Committed to kids
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.
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.
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.
Vice President of Strategy and Community Engagement
Kameelah leads The Mind Trust's strategic planning and efforts to engage the community in its mission.
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.
Vice President of Education Innovation
As Vice President of Education Innovation, Brandon oversees The Mind Trust's groundbreaking work in growing and expanding high quality schools in Indianapolis. He oversees The Mind Trust's three education incubators with a primary focus on the Innovation School Fellowship, a unique partnership with the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), to incubate excellent Innovation Network Schools that serve all students well.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Development and Special Projects
As Director of Development & Special Projects, Lauren Rush oversees all aspects The Mind Trust's fundraising efforts, as well as special events, collection and analysis of organizational impact data and other special and strategic projects.
Director of Operations
Madeline manages The Mind Trust's accounting, technology and operational business functions to maximize the organization's efficiency.
Manager of Education Innovation
As Manager of Education Innovation, Amber Audrain supports and advances The Mind Trust's three education incubators: the Innovation School Fellowship, the Charter School Incubator and Education Entrepreneur Fellowship.
As Strategic Advisor, Sarah Hawkins serves as a thought-leader across The Mind Trust team's work with an emphasis on growing great schools and securing philanthropic support. Sarah is also project manager of many of our special events that elevate engagement with donors and other community leaders in our work.