Board of Directors

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 Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation.

Board Members



Andy Barton Andy Barton, is a Real Estate Professional with Century 21 Scheetz where he provides services and solutions to residential buyers, seller and investors during the purchase and sale of a home.  Prior to real estate Andy held finance and accounting leadership positions at companies such as Harlan Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, and Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC).  He obtained his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington.  Andy lives with his family live in the IPS school district in the Old Northside, where they continue to enjoy and renovate their 125 year old home.
005 Aaron Bradshaw, Treasurer, is the state and local tax manager for AES Corporation (parent company of Indianapolis Power and Light) in Indianapolis. He has previously worked at Harlan Laboratories, Cummins, and the Indiana Department of Revenue. He graduated from Indiana University- Bloomington with degrees in law and accounting, and has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Purdue University. Aaron’s wife, Katie, is a teacher at IPS School 46 Daniel Webster Academy.
Gloria Crawford Gloria Crawford, is an Office Manager for Lake City Bank. She focused her education at Ball State University on Journalism and Speech Communication.  Starting as a journalist for the Muncie Star, covering community and local government events, she has worked her way up to managing and training a team of bankers at Lake City Bank. She believes strongly in community engagement and building.
Pamela Gemmer Pamela A. Gemmer is a graduate of Broad Ripple High School. She received her B.A in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Denver and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Nova-Southeastern University. Pam began her teaching career in Mexico City where she taught Spanish to new arrivals at the American School. Pam worked as a Spanish teacher at Emmerich Manual High School and Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School. While at Crispus Attucks, Pam established a Spanish class for Spanish-speaking students and coordinated the Cultural Exchange Program between CAMMHS and a junior high school and a high school in Tlaxcala, Mexico. She remains an active advocate for bringing cross-cultural experiences to students.
Scott Grotjan Scott Grotjan, is the Managing Partner of Silverback, where he leads a team of experts who provide a wide range of cost reduction and profit improvement solutions. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, including roles in finance, operations, sales procurement and human resources.
Jenn Hoffman Jenn Hoffman is the president of Pivot, an advertising agency based in Indianapolis. The right-brained daughter of a math teacher, Jenn graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in marketing and graphic design. In 2012 and 2013, she was a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest and for the Women & Hi-Tech Leading Light “Risk Taker” award. Jenn lives in Irvington with her husband Jason and their dog Vyvi.
Reilly Kimmerling Reilly Kimmerling is an attorney at United Technologies. Reilly concentrates her practice in the areas of business law and international trade. Reilly earned her M.B.A. and J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2007. She received her B.A., with honors, in public policy from the University of Chicago in 2003.
Miles Nelson Miles Nelson, President, President and Founder of Dog Ear Publishing an independent publishing company and Vice President of M. Nelson & Associates, a promotional products, printing and graphic design company. Miles most recently served on the board of Child Advocates for almost 7 years. Miles describes himself as a loving husband, proud father of two, small business owner, avid volunteer, tennis player and last but not least a pseudo craft beer connoisseur.
Girtha Girtha R Perkins, Secretary, is the Senior Compliance Analyst in the PLM division of Vertafore, Inc. a software services company serving the insurance and financial services industry. Girtha is a native of Birmingham Alabama and a graduate of Indiana University. She is a member and elder of Northminster Presbyterian Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Indianapolis Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Tiffany Tiffany Presley, ESQ., is an Associate Attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. She received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence and Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University. She excels at bringing strong problem-solving and communication skills to our table. Tiffany is deeply engaged with community support. She recently received Indiana Lawyer’s 2015 Up and Coming Lawyer Award.
Rammal Doug Rammel, is a do-er, a change agent, Former IT & Ops VP in Healthcare, Sporting / Consumer Goods, & Tech. Now consultant, angel investor and venture capitalist, mentor and social activist. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, a masters from the University of Michigan and a PhD from Indiana University-Purdue University. Doug is a longtime community activist with Downtown Rotary, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, Techpoint Foundation for Youth, and the IUPUI Kelley School of Business and School of Informatics. He and his wife Chantel are proud parents of two IPS students.
Anne K. Ricchiuto Anne K. Ricchiuto is a Partner in the Business Litigation practice group at Faegre Baker Daniels, where she litigates on behalf of private and public sector clients. She is an Indiana Supreme Court appointee to the Advisory Committee of the Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunity and serves on the Clients Financial Assistance Fund Committee of the Indiana Bar Association. She is an IPS parent and former Street Law teacher at Shortridge High School. Anne received her B.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
BethWhitePhoto Beth White, Vice President, has a distinguished career of public service at the state and local level, currently serving a second term as Clerk of Marion County. She also is an adjunct professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Beth previously served on the board of The Julian Center and the Ransburg YMCA and is an Elder and choir member at Central Christian Church. She is a graduate of Indiana University and the Georgetown University Law Center.
 Larry Larry Williams is the President of Rowley Security Frim LLC and has been in security for over 20 years. Rowley Security Firm is family-owned and operated in Indianapolis, IN. It is Rowley Securities mission to establish a bold and caring presence of safety and security: with experienced, off duty police officers, security guards, first responders and off duty firefighters.