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
Belinda Drake, 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

Bukola Adeyanju Academic Success Coach
Latisha Black Family Success Coach
Trina Boyd Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Barato Britt President & CEO
Jason Burkman Program Staff
Keith Burns Youth Program
Omoro Burns Youth Program
Greg Byers Studio Coordinator
Acey Byrd VP for Operations
Pam Carr Family Success Coach
Anthony Conley Grant Compliance Specialist
Daria Cosby Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Poppy Cosby Support
Dale Crabtree Marketing & Communications
Candra Dixon YES Coordinator
Jayda Dixon Child Care
Belinda Drake VP of Programs
Cicely English Emergency Assistance Coordinator
Alyecia Flores Child Care
DeAngela Hall KIPP
Magdalena Goeglein Chief Operating Officer
Ta-Tanisha Hamler Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Janice Hatton Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Tommonica Hill Child Care
Michael Hunt Program Assistant
Chyann Hunter Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Michelle Irwin Child Care
Immanuel Ivey Executive Director Edna Martin CBDO
Maia Jones Child Care
Pam Kennedy Director Early Childhood Education
Brittany Keno Director of Workforce Development
Lynn Kinslow Family Engagement Coordinator
Tiffany Linza Family Success Coach
Ta'Quasha Manns Director of Family Solutions
Chris Massie Program Staff
Sarah Miller Youth Program
Bill Mitchell I.T. Coordinator
Ashley Moore Youth Program
Andrea Murphy Income Support Specialist
Christina Neely Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Jay Nordgaard Operations Specialist
Evelyn Owens Front Desk Administration
Lenina Parham Officer Manager
Lupe Perez H.R. Coordinator
Jacquita Pettigrew YES/Re-Entry Coordinator
Raul Reyes-Gonzalez Career, Education & Training Coordinator
Kristina Rose Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Kernest Russell Family Success Coach
Julie Samboy KICP Coordinator
Stephanie Scaife Family Success Coach
Sarah Scheibelhut Marketing Intern
Jamie Scott Director of School-Aged Youth Programs
Karen Taylor Senior Programs
Joann Threatt Intake Specialist
Talayon Wallace KIPP Unite Coordinator
Dollie Whiteside Child Care
Nakisha Whitson Child Care
Regina Whitson Edna Martin Childcare Ministry
Jazzmin Williams Family Success Coach
Erika Young Edna Martin Childcare Ministry