Our Team

Staff

Leadership Team



Sam Carpenter

Sam Carpenter

Executive Director

Sam Carpenter is the former executive director of Indiana-based nonprofit fair trade retail outlet Global Gifts, In his 17 years leading Global Gifts, sales of sustainable goods grew from $196,000 to over $1.8 million and staff grew from […]

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Indra Frank, MD, MPH

Indra Frank, MD, MPH

Environmental Health Director

Indra Frank serves as HEC’s Director of Environmental Health and Water Policy. Her first career was as a physician specialized in pathology. In 2004 she shifted to environmental health and has since worked in environmental health programs, education, […]

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Tim Maloney

Tim Maloney

Senior Policy Director

Tim leads the Hoosier Environmental Council’s programs on forestry, land use, and public transit. In addition, Tim is the Council’s principal presence at the Indiana legislature. He has served as the Council`s Executive Director and previously as its […]

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Marianne Holland

Marianne Holland

Development Director

In Marianne’s development capacity, she oversees strategy and is helping to expand and deepen HEC’s network of relationships while increasing financial and advocacy support for HEC’s mission. Prior to stepping into her development role, Marianne led our public […]

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Program Team



Paula Brooks

Paula Brooks

Environmental Justice Program Manager

Paula is our Environmental Justice Program Manager. She leads our Indianapolis Environmental Justice Initiative, which aims to identify, prioritize, and ultimately mitigate environmental health risks in low-income communities and in communities of color in Indianapolis. Paula has long-standing interests in […]

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Jeni Jenkins

Jeni Jenkins

Senior Special Projects Coordinator

Jeni is part of HEC’s Mounds Greenway team and also assists with outreach events such as the annual Ride for the Mounds. Voted most likely to save the world by her high school classmates, Jeni has had long-standing […]

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Emily Plunkett

Emily Plunkett

Manager of Outreach

In her capacity as Manager of Outreach, Emily expands the depth and breadth of HEC’s network of relationships statewide through engaging volunteers, fostering partnerships, and hosting events. Prior to joining the HEC team, she served two terms of […]

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Delaney Barber

Delaney Barber

Outreach, Energy and Climate Coordinator

Delaney is our Outreach, Energy and Climate Coordinator. She works on special programming and expanding the breadth & depth of HEC’s network of relationships, with an emphasis on key legislative areas, especially in rural Indiana. She concentrates her […]

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Susie McGovern

Susie McGovern

Senior Water Policy Associate and Legal Assistant

Susie assists with our White River and Factory Farm Initiatives and provides litigation support to HEC’s Senior Staff Attorney. Prior to working for HEC, Susie completed internships in scientific research, environmental consulting, and cartography. She received a bachelor’s […]

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Development Team



Karl Duchmann Jr.

Karl Duchmann Jr.

Development Coordinator

Karl relocated back home to Indiana in order to work for the Hoosier Environmental Council in April 2018, and works as HEC’s Development Coordinator. He attended Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and worked for churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, […]

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Shannon Curtis Kellogg

Shannon Curtis Kellogg

Senior Database and Administrative Coordinator

Shannon is the newest member of HEC’s Development Team. She has nearly twenty years of quantitative market research experience, including as the sole proprietor of SCK Consulting. Shannon completed her Master’s coursework at Cleveland State University in the […]

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Mary Brock

Mary Brock

Grants and Green Business Manager

As Grants and Green Business Manager, Mary cultivates relationships with HEC’s green business partners while strengthening HEC’s mission through grant support. Mary has held several fundraising and development roles throughout her 22 years in Indianapolis. She holds her […]

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Renee Sweany

Renee Sweany

Special Projects Senior Advisor

Renee is deeply connected in the Indiana green movement. Renee founded and lead the HEC Green Business program where she networked with businesses who have a sustainability focus to support HEC’s mission. Renee was also instrumental in growing […]

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Operations Team



Lisa Arnold

Lisa Arnold

Senior Accountant

Lisa Arnold is a seasoned accounting professional who most recently served as Finance Manager for a major Indianapolis-area non-profit for nearly fifteen years. In Lisa’s role with HEC, she ensures that HEC continues its commitment to abiding by […]

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Amanda Goehlert

Amanda Goehlert

Graphic Designer

Amanda is HEC’s long-time Graphic Designer.  She creates a great breadth of designs for HEC, including our semi-annual reports, white papers, policy briefs, social media advertising, maps, and more.  Amanda has a masters of arts in journalism design […]

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