New members bring grantmaking, government administration experience

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Indiana Youth Institute is announcing new members of its board of directors: BJ Farrell, of Newburgh, and Amanda Jamison, of Elkhart. As a statewide organization, the Indiana Youth Institute recruits board members from across the state with both public and private sector experience.

Farrell serves as the chief deputy for the Warrick County Auditor. She brings a strong background in government administration with a focus on building strong relationships with constituents in southwestern Indiana. Farrell also has political expertise and served as the southwest Indiana campaign director for Suzanne Crouch’s state auditor campaign. In addition to her role on the Indiana Youth Institute’s board, Farrell supports the Women’s Club of Newburgh.

Jamison is a community advocate and grantmaker who currently serves as senior program officer for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. In her role, she works with schools and nonprofit organizations to develop funding proposals that positively impact students and the community. Previously, Jamison served as a program manager for Geminus Corporation. Outside of the office, Jamison is a long-time member of the Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club.

Farrell and Jamison will each serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

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About the Indiana Youth Institute

For three decades, the Indiana Youth Institute has supported the youth services field through innovative trainings, critical data, and capacity-building resources, aiming every effort at increasing the well-being of all children.