INRC’s Board

Board of Directors
INRC is governed by a committed and visionary board that is representative of the Indianapolis community, and is accountable to holding INRC in trust, both now and in the future.

To learn more about how to become an INRC Board member, visit our Board Services page.

Gina Lewis Alexander, Board President 

Gina Lewis Alexander has been the Executive Director for the Oasis Christian Community Development Corporation since its inception in 2000 and is President of its’ two for-profit corporations, HopeSide Senior Community I & II. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She came to the corporation after 17 years of service in Employment and Training. The extent of her work experience in Employment & Training includes direct client services, training, contract development & management, and new venture startups.

Gina sought to affect a marriage between human resource development and holistic community economic development. Her interest in community and economic development grew out of her awareness that job training alone was not sufficient. She has completed Certifications in Community Leadership, NCTI Cognitive Facilitator, Real Colors Facilitator, Nonprofit Housing Management, Asset & Investment Management, and Fair Housing.  Significant strides have been made in the community as she has served as a major stakeholder involved in creating the community’s Quality of Life Plan and developing over 17 million dollars of family and senior housing.

Joe Housh, Vice President 

Joe Housh is Director of Human Resources with Community Health Network. He supports Community Hospital East and all Specialty Care Practices in the network. Joe has been in Human Resources in the healthcare sector for the past twenty years with organizations including Kindred Healthcare and Manor Care Health Services. Joe received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Old Dominion University.

In addition to INRC, Joe serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee at North United Methodist Church and on the Fall Creek Place Foundation Board.  Joe, and his daughter Grace, live in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood and she is a busy first-grade student. They enjoy being a part of a diverse and ever-changing downtown neighborhood.

Carlie Turner, Secretary

Carilie Turner is the Program Officer for Sustainable Communities at LISC Indianapolis. She serves as the lead liaison for LISC’s signature placemaking efforts, Quality of Life Neighborhoods, and Great Places Initiative. She is also the LISC lead to the Cultivating Communities Initiative, a collaboration with faith-based Englewood CDC. Carlie joined the INRC Board as a Mosaic Fellow, a program sponsored by Leadership Indianapolis and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a passionate advocate for resident-driven community development in Indianapolis neighborhoods.

Carlie has lived in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood on the Near Northside since 2007. Hailing originally from Kansas City, KS, Carlie has been a resident of Indianapolis for the past 18 years. At home, she supervises the ongoing rehab of her and her husband’s 112-year-old home and enjoys creating her own custom beaded jewelry.

Daniel Bookheim graduated from Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY, in 1968.  His introduction to Indiana was with the Earlham College class of 1972, with a B.A. degree in Human Relations. At Earlham, he helped organize a food co-op.  Daniel did his alternative service at Neighborhood Friends in Indianapolis, at 23rd and Broadway, where he worked with neighborhood kids, Central Indiana Quakers, and the Martin Center.

Daniel has been active in food buying clubs, media access groups, and neighborhood and recovery groups – as either a participant and/or board member.  He has experience working with special libraries and in residential landscaping. Daniel’s core philosophy is: “We are all in the same boat of life, we’re just different oars.  Some paddle more than others, some don’t paddle much at all.  We need to teach people how to paddle.”

A big advocate of INRC, Daniel is grateful for this opportunity to be of service to the board.

Kevin Brown II is a former collegiate and professional athlete from the Far Eastside of Indianapolis, IN. Brown graduated from Lawrence Central High School and attended The University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. After graduating, Brown had NFL workouts with the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears, but ended up playing 5 years in the Canadian Football League and winning a Grey Cup Championship in 2021.

After retiring from football in February of 2022, Brown took a position at Intend Indiana working in real estate development as their inaugural Trent L. Garrett Fellow. In July of 2022, Brown also created Inspire Indiana; a platform to motivate, educate and inspire the next generation of athletes, scholars, and entrepreneurs. Kevin is excited and grateful to be able to further impact his community as a member of INRC’s Board of Directors.

