Assistant Director for Strategy and Engagement
Brown leads institute and program planning, working alongside ERI’s leadership to advance strategic initiatives and strengthen stakeholder relationships. In a previous role at IU, he helped create the student internship program now known as the McKinney Climate Fellows, which ERI administers.
Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation
Dorau directs ERI’s policy and implementation portfolio, working alongside ERI’s leadership to lead programming, pursue philanthropic and grant funding, and foster relationships with stakeholders. Previously, Dorau served as Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of South Bend.
A Chancellor’s Professor of Earth Sciences at IUPUI, Filippelli works on climate and environmental health, particularly in cities.
Phone: (317) 274-3795
Resilience Programs Coordinator
Gore supports ERI resilience programs, providing guidance on climate mitigation and adaptation solutions to local governments. She coordinates with partner organizations to ensure that local government officials have the resources they need for successful project implementation.
McKinney Climate Fellows Program Manager
Hayden assists with coordination of the McKinney Climate Fellows program, focusing on student engagement and partnerships with nonprofits and businesses across the state. She also serves as the Associate Director of IUB’S Integrated Program in the Environment, supporting environmental academic programs, sustainability-related co-curriculars, and climate education outreach.
Henkel is the point person for establishing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations, and private individuals whose philanthropic interests align with ERI's mission.
Communications & Outreach Manager
Hines supports ERI's communication and outreach initiatives by promoting awareness of ERI's mission and activities within the university and among the public. He serves as a liaison to faculty and staff, media, and the general public.
McLenachen serves as a primary point of contact for general inquiries, provides administrative support to the team, handles initial fiscal document processing, and assists with maintaining and expanding ERI's online presence.
A clinical associate professor at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Mincey studies urban forest management and environmental governance.
Phone: (812) 855-8745
Extreme Heat Coordinator
Davis supports the Beat the Heat program by analyzing data related to extreme heat and vulnerability and by helping local governments develop heat management strategies. She is a senior at Indiana University pursuing majors in geography and international studies and a minor in atmospheric science.
McKinney Climate Fellows Project & Outreach Coordinator
Ava manages the day-to-day operations of the McKinney Climate Fellows Program, assisting with partner outreach and student recruitment. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sustainability and biology from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences.
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE COORDINATOR
Lingelbach supports the designing, evaluation, and content updates for several ERI programs and tools that help Indiana local governments increase preparedness for climate change including the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit, the Prepared for Environmental Change Webinar Series, and the Hoosier Resilience Index. Lingelbach is a Masters of Public Affairs candidate at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where she studies building equitable and climate resilient communities.
Staff Writer & Graphic Designer
Paxton creates graphics and other communication products for ERI. She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from IU and is pursuing a graduate degree in secondary education through IU's School of Education.
Community Resilience & Outreach Coordinator
Smith coordinates the Hoosier Resilience Index, helping communities in Indiana understand their vulnerabilities to and preparedness for climate change impacts. He also contributes to ERI’s communication and outreach efforts. Smith is a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he studies energy and water policy as they relate to climate change.
Theisz provides support for ERI's custom data tools and websites through helping document data processes, managing software and data, and assisting ERI's affiliates with using its tools. He is currently a PhD student studying informatics in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.