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Governance

The Board of Trustees has governing authority over the affairs of Girls Inc. They ensure the Mission of the organization is upheld and create new policies to best fit the needs of girls in Monroe County.  The Board selects the Executive director, the mission and purpose of the organization, and advocates for the rights of Monroe County girls. They are an integral part of Girls Inc. that keeps girls in the county prepared for the future and able to combat gender, economic, and social barriers.

Meet our Board of Trustees!

ELIZABETH BODAMER, President
Director of Student Affairs, IU Maurer School of Law

MARITZA STEELE, Vice President
Indiana University, School of Sociology

TAYLOR ERICKSON, Secretary/Treasurer
Indiana University, School of Public Health

ANDREA ASTILL
Lecturer, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

JEANNINE BELL
Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, IU Maurer School of Law

LESLEY BOLTON
Technical Writer, Catalan

REBECCA ELLISON
Marketing Specialist, CFC Properties

MATT KAVIGAN
Director of Strategic Communications, IU Foundation

CATHERINE MATTHEWS
Senior Consultant, Talent & Organization Development, IUPUI

MOLLY NAGY
Senior HR Manager, Hanapin Marketing

KERRIE WILKINS-YEL
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Indiana University

Board of Trustees Role and Responsibilities:

  • To build girls’ capacity for responsible and confident adulthood, economic independence and personal fulfillment.
  • To enable girls to pursue careers that will provide them with economic autonomy; and to enable them to integrate a rewarding career into their lives as women and as family members.
  • To enable girls to exercise personal and collective power effectively and responsibly; and to enable them to analyze and contribute to positive change in the community, nation, and world.
  • To enable girls to compete and cooperate with confidence, to take physical risks, and to master a range of physical skills.
  • To enable girls to conquer life’s basic challenges in areas both traditional and nontraditional for women; and to prepare them to function independently today and in the future.
  • Any adult may be elected to membership of the Board of Trustees who is in sympathy with the organization’s purposes and is willing to help in its promotion. Election to the membership will be by majority of the members of the Corporation present at any regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees are elected for a term of three years. No trustee (except for President Emeritus) shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms, and shall not be eligible again for election to the Board until after a lapse of one year.