Staff and Board

Executive Director – Lisa Baize

Lisa Baize’s professional background includes 25+ 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.

Lisa began working for the Wayne Township Education Foundation in 2000 and became Executive Director in 2003.  Lisa has spent her entire career either helping youth to do community service or providing volunteer opportunities for others to become engaged 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

Board of Directors – Bringing 220 years of community leadership & engagement within Wayne Township

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, President 
The Community Foundation of Boone County

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

Nina Brahm, Secretary 
Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Jayne Edison, Treasurer
Substitute Teacher

Ben Bain 
Schmidt Associates

Virginia Cortez

Kristen Dawn
Teacher, Ben Davis

Carolyn Kahl 
Retired Teacher

Mary Lang 
Superintendent’s Liaison

Tom Langdoc 
Retired Administrator

Joni Lawler
Retired Teacher

Trish Logan 
School Board Liaison
Beyond Words, Inc.

Karlee Macer
Indiana State Representative

Troy A. Todd 
Rolls-Royce Corp.

Michelle Stohler
Parent Liaison, Chapelwood

Emilieann “Cookie” Vargo 

Jill Vetters 

Bart York 
The Skillman Corporation

Lisa Baize 
Executive Director

Alecia White 
Administrative Coordinator

Craig Underwood
Artistic Director