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Our Team

Monique Johnson, MEd (she/her) | Interim CEO & President | at DAC since August 2019


Monique has significant 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. More information on Monique's role at DAC is coming soon!

Tanya McKinney, BS MOL (she/her) | Director of Operations | at DAC since Fall 2018


Tanya is responsible for the oversight of several of our grants and serves as our Director of Operations here at DAC. 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. She is a Wife and Mother to two amazing daughters, and a pet-mom to as many animals as she can sneak past her husband (currently 3).

Emily DelGrosso, HS-BCP, BSHSRV (she/her) | Creative Engagement Specialist | at DAC since August 2019


Emily 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, tracks and reports for multiple of our grants, and assists with OFR as well as the BRAVE Alliance.

Amanda Clemmer, BA (she/her) | Business Manager | at DAC since July of 2020


Amanda 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 (he/him) | BRAVE Clinician | at DAC since August of 2022


Kris comes to DAC 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). 

Korrin Taylor, BA (she/her) | BRAVE Program Manager | at DAC since January of 2023


Korrin coordinates BRAVE events and oversees groups and drop-in activities at the 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.

Ms. Doris (she/her) | Older Adults Group Facilitator & Reception | at DAC since March of 2022


Originally from Tennessee, Ms. Doris 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 (she/her) | Mission: Motherhood Director and DAC Training Coordinator | at DAC since August of 2022


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 giving back 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. 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. Her role at DAC as Training Coordinator allows her to collaborate with local organizations through leading the Intervention Committee and related SUD awareness programming

Cristina Sanchez, BS-HSRV (she/her) | BRAVE Project Coordinator | at DAC since November of 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.

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