2023 Suburban Housing Conference Speakers

TOM KILIAN JR, Hamilton County Community Foundation

As an experienced executive with more than 20 years of professional experience, 18 of those years devoted to philanthropy and fundraising, Tom Kilian, President of the Hamilton County Community Foundation and IMPACT Central IN has noteworthy expertise in strategic planning, major and planned gift acquisition, community development and accountability, foundation infrastructure and policies, board management, and innovative revenue generation. Throughout his professional career, Tom has managed the creation and implementation of programs, services, and operations while creating significant internal and external relationships throughout the philanthropic landscape.

In his current role as the President of the Hamilton County Community Foundation, Tom has overseen the creation and implementation of the first comprehensive strategic plan of the foundation, ideated and implemented the first Not-For-Profit Collaboration Hub in Central Indiana, and increased assets from 53 million to 120 million in five years. In addition to his role as the President of the Foundation, Tom is also the co-creator and President of IMPACT Central Indiana. IMPACT Central Indiana deploys capital to underappreciated communities and invests in the development of entrepreneurs within those communities who do not have traditional access to capital. Since launching in the spring of 2020, IMPACT Central Indiana has invested more than $6 million into the community.

Prior to Hamilton County Community Foundation, Tom’s career largely focused on higher education. Playing leadership roles in the development and execution of several philanthropic campaigns across various campus landscapes. Most recently, as Executive Director of the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation in Central Indiana, where he successfully launched the largest regional campaign in college history. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, Tom had extensive experience raising money in support of large four-year public institutions, as well as a small four-year private institution.

Tom earned a B.S. from Indiana State University, an M.S. from Indiana University, and an executive certificate from the University of Notre Dame. Outside the office, Tom volunteers with several organizations, including sitting on the board of directors for the YMCA of Central Indiana. Both professionally and personally Tom strives to make a difference in the lives he touches. He is a results driven leader, eager to help individuals and organizations pursue their mission, create their vision and strategically achieve their goals. When he isn’t working or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their daughters, Samantha and Ellison. He loves the culinary scene, and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors.


Marchelle has been involved in the real estate industry since 2005 where she held positions as a real estate appraiser, residential & commercial broker, real estate development and land acquisition. From 2008 to current, Marchelle has worked in the development of affordable housing through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, as well as other federal and state programs. She has been involved in the development of 25 affordable senior, workforce, PSH and multi-family apartment communities, each providing integrated social services for the residents. In addition, her work has involved development of market rate apartments, single-family homes and the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.  In addition to being involved in the development of affordable housing, Marchelle serves as a housing advisor to Patchwork Indy, a non-profit organization serving immigrants and refugees in Indianapolis and a housing advocate for tenant rights. She also serves on the Housing Alliance Indy task force. As Executive Director, Marchelle brings together partners and leads in the creation of community and economic development, resulting in housing, economic renewal, and social service programs.

ALISON S. BIRGE, Village Capital Corp.

Ms. Birge directs multi-family development for Village Capital Corporation and its affiliates. She joined Village Capital Corporation in 2015 to grow the company’s multi- family development activities across the country. Current developments are in Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Colorado. She joined Pedcor Investments (an affiliate of Village Capital Corporation) as a developer in 2004. Ms. Birge has developed affordable housing communities in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee. She is currently the Board of Directors Vice Chair of the Inclusivity Institute. Alison graduated from Georgetown University in 1996 and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2004. Prior to joining the Pedcor Companies, she worked for Toyota, Conseco, and Frito-Lay.

BRYAN STUMPF, 11th Street Development

Bryan creates development solutions for specific sites to achieve broader community goals. He has a passion for creating housing with dignity in his pursuit of attractive, market-rate housing. He strives to create spaces that foster community engagement and contribute to the well-being of residents. With experience as a designer, planner, developer, and broker, he is experienced in all aspects of development.

CHRIS WATTS, Indiana Association of REALTORS

Chris Watts is Vice-President of Public Affairs at the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR), joining the association with impeccable timing as the Federal Reserve began ratcheting up interest rates in mid-2022. Previously Watts served as President of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, a source of independent research and analysis of state and local tax and budget issues.

Earlier in his career, he was Vice-President of Communications & Research for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), a regional CEO alliance supporting a family of economic development initiatives focused on the state’s key growth industries. Watts has also worked with clients spanning manufacturing, government, non-profits, higher education and technology as a communications and public affairs consultant.

Chris is a native of Aurora, Indiana, and is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis.


