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.  She’s ready to advance Girls 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.

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Shakari Lee – Development Director

Shakari is a current resident of Richmond, IN, and has lived within the community for majority of her life. She currently lives in town with her three children, who have been her inspiration and support to continue to push herself toward the highest potential. Shakari recently completed studies at Indiana Wesleyan and obtained a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management, which has been one of her proudest accomplishments thus far. She is dedicated to inspiring others to beat the odds, not conform to societal views, differentiating ourselves, and inspiring women of all cultures to achieve the unachievable. She enjoys spending moments creating memories with my children, family and friends, sports, music, and most excitingly giraffes. Her motto in life is to live every moment as if it is the last, achieve new goals, and never give up!  “As women, we are strength in numbers, and together, we can achieve the impossible by inspiring others!”

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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.

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Deanna Hatfield – Program Manager

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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!

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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!

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Nichole Kanney – Outreach Manager

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.

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Patsy Mclain – Program Facilitator

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Darian Schmaeng – Program Facilitator

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Brooke Van Hoorebeke – Program Associate

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