Our Board

Lindsey Badger, President
A Be More Award recipient (2016) for education and literacy, in recognition of her Indiana University and jail partnered Inside-Out Communication Program and ongoing jail-based working groups, Lindsey continues to facilitate three groups for and with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals: The Monroe County Jail (MCJ) Women’s working group, The (Men’s) MCJ Advancing Education Think Tank, and the New Leaf Transition Support Center Re-entry Collective.  Badger also chairs New Leaf’s Programs and Education Committee.
Markus Dickinson, Vice President
A former associate professor of Computational Linguistics at Indiana University and current director of the Jubilee College Ministry (First United Methodist Church), Markus has been volunteering in the AIR dorm since 2010.  Also active with Thriving Connections, Markus focuses his time with NL-NL on the website designing and in engaging the larger community.
David Meyer, Secretary
An adjunct professor at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, David founded the Cover Monroe Project in 2013 to help residents obtain health coverage under the new healthcare reform programs.  Mr. Meyer received a community “Be More Award” in 2015 for his volunteer efforts.
Christopher Haynes, Treasurer
A retired professor of Computer Science at Indiana University, Chris has been a NL-NL jail volunteer since 2010. He is a Lay Minister for Prison Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, where he co-chairs the Hope For Prisoners Task Force, and offers instruction in yogic meditation and breathing practices. He has formerly served on the Boards of the UU Church and Bloomingfoods, and as a CASA and Big Brother. 
Craig Grimes
Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, Craig studied biology at Indiana University before turning to business management at Ball State.  He has executive director and managerial experience in the hospitality industry, and is currently a project manager for Stumpner Construction.
Debra Morrow
​​The Executive Director of Middle Way House, an emergency shelter and rape crisis center in Bloomington, Debra has long worked with those in need in Bloomington.  Before her tenure with Middle Way House, she worked with incarcerated women at New Leaf - New Life and volunteered with the Shalom Center.  Morrow is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in criminal justice, and her life has focused on trying to catch people who otherwise fall through the cracks.
Bobby Overman
​As the Nonprofit Central Specialist at the Monroe County Public Library, Bobby works with nonprofits of all types and sizes. This has given her a special understanding and deep appreciation for the work nonprofits do in our community. Working as the jail librarian, she saw firsthand how programs like NLNL help individuals stay connected to their family and the community as a whole.
Kris Roehling
An educator and coach in the areas of behavioral health, physical health and addiction, Kris returned home to Indiana 5 years ago after working as a campaigner, organizer and community leader for organizations like Amnesty International, SEIU, BiNet USA, Casa Latina workers center, and local HIV service organizations.
Max Smith
​A resident of Monroe County since 1993, Max has worked as a commercial construction superintendent and as a small business owner.  He is a veteran of the US Navy and a former philosophy major, but these days is known more as an active advocate for jail programming, re-entry, and criminal justice reform relating to addiction. Additionally, he serves on an Advisory Board for the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Program.
Joe Varga
An Associate Professor in the Labor Studies Department at IU, Joe teaches and researches labor history and the role of workers in our political system. He is a long-time labor and justice activist, and currently serves in leadership positions with South Central Indiana Jobs with Justice and Monroe County Showing Up for Racial Justice. He lives in Bloomington with his partner of 20 years, and their five adorable cats.
Tania Karnofsky (ex officio)
A founding member of NL-NL, Tania began doing a parenting program at the Monroe County Jail in 2000, as an intern completing her MSW.  She works mostly in the jail where she coordinates volunteer programs, offers transition services, and facilitates education and employability classes at the AIR Dorm.  A one-time recipient of a Be More Award, Tania also won ​a Haines Turner Award for 2013.

Advisors

Wain Martin, Advisor
Retired professor of Information Technology in the Kelley School of Business, Wain was a founding member of NL-NL who also serves as Executive Director and concentrates on funding.  He received a “Be More Award” in 2015 for his work
David White, Advisor
A member of the NL-NL Board since its inception, David is a retired Indiana University faculty member and was part of the Biology Department. He has participated in various NL-NL jail programs.  David White recently started Safety Net, a free newspaper devoted to people in need.
Charlotte Zietlow, Advisor
​One of the founding members of the NL-NL, Charlotte has been involved in Community Corrections and working to improve the justice system locally since at least the 1970s.  In 1980, as County Commissioner, she helped hire the first Community Corrections Director and has since helped establish a baccalaureate program at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, pushed for activity and training space in the current jail when it was built, and worked to increase efforts for juveniles.