Meet The Team

MaryClare Akers, MSW, LSW
Executive Director

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.

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Darcy Robins, MSW
Program Development Specialist

Darcy has been with DAC since Fall of 2018. Darcy serves as the program development specialist for primary prevention programming in Allen County. Darcy is an excellent resource for providers of youth services in connecting resources, assessing community and organizational needs and developing a plan for programming that fits the capacity of the organization they are serving. Darcy is a community volunteer and organizer, working to improve outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness, discrimination, and trauma.

Monique Johnson, MEd
DFC Project Coordinator

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 the outcomes for the Allen County community. She is the Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator and she works with a 12-Sector Coalition to build a comprehensive community plan to combat youth substance use and underage drinking and plan for a healthy community for our youth, families, and schools. 

Tanya McKinney, BS MOL
Public Health Data Analyst

More info coming soon!

Emily DelGrosso, BS
Project Coordinator

Emily has been with DAC since August of 2019. She is a Human Services graduate of Purdue Fort Wayne who has plans to enter the Peace Corps once COVID-19 has settled to a manageable level. In the meantime, we have opted to keep her on at DAC to coordinate our new Handle with Care and Trauma-Informed Communities program. Emily was married in the summer of 2020 and moved back to her home state of Oklahoma, where she works remotely. In Oklahoma, she serves as a board member for the Rogers County Literacy Council and is passionate about finding new ways to serve her community.

Meghann Hill, BA
Prevention Specialist and
DFC Project Assistant

Meghann is a Prevention Specialist and Project Assistant, spanning her talents across DFC and DMHA programming. Meghann recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology minors in Psychology, Criminal Justice and Philosophy; she hopes to pursue her Master’s Degree as well. Meghann is passionate about seeing change in our community and her experience working in local law enforcement gives a fresh perspective.

Amanda Clemmer, BA
Executive Assistant

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.