About & Members


MLK Dream Team Purpose

Founded in 2003, 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


Keith Doudt, Retired, A Better Way

Assistant Secretary

Dr. Beth Messner, Ball State University, Department of Communication


Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library


  • LaKeyta Barnes, Open Door Health Services
  • WaTasha Barnes-Griffin, YWCA of Central IN
  • Dr. Ruby Cain, Ball State University
  • Duane Clemens, Ivy Tech
  • Becki Clock, Retired, Christian Ministries
  • Mary Dollison, Retired, Motivate Our Minds
  • Keith Doudt, Retired, A Better Way of Del. Co.
  • Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library 
  • Holly Juip, Heart of Indiana United Way
  • Dr. Kendra Lowery, Ball State University
  • Edward McNeary, Retired Auto Industry
  • Dr. Melinda Messineo, Ball State University
  • Dr. Beth Messner, Ball State University
  • Angela Guerva-Nickoli, Ball State University
  • DiLynn Phelps, Retired, MCS Schools
  • Beth Quarles, Future Choices
  • Jared Quarles, Future Choices 
  • Joy Rediger, Urban Light Church
  • Yvonne Thompson, City of Muncie 
  • Rhonda Ward, Muncie Community Schools
  • Tamika Wilson, Muncie Community Schools