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Meet The Team

Emily DelGrosso, HS-BCP, BS
Project Coordinator

Emily has been with DAC since August of 2019. She started out as an intern with us from Purdue Fort Wayne, then we decided to keep her on once she graduated with her B.S. in Human Services and decided to move back to her home state of Oklahoma! She got married in June of 2020 and has a fat cat named Opal and her energetic little sister, Onyx. Emily is a Notary Public and a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner. Here at DAC, she coordinates our Handle with Care and Trauma-Informed Communities program and contributes to DFC efforts. 

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Amanda Clemmer, BA
Community Liaison

Amanda has been with DAC since July of 2020. She has worked for mission-driven organizations in both Washington, D.C. and northeast Indiana with a focus on advancing women into positions of leadership. With experience in development, event planning, and other administrative responsibilities, Amanda supports the DAC staff in carrying out their mission. When not at DAC, she is busy raising her family and finding other ways to move her community forward.

Kris Wise, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director / BRAVE

Kris started at DAC in August 2022, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience having served the LGBTQ+ community for over 20 years. He is passionate about his community and believes in the infinite worth of every individual. He provides specialized therapy services for the continuum of sexuality and gender identity care for clients of all ages, as well as family members of queer youth. He has done extensive work within the Standards of Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (NPATH). He is a lover of books and is excited about the library and upcoming book club at BRAVE. Other hobbies for Kris include writing, art, and design, and being dog dad to two cute scruffy puppies Harvey (Milk) and Saul (Alinsky).

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Bill Rondeau, BS, CPA
Director of Finance

Bill joined DAC February 2022 

Bill brings to DAC more than 25 years of experience spanning both for-profit and not-for-profit financial services. Bill also brings to DAC many years of progressive accounting experiences including company management and company ownership and their business challenges.

Prior to joining DAC, Bill was the Accounting Supervisor for SCAN, Inc. Prior to serving at SCAN, Bill was the Director of Finance for Indiana Telephone Network. Bill serves on the boards of the Jorgensen YMCA and CHILL, Inc. 

Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration from the Trevecca Nazarene University 1989 and became a certified public accountant in 1999.

Bill loves spending time with his three children and 7 grandchildren as well as his 3 stepchildren and 3 step grandchildren.  He loves directing them and helping to provide a solid basis for their adulthood.  In what spare time he has, Bill loves to golf, fish and hike.

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Ms. Doris
Older Adults Group Facilitator & Reception

Ms. Doris was recruited to join DAC in December 2022. Originally from Tennessee, she has called Fort Wayne home since early in her high school days. Ms. Doris co-facilitates the WISE groups and is the kind and friendly face of DAC upon arrival at the office and events throughout the community. She has a striking grace about her that people are drawn to, so naturally her list of admirers is long. It only takes a brief meeting to understand the treasure that is Ms. Doris.   

Jennifer Norris-Hale, BA, PMH-C
Mission: Motherhood Director and DAC Training Coordinator

Jennifer Norris-Hale is a boomerang resident of Fort Wayne. She graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in Apparel Merchandising and was in the apparel industry for over 10 years, spending most of that time building a career in Manhattan. Though her career took to countries all over the world, it was in 2015 that she decided to make her way home and raise her children surrounded by family and friends. 

Since returning to Fort Wayne she has continued developing her true passion in philanthropy as the founder of Mission: Motherhood. She is an advocate for maternal mental health and was chosen as a TEDx Fort Wayne presenter in 2019 to speak on her experience with postpartum depression/anxiety. Since then, it has been her mission to implement community-based programming for mothers in need of support through Mission: Motherhood. Most importantly, her biggest priority is being the mother of four young boys. She wholeheartedly believes in showing them importance of adding value and giving back to any community they are a part of by living that example. She truly enjoys being out and about with her family to enjoy all that Fort Wayne has to offer.

Cristina Sanchez, BS-HSRV
Executive Assistant

Cristina joined the DAC family in November 2022. A Fort Wayne native, graduate of South Side, lover of plants, books, music, and quiet time, Cristi is a true helper by nature jumping in to assist with all the different projects run by DAC. Her calm and collected aura creates balance and adds harmony in times of chaos. She looks forward to spending time hanging with the youth at BRAVE and adding positivity to the safe space and community there.   

Korrin Taylor, BA
Program Manager / BRAVE

Korrin began her adventure at DAC in January 2023 to coordinate events and oversee groups and drop-in activities at BRAVE alliance. She has many years of experience serving in public health and community mental health with focuses on HIV/STI prevention and education and complications related to substance misuse. She is an active ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and is honored for opportunities continuing to support queer youth in navigating the many adversities faced and celebrating how wonderfully magical they are--JUST as they are. Hobbies second to promoting social justice include dog training/handling, gardening, yoga, appreciating theatre arts/ballet/music, and letting her inner child shine.

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MaryClare Clark, MSW, LSW

MaryClare has been with DAC since July of 2018. She has worked in behavioral health, child welfare, and with women in crisis over her career. She is a social worker, mother, ally, and advocate. She hopes to impact community level change in Allen County to improve the skills and capacity of the public servants, treatment providers, volunteers and educators who are working to end the drug crisis through collaboration, prevention education, and strategic planning.

Monique Johnson, MEd
Director of Associate Engagement

Monique started at DAC in August of 2019. She has experience in working with youth and community systems to build upon the strengths of young people with significant barriers to success. She is compassionate and dedicated to improving outcomes for the Allen County community, particularly our youth. She oversees our Drug Free Communities federal grant, where she works with a 12-Sector Coalition to find innovative ways combat youth substance use and underage drinking and to reduce complex trauma for youth. Monique serves as an education liaison where she works to identify and reduce traumatic experiences, through initiatives such as Handle with Care, the Indiana Youth Survey, and the School Safety Committee.

Tanya McKinney, BS MOL
Director of Community Initiatives and Major Projects

Tanya has been with DAC since Fall of 2018. She and her husband Terrell have two beautiful girls who have stolen the hearts of the whole team - especially during COVID, since we are all deprived of human connection! Tanya is our Director of Community Initiatives. In this role, Tanya gathers and assembles demographic and societal statistics to prioritize funding and programmatic goals. Her work drives DAC’s community change initiatives that align with our most pertinent mental health and substance use concerns. This work also ensures the outcomes we are seeking are effective and impactful. Tanya coordinates with our state partners to communicate our work in a way that helps them to understand the status of our community’s needs and successes.

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