Board of Directors

Julianne Robinson : President

Julianne Robinson

President

Julianne enjoyed 17 years as a licensed Health Care Administrator, specializing in starts-ups and expansions after graduating from Indiana University. She has served on the Board of the Indiana Homes and Services for Aging and has volunteered as an advocate for Outreach, Inc., and worked with homeless youth from 2012-2018. (Outreach was the 2009 Impact 100 Change-Maker). As a member of Impact 100 since 2018, Julianne has participated in several of the volunteer opportunities available through Impact to learn about the local needs of the community, nonprofit organizations, and participate in the grants process. The women of Impact 100 are philanthropists of all ages who share their unique experiences to make a difference in the community every year by awarding high impact grants. Julianne and her husband own Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge in Indianapolis.

 

Freedom Smith : Vice President and Membership Chair

Freedom Smith

Vice President and Membership Chair

Freedom Smith is a Partner in the Environmental group at Ice Miller LLP and helps clients navigate risk, manage compliance issues, and tackle administrative, enforcement, and litigation issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Foster Success, Early Learning Indiana, and Earth Day Indiana. Freedom also serves on the Board of Governors for the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), is President of the ISBA Environmental Section, is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Pesticide Chemical Regulation and Right to Know Committee, and is current President of the Indiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Freedom has served on the Membership Committee and volunteered at many events. She currently serves as Chair of the Membership Committee and as Vice President of Impact 100’s Board.

Emily Tursi : Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Emily Tursi

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Emily Balbach Tursi, Co- Treasurer, is CPA Manager at BKD, LLP (Indianapolis). Emily's focuses her attention on education of the youth and helping them navigate through their schooling starting in pre-K through high school. She also have a strong passion for organizations that support youth with disabilities either through schooling or mentoring to help them develop skills that they can carry into the real world.

 

Joli Heavin : Secretary

Joli Heavin

Secretary

Joli Heavin has been a member of Impact 100 for three years. By day, she serves as the Senior Director of Development for Firefly Children & Family Aliance, a social services nonprofit (and a Change Maker Finalist under its previous name, Children's Bureau). She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit realm, primarily in arts education. Joli earned a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance and theater and a Master's degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University. She has a strong passion for child and animal welfare, the arts, and education.

 

Kristin Hyde : At Large

Kristin Hyde

At Large

Kristin is the Manager of Communications and Grants Administration for Eskenazi Health Foundation. Prior to that position, Kristin worked as a Grant Writer and Strategy Analyst for Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, was a Founding Partner in an education consulting firm, and a Project Manager and Trainer for the state’s education agency. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University and her Masters of Public Health degree from Drexel University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree.

 

Melina Kennedy : Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Melina Kennedy

Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Melina is a General Manager at Cummins. She received her BA, MSES, and JD degrees from IU. She currently serves on the board of the Indiana Conference for Women, the Indianapolis Power and Light Advisory Board, and the Capital Improvements Board. She is a returning Board member.

 

Elizabeth Conkle Knol : Grants Committee Co-Chair

Elizabeth Conkle Knol

Grants Committee Co-Chair

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Conkle is an Assistant Director of Development at the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. She received her BA and JD from IU. She is currently serving on the Board of the IU Alumni Association of Central Indiana Chapter. Lizzie is a former Scholarship Member of Impact 100.

 

Sherri Lauver : Grants Co-Chair, Not For Profit Liaison

Sherri Lauver

Grants Co-Chair, Not For Profit Liaison

Dr. Sherri Lauver is a senior researcher at Synergy Enterprises. Previously Dr. Lauver was an assistant professor of educational evaluation at the University of Rochester, where she taught doctoral-level courses in educational evaluation methods and supported several local and national initiatives to support children and youth. She has served as a research associate and Contracting Officer’s Representative at the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

 

Barbara Maurath : Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Barbara Maurath

Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Barb is an active philanthropist in Indianapolis, and was one of the founding members of Impact 100, serving on the first Impact 100 Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer. Barb earned a degree in business from the University of Norte Dame and an MBA from the Kelly School of Business at IU. Now retired, her professional career included serving as a Supervisory Agent to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and as a financial consultant. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including Early Learning Indiana. She has returned to the Impact 100 Board to bring her experience and enthusiasm to us as we work to achieve our goals.

 

Carol McDonald : Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Carol McDonald

Focus Area Committee Chair, Grants Committee

Carol McDonald is a graduate of Bethany College (WV) and Yale University Divinity School. After 42 years of active service as a Pastor and Church Executive, she now serves as Parish Associate for Northminster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. This is Carol's 4th year of membership in Impact 100 and her first as a Focus Committee Chair.

Bailey Peycha : Annual Celebration Chair

Bailey Peycha

Annual Celebration Chair

Bailey Peycha serves as the chair for the Annual Celebration and was an Impact 100 2020 Scholarship Member. She is the Events Sales and Planning Manager at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis and worked at the Indy Arts Council for three years as the Artsgarden Events Coordinator and as the Impact and Equity Coordinator during the pandemic. While at the Hyatt, she coordinated weddings and corporate events with attendance ranging from 40-500 people, including designing floor plans, tablescapes and decorations all within a budget. As Impact and Equity Coordinator at the Arts Council, Bailey coordinated and tracked all grant fulfillment for funded arts organizations and fellowship recipients including creating online applications, contracts and reports, and counseling artists and arts organizations. Bailey also serves on the INDY HUB Board, which is a civic and social organization for Indy’s 20 and 30-somethings, connecting to people, places, opportunities and organizations that make Indy thrive. She has already proven herself by taking the co-Chair position for the 2022 Annual Celebration, which was a success by all measurements.

