At ProAct, we have a diverse and innovative team that share a similar passion and dedication towards the youth we serve. From our leadership to our board and each person involved, our goal is to provide an exceptional experience that will have a lasting impact that extends far beyond the service projects and workshops we initiate. Keep reading to learn more about our team.

Meet Our Team

Our Leadership Team…

Derrin Slack, PMP

Founder & CEO (he/him)

With a strong background in nonprofit management and research, training, and leadership, Derrin acts as the conduit between the needs of the community, and the individuals, partners, sponsors, and students that engage with ProAct.

Jessica Rodriguez Hernandez

VP, Community Impact (she/her/hers)

Jess is a relationship-focused leader with a passion for supporting small and minority owned businesses. Holding true to the words “In order to receive, one must give,” Jessica believes in the importance of educating and consulting our partners on the fruitful impact they create by pouring resources back into their communities.

Our Community Impact Team…

Mya Daelynn

Director, Partner Engagement (she/her/hers)

Mya has a passion for community service, empowering youth and women which she does through her background with project management, event coordination, and facilitation.

Kamryn Schmidt

Community Impact Concierge (she/her/hers)

Through the Civil Air Patrol, Kamryn gained leadership experience while working with other youth which will help her through her role as a CIC. In this role, Kamryn is looking forward to working with schools the most to help the students engage in service.

Yassmin Fashir

Community Impact Concierge (she/her/hers)

Born in Sudan, Yass was raised in Indiana and is passionate about social justice as her hands are always involved in community projects. She has a lot of experience traveling and working in different non-profits all over Africa.

Our Training & Community Support Team…

Aireal Anderson

Community Impact Trainer (she/her/hers)

Aireal has dedicated nine years of service as an educator, gaining experience in classroom and culture management, strategy, outreach, and marketing.

Carly Reardon

Public Ally (she/her/hers)

Carly grew up in Westfield before attending Butler University for a degree in Arts Administration, a degree which combines the arts, business, and non-profit management.

Join Our Team!

Are you passionate about our community? Are you dedicated to making a difference? Join us as we empower youth and build Proactive Communities.

Board of Directors

Pitt Thompson (Chair)
Senior Consultant, Capital City Resources

Robert (Bob) Millard (Treasurer)
CFO, T2 Systems 

Jenny Banner (Secretary)
Principal, Bright Corner Group 

Alaric Aloor
CEO & CTO, Archon Security

Andrew Adeniyi
Regional Manager, Starbucks / Author of the Circle of Leadership

Dr. David Austin
Dental Director, Managed Health Services 

Robert (Bob) Kort
President, Kort Builders 

Meg Liffick
CEO, SmallBox 

Casey Mackert
Director of Performance Excellence, Six Disciplines Consulting Services 

Mary Ann Sullivan
Former IPS Board Member

Advisors to our Founder & CEO

Wallace McLaughlin, PhD
CEO, Fathers and Families Center

Milt Thompson
Attorney, BleekeDillonCrandall Attorneys

Jeb Banner
CEO, Boardable

Jay Height
Shepherd Community Center

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