Jodi never backs down from a challenge and isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. Her 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience, rounded out by her time spent serving families and children on the front lines, makes Jodi an essential thought partner. At Hedges, we count on her to lead our team and clients in ways that turn visions into transformative and measurable change.

“My favorite part about my work is getting to partner with a variety of leaders, staff members, and organizations as they build capacity and increase their impact. I am always learning something new and appreciate the opportunity to connect to different missions.”

Since joining the Hedges leadership team in 2014, she has worked with some of Central Indiana’s leading nonprofits and foundations while also serving as a member of both the American and Indiana Evaluation Associations.

“My parents instilled the core value of serving others in me as a young child,” she explains. “I’ve carried that with me through life, and when I realized I could do that every single day in my career, I never looked back.”

Before joining Hedges, she was Chief Operating Officer at Domestic Violence Network, Director of Development and Marketing at Coburn Place, and Assistant Director of Fatherhood Programs at Children’s Bureau, Inc. Jodi holds an education degree from Murray State, a BoardSource Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting, and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Jodi has served as a Board member for Allies, Inc. and Family Promise of Hamilton County, as the Fund Development Committee Chair for Family Promise of Hamilton County, as a volunteer for Uplands PEAK Sanctuary, and is an Alumnae of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy.

Whether it’s staying in for a game night or heading out for a hike at an Indiana State Park, Jodi enjoys recharging with her family and friends.