Talented and passionate

The Mind Trust has a talented team of people who share a passion for giving all kids the chance to succeed and making a tremendous impact on their community. Learn more about what we do at The Mind Trust.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
David launched The Mind Trust in 2006 with former Mayor Bart Peterson to help create an education landscape in Indianapolis that would give every child the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
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Executive Vice President
Ken works to ensure strategic alignment across The Mind Trust and with its partners to build The Mind Trust's network in Indianapolis.
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Vice President of Communications
A former Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis and a graduate of the MSD Washington Township schools, Steve oversees media and public relations, communications, new media and marketing strategies for The Mind Trust.
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Director of Community Engagement
As Director of Community Engagement, Jihada advances The Mind Trust's efforts to foster understanding of our work and mission among communities most impacted by education innovation and change.
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Vice President of Recruitment and Selection
Patrick leads The Mind Trust's efforts to help launch life-changing charter schools and help innovators build initiatives that transform K-12 education through its Charter School Incubator and Education Entrepreneur Fellowship.
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Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO
Kay manages The Mind Trust's office and provides scheduling and relationship management support for the leadership team.
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Director of Operations
Madeline manages The Mind Trust's accounting, technology and operational business functions to maximize the organization's efficiency.
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Vice President of Strategy and Community Engagement
Kameelah leads The Mind Trust's strategic planning and efforts to engage the community in its mission.
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Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Kaitlyn manages The Mind Trust's policy initiatives and provides strategic support and guidance in the team's efforts to develop great schools and ecosystems.