Board of Directors President
Board of Directors Vice President
Alycia Washington is an easy-going, truth-telling, super-power finding life coach. She helps women bring the right D.R.A.M.A. into their lives by helping them DECIDE that who they are is enough!, RECLAIM their space and boundaries so they can ACTIVATE their power and MAKE Moves to live an ABUNDANT life. She has a M.S.Ed in Professional Counseling from Old Dominion University and her foundation of women’s empowerment and love of community was sealed at Spelman College where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Alycia has served in youth and family development roles for over 25 years including programs that provided alternatives options for juvenile justices, self-esteem programming to teen girls, parent support groups, teen summits, group homes and providing in-school mental health support and life skill education to middle school students.
Alycia joined the We Bring Hope Network team as Board President because she understands that “the village” it takes to raise a healthy well-adjusted child has changed. To serve the growing mental and physical needs of ALL children who are at risk, “the village” has to be more intentional in working together and pooling resources to reach as many children and families as possible.
Alycia resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband of almost 20 years, Marquis, and their two teen sons, David and Jonathan. Her oldest son is a budding entrepreneur with a delicious sauce, The Good Stuff, that he created and her youngest son is currently happy as the newest teen in the house. Homeschooling both boys from preschool to grades 4 and1 respectively was a major life highlight for Alycia. Not only did she use that time to help her sons’ develop critical thinking and life skills, she also sharpened her community building skills as she served as coordinator and co-founder for a preschool coop as well as helping to build networks, serve and find learning opportunities for the Washington Academy and other homeschool coops.
Kelly, a native of Gary, IN and a graduate of Purdue University with Bachelors in Sociology. Kelly began her career in Social Service in 2005 with the Department Of Child service. Kelly has primarily served Indianapolis’ Far eastside residents in various capacities such as housing, mental health service, crime prevention and education.
Kelly obtained her Master's in Management and Leadership from WGU in 2017 and became a ICF Board Certified Executive Coach in 2018. Kelly is the owner of Diva Training, Coaching and Consulting, where she coaches women entrepreneurs and consults with non-profit organizations to build program infrastructure.
Mother of one daughter, Kelly strives to leave her daughter a legacy of community service. It is Kelly’s life long goal to leave all those she encounters a better version of themselves.
Kelly has served on various nonprofit boards; the Ross Foundations, Urban Acts Academy and We Bring Hope.
Kristin Peoples is Co-Founder and Executive Director of We Bring H.O.P.E. Network and a lifetime devotee of helping others in her community. She graduated from Marion University with degrees in business and project management. Her work at the Boy Scouts of America Crossroads of America Council as a District Executive in the After-School Program is her greatest professional pride. Serving predominantly low-income families of Indianapolis, Kristin developed a curriculum that helped improve the impact non-traditional scouting was able to provide its membership. In the first year of the changed methodology and communication with the after-school members and community partners, membership grew 138%. She was also tasked with increasing the non-traditional programs annual popcorn sales with record sales increasing sales 145% year over year. Modestly she attributes the increase in participation and impact on membership as well as fundraising to creating an effective communication and fundraising plan that included all stakeholders.
As a long time, community advocate she has served as a Girl Scout leader for eleven years with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, multiple volunteer roles within Lawrence Township schools over the last seventeen years and community outreach coordinator with her church. A wife and mom of six, she loves camping, fishing, and crafting. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, adult rape, and walking testimony of how to live prosperous with PTSD, Kristin’s lifelong dream is to plant seeds that heal families and break generational curses.
Co-Founder of We Bring H.O.P.E. Network, a Little Rock native, and an active community member. Pamela graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with master’s degrees in Leadership and Management. She worked as an affiliate of Girls Inc, helping young women realize their full potential and understand their own value. Her defining quote: “People may not remember what you did for them or what you said to them, but they will remember how you made them feel.” Pamela’s goal is to emphasize the importance of making connections for personal and professional growth. In her free time, she loves travelling, meeting new people, and reading poetry.