Agency Leadership

President and CEO

Tina Cloer‘s upbringing in an at-risk family that struggled to find self-sufficiency makes her the quintessential leader for Children’s Bureau. As president and CEO, Tina is forward thinking and committed to ensuring that agency services achieve the best outcomes for children and families. She understands the importance of clinically proven best practices to address the human condition and progressive business practices when providing strategic direction for a $30 million nonprofit. She is an expert in the development of services in child welfare, child abuse prevention and mental health. She has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, leadership, nonprofit fiscal management and program development. She participates on several advisory committees and is a board member of IARCA. Tina holds an M.S. in management from Indiana Wesleyan University, in addition to an undergraduate degree from DePauw University. She resides in Indianapolis with her husband of 25 years and three children.

Board of Directors


Chair Donna Reynolds is principal of C:3 Consulting. She is a communications consultant and writer and has had her own business since 2002. Donna attended Indiana University, graduated from Ohio State University, and did graduate work at IUPUI.

Vice Chair Nick Shelton is an owner and vice president of sales and marketing at Shelton Machinery & Concept Machinery, where he has served for 17 years. He is a Purdue alum who enjoys introducing high school students to U.S. manufacturing opportunities.

Treasurer Joe Breen is a senior vice president and Indiana Commercial Banking Manager at Huntington Bank. Joe brings a lifetime of financial experience to our board; he is a graduate of Purdue University and received an MBA from Butler University.

Secretary Carrie Houston is director of human resources for Ice Miller LLP. She previously worked for Irwin Union Bank and Central Indiana Community Foundation and brings 15 years of HR expertise to our board.


Ann Frick, Honorary Lifetime Member
B.J. Maley, Honorary Lifetime Member
Carole Puls, Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Carrie Henderson, Indy Chamber
Catherine Roper, Delta Faucet
Chris Phillips, NFP
Cody Coppotelli, Lumina Foundation
Emily Biehn, Stock Yards Bank & Trust
Ginny Phillips, Honorary Auxiliary Board Representative
Dr. Gloria Berlanga King, Eskenazi Health
Jenny Froehle, Zionsville Schools
John Huesing, Indiana University Health
Jon Owens, Cushman & Wakefield
Katy Stowers, FirstPerson
Kayla Nymeyer, Honorary Young Professionals Board Representative
Kimberly McElroy-Jones, Eastern Star
Lisa Gomperts, Schmidt Associates
Marilyn Pecsok, Honorary Lifetime Member
Matthew Nelson, JP Morgan Asset Management
Michelle Kawiecki, First Merchants Bank
Dr. Ramarao Yeleti, Community Health Network
Richard Hayes, Duke Realty
Rona Howenstine, OneAmerica
Steve Abdalla, Wee Believers Toys
Troy Kafka, BMO Harris Bank

Children’s Bureau Foundation Board

This board oversees the Children’s Bureau endowment.  It is a seperate 501(C)3 that supports Children’s Bureau, Inc.

Joe Giordano, Chair, Morgan Stanley
Joe Breen, Huntington Bank
Chris Phillips, NFP
Cody Coppotelli, Lumina Foundation
Jon Owens, Cushman & Wakefield
Lisa Gomperts, Schmidt Associates
Chris Fetes, Bolderwood Capital Mgmt, LLC
Troy Marchand
Marc Caito, KPMG