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Angela Smith Jones is one of the team of Public Policy Directors with the Indy Chamber. As a lobbyist for the Chamber, she is currently working on the following issues: Education, Workforce, Mass Transit, Immigration and the Chamber’s Green Business Initiative, along with other lobbying duties. Angela also is the staff liaison to several Chamber Councils and Committees which work year round in developing policies and positions of the Chamber, as well as, creating the Chamber’s legislative agenda.
Angela works with the Mayor’s office, City-County Council and the State Legislature as a resource of information and to ensure that the Chamber’s voice is represented as decisions are being made that affect business in the Greater Indianapolis area. Formerly, Angela was a Director with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). Prior to the merger of IPLA and the Health Professions Bureau, Ms. Smith Jones was the Deputy Director of the Health Professions Bureau and the Director of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.
Angela, a native of Indianapolis, is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois and she completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied Broadcast/Journalism.
Anne Shane is currently working as a consultant at BioCrossorads, focusing on K-12 STEM education issues. Ms. Shane formerly served as the Vice-President at both The Mind Trust, an organization focused on K-12 education reform, and at BioCrossroads, where she helped start up Indiana’s leading initiative to grow the life sciences sector through workforce development, scientific collaborations and new business formation. While at BioCrossroads, she helped to strengthen K-12 math and science instruction through the development of the I-STEM Resource Network at Purdue University and worked with the University of Notre Dame to provide a stronger statewide focus on math and science Advanced Placement.
Before joining BioCrossroads, Ms. Shane served as a Community Development and Education Consultant to the Lilly Endowment, Inc. She also previously served as Chief of Staff under Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and managed many of Mr. Goldmith’s political campaigns. Ms. Shane just retired as a State Trustee and immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College and a Life Trustee of The Nature Conservancy of Indiana.
Ms. Shane is the former board chair of Develop Indy and was the first board chair of Teach for America/Indiana and holds multiple additional leadership and advisory positions on the boards of other Indiana-based organizations. Ms. Shane was instrumental in the startups of Donors Choose, Teach for America, BioCrossroads, Indy Hub and Stand for Children. She chaired the Special Events and Volunteers Division for Super Bowl XLVI and has headed transition teams at the local and state level. She was named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women” in 1996 and 2008. She has also been named the High Tech Woman of the Year and was presented with the Indiana Commission on Women Trailblazer Award. Ms. Shane is a former President of the Junior League of Indianapolis and is a 2010 Indiana Academy Appointee. She and her husband, David N. Shane, were awarded the Thomas W. Moses Good Scout Award in 2011 for their significant contributions to the community of Indianapolis. She was also presented the BioCrossroads’ Inaugural Catalyst Award in 2011 for her work in growing the life sciences sector in Indiana.
Ms. Shane holds a BA in German from DePauw University, and an MS Ed from Indiana University. She is married to David N. Shane, President and CEO of LDI, Ltd. Her son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Kristin Shane, live in Toronto, ON, with their three children and her daughter, Molly, is a pediatric hospitalist at Northwestern’s Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago.
John Barth is an at-large member of the Indianapolis City-County Council representing residents county-wide.
John is a fifth-generation resident of Indianapolis and is past president of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA). John grew up in the mid-north section of the city where he attended grammar school and graduated from Brebeuf High School. John graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in Sociology and the University of Michigan where he earned a masters in Social Work with a focus in Social Policy and Planning.
John currently serves as the Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at a local health plan. Prior to his most recent position, John was Senior Program Officer at the Center for health Care Strategies and Managed Care Director for the State of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. For several years John has worked as a site visitor and reviewer for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
John has a long history of community volunteerism. John continues to serve on the board of BTNA along with sitting on the boards of both the Martin Luther King Community Center and Project Home Indy.
John and his wife Jessica have three have three children – Nora, Miles, and Beatrice.
Through the authorization of high-performing charter schools, the Indianapolis Charter School Board will help make Indianapolis a city where all students in every neighborhood have access to a high-quality education.
IC 20-24-2.3 gives the Indianapolis Charter School Board the authority to grant or reject charter applications submitted to the Mayor of Indianapolis. Members of the Board believe that high-quality charter schools provide important educational options for students in our city.
Board members serve four year renewable terms at the pleasure of their respective appointee.
The Board consists of nine members, six of whom are appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and three of whom are appointed by the President of the City-County Council.
Find the Board’s meeting schedule here.
Spring Application Round Meetings (March – May)
Fall Application Round Meetings (September – November)