Our Team

Early Learning Indiana is driven by individuals who believe in our mission to ensure the highest level of early care and education for children in Indiana. Our administrative staff work on behalf of children to increase opportunities for, funding toward and value placed on early childhood education.


  • Maureen Weber President & CEO

    With a background in organizational strategy and execution, Maureen Weber has spent her career working across multiple sectors – with an emphasis on human capital development and education – to improve the way that organizations meet the needs of the individuals they serve. Read more.

    • Julie Goldsberry CFO/Vice President of Finance

      Julie joined Early Learning Indiana in January 2015 with over 20 years experience in financial positions at Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and Sisters of St Francis Health Services, Inc.  Julie is a CPA with an accounting degree from Ball State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

    • Jane Pyecha
      Jane Pyecha Chief Learning Engineer

      Having more than two decades of international experience as a teacher, mentor, cognitive coach, director and center owner Jane shares a breadth of early childhood experience with our directors, teachers and students.  She has a M.Ed. and Ed.S. in early childhood education and specializes in teacher support and curriculum development.

      • Brittany Krier
        Brittany Krier Chief Strategy Officer
        • Erin Kissling
          Erin Kissling Vice President of Research & Policy Initiatives

          Erin brings a passion for connecting research and policy to practice so that children can thrive in the early years. Her experience teaching and directing an early childhood program inspired her commitment to ensure every child has a successful start to life. Erin holds a master’s degree in elementary education with a specialization in early childhood education from Ball State University and a certificate in early childhood leadership and program administration.

          • Crystal Givens
            Crystal Givens Vice President of Statewide Support

            Crystal began her career at Early Learning Indiana 15 years ago within our Child Care Answers program and currently serves as Vice President of Statewide Support. Crystal has a bachelor’s degree in child development and family life from Indiana State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.


          Board of Directors


          Tony Kaufman

          Chair, First Merchants Bank

          Andrew Perrin

          Vice Chair, PNC Financial Services

          Dave Stewart

          Treasurer, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

          Jill Robisch

          Secretary, National Bank of Indianapolis


          Jennifer Dzwonar


          Kate Ems

          Duke Realty

          Derek Grimm

          Crowe, LLP

          Paje Felts

          Indiana State Bar Association

          Kendra Harper

          Office of the Indiana Attorney General

          Pat Hubley

          Day Nursery Auxiliary 2017-2018 President

          Paul Krievins

          Indiana State Department of Health

          J. Miller

          Stifel Financial

          Liz Paxton

          Riley Hospital for Children

          Terri Reilly

          EchoPoint Media

          Stephen Reynolds

          Ice Miller, LLP

          Scott Swanson

          Full Beauty Brands

          Alonzo Weems

          Eli Lilly and Company