Christina Allen (She/Her)
Christina Allen began her career with JPMorgan Chase in 2013. She held multiple positions in Consumer & Community Banking prior to joining the Commercial Bank in the fall of 2021. In her 10 years with the firm, she has led 10 unique teams spanning across 7 different departments. She has experience in leading teams through rigorous change, globally and across state lines. In National Subpoena Processing, she created the Sensitive Work Action Team (SWAT) to assist with high-profile matters and serve as the main point of contact for operational inquiries. Christina is a certified Change Practitioner, and served as the Business Champion for the implementation of Lean Management & Operational Systems in the Retirement Services organization. In her current role as Client Service Manager, Christina leads a team of Client Service Associates that support the day-to-day needs of over 1,000 Commercial clients in the Southeast region of the United States. Christina is in her second year as Co-Chair for the PRIDE Indiana chapter. Prior to the Co-Chair role, she held the title of Cultural Awareness Lead. She led the People Pillar team at the West Operations Center from 2019-2021, and served as Culture Carrier for Indiana’s Diversity Council during this time. She is committed to improving our DE&I efforts locally, and remains passionate about improving the lives of our most important asset: our people. Christina resides in Indianapolis with her wife, two dogs, and 3 year old daughter. She is active in the LGBTQ+ community, through volunteerism and engagement with local non-profits. Christina possesses a profound desire to serve as a leader for all people, through demonstrating allyship in the form of action.
Larry K. Ervin (He/Him)
Larry K Ervin is a native of Chicago but has called Indianapolis his home since 2016. Larry strives to give back to the LGBTQ+ community and be a voice for the most vulnerable. As a proud gay black man Larry is honored to be apart of Indy Pride Board of Directors and looks forward to bringing his leadership skills and experience to the board.
Juan Manuel Garcia (He/Him)
Juan was born and raised in Mexico City. He have had the opportunity of living in multiple countries around the world. Re-located to Indy from Chicago in 2021. What I do: I am Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting, in the Finance Technology practice. I am part of the Indy office Inclusion Council Leadership, and also lead our local LGBTQIA+ and LatinX-Hispanic Chapters. I am an avid runner, and love doing outdoor activities with my two dogs. Why I want to be part of Indy Pride Board: I am a true advocate of providing equal opportunities to everyone based on personal and professional talents in a safe environment. Heritage, background, gender, sexual orientation should not a stopper to success but provide you with a broader view and understanding of challenges. I want to be part of an organization that supports this efforts, and would also help to provide successful role models that are very needed in our community. I also would love to get closer involvement with local community and provide an additional, hopefully valuable, view to actions based on my personal journey.
Melody Hawkins (She/Her)
Melody Hawkins (she/her) has served on the Indy Pride board for three years. Two of them she has served as Vice President of Development. She is passionate about creating inclusive queer spaces for all ages. She lives downtown Indy with her spouse Ruth and dog Khaleesi.
Aundrea Lacy (She/Her)
Aundrea Lacy shines as a proud advocate for the Black trans community, leveraging over 15 years of impactful social work at esteemed institutions like Eskenazi Health and Trans Solutions RRC. Recently joining the Damien Center, she continues her mission to uplift and empower. Beyond her professional endeavors, Aundrea is a legendary entertainer, captivating Indiana’s audiences for over 24 years. Her performances contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the state. For more than two years, Aundrea has played a vital role on the Indy Pride board, actively shaping Pride events with a vision for enduring inclusivity, diversity, and equality. Her journey epitomizes resilience, creativity, and unwavering commitment to positive change for the Black trans community in Indiana.
Laura Latimer (She/Her)
Laura was born & raised in St. Louis, MO. After spending her 20’s & 30’s living on the east & west coasts (Philadelphia, San Diego, New York City) she moved back to the Midwest to be closer to her family. A true introvert, most days she can be found watching science fiction or documentaries, listening to political podcasts like The Young Turks or The Majority Report, or just chilling with her kittens. Laura joined IndyPride in 2022 and has been amazed at the amount of growth she’s seen in the organization in just 2 years. She’s very proud of the Board’s commitment to IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility) and loves that she’s met & made friends with so many different queer folx during her tenure. She’s excited to expand IndyPride sponsored activities to appeal to people in the community with varied interests (board games, book clubs, hiking… the possibilities are endless!)
