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Lindsay R. Faulkenberg, President/CEO, has been an attorney for Kids’ Voice since November 2011, working primarily in the GAL program. She received her B.S. from Butler University and J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she worked with the Veteran’s Legal Support Clinic. She was admitted to the bar of Indiana in May 2010, and the bar of Illinois in November 2009. She served as a certified legal intern in the Domestic Relations Division of the Cook County Office of Public Guardian in Chicago. She spent one year working as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Montgomery County Courts in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Lindsay is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series and Butler University’s Business School for Lawyers. Lindsay serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana. Lindsay volunteers for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Child Advocates, Inc. and COIN (Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors). Lindsay is active with the Indianapolis Bar Association currently serving on the Family Law Section Executive Committee. Lindsay is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. She also serves as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for Kids’ Voice.  Lindsay has moved into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Kids’ Voice, succeeding Eddie Rivers Jr.

Eddie L. Rivers, Jr., Chief Development Officer, joined Kids’ Voice in 1998 as a board member and then as CEO in 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Masters of Science in Systems Management at USC. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Jurisprudence at the Robert McKinney School of Law at IUPUI. Following his medical retirement from the US Army at the rank of Captain, Eddie worked at IBM; at COMSI (IBM’s largest Agent) as the Vice President and at REAL (IBM’s largest midrange business partner) as the Vice President of Sales. During these stints he served as a mentor to the Indianapolis Colts and on numerous Charitable Boards, including: the Speedway Exchange Club (Pres); the Lawrence Exchange Club (Pres); the Police Athletic League (Chair); Dad’s Day (Cathedral’s All Pro Dad’s division) co-Founder; Easter Seals Crossroads; the Indiana Fatherhood Coalition; the Flagship Enterprise Center; Fishers Rotary, the IN Elite SDVOB, and the Holy Spirit at Geist Parish Council.  Eddie serves as the Chief Development Officer assisting the organization with fund development, connectivity, and mentorship as needed.

Bethanne Gruner Lugar, Director of Internal Operations,  joined Kids’ Voice in 2004. She is a qualified human resources, office and finance management professional with 20 years diverse experience in business operational and management practices. Bethanne is the Director of Internal Operations, responsible for overseeing all operations of Kids’ Voice of Indiana. Duties include staffing, payroll, accounting, cash management, health, dental, and liability insurance benefits coordination, correspondence, marketing strategies, fund-raising, scheduling, and assisting in supervised parent-child visitations and customer service.

Katherine Meger Kelsey, Attorney, joined Kids’ Voice as an attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program in October 2009. In March 2013, Katherine began working in the Children’s Law Center of Indiana, and is the co-author of the 2014 Cumulative Supplement to the CHINS Deskbook. Katherine received her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Canisius College, and her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Katherine serves as Vice Chair of the Children’s Rights Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law and Juvenile Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Katherine presents at conferences and to child service organizations on many family law and juvenile law topics, and has authored papers and articles which are part of the Kids’ Voice educational website. She is also a CASA for Child Advocates, a new volunteer attorney for the ACLU, and has recently begun involvement with various clinic and immigration organizations.

Nicole Goodson, Attorney, joined Kids’ Voice of Indiana on May 7, 2018. Nicole was a founding member and attorney for Disability Legal Services of Indiana, specializing in representing children in need of special education representation and children within the CHINS and juvenile delinquency systems. Nicole is a co-teacher at the Child Advocacy Clinic, a long volunteer for Child Advocates, and a member of the Children’s Rights Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association.  Nicole will be working in the Children’s Law Center, filling the void left by Derelle Watson-Duvall’s retirement.

Emily L. Angel, Attorney, is an attorney with the GAL program at Kids’ Voice of Indiana.  Before joining Kids’ Voice in 2015, she worked as a staff attorney at Indiana Legal Services, Inc.  Emily graduated with a degree in History & Political Science from the University of Evansville in 2009 and received her law degree cum laude from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 2012.  A 2017 graduate of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Leadership Development Academy, Emily is active in the ISBA, where she currently serves as the Chair of the ISBA’s Public Relations Committee and as a member of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee.  Emily is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Indy Bar) and serves on the Indy Bar Professionalism Committee.  Emily is also a volunteer judge for Reach For Youth’s Teen Court program, mentors a high school student through Starfish Initiative, and is a volunteer for COIN (Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors).  She also recently joined the Board of Directors for the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative.  Outside of her work as an attorney, Emily is on the organizing committee for the Arsenal 5k Run/Walk, an annual race that supports scholarships for seniors on the near east-side of Indy.

