Leadership of Firefly Children and Family Alliance

A group of leaders working toward a brighter future for Indiana’s vulnerable individuals, children and families

A committed team of business and community leaders

Firefly Children and Family Alliance is comprised of a vast network of volunteers, staff and supporters. At the heart of it all is our leadership team. This group of community leaders, philanthropists and advocates helps our organization fulfill our mission. As we navigate the next chapter of our journey, these are the individuals who are leading the way.
Our CEO Tina Cloer

Our CEO Tina Cloer

Tina Cloer assumed the position of President and CEO of Children’s Bureau in 2013. In 2020 she led the merger of Children’s Bureau and Families First, the longest standing human services agencies in Indiana. At the completion of the merger in 2021, she assumed the position of President and CEO of Children’s Bureau + Families First. Today, she leads a redefined agency that has successfully achieved economies of scale, provides a holistic approach to individual and family wellness, and leverages all its resources to ensure the continuation of quality services. As the leader of a $40 million-dollar nonprofit, she is committed to creating an environment of continual reinvention so that the needs of the client and the community are always at the forefront.

Her own upbringing in a poor, at-risk family fuels her desire to ensure that every child can thrive, and that all families have access to the resources that can support them on their paths to well-being.

Tina is an expert in change management and resource management strategy, which has been particularly helpful during the past two years. With over 20 years of nonprofit management experience, she understands the importance of community systems that work together so that individuals and families have full access to every resource needed to achieving self-sustaining lives.

She participates on several advisory committees related to improving the lives of children and families. Her current board service includes IARCA and Charitable Allies. Ms. Cloer holds a M.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, in addition to earning an undergraduate degree from DePauw University. She is the mother of three young adults, and enjoys an urban lifestyle with her husband of 30 years.

Officers of the Board of Directors

Ramarao Yeleti - Vice Chair

Dr. Ramarao Yeleti

Michele Kawiecki - Treasurer

Michele Kawiecki

Vice Chair

Matt Nelson

Tony Bonacuse - Secretary

Prentice Stovall, Jr.

Joe Breen - Chair

Joe Breen

Immediate Past Chair

Our Directors

Steve Abdalla


Bernice Anthony

Eli Lilly and Company

Michael Baker

BMO Harris Bank

Dr. Deborah Balogh

Tony Bonacuse

Insurance Management Group

Joe Breen

Huntington National Bank

Marc Caito


Jill Dusina

MHS Indiana

Kayla Ernst

Ice Miller LLP

Doug Fick


Ann Frick

Honorary Lifetime Member

Jenny Froehle

Froehle Consulting

Lisa Gomperts

Schmidt Associates

Carrie Henderson

Red Leaf Group

Rona Howenstine


Teresa Hutchison

Indiana University – Riley Hospital

John Huesing

Elements Financial

Destinee Jordan

Troy Kafka

Centier Bank

Michele Kawiecki

First Merchants Bank

Ashley Larson

Bradley & Montgomery; Honorary, Young Professionals Advisory Board Representative

Ginger Lippert


Ryan Lobsiger

Indianapolis Colts

Mike Martin

10K Advisors

Kim McElroy-Jones

Community Health

Matt Nelson

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Chris Phillips


Blake J. Schulz

Ice Miller LLP

Robin Shaw

The Oaks Academy

Nick Shelton

Shelton Machinery

Caitlin Smarrelli

Delta Faucet Company

Prentice C. Stovall, Jr.

Eli Lilly and Company

Katy Stowers


Dr. Ramarao Yeleti

Community Health Network

Firefly Children and Family Alliance Foundation Board Directors

Joe Breen

Huntington Bank

Marc Caito


Cody Coppotelli

Lumina Foundation

Chris Fetes

Bolderwood Capital Mgmt, LLC

Doug Fick

CMTA, Inc.

John Huesing

Indiana University Health

Teresa Hutchison

Riley Children’s Hospital

Jon Owens

Cushman & Wakefield

Chris Phillips


Chris York

DTE Energy Trading