Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director
Prior to joining the organization in 2009, Ms. Bryant gained ten years of experience in various aspects of the state legislative process, workings of various state offices, and state level policy work. She spent nine legislative sessions between 2002 and 2009 providing policy development and legal counsel to the Indiana Senate Minority Caucus. She has also worked in Indiana state government, at the former Indiana Department of Commerce and at several agencies while serving as an Indiana Governor’s Fellow.
Ms. Bryant holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Evansville in History and Political Science, and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. She hails from Jasper, Indiana, and currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter and son.
MYCHAELA BRANDLE, programs manager
Mychaela Brandle joined Feeding Indiana’s Hungry in December 2016 to lead the No Kid Hungry Indiana campaign where she champions the Summer Food Service program. She currently manages several programs for the association.
Food has been intricately woven throughout her personal and professional life from growing up on a farm to receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Environmental Health and Science to working in the flavor sector of food manufacturing.
Most recently, she completed her Master’s of Public Affairs with a concentration in Urban Sustainability from Indiana University – SPEA where she focused on anti-hunger related programs and policies.
Mychaela grew up in Pendleton, Indiana and currently resides in Indianapolis with her family and their three rescue dogs.
Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Board Members
Julio Alonso, President
Hoosier Hills Food Bank
John Etling, Vice President
Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank
Stan Siegwald, Treasurer
Dare to Care Food Bank
Milt Lee, Secretary
Food Bank of Northern Indiana
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Tri-State Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.