Indiana Black Expo is an effective voice & vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African American youth & families.

IBE celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations.

We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs that reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all. With a statewide infrastructure now including 12 chapter affiliates, IBE continues to be a major economic and social contributor to our youth and the Indiana community.

Meet The Team

Alice Watson

President & CEO

Cara Holdsclaw

Chief Operating Officer

Terri Falker

Director of Finance & Facilities

Helen Bennett

Executive Assistant

Edward Rogers Jr.

Events Director

Dorshan Jones

YFP & Volunteer Administration

Luther Taylor

Director, Black Business Training Institute

Matthew White

Senior Director of Community Initiatives

Miaya Scott

Education Program Manager

IBE Executive Board

Vop Osili, III, Executive Board Chair
Melissa Proffitt, Executive Vice Chair
Hayley Boling, Treasurer
Keisha Ricketts, Secretary
Willie Stroman, Vice Chair Central Region
Denicka Foster, Vice Chair – Northern Region
Yvonne Harrington, Nominating Committee Chair

IBE Board of Directors

Joe Ayers
Nick Bontreger
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
Joe Jordan
Jamilia King
Al London
Murray Miller
Delbert Mimms
Tenaytia Nelson
John Upshaw
TaKesha Wilson
Kobi Wright


A strong understanding of the conditions impacting those in our community is crucial for bringing together civic leaders and for developing programs that help bring about positive change. Here is a sample of our recent reports. Click to download.

The State of Our Youth


Your Life Matters


YLM Plan of Action


Current Audited Financials


"The team at IBE understands that through education and the right communication vehicles you can change the paradigms of individuals and their life trajectories."

Patricia Roe


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You can help us make a positive impact on our communities. Learn more about our initiatives and how your donations can make a difference.

Donation Opportunities