Terry Brooks Allen, Training Manager
Terry has an extensive background working in the Human Services Field. During his employment with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Terry served in a variety of roles. Each position was focused on helping others attain independence through employment and stable housing. Terry has worked with audiences ranging from first time job seekers to seniors 55 and older re-entering the workforce.
During his employment with Family Works Inc., Terry supervised parenting time with families involved in the Department of Child Services. His primary role was providing support documentation to the courts and assisting fathers with navigating the DCS system.
Terry earned a BS Degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (NC A&T) State University in Greensboro, NC. He served as a national student officer for the Student Member section of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Volunteering and giving back to the community are important to Terry. He has served as a youth mentor. His most recent involvement with mentoring was with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
Kaitlin Blackie, Public Allies Program Manager
Kaitlin Sanders Blackie is a native of Louisville, KY. She came to Indianapolis in 2017 after graduating from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in music. After moving to Indy, Kaitlin was a part of Public Allies Class 9 where she served at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. Since completing the program in 2018 she remained an active alumnus, married her husband, Brian, joined the Indianapolis Arts Chorale and became the fundraising chair on their board, and received her master’s in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Kaitlin joined the INRC staff in September of 2022 with the 14th class of Public Allies. Kaitlin is passionate about helping others develop skills to be strong leaders in the nonprofit sector. Kaitlin, Brian, their son Stanton, and 2 dogs live on the Southeast side of the city.
Danae Freeman, Engagement Manager
Danae grew up in Plainfield, Indiana, She is a Public Ally Alum of Class 14 and was placed with The Indianapolis Foundation.
There she served as an Engagement Associate working on the Movement of 10,000 project, an educational mobile app featuring anti-racism content that encourages personal growth through continuous learning. Through this role, Danae was able to build the capacity of the app by adding to the curriculum, writing informational email communications to users, and supporting community-facing events and presentations.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her partner, painting, and getting lost in record stores.
Danae graduated from Indiana University Indianapolis (formerly Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Sharon Logan, Neighborhood Services Director
Raised on the east side of Indianapolis, Sharon is an Indianapolis Public Schools graduate. She came to INRC through the Public Allies AmeriCorps Program in 2009. Before her term of service she was a Sous Chef for a local caterer and warehouse worker. During her term of service, Sharon was placed at EmberWood Center (EWC) as their Community Outreach Coordinator. Sharon was hired by EWC, and stayed there for three years. In 2012 Sharon joined the INRC team as a Public Allies Program Manager. Sharon, her husband Zach, and daugher Millie reside in the Raymond Park neighborhood.
Favorite quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke
Carlena Moses, Public Allies Program Manager
Raised on the west side of Indianapolis, Carlena felt strongly about working at the non-profit she grew up attending. She served at Hawthorne Community Center for over 6 years. She started out as an early childhood program manager focused on the education of preschool children. Later she stepped into the role of family coach and supported individuals with goal setting and connecting families to resources. She has experience with coaching, family engagement and community collaboration. She currently serves on 2 executive boards: the Westside Community Development Corporation and Indiana DEC. Carlena joined INRC as a Public Ally Program Manager in 2023. She currently resides in the Near West with her daughter Kennedy.
Favorite Quote: “There is always light. If we are brave enough to see it. If only we are brave enough to be it.” -Amanda Gorman
Olga Mogollón, Operations Manager
Born in Indianapolis, Olga grew up all over the country and moved back to Indiana in 2007 to be closer to family. She has worked in non-profits since high school, when she started at the Boys & Girls Club in Tucson, Arizona. Olga learned about the Public Allies program and is a graduate of the 4th and 5th classes. She served at the John H. Boner Community Center and Christel House Drop-out Recovery School, concentrating on adult education and community resources. As Program Associate for INRC, Olga connects current Allies to community resources, and supports INRC’s daily functions and programming.
Favorite Quote: “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” John Lennon
Anne-Marie Taylor, Executive Director
Anne-Marie Taylor has served as Executive Director since June 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience working in community-led development.
Prior to joining INRC, Anne-Marie was the Executive Director of the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc. (CAFE), a neighborhood-based organization founded by residents on the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. She began her not-for-profit experience in Indianapolis by serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, supporting community-driven efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. She holds a B.A. degree in English from Indiana University, and a Masters of Public Affairs degree (with a concentration in nonprofit management) from Indiana University. Anne-Marie, her husband Tim, and their daughter Evyn reside in Irvington.
Lauren Tolley, Public Allies Program Director
Lauren served two terms with INRC as a Public Ally. During her first term of service, she supported community awareness and engagement efforts at Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW), an initiative working to improve the quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways and surrounding neighborhoods. In her 2nd term of service, Lauren worked at DirectEmployers Institute to connect public and private employers, schools, and not-for-profit organizations to create a diverse talent pipeline of students who have the training and skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Most recently, Lauren primarily supported the work of the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition to ensure that all adults in Marion County involved in the justice system are successfully integrated into the community.
Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Chicago, where she graduated as a member of the Dean’s List.