Staff

Erica Coulter – Interim Executive Director/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.

Jess Stienbarger – Program Manager

Jess holds a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) and is excited to bring her passion and knowledge of these issues to Girls Inc. of Wayne County. Following her graduation from IUSB, she worked as a Trained Healthy Sexuality and Health Center Manager at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in Merrillville, Indiana. She is thrilled to be back home and excited to work for an organization whose mission makes a positive impact in the community. Jess is a also a proud dog mom to her Mastiff mixes Juniper (3 months) and Tucker (7 years).

Contact Jess directly with any questions at jstienbarger@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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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