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Board of Trustees

Dennis E. Bland

Dennis E. Bland,
Board Vice President

President, Center for Leadership Development

Dennis Bland is president of the Center for Leadership Development, a non-profit Indianapolis organization dedicated to preparing African American youth for academic, college and career success.  Prior to joining CLD, he practiced law for seven years specializing in medical malpractice litigation and insurance law. Dennis serves on many boards, including the Tobias Center on Leadership, Indiana InternNet, Indiana University Law-Indianapolis Alumni Association, and Indianapolis Arts Council. A native of Indianapolis, he is a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church where he serves as a deacon, trustee, and eighth grade Sunday school teacher. 

Daniel F. Evans

Daniel F. Evans, Jr.,
Board President

Retired President and CEO, Indiana University Health Partners, Inc

Daniel Evans is the retired President and Chief Executive at Indiana University Health Partners, Inc. He held this position November 2002 - 2016. Prior to this, Dan was a Partner at Baker & Daniels. He currently serves as a Director at BioCrossroads, Christian Theological Seminary and is Chairman of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. He also serves on numerous community, academic, and health care related Boards and Advisory Committees, some of which include, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana Health Industry Forum, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Indiana Hospital & Health Association, Indianapolis and Indiana Chambers of Commerce, and at IUPUI Board of Advisors.

Jackie Nytes

Jackie Nytes

Retired CEO Indianapolis Public Library

Jackie Nytes served the Indianapolis Public Library from 1988 to 2003 as CFO and Associate Director for Management Services.  She returned to the Indianapolis Public Library in 2012 to be the Chief Executive Officer, retiring in 2021. While CEO she led the development of new libraries in previously underserved areas of the City and significantly enhanced the Library's efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion. Nytes served the state as the President of the Indiana Economic Development Council and the city as the Executive Director of the Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation. Twelve years as an elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council has given Nytes a unique perspective on the role of Citizens Energy Group in the Indianapolis community. Currently, Nytes serves as a board member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Immigrant Welcome Center.

Brian Williams

Brian Williams,
Board Secretary

Program Director, Lilly Endowment Inc.

Brian Williams is a Program Director responsible for helping carry out the mission of Lilly Endowment’s religion and community development divisions.  Before joining the Endowment, Williams served churches in Indianapolis--Senior Pastor of University United Methodist Church, Pastor of Mission and Outreach at North United Methodist Church, and he also served as Pastor of the Granville-Vance Charge United Methodist Church in North Carolina.  Williams is a well-respected religious leader in the faith-based community. He brings both experiences from the business world and a passion for community development efforts that target the quality of life for all people, especially those living in poverty, addiction, homelessness, and the formerly incarcerated. Williams serves on various non-profit and for-profit boards in Indianapolis.

Nichole C. Wilson

Nichole C. Wilson

Vice President, Indiana University Health

Nichole Wilson, DPT, MBA, FACHE, is the vice president of Community Health Operations at IU Health. She is leading IU Health’s efforts to make Indiana a healthier state. Wilson and her team are focused on five key priorities: behavioral health, social determinants of health, infant and maternal fetal health, obesity and smoking cessation. Wilson is a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, Executive Women in Healthcare, the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Association of Parliamentarians. She also serves as a Corporate Director on the boards for AAA Hoosier Motor Club and Marquette Manor Senior Living (Retirement Living, Incorporated). A dedicated philanthropist, Wilson is involved with the board of Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation, the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis, the Madam Walker Legacy Center, the DePauw University Board of Visitors and the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in sport medicine from DePauw University, master’s and doctoral degrees in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s of business administration from Purdue University.