Circle City Prep’s Founding Team consists of stakeholders with diverse professional expertise and multiple ties to the Indianapolis community. All members are united by Circle City Prep’s mission to provide K-8 students a rigorous and joyful college prep education.
Founding Board Member, Jennifer Bartenbach is Chief Financial Officer at Central Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. and leads the fiscal oversight, regulatory compliance, and operational effectiveness of CICF’s $720 million in assets. Managing operations, IT, and HR, she has a history of working with nonprofits; prior to CICF, she worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including serving as CFO. She also served as interim CEO while a national search was conducted, placed in this role through a unanimous vote by the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. This role afforded her the unique opportunity to oversee areas such as HR, Finance, Security, Facilities, and IT, and to have a meaningful impact on every program and department. Mrs. Bartenbach brings deep finance, human resources, strategic planning, and innovative ideas to the Board.
Founding Board Member, Aaron Berkey is a Business Development Director at Torchlite Marketing and brings experience in software and digital marketing and thought leadership in digital marketing technology, consulting with and developing the accounts of Fortune 100 businesses and speaking at national events on the digital marketing industry. After moving to Indianapolis, he extended his philanthropic involvement to reach many local not-for-profits and NGOs, including leadership work at Habitat for Humanity, The Center for the Performing Arts, and Young Professionals of Central Indiana. Committed to quality public education for all children, Mr. Berkey brings expertise in the marketing and technology industry, governance, strategic planning, and community connections to the Board.
Secretary & Founding Board Member, Shareyna Chang is a member of Indianapolis Public Schools Talent Strategy Team. Within this team, she supports the district's human capital strategy plan by engaging in partnerships with teacher preparation programs and national experts regarding new teacher training and preparation. Prior to this, she served as a 2013 Teach for America corps member teaching lower elementary students. She then transitioned to Mayor's office in 2015 serving as the Academic Performance Analyst for 40 Indianapolis charter schools monitoring and evaluating the portfolio's health in both academics and governance. Ms. Chang brings expertise in school governance, data analysis, and elementary education to the Board.
Vice Board Chair & Founding Board Member, Chad Miller is an Insurance Broker at Miller Insurance Group and served the youth of Indianapolis as an educator at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School for six years prior to moving to Miller Insurance Group. As a teacher, he was voted by students and staff as “Teacher of the Year” in 2010. As Assistant Principal, he helped guide Indianapolis Met to raising its school accountability grade by two letter grades; as Principal, he created an innovative character development system, the Career Readiness Grade, which reduced expulsions by 85% and suspensions by 40%. He has served on the Butler University Young Alumni Board and Teach For America – Indianapolis Alumni Board. Mr. Miller brings educational leadership, strategic planning, teacher development, data analysis, and school governance to the Board.
Board Chair & Founding Board Member, Mandy Parris is an Executive Director of commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA and provides financing and banking services for companies that are headquartered in Indiana with locations around the world. She also co-leads the firm’s commercial banking analyst program for the Midwest segment. Mandy is a graduate of the 2015-2016 class of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL), and a 2011 graduate of the United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United series. Mandy is on the board of directors for Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis, and is a member of the Executive Committee in her role as the Treasurer. She helped launch Executive Women in Finance in 2015 and is currently serving as Vice President. She brings a diverse background in working with many different industries, operating through significant challenges, as well as helping clients develop plans to achieve their goals.
Founding Board Member, Doris Tolliver currently serves a Senior Fellow of the Child Welfare Strategy Group at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She is a strategic thinker specializing in organizational effectiveness, change management, and business strategy development. Prior to joining the Casey Foundation, Ms. Tolliver was the Chief of Staff for the Indiana Department of Child Services. In that role, she transformed the organizational structure and culture to integrate outcomes, technology, and strategic planning at the organization and program levels. Ms. Tolliver’s background in child welfare, human resources, and law aid her in supporting the Agency Director in leading a 4,000 employee team and serving Indiana’s youth. A licensed attorney in Indiana, Ms. Tolliver brings legal and nonprofit management expertise as well as extensive human resources, strategic planning, and change management experience to the Board.
Board Member, Wayne Patrick is a Mentor to and Investor in several startup and entrepreneurial companies. Wayne has over thirty-five years of experience in Information Technology including IT Director for a large fortune 500 Financial and Insurance Company. He has extensive experience in the IT Consulting Industry having started and managed his own IT Consulting Company, Professional Data Dimensions to a successful exit. His experience in the Software industry includes having developed and led the consulting efforts for a large software firm and having been the COO of two entrepreneurial/start-up software firms that had successful exits. In addition, Wayne and his brother, have been successful restaurant franchise towner operators through starting and developing the Central Indiana territory for Marco’s Pizza. Wayne provides Business Development Consulting to Onebridge and currently serves as an advisor to ClearObject, AIS, Zio, Givelify, WorkHere, Diverse Talent Strategies and AOTMP. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1992. He was a Presidential Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995. In 1995, he received the SBA Directors Award. In 1998 he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. In 2000 he was a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the year award. He is a graduate of Rose Hulman with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and earned an MBA from Butler University. He earned an Executive MBA from Dartmouth.Wayne has been very active and involved in the Indianapolis community throughout his career where he has served on the Boards of the following organizations: Advisor to Governor Joe Kernan, Chairman, Indiana Small Business Development Corporation, TechPoint – Founding Member, TechPoint Foundation – Founding Member, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee and Chairman of the Economic Growth Council, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Independent Colleges of Indiana , United Way of Greater Indianapolis, Butler University, Kelly School of Business, Marian University School of Business, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School, Sycamore School – Founding Member, Indianapolis Red Cross, Goodwill Industries, Mid-States Minority Business Council, Chairman, Indianapolis Coalition for Minority Business Development.
Board Member, Leslie Tarble is the Chief Administrative Officer of LDI, Ltd., an Indianapolis based family office, where she is responsible for ensuring the execution of the company’s strategic priorities, talent management, communications, and corporate governance. She previously served as the Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for 19th Capital, one of the largest Class-8 leasing portfolios in the U.S, held various finance roles at Quality Companies, Celadon Trucking, and Triton Value Partners, an Atlanta based private equity and consulting firm. Ms. Tarble serves on the Butler University Alumni Association Board, is a Women’s Fund of Central Indiana OPTIONS alumnae, and previously served on the Butler University Young Alumni Board and the Kappa Alpha Theta Indianapolis Alumnae Board. Ms. Tarble brings expertise in strategic planning, finance, and operations to the Board.
Board Member, Drew Rosenbarger is a Developer at Flaherty & Collins Properties and brings experience in commercial real estate, affordable housing, and community development from one of the largest real estate companies in the state. As a Developer, he creates projects across the country that contribute to neighborhood revitalization and enhance social and economic opportunity for residents. He also serves on the Membership Committee of the Indiana Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit that provides leadership in responsible land use and community development around the world. Mr. Rosenbarger brings a passion for public education and expertise in real estate, community development, asset management, and grant writing to the board.