Mike has been involved professionally in the disability community for 18 years. Before joining UCPAIndy, Mike was the Executive Director of The Hollis Adams Foundation. Mike was also an Associate Director at Tangram. Mike was involved in Tangram Business Resourcing, a venture that provides consulting services to companies on issues related to hiring people with disabilities. Mike oversaw job coaching, Ticket to Work, and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Previously, Mike was a lead in the development and oversight of programs that provide residential services for people with disabilities. Prior to this, Mike worked as a Program Analyst for the IUPUI Center for Health Policy where he conducted research on disability and healthcare related topics. Mike has also been the Director of the Partners in Policymaking program, an advocacy training program for people with disabilities. Mike also worked for Goodwill Industries where he provided job coaching to clients, provided disability related training for businesses, and made the WorkOne Centers accessible to people with disabilities.
Mike also volunteers his time within the community. Mike is the President of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Indiana. Previously, Mike has served on the Indianapolis Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability and the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Xavier University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. In his free time Mike has practiced Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art for 30 years. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor and an adjunct professor teaching self – defense classes at IUPUI. Mike has been married for 7 years to his wife, Amber. They have a son, Benjamin and daughter, Olivia.
Trace started as an intern with UCPAIndy in May of 2019. At the start of 2020 he moved into a full time position with the organization that focuses on fundraising and marketing techniques. Trace graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis in 2018 and is currently in the Master’s of Businesses Administration program at UIndy where he will again graduate in 2020.
Trace draws his inspiration for helping others from his brother, Ty, who has cerebral palsy but doesn’t let it keep him down. Prior to working with UCPAIndy, Trace was a student athlete at UIndy where he competed on the track & field team for five years. Currently he is an assistant coach for the team specializing in the jumping events.