Valerie Davis is a community activist who does extensive volunteer work and lives in the St. Clair Place Neighborhood on the Near East Side. She previously served on HealthNet’s board, East Side Promise’s board, Indy Food Co-op board, and First Free Methodist Church’s board. She currently serves on the board of INRC and John H. Boner Neighborhood Centers, and on First Free Methodist Church’s administrative board. Valerie was also a Girl Scout troop leader and ran a food pantry for the underserved. She does extensive speaking engagements about overcoming challenges, and most recently spoke at The “Push Back Poverty” Conference for the Faith & Action Project.  Valerie is very dedicated to the community. She led a task force called I Am Ubuntu, which won INRC’s 2016 Collaborative Spirit Award, and the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year (NOTY) award in 2017.

Valerie currently serves on the Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School board. She is a CICF community ambassador, a United Way torchbearer, and was one of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100 heroes, 1 of a hundred heroes who were honored as part of United Way’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2018. She has a daughter, Courtney, who is in her second year at IU Law School, and a dear dachshund named Lola.

Iliana Enriquez is a Program Facilitator-Coordinator and Spanish Specialist at Peace Learning Center.  She works with a wide variety of schools, community organizations, and businesses facilitating workshops around topics such as equity, social-emotional learning, and restorative justice. She found her passion for social justice and DEI work while being a Social Justice Scholar during her time in undergrad at IUPUI. She graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Affairs, majoring in Civic Leadership.

Iliana joined INRC’s Board as a Mosaic fellow. She is interested in connecting her experience with social justice and DEI and applying it to community development initiatives.  Iliana is also a board member of MCCOY and serves on their public policy committee. She has been a resident of Indianapolis since 2015 and currently lives in the Herron Morton area. In her free time, she likes to cook, go dancing with her friends, and support local businesses.

Alex Haberfield is from West Lafayette, Indiana, and is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics. After graduating, Alex worked as an environmental consultant to help investigate and remediate contaminated sites throughout the Midwest. In late 2021, he took a position as the coordinator of public outreach for Citizens Energy Group where he communicates daily with neighborhoods throughout central Indiana about Citizens’ current and upcoming projects and initiatives. He is dedicated to improving the Indianapolis community and is a recent resident of the Community Heights Neighborhood where he lives with his two cats, who like to make frequent appearances on virtual meetings.

Dylan Melling is a resident of the Raymond Park neighborhood on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. Professionally, he is the Practice Manager for Integrity Benefit Partners, Inc. He was born in Indiana and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2012 with a BA in Political Science. He has a history of community involvement across the different cities he’s lived in, and worked professionally for a nonprofit for seven years. He now supports INRC because he’s felt first hand how community organizations can improve lives, and wants to build an even stronger Indianapolis for his wife and two daughters.

Cody Morris is the Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking Operations at First Internet Bank. There he supports the banking needs of various commercial, industrial, manufacturing, and non-profit customers. Cody received a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.

Cody moved to Indianapolis in 2019 from Evansville, IN, where he was involved with the United Neighborhoods of Evansville. He lives in the Castleton area and is excited to be involved with INRC. Cody is passionate about asset-based community development and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. He is involved in the community through other organizations such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful as a tree tender and as a board member for Indy Pride, Inc.

Mariann Scott is the Director of Community Relations with Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle. She retired from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office after serving for over 30 years in various capacities.  Mariann specializes in mediation and conflict resolution and enjoys helping people develop innovative ways to prevent crime and is a practitioner of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). She has also attended several INRC training sessions and workshops and is passionate about finding ways for neighborhoods to embrace and promote diversity.

Mariann is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and attended Indiana University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning.  She also completed a certificate program with The Institute for Paralegal Studies. She is a proud resident of the Garfield Park Neighborhood.  Mariann also serves on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis and is the President of the Union of Black Episcopalians Indianapolis Chapter.  She also facilitates an anti-racism discussion series. She loves walking her dogs in Garfield Park, reading, and bird-watching.


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