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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!

CATHERINE MATTHEWS, President
Assistant Dean of Students, IU Maurer School of Law

JENNIFER PRUSAK, Vice President
Director, Nonprofit Legal Clinic, IU Maurer School of Law

MEGAN ROTHROCK, Secretary

LAURA BAICH
Director of Marketing, WTIU/WFIU

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

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

TAYLOR ERICKSON
Science Teacher, Edgewood Junior High School

STEVEN FORTUNE
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

SASHA GOLDBERG
Associate Instructor, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University

NIKIA JEFFERSON
Senior Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Indiana University

MELISSA KISH
Assistant Director, IU Student Life and Learning

MANDE MISKEWYCZ,
Owner, WelcomeMat Services

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.