Our Staff

Barato Britt President, CEO

Tysha Hardy-Sellers

Barato Britt became the sixth President/CEO of Edna Martin Christian Center on January 1, 2020. Prior to his directorship, he was our deputy executive director, leading the Leadership and Legacy Campus (our intergenerational hub for youth and seniors) where he oversaw day-to-day operations, and also led the Center’s Campus capital development strategies.

Prior to joining EMCC in April, 2009, Mr. Britt worked as a Site Manager for The Princeton Review, a Supplemental Education Service tutoring agency, where he managed programs serving over 300 youth in Indianapolis Public Schools.  Mr. Britt also formerly served as the Executive Director for the Indiana Chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) and as Communications Coordinator for the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation from 2000-2004.  His roots in Martindale Brightwood were planted in 1995, when he served as a beat writer, section editor covering the Indianapolis Colts for the Indianapolis Recorder.

Mr. Britt is also a Board Director for KIPP Indy Public Schools, a network of three K-12 public schools serving over a thousand students.  Prior to joining the KIPP Indy Board, Mr. Britt served for 12 years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Irvington Community School Corporation, which also operates three charter schools in Indianapolis.  A former member or the 100 Black Men of America and the Indianapolis Chapter, Mr. Britt also served the national organization as its Charter Schools Sub-committee chair. He served finally as a Director for Recycle Force, an organization whose mission is to provide transitional employment opportunities for the City’s hardest to serve former offenders from 2003-2015.


Barato Britt, President & CEO
Acey Byrd, Vice President -- Operations
Maggie Goeglein, Vice President -- Data & Systems Management
Angelia Moore, Vice President -- Programs

Past Leaders

Tysha Hardy-Sellers, 2008-2019
Rev. Lawrence Lindley, 1989-2008
Rev. Richard K. Padrick, 1980-1988
Rev. Frank Alexander, 1974-1979
Mrs. Edna Barnes Martin, 1941-1974

Full Staff

Paula Andrews Data Specialist
Becky Besser Senior Program Coordinator
Shalawn Bobo Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Trina Boyd Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Barato Britt President & CEO
Joyce Brown Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Reggie Brownlee Youth Program
Shanay Buckley Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Keith Burns Youth Program
Omoro Burns Youth Program
Auddrka Burr Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Acey Byrd VP for Operations
Alissa Clark Family Success Coach
Margaret Cobb Youth Program
Daria Cosby Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Dale Crabtree Marketing & Communications
Tatianna Davis Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Yami Diaz-Ramirez Youth Program
Cicely English Emergency Assistance Coordinator
Magdalena Goeglein VP for Data and Systems Management
Amy Greene Grants Compliance and Accounting
Ta-Tanisha Hamler Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Janice Hatton Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Charla Hayes Family Success Coach
Maya Hodgens Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Chyann Hunter Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Michael Isaac Family Success Coach
Immanuel Ivey Sr Director of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship
Ameriah Jackson Youth Program
Daniel Mallory Family Success Coach
Ta'Quasha Manns Director of Family Solutions
Sarah Miller Youth Program
Angelia Moore VP for Programs
Ashley Moore Youth Program
Andrea Murphy Income Support Specialist
Robert Neal Martindale Brightwood Education Zone
Barbara Neal Youth Program
Christina Neely Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Jay Nordgaard Operations Specialist
Evelyn Owens Front Desk Administration
Lenina Parham Front Desk Administration
Wendy Parker Micro-Enterprise Coordinator
Jacquita Pettigrew YES/Re-Entry Coordinator
Malik Plummer Youth Program
Regan Poole Youth Program
Jaelyn Powell Youth Program
Khalil Proctor Youth Program
Kristina Rose Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Stephanie Scaife Family Success Coach
Jamie Scott Director of School-Aged Youth Programs
Keshia Strange Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Mary Studley Family Success Coach
Patricia Taylor Food Pantry Supervisor
Karen Taylor Youth Program
Jasmine Thompson Youth Program
Joann Threatt Intake Specialist
Regina Whitson Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Yolanda Whitson Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Jacob Windsor Youth Program
Kayla Winters Director of Early Childhood Education
Erika Young Edna Martin Childcare Ministry