Our Staff

ICAN is operated by a small full time staff and supported by a dedicated volunteer base that ensures the quality and strength of the program.

Jillian and Maestro

Executive Director

Jillian Miller is a fundraiser with a heart for people and their personal stories. She brings more than 16 years of not-for-profit management experience to ICAN. She has been involved with ICAN since  its beginning serving as a furlough volunteer to a shy, black Labrador named Nora who happened to be one of the first three dogs in the ICAN program. She also has served on the board of directors as board president for three years and despite repeated attempts - she has never placed first at the ICAN golf tournament!

Email     |    Phone: (317) 672-3861

sally and senna

Program Director

Sally has a Ph. D. in psychology and founded ICAN in 2001 with the desire to use dogs as a conduit to help rehabilitate incarcerated adults and provide independence to people with disabilities. She served as Executive Director until August 2013 when she stepped down to pursue another of her passions - teaching. This fall she begins teaching communications in the Kelly School of Business at IU. Sally will be on staff managing program development on a part-time basis. She assures us, she is still a Boilermaker and honestly does not have a favorite ICAN dog!

Email   |    Phone: (317) 672-3863


Director of Training

Sean joins ICAN from the The Humane Society of Indianapolis where he served as Canine Evaluator and Behavior Specialist. He has been a long time supportor of ICAN, a talented dog handler and hard working volunteer directly involved with training offenders in all three facilities.  Sean brings a unique and valuable perspective on ICAN's mission to unleash abilities on both ends of the leash.

Email |  Phone (317) 672-3862


Sandi wlab

Client Success Manager

Sandi has worked in the medical field for several years. She has been a long time volunteer for many different non-profit organizations. Her intial involvement with ICAN was in 2010 as a Breeder Caretaker. She has a strong belief in the mission of ICAN and is eager to apply her skills from patient care to client needs through service dogs. Sandi loves dogs, the bigger the better.

Email  |  Phone: (317) 672-3865

Dino and Ray 5

Director of Development and Outreach

Dino has a bachelor's degree in social work, over 30 years of event management, and has been a volunteer for ICAN since 2006. She began a paid role with the organization in 2012 to help plan and coordinate the 10th Anniversary Decade of Dogs Celebration in November of 2012. Dino is the 'master juggler' ICAN needs to develop supportors, events and the organization's communications. She loves dogs, all shapes, sizes and colors!

Email     |    Phone: (317) 672-3864

Joan and Bell

Development Associate

Joan has a bachelor's degree in political science and brought 12 years of not-for-profit administration experience to ICAN in 2010. She has a love of dogs and a passion for ICAN's mission. She works four days a week in the office and apparently has a soft spot for black dogs needing a home!

Email    |    Phone: (317) 672-3860


Canine Health Coordinator

Anessia (AJ) is a registered veterinary technician and began her career with ICAN in 2005. She maintains health records and administers vaccinations for our service dogs. AJ coordinates and schedules all well care and healthcare maintenance appointments. She also trains handlers on proper hygiene and first-aid.

Email    |    Phone: (317) 919-1948