapolis.
Ashlee completed her Associates Degree in Human Services Management and is attending IUPUI for a General Studies Degree with a Nonprofit Management Certificate and a Spanish Minor. She is a Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholar and was recently selected for the 2017 Class of The Journey Fellowship for New Professionals in Youth Work. Ashlee is looking forward to combining her passions for community and youth development in her current position.
Favorite Quote: “Live your life in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.” -Unknown