Board and Staff

NI STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keith D. Speaks – Executive Director
• BA, Communications/Spanish, Ambassador College; MA, Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
• Fluent in Spanish
• 35 years community development experience in California, Texas and the Calumet Region
• 30 years marketing experience, public relations, sales and communications

Kassia D. White – Marketing Coordinator//Loan Officer/Homeownership Counselor
• BA, Spanish, Purdue University West Lafayette
• Fluent in Spanish
• 13 years community development experience and 8 years small business development experience
• Certifications: NeighborWorks Training Institute

Keith Magiera – President
Highland

Nick Zivanovic – Secretary
Hammond

Rob Garrison – Director
Calumet City

Amy Wigsmoen – Director
Hammond

Ardell Young – Director, Immediate Past President
Hammond