Our Team

Baby TALK Team Photo 2021
Cindy Bardeleben - Executive Director

Cindy Bardeleben

Executive Director

cindy@babytalk.org 
217-475-2234

Ellen Walsh - Learning Institute Director

Ellen Walsh

Learning Institute Director

ellenw@babytalk.org  
217-619-8825

Amy Malone - Director of Operations

Amy Malone

Director of Operations

amym@babytalk.org
217-475-2234

Kim Mangan - Director of Development

Kim Mangan

Director of Development

kimm@babytalk.org
217-475-2234

Kelsey Althouse - Director of Programming

Kelsey Althouse

Director of Programming
Nichole Kraft - Learning Institute Manager

Nichole Kraft

Learning Institute Manager
Bridget Bosch - Learning Institute

Bridget Bosch

Learning Institute
Karen Dennis - Learning Institute

Karen Dennis

Learning Institute
Kimberly Hanes - Learning Institute

Kimberly Hanes

Learning Institute

kimh@babytalk.org
217-619-8825

Stacie Hoover - Learning Institute

Stacie Hoover

Learning Institute
Regina Abraham - Family Engagement Manager

Regina Abraham

Family Engagement Manager
Ashley Jackson - Early Care & Education Manager

Ashley Jackson

Early Care & Education Manager
Allie Walden - Community Engagement Manager

Allie Walden

Community Engagement Manager
Kassie Landry - Office Manager

Kassie Landry

Office Manager
Hanxiao Gu - Human Resources Manager

Hanxiao Gu

Human Resources Manager
Patricia Johnson - Administrative Assistant

Patricia Johnson

Administrative Assistant
Patricia Johnson - Administrative Assistant

Ace Chopra

Controller

ace@babytalk.org
217-475-2234

Board of Directors

Jennifer Beals – BKD
Julie Bilbrey- Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation
Kim Carlson – Earthmover Credit Union
Kathy Garriott – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital
Ashley Grayned – Decatur Public Schools #61 (Vice President)
Katie Gross – Retired Decatur Public Library
Darlene Hoffman – Retired Millikin University
Michael Karunas – Central Christian Church (President)
Kathy Locke – Child’s Play Photography
Dan McGuire – Retired McGuire, Yuhas, Huffman & Buckley, CPA (Treasurer)
Matt Naber – Dunn Company
Georgette Page – Millikin University, Early Childhood Education
Rae Reed – RefugeeOne
Melissa Ridenour – ADM (Secretary)
Dr. Tricia Scerba – Crossing Healthcare
Shannon Shallenberger – Shelbyville School District
Chidi Wachukwu -Assistant Public Defender
Paul Willis – Early Head Start Parent
Briana Wright – Posen-Robbins School District

Ex-officio Director – Cindy Bardeleben, Executive Director