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


Becki Clock, Retired, Christian Ministries

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
  • Richard Taylor, Retired, Delaware Dynamics
  • Yvonne Thompson, City of Muncie 
  • Rhonda Ward, Muncie Community Schools
  • Tamika Wilson, Muncie Community Schools