Kelly Doucet is the Board President of the Bloom Project, Inc. She serves as the Office Manager & Executive Assistant for Leadership Indianapolis. An Indiana native, Kelly’s vast experiences in Marketing, Education, Elder Care and the Hospitality industry have given her a unique perspective on leadership and relationship development. Kelly firmly believes that a good leader must be a great listener and be someone with a willingness and a heart to serve. Kelly’s experiences have allowed her to develop a passion for community, and the ways in which individuals across the lifespan can both contribute to and be served by innovative initiatives which engage individuals and activate their desire to actively seek to achieve progress on both the personal and community levels. Kelly has a BS in Hospitality and Food Management from Ball State University.
Kevin Brown is the Board Vice President of the Bloom Project, Inc. He is an Indiana native with over 8 years of experience working with HR information systems on both the consultant and client side. He currently serves as a Sr. IT Solution Subject Matter Expert on the Global Human Resources Information Systems team at Rolls-Royce. With a heart for helping others, Kevin is a member of various community organizations as well a leadership team member for a professional user group for the state of Indiana. Along with doing most anything with his wife and daughter, Kevin enjoys sports and outdoor activities during the warmer months. Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and Masters in Management Information Systems from Florida International University in Miami, FL.
Chris Smith is the Board Treasurer. He is currently an Entrepreneur; he is currently launching “Smith Family Investment, a Real Estate Company in the Indianapolis area. Chris has served as a volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator and Mentor for the Bloom Project, Inc. In 2017 he received the Mentor of the Year award. He advocates for youth empowerment, creating future leaders for tomorrow. Chris is involved with Boy Scouts of America. He also coaches a nationally ranked youth football team through Next Level football and is involved the start-ups of the Frog program, Circle Up Indy, and the Boy Scouts.
Emily Bernard currently serves as the Regional HR Director for BrightSpring/ResCare Health Services and oversees all facets of HR for all of the nine States within the Central Region for the Community Living line of business. Emily has served in an HR capacity for this company for 18 years. Emily graduated in 1999 from Indiana Institute of Technology with a BS in Business Administration. Emily also serves as one of the Administrators/Organizers for the group LOTO: Life on the Outside, which serves as a mutual aid and defense group for loved ones of people incarcerated in Indiana.
Mia Black serves as the Assistant Director of Re-Entry and Community Engagement at the Christamore House Family and Community Center. She oversees their re-entry program focused on disrupting systemic barriers justice involved individuals face after incarceration. She is also responsible for fostering community partnerships to uplift the Christamore House services to the Haughville/Near West community. Prior to her current role, Mia has worked in various capacities at the Edna Martin Christin Center, Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana and Eskenazi Healthy Families. Mia worked over 10 years in re-entry with the Indiana Department of Correction. Mia received her Masters in Public Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a BS in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Ball State University.
Javaris Carrion is owner/operator of Carrion Insurance & Financial Services, is a multi-talented business professional with years of experience working in higher education and financial services management. In Javaris’s previous role as the Director of Operations for Phalen Leadership Academy, he organized daily operations of the company, promoted a high performing learning environment for employees, and maintained a highly productive relationship with the company’s CEO. Javaris enjoys spending time with his wife (Calasia) and two sons (Javaris II and Greyson).
Javaris received a bachelor’s degree in history from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, while excelling academically and in a number of leadership roles. He is currently in pursuit of a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Purdue University.
Davyd Hall is an Indianapolis native that currently serves as the Inaugural Director of the Unity Center and the Interim Director of 21st Century Scholars at Marian University. He is responsible for leading University diversity and inclusion initiatives such as: cultural competency trainings, the Unity Center, student multicultural groups, and employee affinity network groups. Within his role he works to promote academic excellence, while fostering an inclusive campus where everyone matters and everyone contributes. In addition to working in the higher education field, Davyd has previous work experience in the banking, non-profit and sales fields, respectively. He holds a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from IUPUI’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Tyrone Walker is a native of Fort Wayne, IN and currently resides in Indianapolis, IN. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University, and an MBA in Global Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Tyrone has 15+ years working in retail and operations management. He currently works at BioLife Plasma Services, LP as a Senior Operations Management Trainee. He is also the Founder of Ingenuitive Quality Business Management. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and working out. Tyrone is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
Ryan Lynch holds a Bachelor Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation Weather. He is currently a 13 year commercial airline pilot Captain for Republic Airways, Flight Training Instructor, Manager Pilot Mentor Program, Sr. Pilot Recruiter for his company, and is also pursuing his currently pursuing his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Liberty University. After successfully completing this degree, his next goal will be to achieve a PHD.
Ryan also has the passion serving in the community. His experience includes serving on various organizations Board of Director(s) positions, committees, directing community programs as well as mentoring students in education and development programs. Also, Ryan serves as an educator/professor for Purdue University Polytechnic Indianapolis. He is currently also the Founder/Board Chairmen of The NAYR (National Aviation Youth Resources) Foundation Inc, an aviation youth organization in Indiana. Throughout his career he has purchased businesses and invests in young entrepreneurs.
With a stellar track record of senior leadership in non-profit organizations and corporations, my education, career and accomplishments have provided me the work ethic, keen business insight, vision and in-depth knowledge position to serve as a board member.