Our Staff

LINDSAY R. SCOTT, President and CEO, has been an attorney for Kids’ Voice since November 2011, working primarily in the GAL program, and assumed the role of President and CEO on July 1, 2018. 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 is a co-founder and current volunteer for the Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN). Lindsay is active with the Indianapolis Bar Association currently serving on the Board of Directors, the Family Law Section Executive Committee and as co-chair for the 2019 Bench Bar Annual Conference. Lindsay is also a member of the Indiana State Bar Association. She serves as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for Kids’ Voice and a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for Marion County Adult Guardianship cases. Lindsay was a 2018 Honoree for the Indiana Lawyer Leadership in the Law Up and Coming Attorney. In the past, Lindsay has volunteered for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Child Advocates, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana for several years.
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EDDIE L. RIVERS, JR., Chief Development Officer, joined Kids’ Voice in 1998 as a board member and then as CEO from 2004 until July 2018, before transitioning to his current role. 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.
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KATHERINE MEGER KELSEY, Director of the Children’s Law Center, 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.

EMILY L. ANGEL, Supervising 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 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. She is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative.  Emily received the Hon. Viola Taliaferro Award from the ISBA’S Children’s Rights Committee in 2019. Outside of her work as an attorney, Emily is also a volunteer judge for Reach For Youth’s Teen Court program and a team leader for the Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.  She 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.
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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.
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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.
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CHELSEA SHELBURNE, Attorney, joined Kids’ Voice in August 2018. Before joining Kids’ Voice, Chelsea worked as a Regional Coalition Coordinator for the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program where she facilitated collaborative efforts to better identify and serve young people experiencing human trafficking and exploitation. Chelsea received a B.S. in Business from Indiana University in 2010 and a J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2015. During law school, Chelsea served as an intern with the Marion County Juvenile Court and the Indiana Supreme Court. Chelsea began working with Kids’ Voice last year as a volunteer GAL and continues to serve on the Anti-Trafficking Network of Northeast Indiana. Chelsea also teaches yoga and mindfulness meditation to high school students at Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter Academy.
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ELIZABETH WHITAKER, Attorney, joined Kids’ Voice of Indiana in 2020. Elizabeth first began working with Kids’ Voice of Indiana in 2019 as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem through the McKinney School of Law Child Advocacy Law Clinic. She then became a law clerk for the organization in April 2020. Elizabeth is 2017 graduate of Butler University where she earned her B.A., cum laude with high departmental honors. She received her juris doctor in 2020 from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Elizabeth is also a member of the Kids’ Voice of Indiana Young Professionals Board.
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SARAH ROSSIER, Office Manager, joined Kids’ Voice in March 2020.  Sarah received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Indiana University in 2004.  Sarah worked as a registered lobbyist in Indiana and pursued a career in government affairs and sales for 15 years, representing clients in both the public and private sectors. She has served for a variety of nonprofits including, lobbyist for the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and Association of Indiana Counties, Vice Chairman of the Board for Reach for Youth, and Legislative Chair for Indiana YMCA Youth and Government.  Sarah currently serves on the Mothers’ Ministry and Outreach committees for Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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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 over twenty years, first as a legal assistant and most recently as a paralegal for Cox & Koons, LLP, who joined 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 is also currently serving as the Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Paralegal Committee.
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CLAUDIA NEEDLEMAN, Safe Child Parenting Time Program Manager and Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator, assisted Kids’ Voice with community outreaches during the 2018 summer before transitioning to the role of Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator in September 2018 and being named Safe Child Parenting Time Program Manager in November 2018. After graduating from Franklin College with a degree in biology, Claudia joined the Marine Corps where she trained and served as an enlisted Marine as well as a commissioned officer. She has professional experience in communications, marketing, event planning, business administration, graphic design and other areas.  Claudia enjoys volunteering for the K-12 Food Rescue and as a Guardian ad Litem for Kids’ Voice.
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