Staff

 

Tammy Savoy – Executive Director

After her girls’ exceptional experience as Girls Inc. members, Tammy joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and served on the Financial Committee and as the Gala Chair. After 19 years at First Bank, most recently as the Assist Vice President, Business Solutions, and four years in the Navy, Tammy joined the Girls Inc. staff. Tammy says “I am overjoyed and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of Girls Inc. I am passionate about our mission and dedicated to leading Girls Inc. into the future.” Tammy’s insight as a former Girls Inc. parent and board member uniquely position her to usher Girls Inc. into our next phase.

Contact Tammy directly with any questions at tsavoy@girlsincwayne.org

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Kiersten Aubre – Healthy Sexuality Facilitator

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 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 kaubrehoward@girlsincwayne.org.

 

Tuscan Aubre-Howard – Program Associate

From a young age, Tuscan attended Girls Inc.and received programming for multiple years. In 2011, she accepted a short term summer intern position as an office clerical at the center, in addition to aiding in summer activities such as pool visits, nature adventures, and equestrian programs with the girls. Years later, now with multiple years of Communications and Humanitarian study experience from Indiana University East under her belt, she is with us now again as our Smart (grades 4-5) Program Associate. Tuscan is incredibly passionate about providing our girls with the confidence and creativity needed to pursue their dreams, in addition to striving to provide a nurturing, motivating, and empowering space for them to thrive in throughout their programming and into their futures.

Contact Tuscan directly with any questions at taubrehoward@girlsincwayne.org.

Shelbi Brunner – Program Facilitator

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Alex Bryant – Program Director

Alex comes to Girls Inc. with 10 years of program experience with Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center. Working with youth is Alex’s passion and he is excited to work with his program staff in giving our girls the skills they need to grow into strong, smart and bold women. Alex also has 3 daughters of his own, Harmony, Lilliana, Gracelyn.

 

Contact Alex directly with any questions at abryant@girlsincwayne.org.

Erica Coulter – Development and Marketing Director

As a former Program Educator at Cope Environmental Center, Erica developed her passion for inspiring children. She joins our team as a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with skills in public relations and advertising as well as graphic and web design. In the coming days, she looks forward to growing our organization as she creates innovative ways to share our girls’ stories and spread the word about the exciting changes Girls Inc. of Wayne County is making.

Contact Erica directly with any questions at ecoulter@girlsincwayne.org.

 

Amy Coyle – Administrative/Facilities Assistant

Working towards a degree in Communications at Indiana University East, Amy Coyle has known for a long time the value of positive interactions. 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.

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.

Nichole Kanney – Program Associate

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. So, she is excited to join our team as a Smart (grades 4-5) Facilitator this year. 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.

Kathleen Langner – Program Associate

Kathleen first became involved with Girls Inc. as a student at Indiana University East, where she led a research project on Girls Inc.’s Healthy Sexuality program. She was responsible for entering and analyzing data collected from our week-long Healthy Sexuality sessions at the middle and high schools in Wayne and Union Counties. Kathleen has a passion for helping empower young girls, and believes that having strong role models around them to help them grow and learn is an important aspect of a young girl’s life. Her goal is to help them determine and achieve their goals to ensure that every girl has a successful future!

Contact Kathleen directly with any questions at klangner@girlsincwayne.org.

Katie Reising – Director of Healthy Sexuality and Teen Advocate at Richmond Community Schools

Katie holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University and a Masters of Education from Earlham College. She brings a wealth of experience to Girls Inc. from her previous teaching experiences in Indianapolis, Houston, and Richmond and from her work with the RCS Adult Education Program. Katie was an active member of our Girls Inc. Board for five years. In addition to leading Healthy Sexuality classes in intermediate and high schools, Katie has drop-in hours for students at Richmond High School and facilitates small girl groups focusing on topics such as healthy relationships, communication, goal-setting and personal value development. Katie’s openness and compassion quickly put teens at ease, allowing them to share, learn, and grow in ways that build self-esteem and reduce the influence of negative peer pressure.

Contact Katie at kreising@girlsincwayne.org with any questions.