D. Elizabeth Cox, Attorney,  joined Kids’ Voice as an attorney for the Guardian ad Litem and Children’s Law Center Programs in January 2018.  Elizabeth is a 2003 graduate of Franklin College and received her Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011.  Prior to her admission to the bar in 2011, Elizabeth served the legal community as a paralegal and later as an analyst for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.  In 2011, Elizabeth and law partner, Colin Koons, opened Cox & Koons, LLP with a mission to provide affordable legal representation to modest means clients across the state.  She has been a volunteer GAL for more than ten years, many of which have been for Kids’ Voice.  Currently, Elizabeth volunteers as a GAL with Kids’ Voice and with the Brown County CASA program.  Elizabeth is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, serving on a number of committees, and is also a member of the Brown County Bar Association.

Colin Koons, Attorney,  joined Kids’ Voice as an attorney for the Guardian ad Litem and Children’s Law Center Programs in January 2018. He graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2007 with highest distinction and was awarded his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2010. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2010. During law school, he served on the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review and was part of the Dean’s Tutorial Society as a legal writing tutor for first year law students. While finishing his third year of law school, he was a law clerk for a personal injury litigation firm in Indianapolis. He and law partner Elizabeth Cox have represented clients in private civil practice. He has volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for Kids’ Voice for many years. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Carol Loggins, Grants/Events Coordinator,  joined Kids’ Voice in March 2016 as the grants and events coordinator. She received a B.S. in Informatics New Media from IUPUI in 2005 and a M.A. in Public Relations from IUPUI in 2012. Carol worked for several corporations as a communications and marketing specialist before moving into working with nonprofit organizations. Before Kids’ Voice, she served as the executive administrator for DREAM Alive, Inc., a small nonprofit based in Indianapolis. Carol continues to work as a volunteer in the community with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, working with children and families in need.

Joyce Schooley, Director of Safe Child Parenting Time Program, has been with Kids’ Voice as a Safe Child Parenting Time supervisor since March 2012. She was promoted to Program Manager in March 2015. Her prior experience includes twenty-five years in management positions in the Human Resources field. She was responsible for acquiring, developing and maintaining the best possible workforce to satisfy the needs of the company’s customers, which included developing/implementing policies, programs, originating practices and objectives that provided the company with a competitive edge.

Rayann Knepley, Paralegal, joined Kids’ Voice in January of 2018 as a Paralegal.  She received her B.S. in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University in 2014.  Rayann has been in the legal industry for the past nineteen years, first as a legal assistant and most recently for Cox & Koons, LLP, who join Kids’ Voice with her.  Rayann’s duties with Kids’ Voice include, among other things, supporting KV attorneys and volunteers in our GAL program in all aspects of each case.  Rayann hails from Knightstown and is a lifelong Hoosier.  She resides in Indianapolis with her husband and youngest son.  Her oldest son attends the Honors College at Ball State, Chirp Chirp!

Brandon Fitzsimmons, Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator,  has been serving as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator since March 2018. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana in 2009 and completed his M.A. in Executive Development for Public Services (with a focus on Linguistics) from Ball State University in 2012. In addition to working with Kids’ Voice of Indiana part-time, Brandon also works with a local immigration law firm, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (during summers), and offers freelance Spanish-English interpretation and translation services to clients and organizations in the medical, legal, educational, and non-profit sectors. The opportunity to make Kids’ Voice of Indiana’s mission more accessible to the Spanish-speaking community of both Indianapolis and the entire state was one of the aspects of this job that most attracted Brandon. His responsibilities include: recruitment and development of volunteers through arrangement of training and on-boarding opportunities, attending community outreach events to promote Kids’ Voice’s services, forging new relationships with other community partners, and managing the website and other promotional platforms for the organization.