Felege Hiywot Board

About The Board

Leading the path of youth development in Indianapolis.

The board at the Felege Hiywot Center is dedicated to our mission and vision. The board helps guide and shape the development of existing and new programs at the center. We cannot thank the board enough for all of their support, encouragement, and thoughtful leadership.

Meet The Board Members

Tommy Reddicks

Chairman of the Board

Patricia Gamble-Moore


Darci Sieracki


Ms. Aster Bekele

Founder and Executive Director

Dareskedar Henry


 Andrew L Crowe Sr.


 Nicole Oglesby


 Tyler Gough


 Chris Rothenberger


 Darye Henry

Darye is the founder of Reborn Code. He spends most of his time coding and working with clients. Darye enjoys his time with his family, playing music, chairing the board at Felege Hiywot Center, and is the youth leader at his home church.

Favorite quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

 Chris Rothenberger

Chris has been employed with Major Tool & Machine for 34 years. He enjoys working with
friends on home remodeling projects, spending time outdoors and being with his family and three grandchildren. Along with volunteering at Felege Hiywot, he also helps with his church, the Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity.

Favorite phrase: “Heal the wound, leave the scar.”

 Mary Studley

Mary works full-time serving the needs of some of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable children as a
Community School Coordinator, developing a wide range of programs and partnerships to serve children and their families. “FHC inspires me by bringing things about my childhood to the children of Martindale Brightwood. Gardening and agriculture were a big part of my childhood, as my grandfather was a farmer. I think the sort of experiences FHC offers children will broaden them in very unique ways while developing their understanding of the natural world through science.”

 Angela Hays

Angela is passionate about cultivating and promoting our local food economy and community. She enjoys a good run, the glow of the moon in the night sky, and the satisfaction of digging in the dirt. She strives to “live a deliberate life” on a daily basis.

 Lynn Wiegand

Lynn is a Registered Nurse for Carmel Clay Schools and long-time volunteer and supporter of the Felege Hiywot Center.

Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

 Gene Ford

Gene is a senior public relations coordinator at Indiana University Health. The Indianapolis native enjoys creating art and music and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Favorite proverb: “You can go faster alone, but you can go farther together.”

 Lauren Nowlin

Lauren is a Bilingual Customer Service Representative at Midwest Orthotic & Technology Center.

 Nicole Oglesby

Nicole is the Director for Diverse Community Partnerships at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Currently, she serves as the Project Director for the Martindale Brightwood Alliance for Educational Success, which is a university assisted full-service community school initiative funded by the US Department of Education. Her four sons are the apples of her eye!

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