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.

Melanie Frazier, CFRE

Director of Development
& Rise Campaign Manager

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

Melanie has achieved 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!

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.

Carolyn Ladd

Office Manager

BS, Martin University, IN
MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University

Carolyn is Executive Assistant to the President. She manages office operations and procedures to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Carolyn is the mother of a CLD alumnus.

Belinda Richardson

Human Resources Manager

BS, Indiana University,
Kelley School of Business, IN

Belinda comes to CLD with 25+ years of Human Resources experience in nonprofit and public sectors. She oversees talent management.  Belinda is a proud mother of two CLD alumni.


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 Zachery, 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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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 Whitt Bailey

Vice President & Chief Program Officer

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Samirah Bongiovanni, MS

Manager of Programs

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KeAyra Williams

Manager of Community Programs

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Shy Bailey

Program Assistant

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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
CLD Alumni, 2015

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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

Christopher Barney


Team Cruiser Conversion Company

Patrick F. Carr


President & Chief Executive Officer

Bill A. West

Board Member Emeritus

WestReyna, 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

Stephen A. Stitle

Past Chairman, Member

Indiana Managing Partner
SmithAmundsen, LLC


Nick Anthony

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Duke Realty

Troy Arthur

Director of Academic and Membership Affairs
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Vicky Wolfe Bender

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing Institute for Study Abroad

Mark Bradford

Regional Chief Executive Officer
Old National Bank (retired)

Doug Brown

Chief Executive Officer
Fusion Alliance

Quinn Buckner

Vice President of Communications
Pacers Basketball

Matthew Conrad

Conrad Investments

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

Marva Hunt

Adjunct Faculty
IU Kelley School of Business

David O'Neal

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

John Otteson

Corporate Banking Executive
Old National Bank

Joseph Pettygrove

Kroger Gardis & Regas, LLP

George Pillow, Jr.

President and CEO
Pillow Logistics

Derica W. Rice

Eli Lilly and Company

Jim Sadtler

Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Karin Sarratt

Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer

Joseph Slaughter

Herff Jones, Inc.

LaTanya Smith

Independent Consultant

Daniel H. Spitzberg


Patrick Walsh

Executive VP, COO, CFO
Emmis Communications Corporation

Leo "Skip" Watson, Jr.

Executive VP, Reginal Sales Executive