Administration

The AYS administrative team is staffed with skilled, dedicated and caring individuals.  We wear many hats and work hard to provide a supportive foundation for program staff and the children we serve.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Chrystal Struben
Title: President/CEO
Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for setting and implementing strategic direction, approving and managing budgets, and determining agency policies and procedures along with the board of directors. Read Bio

Mike Petry
Title: Director of Finance
Joined AYS: 2017
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of the finance department.

Maureen Grey
Title: Director of Program Services
Joined AYS: 1987
Primary Responsibilities: Point of contact for school districts and contract negotiations. Read Bio

Leslie Hankins
Title: Director of Development and Marketing
Joined AYS: 2004
Primary Responsibilities: Pursues grant opportunities and raises funds for AYS to serve more children, represents AYS in the community in order to promote AYS and develop partnerships. Read Bio

Liz Snyder
Title: Director of Human Resources and Professional Development
Joined AYS: 2015
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for leading human capital programs and strategies to ensure a capable and relevant workforce.

Stefany Cooper
Title: Director of Business Operations
Joined AYS: 2015
Primary Responsibilities: Project management of strategic initiatives, including grants compliance, evaluation projects, and quality assurance program development and implementation.

Scott Warner
Title: Director of Partnerships

Joined AYS: 2017
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for school contract negotiations, representing AYS in the community, and maintaining relationships and partnerships with schools and key AYS partners.

ADMINISTRATION

Rana McChristian
Title: Executive Liaison and Board Relations Manager
Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Key point of contact to the AYS Board of Directors and executive level administrative support for the President/CEO.

PROGRAM SERVICES

Keith Monfreda
Title: Associate Director of Program Services and Enrichment
Joined AYS: 2005
Primary Responsibilities: Manages the four Regional Program Managers and ensures that educational and enrichment opportunities are embedded into our daily programming. Read Bio

Beth Koenen-Seelbach
Title: IT Coordinator
Joined AYS: 1991
Primary Responsibilities: Curriculum development, implementation and training; technology liaison

Roger Bower
Title: Program Services Coordinator
Joined AYS: 1990
Primary Responsibilities: Point of contact for staff and parents concerning policy and procedure in program services.

Roberto Rodarte
Title: Southern Regional Program Manager
Joined AYS: 2007
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs in Decatur, Speedway, Shelbyville, North Montgomery County, and North West Hendricks County.

Christa Martini
Title: South Central Regional Program Manager
Joined AYS: 2013
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs in IPS and at the ACE Prep Academy, Phalen Leadership Academy and the Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence.

Arvella Boddie
Title: North Central Regional Program Manager
Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs in Washington Township and at St. Luke.

Robyn Baker
Title: Northern Regional Program Manager
Joined AYS: 2012
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming in while providing support to our programs in Noblesville and at St. Maria Goretti and St. Louis de Montfort.

Jamanique Best-Isiwele
Title: South Central Regional Program Associate
Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs in IPS and at the ACE Prep Academy, Phalen Leadership Academy and the Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence.

FINANCE

Trisha Kearshner
Title: Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Joined AYS: 2001
Primary Responsibilities: Processes billing for all programs, including credit card payments, all collections, and assist HR in processing bi-weekly payroll.

Diane Miller
Title: Centralized Purchasing Manager
Joined AYS: 1985
Primary Responsibilities: 21st CCLC, program budgets, program level fundraising, purchasing, staff training

HUMAN RESOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Jeananne Reich
Title: Professional Development Manager
Joined AYS: 1997
Primary Responsibilities: Maintaining training compliance, help with new employee onboarding, and coordinating training programs.

Angela Houser
Title: Human Resources Manager

Joined AYS: 2017
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for human resource issues for the agency including hiring, payroll processing, and classification.

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

Andrea Freund
Title: Grants and Communications Manager
Joined AYS: 2008
Primary Responsibilities: Lead grant proposal writer, develops and maintains AYS’ marketing materials, and distributes organization-focused communications.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

David Sneden
Title: Compliance and Evaluations Manager
Joined AYS: 2016
Primary Responsibilities:

Caitlin Poe
Title: Customer Relations Manager
Joined AYS: 2016
Primary Responsibilities:

April Nelson
Title: Licensing and Early Learning Manager
Joined AYS: 1994-1998, 2001-Present
Primary Responsibilities: Instructional support for early childhood programs, ensures compliance with NAEYC accreditation and state licensing
Title: Financial Assistance Coordinator
Joined AYS:
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for distribution of AYS financial assistance and issues related to funding and Child Care vouchers (CCDF).

Kimberly Thomas
Title: Registration and Payment Coordinator
Joined AYS: 2008
Primary Responsibilities: