Meet The Team
Emily DelGrosso, HS-BCP, BS
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.
Amanda Clemmer, BA
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.
Description of Kris's chaos coming soon!
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.
Details on Ms. Dorris' duties and drama coming soon, too!
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.
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.
Details on Cristina's chaos coming soon!