youth advisory committee

EmployIndy has formed the Indy Achieves/Youth Advisory Committee to provide guidance and support of our efforts with youth and young adults as an extension of the Workforce Development Board. The Committee has been created to manage increasing high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials within the City of Indianapolis, including financial aid programs at the K-12 and postsecondary levels, wraparound programs like mentor matching, and the execution of scholarships and grants to eligible students.


  • Stephanie Bothun, Ascend Indiana

  • Boyd Bradshaw, IUPUI

  • Aman Brar, Canvas

  • Tyler Brown, Indiana Management and Performance Hub (MPH)

  • Dan Clerget, Enroll Indy

  • Claudia Cummings, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

  • Henry Fernandez, Complete College America

  • Mark Fisher, Indy Chamber

  • Lori Handy, Ivy Tech

  • Greg Harrel, Commission for Higher Education (CHE)

  • Michael James, Stonybrook Middle School (Warren Township)

  • DeShonne Jackson, Starbucks

  • Blake Johnson, IndyHub/City County Council

  • Jonathan Kraeszig, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  • Jennifer O’Shea, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)

  • McKenze Rogers, CVR

  • Krista Skidmore, FlashPoint

  • Mike Slocum, Indiana INTERNnet

  • Tina Sullivan, Sullivan Strategies

  • Matt Impink, EmployIndy (EmployIndy)

  • Marie Mackintosh, EmployIndy (EmployIndy)

  • Yecenia Tostado (EmployIndy)