Before joining the Aspire team, Lise worked as Director of Human Resources for the Avon Community School Corporation. She previously held HR leadership positions in the transportation, technology, banking and education sectors. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in organizational leadership (MSL), both from Trine University, as well as a professional graduate degree in human resources management from Cornell University. Lise holds certifications as both a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Hilary started her career at Aspire as a Human Resources Associate and worked in various areas of HR and Payroll. She graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources. Hilary and her husband have four children and one adorable grandchild. She also has two very spoiled but awesome American Bulldogs named Jaws and JazzMo. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, outside events, and scrapbooking. Hilary believes that Aspire’s People Operations is dedicated and professional, and she is grateful to be part of it.
Suzie brings years of experience in healthcare and recruiting. She holds an AAS degree in Business Administration and an AAS degree in Accounting from Indiana Business College.
Cathy brings to Aspire extensive experience in Human Resources for non- profit, education and healthcare sectors. She has a bachelor’s degree in business with an HR major from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Cathy is a dedicated "sports Mom"; from March through September each year, you'll likely find her on the sidelines of softball and baseball fields, cheering her son and daughter on to victory!
Gary started his career in retail management after graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science. After 20 years, he decided to go through a career change into Human Resources and worked as a HR Manager and Human Resource Business Partner in retail and non-profit sectors before joining Aspire.
Gary lives in Indianapolis on the northeast side with his rescue cat named Boudreaux. He enjoys traveling to any location that has plenty of sunshine and a beach, spending time with an amazing group of friends, and trying new restaurants.
Gary is excited about working for Aspire due to its mission and being a part of a collaborative team.
Juana worked for the Indianapolis Public School system as a Parent Involvement Educator and is a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a masters in Human Resources. Juana lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Lacy and their five children, Cortez, Brittany, Lacy C, Kyah and Tori. She is also a proud dog mom to a 150 pound St. Berdoodle named Milo. Juana is excited to be working for Aspire as she enjoys being a part of a team that values hard work.
Lauren received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health at IUPUI, majoring in Community Health and began her People Operations career in a Talent Acquisition role with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing company. After gaining experience in that role, she received a promotion to Recruitment Specialist before deciding to switch her professional career to the nonprofit sector. Lauren has previous CMHC experience working as an Employment Specialist, which she found to be both challenging and very rewarding. She loves solving problems and helping as best she can, which is why she's excited to be a part of the team at Aspire as our HRIS Specialist. It is also another challenging, yet rewarding, role. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies and doing projects around the house. She's lived in Indianapolis for the past 6 years and graduated from high school at Franklin Community. She lives on the northeast side with her fur babies: a pitbull named Sampson, and his sister cat, Olive.
Kari is from Delphi, Indiana (a small town just north of Lafayette) and has been married to her college (IU Bloomington) sweetheart, Alan, since 2009. They have two boys. Kari has worked in HR for most of her professional life, even though her degree is in Journalism. She has held positions such as Employee Experience Specialist, Payroll and HR Specialist, Employee Relations Manager, and Onboarding Specialist. She enjoys troubleshooting and solving problems and is excited to bring her previous experiences to Aspire to help her help others.
In their spare time, they try to keep the boys entertained with outside time or by forcing them to watch classic 80s/90s movies. As for herself - her favorite shows are Friends and The Office. Kari has been known to spend time binging both of these shows - over and over. She also listens to The Office Ladies podcast and highly recommends it.