Tamara (Tammie) Hardin is the Controller at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. In this role, Tammie is responsible for keeping track of the money – everything that comes in, and everything that goes out! She is also responsible for payroll and benefits administration.
Tammie has extensive experience in nonprofit accounting. She has worked with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Independent Colleges of Indiana, ProKids Inc., and most recently, with Indy Reads/Indy Reads Books. Tammie holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Indianapolis.
When asked what about the Girls Inc. mission appeals to her, Tammie notes that by being a girl herself, she has always had a vested interest in doing what she can to make sure girls have opportunities and learn to make the most of them!
Emily Henson serves as the EmpowerHub Manager at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. She started at Girls Inc. as a volunteer but quickly fell in love with the mission and knew she wanted to be more involved. Emily also loves real estate, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Growing up facing adversity, Emily knows how critical it is that young girls know their worth, and know they are each capable, valued, and special. She is passionate about connecting with and empowering young girls and establishing a safe place for them to explore and strengthen their dreams, their feelings, and their trust in each other.
Jade holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University, with concentrations in Business and Public Health. While at Indiana University, she first started volunteering with Girls Inc. of Monroe County and quickly realized her love for the mission.
Jade has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations whose teams brought services to those who needed it most, honing in on youth development, trauma-informed care, and DEI practices to revolutionize what it means to invest in the next generation. Jade’s skillsets focus on program development, team training and development, data analysis, and overall strategy to support annual initiatives.
As a woman who embodies the mantra of Strong, Smart, and Bold, she strives to use her work to inspire all women and dismantle barriers to access equitable, inclusive, and educational programming.
Alumnae Program Manager
Michelle Henderson serves as the Alumnae Manager and oversees Project Accelerate at Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. In her role, she supports previous Girls Inc. participants from the ages of 18-24 years old through individualized case management, leadership development programs, mentorship, and readiness for college and career goals.
Michelle graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She began volunteering for Girls Inc. in 2011 and was nominated by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis in 2013 for the United Way Diversity Volunteer Award. She returned to Girls Inc. in 2022 as a full-time staff member and has remained committed to empowering and inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
High School Program Manager
Diamond holds a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. Throughout her college journey, she was a mentor to incoming freshmen and first-generation college students.
As a first-gen, she has a passion for helping the youth realize they are capable of reaching anything they set their minds to and that just because they haven’t seen it done before, doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
Diamond started off as a Program Facilitator in June 2022 and then transitioned into a Young Women in Leadership Coordinator. Now as the manager, she hopes to continue to put together impactful programming and to continue to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!