Financial Foundations Staff

Alvaro Borrero

Front Desk Support

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Amy Bayliff

Financial Coach

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Amy’s passions for finance, education and counseling have led her to her dream job at the John H. Boner Community Center. While she was in the banking industry she saw the need to provide financial education to consumers and to work with them one on one to resolve financial issues. She enjoys facilitating group financial education seminars and working with individuals one on one to develop their personal spending plans and to set and achieve their financial goals. Diverse interests, backed by a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Butler University, led her to a variety of criminal and civil law, administrative and retail positions. Since coming to the Boner Center Amy has obtained her Accredited Financial Counselor certification through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Amy co-hosts the radio show “It’s All About Your Credit” which can be heard on 1310 AM the first three Mondays of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and covers a variety of topics related to credit. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

Carla James

Asset Development Coordinator

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ChaRonda Lindsey

Front Desk Support

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Dean Johns

Director of Financial Foundations

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Dean has worked for the Center for a total of eight years and brings fifteen years of educational and social service experience to the department. Dean is responsible for providing comprehensive and strategic planning, development, administrative decision-making and implementation for the major program components of Financial Foundations, which include the core services of Employment, Income Supports and Financial and Asset Development. Dean is committed to assisting people and organizations achieve their greatest potential through critical analysis, planning, implementation, and ongoing evaluation. She continues to identify partnership opportunities, program development and evaluation. Dean’s passions drive her ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and community. Dean has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arizona, in Sociology and Family Studies and her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Management.

Deanna DeLong

Employment Specialist

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Felecia Dean

Front Desk Support

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Felecia has been with the center for 10 ½ years. During her tenure, she has gained substantial knowledge about the social service industry. In her new role as Income Support Specialist, Felecia works with customers to become aware of, gain access to, and navigate the public benefit systems; and access emergency assistance dollars for rent or utility concerns. Felecia also assists customers gain access to other services within the Boner Center and the greater Indianapolis community. In her spare time Felecia enjoys expanding her butterfly collection.

Greg Brett

Job Developer

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Lorri Dunwoody

Information Systems Manager

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Sharon Brashears

Financial Coach

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Sharon is a seasoned financial expert with over 20 years professional experience managing programs that provides financial training, education, and counseling services. Ms. Brashears teach and created the curriculum for her educational classes, Path Ways to Your Financial Destination and Make your Money Work. Serving as the co-host for the financial radio talk show entitled, Its All About Your Credit, Ms. Brashears keeps the Indianapolis community educated on federal changes to credit law that may impact financial independence.

Ms. Brashears’ financial counseling experience has focused on training individuals in personal budgeting, building and maintaining savings, and interpreting credit history and risks. Ms. Brashears training includes reinforcement of expense tracking, credit report analysis, and income management. Ms. Brashears has extensive experience facilitating financial educational workshops, classes as well as customized courses for smaller groups.