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 Community Impact Team…

Alexis Cooper

Community Impact Concierge (she/her/hers)

Alexis grew up in Vincennes, before moving to Indianapolis after graduating from the University of Indianapolis. She has a passion for helping her community, and is excited to continue that passion through her role as a CIC.

Kelli Thomas

Community Impact Concierge (she/her/hers)

Kelli has an ever growing passion for social justice and service. With a background in sociology, racism and poverty are at the forefront of her mission for social equity.

Our Training & Culture Team…

Jasmine Owofade, M.A.

Director of Leadership & Training Experience (she/her/hers)

With a background in elementary and higher education, as well as African American and DEIB studies, racism, and social inequalities are at the forefront of Jasmine’s mission for equity.

Our Leadership Team…

Derrin Slack, PMP, CIP

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.

Mya Daelynn, M.A., CIP

VP, Community 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.

Jessica Rodriguez Hernandez

VP, Marketing & Growth (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.

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

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 

Mary Ann Sullivan
Former IPS Board Member

David Fredricks
Director, Office of Minority & Women Business Development, City of Indianapolis

Meg Liffick
CEO, SmallBox 

Robert (Bob) Kort
President, Kort Builders 

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