CIC Board

Center for Interfaith Cooperation is fortunate to have a diverse, dynamic, and dedicated Board of Directors. Since 2011, over one hundred faith and community leaders have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service to strengthen the foundation for authentic interfaith relationship building in Central Indiana. Driven by a passion to learn, share, and engage with neighbors across religious differences, CIC board member commit to 3-year terms of service. Over nine distinct faith traditions are represented on the current board along with dozens of denominations. 


Here is a list of the 2021 Board of Directors and their affiliations…

Brian Shivers

Rev. Brian Shivers

Board Chair

(Second Presbyterian Church)
Sonal Sanghani

Sonal Sanghani

Vice Chair

(Jain Community)
David Shaheed

Judge David Shaheed

Governance Chair, Former Board Chair

(Nur-Allah Islamic Center)
Karen Friss

Karen Friss

Treasurer & Governance Vice Chair

(Unitarian Universalist)
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Maria Pimentel-Gannon

Secretary

(St. Monica’s Catholic Church)
Don Knebel

Don Knebel

Fiscal Sustainability Chair

(Second Presbyterian Church)
Rainie Grant

Rainie Grant

PR Marketing Chair

(Muslim Community)
Daniel Meyers

Rev. Daniel Meyers

Program Vice Chair

(Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University)
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JR Sandadi

Board Member

(Hindu Educational Foundation and SEWA USA)
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Vanessa Mize

Board Member

(Pagan, Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue [IPCOD])
David Melton

David Melton

Board Member

(Pagan, Indiana Earth-based and Pagan Spiritual Community)
Vincent Romero

Vincent Romero

Board Member

(Baha’i Community)
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Father Rick Ginther

Board Member

(Catholic Archdiocese)
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Kevin Kimbrough

Board Member

(Soka Gakkai Buddhist Community)
Dick Hamm

Rev. Dr. Dick Hamm

Board Member

(Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Indianapolis)
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Chaplain Patricia Holman

Board Member

(Metropolitan Police Department)
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Ruth Ellen Homer

Board Member

(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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John Kyle

Board Member

(Barnes & Thornburg)
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Rev. Lynn Martin

Board Member

(Light of the World Christian Church)
Chris Melton

Chris Melton

Board Member

(Second Presbyterian Church)
Nina Price

Nina Price

Board Member

(Jewish Community)
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Eyas Raddad

Board Member

(Muslim Community)
Anita Joshi

Dr. Anita Joshi

Board Member

(Hindu Temple of Central Indiana)
Suvarna Chhajed Vinze

Suvarna Chhajed-Vinze

Board Member

(Jain Community)
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Father Bill Verbryke S.J.

Board Member

(Brebeuf Jesuit High School)
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Rev. Arionne Williams

Board Member

(University of Indianapolis)
Jack Harford

Jack Harford

Board Member

(Unification Church)
Ahmed Alamine

Imam Ahmed Alamine

Board Member

(Masjid Al-Fajr)
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Dr. Halima Al-Khattab

Board Member

(Indianapolis Muslim Community Association)
Virgil Boyd

Virgil Boyd

Board Member

(Family Development Services – Head Start)