IndyHub Staff + Board


Molly Chavers, Executive Director

Molly’s day-to-day responsibilities encompass all aspects of IndyHub’s operation – from fundraising to strategic planning. She works one on one with non-profits, for profit companies, and community organizations to encourage young professional engagement across the city. Molly also spearheads the No Mean City initiative.

Her civic and board involvement includes service with the United Way of Central Indiana, the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and Tourism Tomorrow. She can be reached at

Karissa Hulse, Director of Development & Operations

Karissa works on the strategic development of IndyHub operations, and works closely with our community partners to connect and engage twenty- and thirty-somethings with work happening across the city.

Karissa serves on the Transit Drives Indy coalition, and is actively engaged across our city, including with the Soup’s On homeless outreach program and United Way of Central Indiana’s ReadUp mentoring initiative. Karissa can be reached at

Ashley Miser, Community & Events Manager

Ashley’s days at IndyHub HQ are filled with planning the behind-the-scenes operations for the thirty plus events and programs we host each year. Additionally, she engages with our program partners, volunteers, young professional groups and the Indianapolis community through customized connections.

Ashley stays connected in the city by volunteering on several committees supporting United Way LINC, Methodist Health Foundation’s REV event, Wicket World of Croquet supporting the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. She is also a member of the Indianapolis Urban League Exchange Fellows program.

On a sunny afternoon, you can find Ashley walking her boston terrier puppy, Parnelli and enjoying all that our city has to offer! Connect with Ashley at

Laura Granieri, Communications Manager

View More: manages all IndyHub and No Mean City communications and marketing, including website, social media, and the emails you receive in your inbox. She also develops our content strategy and handles things like partner promotions + media relations. She’s always on the lookout for the next social media trend or a unique No Mean City story.

Laura spends much of her free time volunteering in the community, helping to organize Indy City Futbol in the summers and also serves on the board of directors for People for Urban Progress. She loves Indianapolis almost as much as Leslie Knope loves Pawnee and is always in the mood for gifs! In her spare time, you’ll catch her riding her bike or reading a book in a hammock by the canal. Give Laura a shout at


Mary Casino, Digital Media Intern

Mary assists with developing and managing IndyHub social media content, working to promote the many events and organizations doing great work in our city. She also tracks analytics and keeps us up to date on new trends in the digital realm.

Mary is in her fourth year at Butler University as a pharmacy major with a marketing minor. Outside of academics, she spends most of her time chasing her philanthropic passion for kids serving as President of Butler University Dance Marathon benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, Vice President of Pediatric Pharmacy Education Done by Students and numerous roles in Alpha Phi Sorority. Originally from the Chicagoland area, but has found her heart imbedded inside Indy as her favorite pastime is friendship and nature walks on the canal. Send Mary a note at

IndyHub Board of Directors

Their visionary leadership guides our programs and their cultivation of new relationships makes them invaluable ambassadors.

Desma Belsaas, Chair
Schmidt & Associates

Katie Babbitt
CNO Financial

Erica Ballard

Josh Christie
Ice Miller

Megan Giannini

Lesley Gordon
Indiana State Fairgrounds

Matthew Hall
Highland Park Partners

Devon Kennedy
IU Health

Josh Klaben-Finegold

LeRoy Lewis III
Eskenazi Health

Steph Long
Eli Lilly & Company

Josh Malarsky
Katz Sapper & Miller

Sarah Myer

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon
Faegre Baker Daniels

Jillian Schmiedt
Dow AgroSciences

Justin Sufan
Indianapolis Power & Light

Corey Wilson
IndyHub Foundation Board of Directors

As directors of our 501(c)3 IndyHub Foundation, their guidance and support play a significant role in the success of IndyHub.

Trevor Belden, Chair
Faegre Baker Daniels

Ernest Disney-Britton
Arts Council of Indianapolis

Sara Fehsenfeld Morris
The Heritage Group

Zsofia Nagy

Ian Nicolini
Indy Chamber

Jeff Robinson
Visit Indy

Sherron Rogers
Eskenazi Health

Taylor Schaffer
City of Indianapolis