Meet Our Board and Staff

Indy Pride, Inc. produces events which educate, honor our history, and celebrate the diversity of the Indianapolis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. We exist to unite and serve our members and the LGBTQ+ community of Central Indiana through leadership development, educational programs, and community events which achieve inclusivity, equality, strong community connections, and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
Best known for the annual Indy Pride Festival, Indy Pride, Inc. also does philanthropic work throughout the year to support many other LGBTQ+ support organizations throughout Central Indiana. In addition to the Indy Pride Festival and events during Pride Month (June), we host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner, award scholarships, facilitate educational events, collaborate with LGBTQ+ organizations, and work in partnership with Circle City Pride Softball, LGBT Film Fest, and Pride Volleyball.

Indy Pride, Inc. is led by 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. We have recently grown large enough to hire an Executive Director to create more efficiencies and consistency within programs, operations, administration and management from year to year.


Chris Handberg
Executive Director
Tabitha Barbour
Program Director

Support Staff

Tiffany Hanson
Director of Marketing and Programs

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Larry Stribling
Todd Shelton
Vice President of Development
Robert Patrick
Vice President of Operations
Angie Martinez
Vice President of Community
Sean Seager
Craig Ervin
Board of Directors
Chad Watson
Tanner Alexander
Jen Cooper
Amy Downs
Colin Noll
Todd Shelton
Addison Smith
Summer Keown
Sean Seager
Chris Wakefield
Charlette Bowling
Matty Jacobs
Ryan Pranger
Pauline Valvo

Festival Committee

Robert Patrick
Festival Director
Chad Watson
Events Director 
Todd Shelton
Parade Director
Jack Shepler
Summer Keown
Tiffany Hanson
Director of Festival Marketing
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