Ariana Beedie, Director of Neighborhood Engagement
Born in Indianapolis, Ariana Beedie holds a deep passion for sharing stories, community arts and preserving neighborhoods. She graduated from North Central High School. After receiving a B.A. in Journalism from University of Southern Indiana, she moved back to the city from Evansville in 2015 and co-founded a publication, Face A Face, to highlight stories from local marginalized artists and musicians.
Ariana is a graduate of the ninth class of Public Allies Indianapolis, where she served at Partners in Housing. She has worked on countless projects like co-founding Hoy Polloy Art Gallery, Woo Grl Fest - the first all-women’s music festival. She’s a board member of Musical Family Tree. She has contributed to projects for AFROPUNK, WFYI, Sidepiece Magazine and others.
As Creative Placemaking Program Coordinator, Ariana works with neighborhoods who have graduated from our ICBI program to guide them on creating projects with their local communities in partnership with the Harrison Center.
Favorite Quote: “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my own vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde
Sharon Logan, Director of Neighborhood Training
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, her husband Zach, and daugher Millie reside in the Raymond Park neighborhood.
Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Tim Notke
Olga Mogollón, Program Associate
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
Kaitlin Blackie, Public Allies Program Manager
Anne-Marie Taylor, Executive Director
Anne-Marie Taylor has served as Executive Director since June 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience working in community-led development.
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, supporting community-driven efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. 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
Lauren Tolley, Public Allies Program Director
Lauren served two terms with INRC as a Public Ally. During her first term of service, she supported community awareness and engagement efforts at Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW), an initiative working to improve the quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways and surrounding neighborhoods. In her 2nd term of service, Lauren worked at DirectEmployers Institute to connect public and private employers, schools, and not-for-profit organizations to create a diverse talent pipeline of students who have the training and skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Most recently, Lauren primarily supported the work of the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition to ensure that all adults in Marion County involved in the justice system are successfully integrated into the community.
Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Chicago, where she graduated as a member of the Dean’s List.