About & Members


MLK Dream Team Purpose

At the heart of Dr. King’s philosophy was the concept of service.  He sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. The MLK Dream Team is the coming together of a diverse group of volunteers to promote the ideologies of Dr. King.

The purpose of the MLK Dream Team is to stimulate, promote and foster harmonious relationships among all people; to provide a venue for candid dialogue; to develop and sponsor community activities and educational programs for youth and adults; to promote and facilitate services for those in need through a network of organizations; to dispel racial stereotypes and intolerance; and to be an activist for non-violent social change.  MLKDT Bylaws Approved October 2016.

MLK Dream Team: Officers


WaTasha Barnes Griffin, YWCA

Vice Chair

Yvonne Thompson, City of Muncie Human Rights Commission


Becki Clock, Retired, Christian Ministries


Beth Messner, Ball State University Department of Communication

Immediate Past Chair

Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library


  • Becki Clock, Retired, Christian Ministries
  • Dr. Beth Messner, Ball State University
  • Beth Quarles, Future Choices
  • Dr. Charles Payne, Retired, Ball State University
  • DiLynn Phelps, Muncie Community Schools & NAACP
  • Edward McNeary, Retired Auto Industry & NAACP
  • Janice Whitt, Retired Community Member
  • Jason Newman, Muncie Boys & Girls Club
  • Jim Flatford, United Way of Delaware County
  • Joy Rediger, Urban Light Church
  • Keith Doudt, Retired, A Better Way of Delaware County
  • LaKeyta Brown, Open Door Health Services
  • Mary Dollison, Retired, Motivate Our Minds
  • Rhonda Ward, Muncie Community Schools
  • Dr. Ruby Cain, Ball State University
  • Seth Davidson, Ivy Tech
  • Steve Robert, Community Volunteer & RACE Muncie
  • Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library
  • Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey, Community Activist
  • WaTasha Barnes-Griffin, YWCA Central Indiana
  • Yvonne Thompson, City of Muncie