Felege Hiywot Staff

Our Staff Is Instrumental in Making an Impact on Our Community

 Kyla Jefferson

Kyla Jefferson is the Executive Assistant for FHC. She was born and raised in Indianapolis in the Martindale-Brightwood area. She graduated from Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Performing Arts and went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management from IUPUI, with a certificate in Business Foundations from the Kelley School of Business. She has been involved in non profit work since volunteering as a Student Campus Ambassador at IUPUI for United Way. She states that non profit work is “the heart of a community and a direct lifeline to marginalized communities and individuals”.

She is a mom of 2 boys and is married to her high school sweetheart. She enjoys traveling, drinking tea, reading, and singing loudly in the shower. She is also a small business owner, having created a bath and body care line, Peaceful Pixie, in 2021.

 Michael Williams

Michael started off his relationship with FHC as a student himself. Michael is a student at Martin University. He is graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Counseling– and we are lucky enough to have him back in the FHC family as our Education Director. Prior to starting this new role, Michael was a board member for the FHC.

 Darlene Gibson

Darlene Gibson is the Administrative Assistant for FHC. She is from the Far Eastside of Indianapolis, IN. Darlene and her spouse also have a family business called Meat Is My Ex LLC where they help individuals looking for vegan/plant based food and product options, as well as cultivate products that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. She has volunteered with Visions Beauty Camp, Reach For Youth, Teen Court, Circles, AmeriCorps, Indianapolis Black Expo, Forest Manor Center, Southeast Community Center, and others.

 Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson is the Communications Associate for FHC. Sarah has worked in communications and external relations for nonprofits across the country for over a decade. At FHC, she helps coordinate the newsletters and social media so that more people can be introduced to the work of the Center.

Meet The FHC Board

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