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.

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 Assistant to the Founder and CEO
Kay manages The Mind Trust's office and provides scheduling and relationship management support for the leadership team.
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.
Director of Operations
Madeline manages The Mind Trust's accounting, technology and operational business functions to maximize the organization's efficiency.
Vice President of Education Initiatives
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.
Vice President of Policy and Communications
Francesca leads efforts to develop bold plans for systemic change and inform people about The Mind Trust's critically important work.
Policy and Communications Associate
Grace advances The Mind Trust's efforts to develop bold policy initiatives and produce compelling external communications.
Vice President of Development and Engagement
Kameelah leads The Mind Trust's development work and efforts to engage the community in our mission.
Development Manager
Kaylen works to further The Mind Trust's development efforts.
Community Engagement Associate
Payton advances The Mind Trust's efforts to foster understanding of our work and mission among communities most impacted by education change.
AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow
Kaitlyn uses her policy knowledge and project-management skills to assist The Mind Trust in a variety of areas, including managing selection and accountability processes for the Charter School Incubator and Education Entrepreneurship Fellowship.

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Average amount of learning gained by low-income students who participate in Summer Advantage, a program launched through The Mind Trust.