Our People

Vision. Dedication. Passion. These are the words that define the individuals who make up the CICF team. Together, we’re working every day to support philanthropy and provide leadership to make Central Indiana a better place. To learn more about an individual, click on their photograph.

Executive Office

Brian Payne
President & CEO
Jennifer Bartenbach
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Morgan Meyer
First Impressions Coordinator
Kendra Patrick
Executive Administrative Assistant

Community Leadership & Effective Philanthropy

Tamara Winfrey-Harris
Vice President of Community Leadership & Effective Philanthropy
Alicia J. Collins
Director of Community Leadership
Robin Elmerick
Director of Effective Philanthropy
LaTasha River Sturdivant, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Research
Laurie Burns
Community Impact Officer
Janeen Butler
Scholarships Officer
Clark Collier
Senior Donor Engagement Officer
Clayton De Fur
Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Herbert Simon Family Foundation & Senior Donor Engagement Officer
Nora Dietz-Kilen
Effective Philanthropy Associate
Julia Lagenour
Not-for-Profit Sustainability Officer
Hector Morales Hernandez
Grants Coordinator
Josette Robinson
Senior Community Leadership Officer
Diane Schussel
Senior Community Leadership Officer

Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion

Pamela Ross
Vice President of Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion
Makenzie Healy
Opportunity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator
Guadalupe Pimentel Solano
Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion Senior Officer
Haley Logan
Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
DeAmon Harges
Community Ambassador Advisor


Rob MacPherson
Vice President of Development and Strategy
Leroy Robinson
Director of Major Gifts
Sarah Weaver, J.D.
Director of Charitable Gift Planning & Legal Counsel
Julie Scharlau
Development Associate
Travis Smith, CFRE
Director of Development & Gift Planning

Marketing & Communications

Ben Snyder
Director of Marketing & Communications
Tashi Copeland
Communications Manager
Gabrielle Sanchez-Steenberger
Digital Communications Coordinator

Finance & Operations

David Donaldson
Director of Information Technology
Jennifer Schrier
Senior Director of Finance
Brenda Delaney
Julian Edwards
Operations Associate
Cindie Logan
Operations Associate
Beth Millikan
Senior Accountant
Adam Vizard
Data Systems Manager
Julie Wright
Grant Processor

Hamilton County Community Foundation

Tom Kilian Jr.
Hamilton County Community Foundation President
Jeanie Andes
Hamilton County Community Foundation Office & Collaboration Hub Manager
Brian Dickinson
Hamilton County Community Foundation Donor Engagement Officer
Noah Sandel
Hamilton County Community Foundation Strategic Communications Associate
Jeena Siela
Hamilton County Community FoundationCommunity Leadership Officer
Larry Smith
Hamilton County Community Foundation Director of Development

Women's Fund

Jennifer Pope Baker
Women's Fund President
Leslie Bowles, MPA
Women's Fund Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement
Gerri Pagach
Women's Fund Data & Office Manager

Facilities & Maintenance

Greg Hooten
Facilities Director
Tom Poynter
Maintenance Manager
Brandon Stover
English Foundation Building Coordinator


Julie Koegel
Central Indiana Community Foundation & Women's Fund
Wendy McNamar
Central Indiana Community Foundation & Women's Fund
Seana Murphy
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Joanna Nixon
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Alphons Van Adrichem
Central Indiana Community Foundation

Community Ambassadors

Learn more about our community ambassador program. 

Beatrice Beverly
representing Martindale-Brightwood
Sayra Campos
representing the Latinx community
Valerie Davis
representing Near East Side
Tedd Hardy
representing Haughville
Deamon Harges
Cynthia Morraz
representing the Latinx community
Wildstyle Paschall
representing Riverside (Near West)
Rosezalynn "Pinky" Sanford
representing Crooked Creek
Annie Smith
representing Far East Side

Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion advisory council

Provides counsel, accountability, advocacy and community connections

  • Imhotep Adisa, Kheprw Institute
  • Jenny Banner, Small Box
  • Melita Carter, Royal Snow
  • Karen Dace, IUPUI
  • Eric LeSure, Red Elephant AIDS Awareness and Prevention
  • Marc Mcaleavey, Serve Indiana
  • James Mulholland, American Friends Service Committee
  • Patricia Payne, Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Joe Slash, Indianapolis Urban League-retired
  • Julie Walsh, GenderNexus
  • Lee White, Bosma Enterprises