Josh Lemieux (He/Him)
Josh Lemieux was born and raised in Indianapolis. For the previous two years he has served on the board as the Festival Director and been a member of countless Indy Pride committees. He is excited to continue his work within the Indy community elevating LGBTQ+ stories and celebrating our incredible accomplishments. In his spare time, Josh is the caretaker for his 94 year old grandmother. He is active in the LGBTQ+ softball leagues in Indianapolis, coaching the One Hit Wonders and serving as the Co Tournament Director for the Annual Naptown Classic Softball Tournament. Additional Josh is an active builder of all things LEGO, and travels around the country selling LEGO and displaying his LEGO creations.
Cody Morris (He/Him)
Cody Morris has been the Board Treasurer since 2021. He serves as Vice President of Commercial Banking at First Internet Bank in Fishers, IN. There he supports the banking needs of various commercial, industrial, manufacturing, and non-profit customers. Cody received a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana. Cody moved to Indianapolis in 2019 from Evansville, IN. Cody is passionate about asset-based community development and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. He is involved in the community through other organizations such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center as a board member.
Jenna Phillips (She/Her)
Jenna Phillips (she, her, hers) is less than a year away from earning her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She serves as the VP of IDEA on the diverse and inclusive board of Indy Pride. Community work and advocacy are near and dear to Jenna’s heart. She loves learning through hard conversations and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds. Jenna looks forward to the journey together in the sector of community work and partnership.
Ellie Sanchez (She/Her)
Ellie is a queer Latina who is passionate about uplifting those around her. Ellie takes pride in being an active member of her community. She serves on the Board of Prospanica as the Director of Public Relations and is a mentor for the IU Center of Excellence for Women &Technology. Ellie is someone who is always looking to form meaningful relationships and learn about people’s life experiences! Ellie would love the opportunity to join the Indy Pride board because she wants to be a part of continuing to create spaces for the queer community.
Heather Savage (She/Her)
Heather Savage is a dedicated community leader with over a decade of experience in social work, specializing in child welfare supervision, non-profit board development, and community collaboration. She holds a Master of Social Work (2020) and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (2025) with expertise in social work, consulting, management, leadership, grant writing, mentorship, public speaking, clinical work, and board membership. As the Chief Executive Officer of Savvy Consulting Services, Heather provides various services in event planning, project management, and community initiatives. Her background in social work has made her a seasoned grant writer, clinician, and consultant for organizations and communities seeking inclusivity and best practices. Additionally, Heather is known for her skills in event planning, helping clients create memorable occasions. Her involvement in various organizations further demonstrates Heather’s passion for community development. She is the Co-Founder of Let Them Talk Indy, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating Black youth voices and addressing community disparities. Heather is also a board member of the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE). Heather Savage is a true servant leader and community strategist, tirelessly supporting youth workers, enhancing organizational skills, and creating positive change in her community.

The Indy Pride Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board of directors, who act as a working board, filling executive positions to take care of most working functions of the organization. Indy Pride, Inc. has recently grown large enough to hire an Executive Director and support staff to create more efficiencies and consistency within programs, operations, administration, and management from year to year. The members of the Indy Pride Board of Directors continue to contribute their time, talents, ideas, and opinions to advance the goals of the organization.

Below you will find the Slate for the 2024 Indy Pride Board of Directors. These are members of our current board that are up for re-election or members of the community who have been nominated by the community and interviewed by a volunteer committee for your consideration. Please scroll down to see photos and bios of these candidates.

Please review the nominees and submit your vote here.

Date IconThe deadline to vote is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023.

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