Michael Osborne was born and raised in northern Indiana, where he began his 40-year professional career as a member of the family real estate brokerage and development business.  After earning dual master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Economic Geography, Michael spent a decade and a half in senior city government positions responsible for creating and leading a breadth of community and economic development initiatives.  Since 2007, Michael has served as President of Near North Development Corporation, a community-based non-profit working in urban Indianapolis. In that capacity he has led the organization’s involvement in more than $40 million of affordable housing and mixed-use development projects on the near north side of the city, recently forging a long-term strategic collaboration with Indiana University Health for the new, innovative Health District initiative aimed at increasing investment, housing and economic opportunity, and quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding Methodist Hospital.

STEVEN MEYER, Intend Indiana

Steven Meyer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Intend Indiana, a non-profit that advances comprehensive community development through innovative financing and development solutions. Steven oversees the strategic growth of the organization, including its two Community Development Financial Institutions, affordable housing development, and land banking initiative. Prior to joining Intend, Steven worked for the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management focusing on Brownfield redevelopment and environmental cost recovery litigation. Steven is a graduate of the IU McKinney School of Law and a licensed attorney.

JIM MORRIS, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

Jim Morris is husband to Shantel (26 years), father to Dylan (19) and Kyla (16) and the President & CEO of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity.  Jim is in his 13th year leading Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity.  He has a total of 32 years’ experience in both the profit and non-profit sectors.  He has spent his last 24 years in the non-profit sector with direct experience in affordable housing, arts & culture, and comprehensive community & economic development.

In his eight years in the for-profit sector, he worked in the residential building and construction industry.
He completed his MBA in 2008 from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College after being awarded the Martin Bell Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship awarded annually to a senior nonprofit executive who demonstrates outstanding leadership in their nonprofit field.  Jim is also a published writer, having written for several magazines. 

He was born and raised in Michigan City and finished his undergraduate work at Ball State University with a degree in Journalism & Marketing.  He attends Common Ground Church.


Ryan Scott has more than 30 years of experience in the modular & manufactured home industry.  Born and raised in rural Kansas, he has operated plants building single, multi-family and light commercial modular projects. He is the proud father of two adult children and four grandchildren and is excited to be part of launching Volumod! Beyond addressing the affordable home crisis and working with exceptional Indiana developers, Ryan is thrilled that Volumod’s impact extends to restoring hope in the lives of his employees and the community. 

MIKE THIBIDEAU, Invest Hamilton County

Mike Thibideau serves the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (dba Invest Hamilton County) as President & CEO. In this role Mike manages workforce development, talent attraction and quality of life initiatives throughout Hamilton County. Mike also serves as Vice President of Workforce Strategy for Hamilton County Tourism.

Prior to joining HCEDC Mike served as Director of the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the administration of Governor Eric Holcomb to help employers retain talent struggling with substance misuse and/or mental health concerns, and Executive Director of the Indiana Construction Roundtable.

Mike graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Public Policy & Public Administration and is currently enrolled at the O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. He is a board member of the Region 5 Workforce Board, Indiana Commission for Vocational Rehabilitation, Aspire Indiana Health, and the Recovery Café of Hamilton County. He has spoken at the White House on non-traditional job seeker pathways and employer supports for substance use disorder. Mike lives in Carmel, IN with his wife, Elizabeth, daughters, Hazel and Cecelia, and two cats. In his free time he enjoys golf, cosplay, and Michigan State Basketball.

 ANDREA MILLER, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Andrea works as a Senior Planner for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) where she acts as the project manager for the Central Indiana Housing Study as well as its Safe Streets and Roads for All Safety Action Plan. In her time at the IMPO, and in her previous position at the City of Indianapolis, Andrea has guided planning processes, performed research on policy topics, developed public engagement processes, and facilitated conversations with stakeholders. Originally from Central Florida, she holds a Bachelor of Business Economics from the University of Central Florida and moved to Indiana to pursue her Master of Public Affairs at Indiana University. Outside of work Andrea enjoys hiking, running, and curling up with a good book.

NATHAN HARRIS, PS, Buckingham Companies

Nate serves as the Director of Development for Buckingham Companies where he leads the execution of multiple medium to large scale mixed-use, high rise, garden style, hotel, and other real estate development opportunities from concept to completion.  Prior to joining Buckingham, he was Senior Development Services Manager for Duke Realty Corporation where he oversaw site design, land use entitlement, site remediation and development cost estimating for sites.  Nate is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying.  He is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.