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, Executive Director
Amy Greene, Vice President — Finance
Alexandra J. Hall, Director of Early Childhood Education
Tawnya McCrary, Operations Director

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

Maria Baca VilchezFamily and Community Solutions – 2Gen

Cynthia BakerLeadership and Legacy Campus

Randy BerryhillFamily and Community Solutions

Becky BesserLeadership and Legacy Campus

Shalawn Bobo Leadership and Legacy Campus- LLAPreK

Trina Boyd Family and Community Solutions -2Gen

Barato Britt President / CEO

Joyce Brown Family and Community Solutions

Reggie BrownleeLeadership and Legacy Campus

Jason BurkmanLeadership and Legacy Campus

Jennifer BurnettFamily and Community Solutions -2Gen

Keith Burns Leadership and Legacy Campus

Alexander Butler Leadership and Legacy Campus

Acey Byrd — Chief of Staff

Daria Cosby Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Dale Crabtree — Communication & Marketing

Tatianna Davis Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Dwayne DoniganFamily and Community Solutions -CS

Julian EdwardsFamily and Community Solutions – CS

Kevin Getter Leadership and Legacy Campus

Maggie Goeglein Leadership and Legacy Campus

Carla Golder Leadership and Legacy Campus

Amy Greene Administrative

Alex HallMB7 Talent Acquisition Director  / EMCM Director

Ta-Tanisha HamlerFamily and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Ryan Hatton Family and Community Solutions  -CWF

Maya Hodgens Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Immanuel Ivey Family and Community Solutions -CSEC

Latia Jointer Leadership and Legacy Campus

Chelsea JordanFamily and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Ta’Quasha MannsFamily and Community Solutions – 2Gen

Kristyana MayfieldFamily and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Tawnya McCrary Family and Community Solutions -CWF

Candice McCrutchenFamily and Community Solutions -CWF

Ashley Moore Leadership and Legacy Campus

Janae Morris Leadership and Legacy Campus

Andrea MurphyFamily and Community Solutions -CS

Barbara Neal Leadership and Legacy Campus

Christina Neely Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Evelyn Owens Leadership and Legacy Campus

LeNina Parham Family and Community Solutions

Jacquita Pettigrew Family and Community Solutions

Khalil Proctor Leadership and Legacy Campus

Richard Reynolds Leadership and Legacy Campus

Kristina Rose Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Jamie Scott Leadership and Legacy Campus

Keshia Strange Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Mary Studley Leadership and Legacy Campus

Joanne Threatt Family and Community Solutions – CWF

Debra TowsendLeadership and Legacy Campus

Terrance TrotterLeadership and Legacy Campus

Sandra Webster Leadership and Legacy Campus

Regina WhitsonEMCM Administrator  /Assistant ECE Director

Yolanda WhitsonFamily and Community Solutions  – EMCM

Jacob Windsor Leadership and Legacy Campus

Kayla Winters Leadership and Legacy Campus- LLAPreK

Erika Young Family and Community Solutions  – EMCM