Board Members

Ignite Board Members

Demetrees L. Hutchins

VICE BOARD CHAIR

I am a 39-year-old former foster youth who was emancipated from the Indiana child welfare system at the age of 16. I am not married nor do I have children. I currently work for Indiana University (IU) in School of Education (SOE) on the campus of IUPUI as a Management Analyst, research consultant for the Indiana Urban Superintendents Association (IUSA), a Research Associate for the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) and serve on the Youth Engagement team at UWCI.

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Alicia Ramsey Board Member

Alicia C. Ramsey

BOARD MEMBER

Mrs. Ramsey is the founder of “Women of Excellence” a non-profit ministry that empowers women through self-help seminars, events, and workshops. She participates on many women discussion panels, does motivational speaking, and is a strong advocate for families of special needs children.

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Cassandra L. Anderson

Cassandra L. Anderson

BOARD MEMBER

Ms. Cassandra Anderson, is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and the oldest of five siblings.  Ms. Anderson attended Arsenal Technical High School and graduated from Pike High School.  After completing high school, she attended Spelman College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Ms. Anderson received her Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Georgia State University and Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Michael Wilson

BOARD MEMBER

Michael Wilson is a senior accountant at Simon Property Group, an American commercial real estate company in the United States, headquartered in Indianapolis. Simon is the largest real estate investment trust and the largest shopping mall operator in America. Michael is a graduate of Indiana State University where he balanced academics with being a two year captain on the football team. He received his BA in accounting.

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Michael Williams

BOARD MEMBER

Michael Williams currently serves as the Major Account Executive for Xerox. He is responsible for developing and growing relationships with key business owners and high level executives in the state of Indiana. Michael holds a degree from Indiana University where he was a student athlete and a student mentor. At Indiana University Michael earned a B.A. in Sports Communication and a minor in Telecommunications.

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Alisa Lee

BOARD MEMBER

Alisa is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida but is proud to call herself a Hoosier.  She’s a dedicated wife and mother of two wonderful children.  Along with serving in church ministry for almost 15 years, she also has an extensive background in banking and is the co-founder of a pre-school ministry.

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Josef Lee

BOARD MEMBER

Josef Lee co-founded Field of Dreams Pre-school and Child Care.  The school provided affordable child care for low-moderate income families.  He has initiated a number of community service and outreach efforts over the last 12 years.

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Josef Lee - BOARD MEMBER

Josef Lee co-founded Field of Dreams Pre-school and Child Care.  The school provided affordable child care for low-moderate income families.  He has initiated a number of community service and outreach efforts over the last 12 years.  He also co-founded the Change of Heart Music Festival, which features numerous faith-based national recording artists to help raise funds for various initiatives for at-risk youth.  Josef graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Behavior Science and later matriculated to Indiana University School of Psychology at IUPUI to further his education.  He served as senior pastor at New Harvest Christian Church in Crawfordsville, where he also volunteered as an advisor at Wabash College for the Malcolm X Institute.  He now works as a residential mortgage lender and as an independent real estate investor.  Josef and his wife have 2 children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, working with his hands and doing any outdoor activities.

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