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Staff Members

James Betley

Executive Director

James Betley serves as the Executive Director for the Indiana Charter School Board.  Prior to joining the ICSB, Mr. Betley served as the Deputy Director of Education Policy for Governor Mike Pence and Technical Advisor to the State Board of Education and as the General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Indiana State Board of Education.  Prior to joining state government, he spent almost six years as an attorney at Ice Miller, LLP in Indianapolis where he focused on tax-exempt and governmental clients including school corporations, colleges and universities, and charter organizers, authorizers, and management companies.  He received his B.A. in English from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Bridgett Abston

Director of Accountability & Applications

Bridgett Abston serves as the Director of Accountability and Applications for the Indiana Charter School Board.  Prior to joining the ICSB, Mrs. Abston served as the Assessment Program Manager with the Indiana Department of Education.   Preceding her service to state government, she spent seventeen years at MSD Lawrence Township in Indianapolis. While at MSD Lawrence, seven of those years were as the Data and Assessment Coordinator for the district.  As the coordinator, Mrs. Abston worked with corporation and school administration, teachers and committees with data analysis, assessment implementation and SIS integration.  She also served as the Corporation Test Coordinator.  Mrs. Abston also worked at Butler University in the Center for Academic Technology and MSD Washington Township as the Student Management System Specialist.  She received her B.S. from Butler University and is pursuing her M.S. in Management and Leadership.

Ryan Preston

Chief Financial Officer 

Ryan Preston serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Indiana Charter School Board.  He graduated from Hanover College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.  Before joining ICSB, Ryan worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts from 2001 to 2018.  He spent the first ten years as a field examiner auditing various local governmental entities in southern Indiana and the last seven years as the Director of Audit Services for Schools in the Indianapolis office.

Nicole Hornyak

Manager of Operations

Nicole Hornyak serves as the Manager of Operations for the Indiana Charter School Board. Prior to joining the ICSB, Mrs. Hornyak worked as a Behavioral Technician for clients with moderate to severe autism for The Behavioral Analysis Center for Autism. Preceding her service at BACA, Mrs. Hornyak taught for two years at a charter school on the near-eastside, Paramount School of Excellence. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Indiana University in Bloomington.