INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 23, 2020) — Indiana Youth Institute today announces the hiring of seasoned experts in the field of youth services and education to its leadership teamBrent FreemanDr. Danielle Madrazo, and Alicia Kielmovitch.  

“I am delighted to welcome three outstanding leaders to our team,” said Tami Silverman, President and CEO of Indiana Youth Institute. “Each of the new vice presidents expands our ability to serve youthserving professionals, organizations, and communitiesBrent, Danielle and Alicia bring great expertise and accomplishments, making them critical colleagues in our efforts to ensure that all Indiana children are healthy, well-educated, safe, and able to reach their full potential.”   

Brent Freeman is IYI’s first Chief of Staff. He is assisting IYI’s President and CEO in setting strategic direction, managing projects and initiatives, and leading staff collaboration and supportBrent has extensive experience in education and youth services. Previously, Brent worked for Indianapolis Public Schools where he served as the Unified Student Supports Officer. During his time there he led equity-focused SEL trainingdirected special education programs that narrowed achievement gaps, and played a lead role in the recent COVID-19 remote learning transition 

Dr. Danielle Madrazo is serving as IYI’s new the Vice President of Professional Education. She is responsible for building the capacity of youth serving professionals—from executives to the front line and students—to better lead statewide efforts to improve the safety, education, health, and wellbeing of all children and youth. Danielle comes to IYI from North Carolina Wesleyan College where she served as Associate Professor of Education, Chair of the School of Social Sciences and Education, and Director of Teacher Education. In these roles, Danielle worked alongside school and community partners, led initiatives to diversify the teacher pipeline, developed and evaluated curriculum for multiple university departments, facilitated in-person and virtual instruction, and spearheaded grant and accreditation compliance.  

Alicia Kielmovitch is serving IYI as the new Vice President of Data, Analytics and Research. She is responsible for conducting and overseeing all aspects of Indiana Youth Institute’s (IYI) research and data analytics efforts. Alicia comes to us from Governor Holcomb’s Administration where she served as the Chief of Staff for the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. Alicia brings a strong dedication to educational equity, having led initiatives at the Indiana State Board of Education and through her experiences with Teach For America 

FreemanMadrazo and Kielmovitch all started their new roles at IYI earlier this month.  

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For three decades, Indiana Youth Institute has worked to improve the lives of all Indiana children by strengthening and connecting the people, organizations, and communities that are focused on kids and youth.