Our Staff

Main Staff

Arielle Hacker
Social Work Trainer
Arielle Hacker is the Social Work Trainer & Coordinator for New Leaf - New Life. Her main responsibilities include facilitating jail programs and responding to service requests from the men and women who are currently incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail. She also works at the Community Kitchen as a Referral Specialist.
Stacy Flynn
Volunteer Coordinator
Stacy Flynn currently works at New Leaf New Life as Program Volunteer Coordinator. Stacy oversees our many in-jail programs, as well as transitional programs bridging the gap between incarceration and re-entry. She is passionate about working with volunteers as well as formerly incarcerated individuals within her community.
Bruce Terry
 Transitional Manager, New Leaf New Life

A Bloomingtonian who left for a long time, Bruce moved back to Bloomington to take care of some family.  After many years of addiction, Bruce is committed to giving back to a community that he "probably destroyed a bit" and to helping other people one day at a time.
Michelle Brekke
Life Skills Coach
Michelle currently assists in a Life Skills class offered to women: we are women building women up! Michelle became active with New Leaf - New Life while being incarcerated and now wants to give back to the community by sharing her experience, strength, and hope with others. She has a passion to help others to see that they are not alone, and most need help to get back on their feet.  Michelle tries to pay it forward and encourages others to do the same.
Stacey Stultz
Life Skills Coach
A long-time Bloomington resident, Stacey is a recovering addict recently released from DOC.  Stacey was first introduced to New Leaf - New Life during her first incarceration and was astounded that there were people out there who believed she was more than just a number. Her goal now is to help someone when there seems to be no help; she wants to give back to my community.

Our Interns

Heather Beery
Heather is working with NLNL to complete a practicum for the IUPUI Master of Social Work (MSW) Direct Online program. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and spent the initial portion of her career working with adults with developmental disabilities as well as with the geriatric population. After deciding on a career change, she received her Master’s degree in Information Science from Indiana University and has since been working in the field of information technology. Heather considers herself a lifelong learner and was compelled to go back to school after viewing the MSW curriculum. She particularly enjoys coursework focused on social justice issues and theory application.
Ronyale Fogle
Ronyale is a senior at Indiana University studying Social Work and Criminal Justice. She currently is an intern at New Leaf - New Life, in which she assists with jail programs as well as other transitional programs NLNL has to offer. She is passionate about helping those in the criminal justice system transition back into the community, along with helping with other problems they may struggle with.
Harsharn Kaur
Harsharn is a senior in the BSW program at Indiana University. Born and partially raised in Punjab, India, as the eldest of four, she made the transition, along with her parents and siblings, from India to Indiana when she was 11 years old.  Through interning at New Leaf New Life, she hopes to be of help to people and to care for those who have been dehumanized and criminalized. As a human being and an aspiring social worker, she is interested in collectively dealing with and lessening the various forms of suffering people experience. Some of her other interests include reading fiction, painting, and learning new crafts.