Director of Social Emotional Health


Dr. Karlin J. Tichenor leads IYI’s social-emotional efforts. He works strategically with partner organizations to provide support, guidance, and expertise to strengthen social-emotional health opportunities for Indiana’s kids.

Previously, Karlin  served in research and administrative roles in Michigan and Ohio. He is a passionate believer in the power of education and positive role models for youth development. He has returned to Indianapolis with the goal of impacting the larger community.

Outside the office, Karlin enjoys spending time with his extended family, friends, wife, and daughter.