Current Fellows

Meet our 2018 Tobias Fellows

Chad Ashcraft

Executive Vice President, Growth & Innovation

  • BA, Computer Science, DePauw University
  • MS, Information and Communication Science, Ball State University
  • Has served as Director of Customer Engagement for Thunderhead
  • Serves as Strategic Advisor for Toovio Software

Jeff Barbee

Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
Indiana University School of Medicine

  • BME, Music Education, University of Kentucky
  • MM, Music Education, University of Ohio
  • DMA, Music Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Served as Principal Euphoniumist for Indiana Wind Symphony

Priya Bharadwaj

Director, Clinical Science and Strategy
Cook Research Incorporated

  • BT, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Duke University
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Duke University
  • Has worked at Cook Research Incorporated since 2004
  • Serves as a member of the Indian Women’s Association

Francis Bukuzagara

Second Counselor and Chief Budget Manager
Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda

  • BS, Business Management and Marketing, School of Finance and Banking, Kigali, Rwanda
  • MBA, University of Oklahoma
  • Has also worked with the United Nations/Rwanda Mission and Bank of Kigali, Rwanda

David Haboush

Fire Chief
City of Carmel

  • BA, Political Science, Indiana University
  • Has served with the Hamilton County Council on Aging, the Hamilton County Fire Chief’s Association and Public Safety Board, Carmel Rotary Club and Hamilton County Peer Support Team

Beth Haney

VP & Assistant Chief Risk Officer
OneAmerica Financial Partners

  • BA, English, Indiana University
  • MBA, Indiana University
  • Member of the WFYI Board of Directors

Matt Henss

Battalion Chief of Planning
Indianapolis Fire Department

  • AA, Public Safety, Ivy Tech Community College
  • BS, Management, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Has held numerous positions within the Indianapolis Fire Department

Eric Howard

Outreach, Inc.

  • BS, Management, Indiana University
  • MML, Ministerial Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Founder of ministry organization
  • Has served as a Board Member of Kristy’s House and a Youth Sponsor at Post Road Christian Church

Carolyn Mosby

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

  • BS, Radio/TV/Film Communications, Indiana State University
  • Has worked at Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council since 2011
  • Formerly served as Chief Marketing Officer for Kiwanis International
  • Served as Board Chair for Indiana Black Expo and Trusted Mentors

Anne Murray

Director of Development
Alzheimer’s Association

  • BS, Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  • Formerly served as The Longest Day Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Association

DeVonne L. Richburg

Major Gift Officer
Eskenazi Health Foundation

  • BA, Communications/Public Relations, Youngstown State University
  • Has also worked for the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Member U.S. House of Representatives and Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

David Siler

Families First

  • BA, Business, Ball State University
  • MSW, Social Work, Indiana University
  • Has also worked as Executive Director for Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Shawn Smith

Superintendent of Schools
MSD of Lawrence Township

  • BS, Secondary Education, Indiana University
  • MS, Secondary School Administration and Supervision, Indiana University
  • EdS, School Administration, Indiana State University
  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Indiana State University
  • Formerly held various leadership positions with MSD of Pike Township and MSD of Washington Township
  • Board Member of American Heart Association, Communities in Schools, Ft. Benjamin Harrison YMCA and Connor Prairie

Sara VanSlambrook

Director, Great Families 2020
United Way of Central Indiana

  • BA, Social Justice, Psychology, Saint Mary's College
  • MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University
  • Has formerly worked for Local Initiatives Support Corporation for 11 years
  • Received Certificate in Fundraising Management from IU Lilly School of Philanthropy

Joe White

The Mind Trust
Senior Director of School Support

  • BA, Human Development and Social Relations, Earlham College
  • MS, The Art of Teaching, Earlham College
  • Selected to be a member of the IBJ’s “40 Under 40” class of 2015
  • Board Chair of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis’ Youth Development Center

Corey Wilson

Special Advisor to the President for External Affairs & Associate
Vice President, Professional Edge Center
University of Indianapolis

  • BA, Recreation and Sports Management, Indiana State University
  • MBA, Purdue University
  • Awarded “Sagamore of the Wabash” in 2005
  • Member of Stanley K. Lacy’s 37th class in 2012

Kelly Young

Director of Public Relations
Caldwell VanRiper

  • BS, Journalism and Marketing, Ball State University
  • Received Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University
  • Started own PR company, Baise Communications, in 2016