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
Maggie Goeglein, Chief Operating Officer
Acey Byrd, Vice President -- Operations

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

Latisha Black Family Success Coach
Barato Britt President & CEO
Jason Burkman Program Staff
Acey Byrd VP for Operations
Pam Carr Family Success Coach
Anthony Conley Grant Compliance Specialist
Poppy Cosby Support
Dale Crabtree Marketing & Communications
Darryl Davis Success Coach
Chereall Deboest CEO Executive Assistant
Candra Dixon Education and Certification Specialist
Jayda Dixon Child Care
Magdalena Goeglein Chief Operating Officer
DeAngela Hall KIPP
Ta-Tanisha Hamler Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Janice Hatton Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Tommonica Hill Child Care
Michael Hunt Program Assistant
Michelle Irwin Child Care
Immanuel Ivey Executive Director Edna Martin CBDO
Maia Jones Child Care
Brittany Keno Director of Workforce Development
Lynn Kinslow Family Engagement Coordinator
Ta'Quasha Manns Director of Family Solutions
Chris Massie Food Pantry Coordinator
Sarah Miller Youth Program
Eric Merriweather Employer Recruitment Specialist
Bill Mitchell I.T. Coordinator
Andrea Murphy Income Support Specialist
Jacqueline Nash Youth Program Director
Christina Neely Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Sherita Newbern Director Early Childhood Education
Jay Nordgaard Operations Specialist
Evelyn Owens Front Desk Administration
Lenina Parham Office Manager
Lupe Perez H.R. Coordinator
Kernest Russell Family Success Coach
Julie Samboy KIPP Coordinator
Stephanie Scaife Family Success Coach
Jamie Scott Director of School-Aged Youth Programs
Karen Taylor Senior Programs
Joann Threatt Intake Specialist
Talayon Wallace KIPP Unite Coordinator
Erika Young Edna Martin Childcare Ministry