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Brian Anderson

Director of Finance

Since Brian returned to Indiana in 2011, he has been an instrumental part of the growth of autonomous school in Central Indiana. Brian has provided financial, business and consulting services to over 30 percent of the active charter schools in Indiana. In conjunction with the needs of schools, Brian developed the original financial framework used by multiple authorizers to measure charter school financial performance.

Prior to returning to Indiana, Brian was a leader in the Colorado charter school movement, where he provided business services, training, and professional development to over 100 charter schools. Brian also created and ran the Colorado Charter School Business Manager Network as a professional development and technical assistance organization. Brian has also worked for IFF managing charter school asset-based lending throughout the Midwest.

With CIES, Brian will use his nearly 25 years of experience to provide Indiana autonomous schools with long-term strategic consulting and business services and manage a financial team that will provide day-to-day financial and project management to schools based on the needs of each individual school.

To learn more about the services provided by Brian and his team or to contact Brian directly, please click the links below.

Edreece Redmond

Executive Director

Edreece is responsible for capacity building and talent development in the schools, fostering collaboration between schools, client management, and providing high-quality, cost-effective support services for schools.

The CIES team spent several months talking with school leaders and staff about the challenges of finding quality financial and operational services. Many leaders spend a majority of their day focusing on these services and were not able to dedicate their valuable time to the core mission of the school - the students.

CIES strives to reverse this trend by being a one-stop shop for charter and autonomous school financial and operational supports. By utilizing the autonomous school network in Indiana, CIES can manage the economies of scale to reduce the costs of services and drive as many resources as possible back to the classroom for each school leader.

From facility financing and management, procurement, human resources, IT, insurance, legal and regulatory compliance and more, CIES is a trusted resource that can provide schools with high-quality, cost effective services.

To learn more about the services provided by CIES or to contact Edreece directly, please click the links below.

Robin Bess

Director of State Reporting

Robin has been involved in education in Indiana for 20 years, including with the Indiana Department of Education, a traditional school district, and consulting with several charter and autonomous schools in the state.

Robin has become the expert for Indiana schools in data management and state reporting. Robin works as part of a school's leadership team to ensure data integrity in a school's data management and student information systems. Robin uses this accurate data to assist schools in completing timely reports for IDOE and other entities as well as to make strategic decisions for the betterment of the school.

To learn more about the services provided by Robin or to contact Robin directly, please click the links below.

Kim Ballin

Financial Analyst

Kim began her professional career in banking with Old National Bank in 2009. In 2008, Kim obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014 with her Masters in Business Administration, with a specialty in Human Resource Administration. After starting her career in banking, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.


Kim taught Kindergarten for three years at local Charter Schools in Indianapolis. She completed her service with Teach For America in 2016, while obtaining her Masters Degree from Marian University in Teaching. She helped launch a local a local IPS Innovation Charter School in 2017 serving as the Business Operations Manager. She will now share and build on her knowledge to assist new and existing local Innovation Charter Schools. 

Kim was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She resides in Westfield, IN with her family and loves spending time with her son, Leo. Her genuine kindness and authentic approach to life allow her to be a vital asset to Charter Schools throughout Indianapolis.

To see our Board of Directors, please click the link below.

Dr. Addie Angelov

Director of Grants and Special Education

Dr. Angelov has a BA in Elementary and Special Education from Marian University, an MS in Effective Teaching and Emotional Behaviors of Children from Butler University, and a Ph.D. in Special Education and Multicultural Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Angelov began her career as a special education teacher and varsity coach in Speedway, Indiana. She went on to earn a Leadership Training Fellowship from Indiana University, Bloomington. For 10 years, Addie served as Associate Professor of Special Education & Multicultural Education and Institutional Review Board Chair at the University of Indianapolis, earning tenure in 2011. Additionally, Dr. Angelov served as Director of Research for the Indiana Department of Education, where she wrote Indiana’s Quality Counts grant, Indiana's largest federal education award in state history.

Dr. Angelov has completed the Early Career Seminar from the American Educational Research Association, in Washington DC, the High Potential Leaders Program at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA, the National Leadership Mentor Program at Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research in Boston, MA, Leadership Training from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York, and the Legislative and National SPA Evaluator Training at the Council for Exceptional Children in Arlington, VA. Dr. Angelov has received numerous awards including the Golden Apple Award, MSD of Wayne Township's MG Raby Excellence in Service Award, Indiana CEC’s Outstanding Child Advocate Award, Marian University’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, AILACTE’s Scholar Award, and the YWCA’s Woman of Achievement Award. Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Angelov has educated more than 1,500 teachers, written 42 peer reviewed research articles & 3 books, and brought in more than $65 million in grants.

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