Our Staff

Lindsay Gramlich
President and CEO

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Lindsay Gramlich currently serves as President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Lindsay joined the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis team in the fall of 2022 Prior to this time, Lindsay served in several leadership positions at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for 12 years.

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Lindsay has served on many boards, including her current appointment as a Board Member of Indy Reads. She is a proud alumna of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class 46 and an alumna of the Mitch Daniels Leadership Fellowship. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Political Science from DePauw University, and a Master of Public Affairs from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Michelle Freeman
Vice President of Programs

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Michelle Freeman serves as the Vice President of Programs for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis where she has been able to combine her passion for nonprofit work and accessibility to social and emotional program resources for youth.  Michelle embodies the mission of being strong, smart, and bold and is dedicated to helping girls become the leaders that they were born to be.

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Michelle D. Freeman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, nonprofit family services, and community mental health, where she specialized in working with children and families, on such issues as trauma, anxiety, and depression.  Michelle firmly believes that everyone deserves quality mental health care and has dedicated her career to increasing access for underserved populations.

Michelle has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.  With over 25 years of clinical experience, she has presented locally and nationally on the importance of collaboration between schools and mental health entities to better serve school-aged children and their families by increasing access to care.  Michelle has also contributed to multiple statewide initiatives, participated in multiple leadership programs, and has served on non-profit boards.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her college-aged kids, and cuddling with her two dogs while enjoying a good fiction novel on her e-reader.

 

Tamara Hardin
Vice President of Finance

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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.

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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
Director of Programs

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Emily Henson serves as Director of Programs 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.

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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.

Michelle Henderson
Director of Communications & Community Relations

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Michelle Henderson serves as the Director of Communications & Community Relations. 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.

 

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Michelle returned to Girls Inc. in 2022 to launch the brand new Alumnae Program and has remained committed to empowering and inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. She is passionate about bringing awareness to the organization while promoting advocacy and inclusion for all participants, staff, board members, volunteers, and community partners.

In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her family, cheering on her favorite hockey team (Missouri State University), and shopping for the cutest pair of shoes.

 

 

Jade Stone
Chief of Staff

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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.

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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.