Board Members


Maria Santiago

Maria Santiago is the Founder & Executive Director of Chosen Ministries. She is a visionary with a passion for developing solutions for young families to thrive independently through effective personal and professional coaching and mentoring. Maria is a hands-on strategic planner, organizational developer, and project manager with a high aptitude for identifying and cultivating key relationships. Through over 11 years of business development, customer service and organizational development in the insurance industry, Maria has successfully displayed a confident, organized, self-starting personality with the ability to understand and clearly communicate with a wide variety of people. Her extensive community involvement with young women and children, as well as her professional experience with a large Indianapolis employment assistance firm has given her the tools needed to cultivate and further develop Chosen.

Pastor Jonathan Ember

Jonathan Ember
Pastor, Diversity Church Indy


Dr. Anna Merrill
Psychology Fellow at Riley Hospital for Children in the Riley Child Development Center


Greg Vance
CEO and Certified Career and Business Coach, Career Meets Purpose

JoAnna Brown

Dr. Joanna Mitchell-Brown
PHD, Senior Research Fellow, Sagamore Institute

Kathie Fox

Kathie Fox
Ministry Liason, Kaleo Indy


Sara Miller
Sales Production and Financial Analyst at OneAmerica