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.


Nina Brahm, President 
Community Volunteer

Ben Bain, Vice President
Schmidt Associates

Kristen Dawn, Secretary
Teacher, Ben Davis

Diane Walton, Treasurer
Community Volunteer


Angela Barnes
Teacher, Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Brandon Bowman 
School Board Liaison

Virginia Cortez
Community Volunteer

Jayne Edison
Substitute Teacher

William Esquivel 
MSD Wayne Education Center

Carolyn Kahl 
Retired Teacher

Mikeal Gordon
Community Volunteer

NiCole Keith
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indpls.

Mary Lang 
Superintendent’s Liaison

Tom Langdoc 
Retired Administrator

Joni Lawler
Retired Teacher

Julie Cole Mecum
Community Volunteer

Michelle Stohler
Parent Liaison, Chapelwood

Emilieann “Cookie” Vargo 
Community Volunteer

Sean Winningham
Indiana University

Bart York 
The Skillman Corporation


Lisa Baize 
Executive Director

Iaan Brandenburg
Administrative Coordinator

Joa’Quinn Griffin

Craig Underwood
Artistic Director