Staff and Board

Executive Director – Lisa Baize

Lisa Baize’s professional background includes 20+ years in the nonprofit sector, working in such roles as Director of Membership for Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honor Society and Director of Kiwanis International’s Circle K International which is an international community service organization for college students. She has served twice as president of the Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations.

On a personal note, ten years ago she helped her husband open his own business by finding financial backing and coordinating the many details to establish a business that has now thrived in good and bad economic times. Lisa has spent her entire career either helping youth to do community service or providing volunteer opportunities for others to become involved and personally make an impact. She cares deeply about the work of the Wayne Township Education Foundation and has great respect and value for the work happening at all levels within Wayne Township public schools.

For questions, please email Lisa Baize.

Board of Directors

The Wayne Township Education Foundation Board has oversight over all financial and programmatic matters of the Wayne Township Education Foundation. Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds. Most board members are Ben Davis Alumni or parents of alumni. Their professional experience varies from finance to college professor to architect.

Julie Cole Mecum
Indiana State Representative

Vice President
NiCole Keith
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indpls.

Nina Brahm
Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Jayne Edison
The Community Foundation of Boone County

Emeritus Board Member
Tom Langdoc

School Board Liaison 
Trish Logan
Beyond Words, Inc.

Lisa Baize
WTEF Executive Director

Alecia White
WTEF Administrative Coordinator

Craig Underwood
Artistic Director

Superintendent’s Liaison 
Mary Lang
Chief Communications Officer


Virginia Cortez
Methodist Hospital

Carolyn Kahl
Retired Teacher Joni Lawler

Joni Lawler
Retired Teacher

Michelle Stohler
Chapelwood Elementary

Troy A. Todd
Rolls Royce Corp.

Emilieann “Cookie” Vargo
Community Volunteer

Bart York
The Skillman Corporation

Indiana State Representative

State Rep. Karlee Macer

CTA Representative
Kristen Dawn