Meet The Team

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Emily DelGrosso, HS-BCP, BS
Project Coordinator
(she/her)

Emily has been with DAC since August of 2019. She is a Human Services graduate of Purdue Fort Wayne who coordinates our new Handle with Care and Trauma-Informed Communities program and contributes to DFC efforts. Emily was married in the summer of 2020 and moved back to her home state of Oklahoma, where she works remotely. In Oklahoma, she is currently in the process of starting her town's very first Community Fridge and is passionate about finding new ways to serve her community.

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Amanda Clemmer, BA
Executive Assistant
(she/her)

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.

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Ken Redmon
Prevention Specialist
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Ken Redmon started at DAC in August 2021. He has over six years of experience in the social services field and working with at-risk populations. He is a Prevention Specialist, focusing on community prevention and youth substance use, as well as digital media outreach. Ken is passionate about helping his community and making an impact in the Allen County area. He is also “Fort Wayne Famous”, working as a local DJ and appearing as a regular guest on several news and radio stations.

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Aisha Diss, BHS, CADAC II, CAPRC II-MH/FS
OFR Coordinator
(she/her)

Aisha has been with DAC since December of 2021. More about her role at DAC coming soon! In the meantime, check out our News and Updates page to learn more about Aisha!

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MaryClare Clark, MSW, LSW
Executive Director
(she/her)

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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Monique Johnson, MEd
Director of Youth Initiatives
(she/her)

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.

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Tanya McKinney, BS MOL
Director of Community Initiatives
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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.