Clifton Snorten


Clifton Snorten is the Board President of the Bloom Project, Inc. Within the Indianapolis community, Clifton also serves as the Scheduler/Office Manager for Congressman André Carson in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District and the Project Director for the All Souls CDF Freedom School program.  Previously, he worked in the area of Student Affairs at Butler University and Ball State University.  Clifton holds a BS in English Education from Indiana University and an MA in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. He is currently pursuing a MA in Executive Development in Public Service also from Ball State.


Deon Harris

Vice President

Deon Harris is a Board Member of the Bloom Project, Inc. He is a ten-year veteran who served during Operational Iraqi Freedom.  Prior to his military experience, Deon worked as a Correctional Officer for one of Indianapolis’ Marion County Jail Institutions.  He then went on to work as a Bailiff for a criminal courtroom.  After his honorable discharge, Deon joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 2007, where he is still currently employed.  Deon has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.


Deondra Billingsley


Deondra D Billingsley is the Board Secretary of the Bloom Project, Inc.  Since 2014, she has been a Caseworker at the Marion County Prosecutors Office. As an advocate for parents seeking financial support or financial child support, she has always been committed to a life of civil service.  Deondra holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Indianapolis and a minor in Sociology. In 2015, she went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and recently completed her MBA both from the University of Saint Francis.



Wayne J. Hilson, Jr.


Wayne J. Hilson, Jr. is the Board Treasurer of the Bloom Project, Inc. Wayne currently serves as Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IUPUI and works with both academic and student affairs units in fostering collaborations that help move the campus toward reaching its various diversity objectives.  Wayne began his career as an engineering professional at Johnson Controls, Inc. and later transitioned into higher education with stints as Assistant and Interim Director of Minority Engineering Programs at Purdue University. Wayne has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Education both from Purdue University and is completing his Ph.D. in Higher Education at Indiana University-Bloomington.