It takes experienced and passionate leadership to foster the significant connections that create quality, innovative learning environments across the many classrooms of the Indianapolis Public Schools system.
An eager, results-driven Board of Directors guides the IPS Education Foundation.
Douglas M Rammel, Acting Executive Director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF).
Douglas M Rammel is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, business executive and academic who has worked with start ups, Fortune 500, and a variety of healthcare and service organizations establishing brands, building operations and systems and investing and raising capital in his 25+ year career.
Most recently Rammel has been working with startup organizations in the areas of investment, corporate development, product development and sales management. In addition, Doug has been serving on several non-profit and corporate boards, and fulfilling the role of Acting Executive Director for the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation.
Prior to his recent activities, Doug helped form the Sports Licensed Division (SLD) of The adidas Group (ADSG.F) as the VP, Information Systems, Technology, and Integration Operations during the merger of adidas & Reebok International.
Prior to joining adidas SLD and its predecessor companies, Rammel worked in healthcare and served as CEO for Associated University Neurosurgeons, SC in Peoria, Illinois, while founding and organizing the Illinois Neuroscience Institute in Peoria and the Quad City Neurological Institute in Moline, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. Before moving to Peoria, Rammel worked in Cleveland, Ohio for The Cleveland Clinic overseeing the Behavioral Medicine service line.
Since 2008, Rammel has worked with and invested in a variety of entrepreneurial efforts in the technology, services, consumer goods, and retail industries. Doug lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Chantel, and two daughters Alexis (14) and Eliza (11). In his spare time, Doug likes to read, reflect and write poetry and is an active participant, coach and fan of multiple sports.
Latashia Key, Operations, Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF).
Latashia has a passion for teaching and helping others and earned her B.S. from Morgan State University with a degree in Physical Education-Sports Administration and M.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University.
Currently, a Business Adjunct for Ivy Tech Community College and her previous career positions included being a Fitness Manager at MSD of Pike Township (PEP Grant), and at the National Football League (NFL) a Team Service Specialist for Reebok (now Sports Licensed Division of the Adidas Group). During her tenure at Reebok, she was responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with the NFL equipment managers, assisting with the planning and organizing of pre-event and event activities, organizing the Reebok hospitality suite during NFL Combine and serving as co-chair on the Employee Committee and Editor of the newsletter.
Prior to her experience with the Reebok, she worked in the fitness industry as an Aquatic Director and Fitness Director. During this time period Latashia created and implemented several fitness programs designed for individuals of all ages. She has coached youth track and field and plans to return to coaching in the near future. Additionally, she has over 10 years’ experience in program management, event planning, mentoring and leading staff.
During her “free time”, Latashia is very active as a volunteer for USA Track & Field (USATF) Indiana, a not-for-profit organization which promotes, encourages and engages all to participate in track & field, racewalking, and long distance running in Indiana. She has been the President for the last eight years and has held a variety of positions within the organization prior to becoming President. A few of her roles include; meet director for the 2012 USA Paralympic Trials and Co-Meet Director for the 2012 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, and the current open women’s chair for the USATF Indiana. In addition, she has been elected for the fourth year as the Masters Track & Field Active Athlete Representative by serving as a liaison for the athletes while competing in the USA and the world!
Just when you thought her plate was full, she finds time to teach Pilates and Aqua classes, swim lessons and train as an athlete herself. Latashia returned to competitive track and field 14 years after her collegiate career ended and has been traveling the world and finds she still loves competing! Her main events include the 3000m, 5000m, and Cross-Country.
When she is not competing or working out, she enjoys going to see action movies, reading, anything related to the arts and spending time with friends.
A quote she lives by each day:
“Both Opportunities and Obstacles Exist…Which one will you take?”