Staff of Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

Amy Nelson, Executive Director

317-644-0673, ext. 1001 – anelson@fhcci.org
Amy Nelson began as the first Executive Director of the FHCCI in October 2011. She has worked in fair housing nonprofit organizations since 1997. From December 1997 to September 2009, she was the Executive Director of the Fair Housing of the Dakotas (FHD) serving North and South Dakota. The FHD had a number of groundbreaking cases addressing housing discrimination against those with disabilities and families with children and sexual harassment against women.

From October 2009 to September 2011, Amy worked as the Director of Systemic Investigations and Enforcement at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Richmond, VA which served the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her work there primarily focused on addressing systemic lending discrimination against minorities, rental discrimination against those with disabilities and discriminatory advertising. Prior to her work in fair housing, she worked in nonprofit management in Washington, DC and with the Cargill-Nutrena Feeds Division (Indiana and Minnesota locations).

Amy is active in her community including: a current member of the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance (including serving as Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Committee and past Chairs of the Government Affairs Advisory Committee and National Enforcement Advisory Committee); a member of the Indianapolis Continuum of Care (CoC) including past Chair of the Program Application and Technical Assistance Committee, previous blueprint Council member, and committee member of the CoC Community Education & Policy Committee; a member of the Indianapolis GIPC Race & Cultural Relations Leadership Network; a member of the Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis; a member of the Indianapolis Great Places Vitality Committee; a board member of Prosperity Indiana; a board member of the Central Indiana Realtist Association; and a member of the Indiana Affordable Housing Association.

Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Political Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead of Moorhead, MN and received her Master of Business Administration from Averett College of Danville, VA.

Jacqui Langer, Test Coordinator

317-644-0673, ext. 1003 – jlanger@fhcci.org

Jacqui Langer joined the FHCCI staff as the Test Coordinator in January 2018. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelors in Cultural Psychology and Latin American Studies. Jacqui was actively involved in the Center for Community Service and Engagement and worked with the Alternative Breaks program to provide service learning opportunities to students.

In the summer of 2015, Jacqui participated in a cross-country bicycle trip with Bike & Build, a non-profit which gets young adults involved in and advocating for Affordable Housing. She completed 20 build days with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and 4,000 miles cycling from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA.

Jacqui moved to Indiana to serve as an AmeriCorps member with the Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps at Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana where she ran psychosocial support programs for Spanish speaking cancer patients. She is currently pursuing a Master in Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Brady Ripperger, Fair Housing Projects Coordinator

317-644-0673, ext. 1002 – bripperger@fhcci.org

Brady Ripperger joined the FHCCI staff in December 2013 as the Office Manager. Before joining the FHCCI, he began to find his passion for nonprofit organizations through studying abroad in Sydney, Australia and graduating from Butler University in May 2013 with a B.S. in Arts Administration (Nonprofit Management – Arts). Brady interned for several arts nonprofits, and he enjoys being able to combine his graphic design skills and creativity to help promote fair housing in new and exciting ways.

Brady previously worked for the Pollination Project, a philanthropic foundation, to help give away a grant every day of the year to individuals that would use the money to its fullest to promote healthier lifestyles, human rights, arts and culture, green energy, animal rights, and the list goes on. Brady has an interest in social justice and health and nutrition, and likes to  volunteer for various Indianapolis-based nonprofits in his free time.

Brady was promoted at the FHCCI in October 2015 to the position of Fair Housing Projects Coordinator. He works in a variety of areas, including housing discrimination case development, assisting in the FHCCI’s home modification grant program,  and assisting in education and outreach through working with local artists for partnerships, using graphic design to create different marketing materials, annual conference planning, among other activities.

Noe Rojas, Neighborhood Projects Coordinator

317-644-0673, ext. 1004 – nrojas@fhcci.org

Noe Rojas joined the FHCCI staff in October 2015 as the Neighborhood Projects Coordinator. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Noe worked as a public servant for several years in central and southern California. He worked as a Public Defender Investigator with the County of San Diego Office of the Alternate Public Defender, where he worked to protect the rights of indigent defendants in the criminal justice system. During college, Noe volunteered extensively with the Alternate Public Defender, working with investigators and attorneys in criminal defense investigations.

Noe graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in political science, emphasizing in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Noe enjoys working as a public advocate, striving to protect the rights of those in need.

Ruby Tregnago, Office Operations Coordinator

317-644-0673, ext. 1005 – rtregnago@fhcci.org

Ruby Tregnago joined the FHCCI in January 2012. In her current position, she coordinates the FHCCI’s outreach efforts, drafts and translates publications, conducts exhibits and mailings, assists in case development and tester recruitment, assists in public policy issues, conducts general office administration, and other projects as needed.

Ruby has worked to advance the rights of new immigrants and women throughout her life. Prior to the FHCCI, from 2001 to 2006, she was the Programs Coordinator at The Hispanic Center/ La Plaza Inc., where she acted as a liaison between the community and the social services organizations, developing strategies, and initiatives that enhanced the visibility of the Center. From 2006 to May 2010, she was the Program Coordinator at the Latino Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence where she worked with nonprofit organizations across Indiana to promote education and awareness and worked toward the elimination of domestic and sexual violence.

Ruby is a member of the American Translators Association, the Indianapolis Latino Roundtable, and Hamilton County Good Samaritan Network. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia and is a graduate from the Diversity Leadership Academy of Greater Indianapolis. Ruby is a fluent speaker of Spanish and Portuguese.

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