Young Professionals Advisory Board

In 2010, the Children's Bureau Young Professionals Advisory Board was organized to offer young professionals (ages 21-40) the opportunity to learn about non-profit board service and contribute to the Children's Bureau mission.

Members of the YPAB:

  • Organize two fundraising events for Children's Bureau
  • Participate in volunteer activities with Children's Bureau youth
  • Have the opportunity to sit on a Board committee
  • Network with young professionals interested in giving back 

Membership Structure

The YPAB is led by an executive committee, comprised of three officers and four committee chairs. Board meetings are held bi-monthly. The committees (Membership, Events, Volunteer, and Corporate Relations) meet on opposite months and can include an unlimited number of board members. 

Interested in joining?

Membership is open to any young professional interested in the Children's Bureau mission of preserving families and protecting the future of Indiana's children.

Requirements of membership: 

  • $100 yearly tax-deductible contribution to Children's Bureau. (flexible payment options are available!)
  • Actively participate in one YPAB fundraising event
  • Serve on one Board committee: volunteer, events, corporate relations or membership

To start the process, complete the online application. 

2016-2017 Executive Committee


Chair Troy Marchand Foundry Capital Group LLC
Vice Chair Kayla Nymeyer IU School of Medicine
Secretary Olivia Roney Crouching Tigers
Membership Chair Ashe Abebe Wenclewicz Insurance
Events Chair Caitlin Scanlon Riley Hospital for Children
Volunteer Chair Kenny Eltzroth Professional Staff Management
Corporate Relations Chair Stephen Hopkins Elanco

Board Members

Brooke Ayres University Hospital  
Chris Beasley Complete Structural Consulting  
Cody Coppotelli Lumina Foundation  
Niki DaSilva Indiana State Senate  
Vikki Duke Talk to Tucker
Megan Doster First Merchants Bank  
Ashley Flowers Inverse-Square  
Russ Ford WestPoint Financial Group  
Nick Grinstead  
Rachel Lower First Steps  
Jinee Majors USA Funds  
Ann McCready Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP  
Raphael Ramirez Paycom  
Emily Schroeder Southeastern Swim Club  
Blake Schulz Ice Miller LLP  
Caitlin Smarrelli Delta Faucet Company  
Jeremy Lill Katz Sapper & Miller  
Aaron Parker MJ Insurance