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.

Leadership

  • 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.

  • Louonna Kachur Vice President of Workforce and Organizational Development

    Louonna brings 15 years of experience in leading human resources, talent development and organizational change management for privately-held and publicly traded companies in professional services, healthcare, information technology and consulting.

  • Seana Murphy Vice President of Program Operations

    Seana manages personnel, policies, and procedures that allow Day Early Learning centers to provide high-quality education and care. Prior to this role she provided leadership to Ivy Tech Community College as the Assistant Vice President, Admissions and Enrollment Management and to the State of Indiana as the State Director 21st Century Scholars Program.

  • Teresa Batrich Rhodes Vice President of Advancement

    Teresa Batrich Rhodes joined Early Learning Indiana in June 2016 as Vice President of Advancement. Prior to her work at ELI, Teresa led and managed fundraising and marketing efforts at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and The Hudson Institute.

  • Sue Burow McKinney
    Sue Burow McKinney Vice President of Quality Assurance

    Sue  joined Early Learning Indiana in 2016 after 15 years with the IU Public Policy Institute. She enjoys helping others understand the value of data and using data to show program value and policy impact. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economic and political science and her master’s degree in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Crystal Givens
    Crystal Givens Director of Programs, Child Care Answers

    Crystal began her career at Early Learning Indiana 15 years ago as a Specialist for the Provider Eligibility Standards program. Crystal currently serves as Director of Programs for the local child care resource and referral program, Child Care Answers (CCA).  Annually, CCA provides 6,000 referrals to families, offers around 400 training opportunities to child care professionals, and provides more than 3000 hours of onsite coaching support to child care programs.   Crystal earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Life from Indiana State University and her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Careers

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Jennifer Dzwonar

Chair, Borshoff

Tony Kaufman

Vice Chair, First Merchants Bank 

Dave Stewart

Treasurer, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

Andrew Perrin

Secretary, PNC Financial Services

DIRECTORS

Jerri Bain

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Pat Hubley

Day Nursery Auxiliary 2017-2018 President

Scott Swanson

Full Beauty Brands

Kate Ems

Duke Realty

Paje Felts

Indiana State Bar Association

Derek Grimm

Horwath, LLP

Jeff Hagerman

The Hagerman Group

Kendra Harper

Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Paul Krievins

Indiana State Department of Health

Orson Mason

Indiana University Health

J. Miller

Stifel Financial

Liz Paxton

Riley Hospital for Children

Terri Reilly

EchoPoint Media

Stephen Reynolds

Ice Miller, LLP

Jill Robisch

The National Bank of Indianapolis

Alonzo Weems

Eli Lilly and Company