Leadership Team

Dennis E. Bland, Esq.

CLD Alumnus, 1982

BA, DePauw University, IN
JD, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law

Dennis leads the direction of and manages the operations of CLD to accomplish organizational goals and long-range strategies. His passion is driven by a concern for the plight of African American youth and community.

Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey

Vice President & Chief Program Officer
CLD Alumna, 1981
BA, Rutgers University, NJ
MA, University of California, Los Angeles
DMin, Newburgh Theological Seminary, IN

Dr. Bailey comes to CLD with three decades of experience in nonprofit management, educational administration and community engagement. Terry is a proud CLD alumna and a 2010 CLD Minority Achievers Award recipient.

Joe N. Zachery, Jr.

Director of College Prep Institute
CLD Alumnus, 1980

BS, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
JD, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law

Joe is a proud CLD alumnus who comes to CLD with more than ten years of not-for-profit and higher education experience, five years of K-12 education experience, and over 15 years of managerial experience. Joe’s passion is to help students become leaders, fulfill their educational potential and achieve their dreams.

Gail A. Bradford, CPA


BS, University of Arizona

Gail insures that CLD is an excellent steward of all financial assets. She prepares financial reports and assists in budget preparation, grant proposals and reports. She also provides human resources support for CLD staff.

Melanie Frazier, CFRE

Director of Development
& Rise Campaign Manager

MATD, Roosevelt University, IL
Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership, IUPUI/SPEA

Melanie comes to CLD with over a decade of development and fundraising management experience serving youth development organizations. She oversees CLD’s strategic fundraising goals. 

Email Melanie here to find out how
you can support the CLD mission!

Carolyn Ladd

Office Manager

BS, Martin University, IN
MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University

Carolyn is the Executive Assistant to the President. She organizes and coordinates office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Carolyn is the mother of a CLD Alumnus.


Gail Bradford, CPA


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Ivon Egbus

Receptionist, AM

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Carolyn Ladd

Office Manager

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Belinda Richardson

Human Resources Manager

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Melody Taylor

Receptionist, PM

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College Prep Institute

Joe Zachary, Jr

Director of CPI
CLD Alumnus, 1980

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Mia Black, MPA

Assistant Director of CPI
CLD Alumna, 1997

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Lauryn Jones

Program Coordinator
Enriching Experiences

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Glenn Vann, MS

College Success
Program Coordinator

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Monique Anderson

Manager of Services

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Linda Bingham (Ms. B)

Licensed Guidance Counselor

Annjatica Imani

Licensed Guidance Counselor

Jeffrey Johnson

Licensed Guidance Counselor

Data & Evaluation

Deborah Ross

Manager of Program Evaluation

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George Bolds

Evaluation Assistant

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Amr Elshazly, MA

Data Analyst

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Kiera Kirk

Data Entry Assistant

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Melanie Frazier, CFRE

Director of Development &
RISE Campaign Manager

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Cheri Moore

Manager of Marketing
& Communications

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Dr. Terry Witt Bailey

Vice President & Chief Program Officer

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Samirah Bongiovanni, MS

Manager of Programs

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Solomon Mabry

Program Coordinator
Jr. Self Discover and Project MR

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A'Mya Springer

Program Coordinator
Precious Miss & Imani Book Club
CLD Alumna, 2015

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Jazlyn Visor

Project Program Coordinator
Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project
CLD Alumna, 2015

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Darrell Wells

Volunteer Coordinator
Precious Miss & Imani Book Club
CLD Alumna, 2015

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Ahnessa Black

Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator

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Board of Directors

Thomas A. King


Retired President & Chief Executive Officer
Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites

Jeffrey Harrison


President & Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Energy Group

Patrick F. Carr


President & Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Barney


Team Cruiser Conversion Company

Bill A. West

Board Member Emeritus

WestReyna, LLC

Stephen A. Stitle

Past Chairman, Member

Indiana Managing Partner
SmithAmundsen, LLC

Dr. Robert L. Bowen, P.E.

Past Chairman, Member

Founder & Chairman
Bowen Engineering Corporation

Jerry D. Semler

Past Chairman, Member

Chairman Emeritus
The Companies of OneAmerica


Nick Anthony

Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Duke Realty

Troy Arthur

Executive Vice President of Education Engagement
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Mark Bradford

Regional Chief Executive Officer
Old National Bank

Doug Brown

Chief Executive Officer
Fusion Alliance

Quinn Buckner

Vice President of Communications Pacers Basketball

Matthew Conrad

Automotive Industry Consultant
Frost Brown Todd

Eric Dozier

Vice President of North America Oncology Eli Lilly and Company

Dr. Sue Ellspermann

Ivy Tech Community College

Daniel Elsener

Marian University

Caryn Glawe

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jeffrey Harrison

President & Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Energy Group

Marva Hunt

IU Kelley School of Business

David O'Neal

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

Joseph Pettygrove

Kroger Gardis & Regas

George Pillow, Jr.

President and CEO
Pillow Logistics

Derica W. Rice

Executive Vice President of CVS Health

President of CVS Caremark

Jim Sadtler

Director of Transmission Field Operations
Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Karin Sarratt

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Joseph Slaughter

Herff Jones, Inc.

LaTanya Smith

Independent Consultant

Daniel H. Spitzberg


Patrick Walsh

President & Chief Operating Officer
Emmis Communications Corporation

Leo "Skip" Watson, Jr.

Great Lakes Regional Market Manager
KeyBank, N.A.

Vicky Wolfe Bender

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing
Project Lead The Way