Staff

Marcy Crull – Executive Director

As the new Executive Director, Marcy is humbled and excited to lead this important organization into its next chapter. I’m lucky to be joining a fantastic team in an inspiring community.  I’m ready to advance Girl’s Inc.’s mission to help inspire ALL GIRLS to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Marcy is born and raised in Wayne County, and returned after completing a bachelor’s degree. She has worked with Wayne County youth through several different organizations, including JA, Girl Scouts, cheerleading, dance, and volunteering in local schools. Marcy has three daughters of her own, and knows  first-hand how important it is to give girls a space, a voice, and tools they need to set goals, take risks and succeed. As someone who supports inclusiveness, genuinely welcomes and celebrates diverse voices and perspectives and enjoys working in a learning-centered environment, Marcy is excited in the potential of Girls Inc. and what the organization can provide to Wayne County.

Contact Marcy directly with any questions at mcrull@girlsincwayne.org.

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Kiersten Aubre – Healthy Sexuality Coordinator

In 2011 Kiersten and her two daughters joined Girls Inc. together. Kiersten as a summer program BOLD group leader and her daughters as a summer volunteer and Girls Inc. member. Kiersten went on to work for Communities In Schools as a Site Coordinator at Dennis Intermediate and most recently at Richmond High School.  Kiersten is honored to step into the role of coordinating and facilitating the Healthy Sexuality Program; and to contribute to the health of our youth, and our community. She is passionate about empowering young people to respect themselves, and make informed choices.

Contact Kiersten directly with any questions at kaubre@girlsincwayne.org.


Amy Coyle – Administrative/Facilities Manager

Amy Coyle has known for a long time the value of positive interactions, which has influenced the completion of a degree in communications from Indiana University East. Amy prides herself in working with others, and she finds joy in getting to know all of the girls who come through the front door. She’s passionate about helping young girls to understand their amazing potentials, and she’s proud that her job at Girls Inc. helps make reaching those potentials possible.

Contact Amy directly with any questions at acoyle@girlsincwayne.org.

Sammy Hays – Program Associate

Sammy has always been very passionate about teaching and encouraging young girls. she is thrilled to be apart of the Girls Inc. family as a program associate to help inspire and motivate the awesome girls in our community. Sammy hopes to continue working with girls through out her career and eventually become an educator. Teaching girls to love themselves, show support for others, and be the best that they can be is very important to her. Seeing girls grow into smart, strong, and bold women is something she loves to see her at Girls Inc!

Contact Sammy directly with any questions at shays@girlsincwayne.org.

Kaitlyn Hoober – Lead Program Associate

As a former Girls Inc. girl herself, Kaitlyn is thrilled to be back as a Program Associate. Her favorite part about working at Girls Inc. is being able to give our girls unconditional love everyday and helping them grow as women. Working with girls and women is something Kaitlyn is passionate about and wants to continue throughout her life, so much so that she hopes to become a women’s trauma specialist one day. Kaitlyn’s loving demeanor and passion for women’s issues make her a great addition to our team!

Contact Kaitlyn directly with any questions at khoober@girlsincwayne.org.

Julie Hunter

Julie’s greatest accomplishments are her children, her husband and the magnitude of love for family.   She is the mother of 5 beautifully unique individuals; 2 sons and 3 daughters, enhanced by 3 passionate, inquisitive grandchildren.  Her youngest daughter and eldest granddaughter attend Girls Inc. together. Julie is a multifaceted individual, with a wide spectrum of opportunities that have embraced and enhanced  her personal and professional life.  Her passion is connecting with women and young girls of all cultures, to emphasize the importance of an unapologetic life – where you get to be yourself, connect intimately with others and live thru innate creativity.  As a Program Associate, she  hopes to facilitate empowered decisions and actions within these young girls lives, by mimicking the reality that it’s ok to be inevitably flawed and imperfect, and much more fun!

Contact Julie directly with any questions at jhunter@girlsincwayne.org

Nichole Kanney – Program & Special Projects Coordinator

After volunteering with Girls, Inc. in the fall of 2017, Nichole’s connection to the program was strong, and she knew she needed to become more involved. Nichole has worked as a Program Associate for both our Strong Group (3rd grade) and our Bold Girls (6th-8th grade) She’s passionate about inspiring girls to express themselves in healthy ways, and challenging them to think more creatively.

Nichole is a freelance copywriter with a background in screenwriting and creative writing. She holds a Master of Fine Art degree, and has taught writing workshops and spoke on panels at conferences around the country. Her short animation script, Fridge Mates, won the 2016 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, and her feature-length comedy, Shady Birch, was a finalist in the 2017 Competition, as well as several other prominent screenwriting contests.

Contact Nichole directly with any questions at nkanney@girlsincwayne.org

Leslie Leavell – Program Associate

Leslie is a mother to two daughters and one son and her outlook on life is very family-oriented. In her twenty-two years of raising children, she’s learned the importance of a trusted mentor who can provide a safe, peaceful space in which young girls feel heard and encouraged. Leslie has always been passionate about helping others, through compassion and positivity. She’s inspired by a quote from the movie The Help: “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” After viewing the movie with her own daughters and feel particularly moved during that special moment, she’s made it her mantra to share the sentiment of those words with everyone she meets.

Contact Leslie directly with any questions at lleavell@girlsincwayne.org.