Lindsay Faulkenberg Scott : Member at Large

Lindsay Faulkenberg Scott

Member at Large

Lindsay Faulkenberg Scott, Marketing & Communications Chair, is an attorney and the President/CEO of Kids' Voice of Indiana. She also serves on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Children's Policy and Law Initiative. Lindsay is interested in every Impact 100 focus area, but especially any project dealing with kids and families.

 

Mary Slenski : Member at Large

Mary Slenski

Member at Large

Mary Slenski enjoys bringing disparate elements together in new ways to reveal truth and beauty, most often in working with congregations, spreadsheets, or quilts. An Impact 100 Indy member since 2015, Impact 100 fits in perfectly. Mary is an Episcopal priest, serving congregations from Monument Circle in Indianapolis to Indiana’s edges on the Ohio and the Wabash, when they are in between calls of ordained leadership. She has earned a BSE (Engineering Science), an MBA (Finance), and a Master of Divinity. More recently, she has completed graduate work in Philanthropic Studies at the IUPUI Lilly School of Philanthropy. Mary is also a retired Air Force Reserve officer, wife, mother of two adult daughters, and grandmother to one gray tuxedo cat. During the pandemic she became a regular volunteer at Second Helpings.

 

Marla Taylor : At Large

Marla Taylor

At Large

Marla Taylor currently serves as the President of Taylor Advising where her organization focuses on strategic planning and community wide planning, board development and training, and guiding organizations through times of transformational change. She has served as a strategist and advisor for over a decade. She previously served on Brooke’s Place for Grieving Children and currently serves on the Horizon House board. She is most passionate about creating equity and ensuring access for those who are often marginalized in our community.

 

Roberta Ziccarelli : Future Leaders Chair

Roberta Ziccarelli

Future Leaders Chair

Roberta is a Pharmacist and Clinical Content Specialist for Wolters Kluwer. She received her BS in Pharmacy from Purdue, her MS in Health Education from Whitworth University, and her Post-Master's Certification in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She volunteers with Horizon House (Impact 100 2008 Change-Maker) and Come-To-Me Food Pantry (Fishers). She is a mentor with the Purdue Polytechnic HS and is working on the Central Planning Committee for the Purdue Women's Leadership Series.

 

Karen Holly : Past President

Karen Holly

Past President

Karen is a senior level executive with over 15 years of experience providing strategic, financial, and operational leadership in corporate and municipal government settings. She currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a member of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, Karen has a passion for membership and has held multiple positions in that area, including Membership Chair. She first served as President of Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis from 2013-15. She has also been a member of the Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network (WCGN) Membership Committee since 2016 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Karen’s other community involvement includes being a member of the Presidents Roundtable of Indianapolis as well as a troop leader in Girl Scouts of Central Indiana since 2011. She has also been the treasurer of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition and a member of NFL Fitness and Football Committee for the 2012 Super Bowl. Karen has an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and a BS in electrical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, MI.

 

Terry Mumford : Board Member Emerita

Terry Mumford

Board Member Emerita

Terry Mumford retired from the practice of law at the end of 2014. Her legal career included work at the Indiana University Counsel’s office, the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, Governor O’Bannon’s office, and Ice Miller LLP. She received the Sagamore of the Wabash for her service to Governor O’Bannon as his legislative director. She has been a member of Impact 100 for 11 years.

 

Donna Oklak : Board Member Emerita

Donna Oklak

Board Member Emerita

Donna Oklak, co-founded Impact 100 in Indianapolis in 2006 after returning to graduate school to earn her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy-Indianapolis.  She  served as the Executive Director of the Sycamore Foundation and managed their former nonprofit recognition program called the Indiana Achievement Awards from 2000 through 2005.  As a board member for Impact, she set up the original grant process, served as president, led the board nominating committee, marketing and fundraising committees. She has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Girls, Inc and the Beech Grove Sisters of St. Benedict for her charitable work.  On the 10th anniversary celebration of Impact 100 in 2016, she encouraged founding members of our giving circle to create an Impact 100 scholarship program for young women to participate as Impact 100 members.  She is creating a similar program for young talent to serve on local nonprofit boards through The Emily Fund.

 

Jenna Spurrier : Board Member Emerita

Jenna Spurrier

Board Member Emerita

Jenna Spurrier has been a licensed investment advisor representative since 2000 and was one of the founding members of Impact 100 in Indianapolis in 2005. She has worked in the financial industry since graduating from Indiana State University in 1997. She is fluent in Spanish and a member of the American Translators Association. She has a passion for improving retirement plans, working with the Spanish-speaking community, and developing customized financial strategies for women. Jenna is a Financial Advisor and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist with Thurston Springer, Miller, Herd & Titak.

 

Beth Thomas : IT Chair

Beth Thomas

IT Chair

Beth Thomas retired from Eli Lilly and Company, where she was a quality analyst on the Corporate Computer Systems Quality Assurance team. Always active as a community volunteer for organizations such as the Heartland Film Festival, her main focus was on adult literacy. She served on the Indy Reads Board of Directors for 12 years, two terms as President. She is the recipient of a Jefferson Award and a Governor’s Voluntary Action Award for her work in adult literacy. She joined Impact 100 after Indy Reads won the 2007 grant, and she just knew she had to be a part of a group that could work those kinds of miracles.

 

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