Chair, Tammy Meyer
Tammy J. Meyer practices with the Metzger Rosta law firm. She received her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana Wesleyan University and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University McKinney Law School. Ms. Meyer has been doing trial work for many years. A significant part of her practice is spent in business litigation, drug and medical device litigation, defending premises and products liability claims, insurance coverage litigation, and providing risk management counseling to clients. She has frequently spoken at State, National and International seminars, has been an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s Trial Advocacy College. She has also served as Chair of the Trial Tactics Committee of the Defense Research Institute, is a member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and actively participates in the International Association of Defense Counsel. She is former President of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis Alumni Board. She is also a Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and Indiana Bar Foundation. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles. For several years, she has been named by her peers as one of the top Super Lawyers in Indiana and one of the top 25 Women Lawyers in Indiana. She also serves on the Board of the Humane Society of Indianapolis and Arts for a Purpose. She was appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore on July 1, 2016 to serve on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board for a four year term.
Board Member, Dr. Dennis Brooks
Dennis Brooks has served Indiana public school children for twenty-five years as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, special education director, public school superintendent, and senior advisor to Indiana State School Superintendent, Dr. Tony Bennett. Dennis earned his B.S. from Wright State University, M.S. and Ed.S. from Indiana State University, and doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington. He was appointed to serve on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board by the Governor of Indiana and will serve a four year term.
Board Member, Kim Jeselskis
Kim represents clients in litigation before federal and state courts, and before government agencies and tribunals, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the State Employees’ Appeals Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Indiana Wage and Hour Division. Prior to founding Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC, with her two law partners, Kim was a shareholder at Katz Korin Cunningham. Kim was also the founding member of Jeselskis Law Offices, LLC, and operated her own firm for seven years. Before opening Jeselskis Law Offices, LLC, Kim practiced law at Macey Swanson and Allman. Kim also lived and practiced law in Arizona following graduation from law school until returning to Indiana in 2002. Throughout her legal career, Kim’s practice focus has been in employment law. Kim received her B.S. in Psychology, Cum Laude, from Ball State University in 1995, her M.A. in Psychology from Ball State University in 1997, and her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2000. She is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Arizona, before the District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Indiana, the District Court for the District of Arizona, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. She was appointed to serve on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board by the Governor of Indiana on August 1, 2019 and will serve a four year term.
Board Member, Neil Pickett
Mr. Pickett holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Brandeis University, and a Masters of Philosophy in International Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He has also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. He is Vice President and Deputy Chief of Staff at Indiana University Health. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Pickett served as Executive Director of Strategy, Policy, and Market Analytics for IU Health. In this role, Mr. Pickett was responsible for managing IU Health’s system-wide and regional strategic planning processes, and for overseeing the system’s strategic operating and capital investments. In addition, he also supervised the IU Health Market Analytics team, which conducts quantitative and qualitative market research studies for the system. From 2012-2016, Mr. Pickett served as chief of staff of the IU Health Accountable Care Organization. Prior to joining IU Health in January 2009, Mr. Pickett served as Senior Policy Director for Indiana Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. Mr. Pickett led a team that helped develop and implement the Governor’s policy and legislative agendas and coordinated activities of the executive branch agencies. He also served as the Governor’s representative for Indiana’s colleges and universities. Mr. Pickett was appointed by the Speaker of the House on July 1, 2016 to serve on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board for a four year term.
Board Member, Linda Troop
Linda Troop is a retired public school educator with 40 years of experience teaching English to middle school and high school students. She spent 20 plus years teaching Advanced Placement English Language and Composition and Dual Enrollment English (IVY Tech) to high school seniors. Ms. Troop earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary English education from Huntington University and a Master of Arts degree in English from Ball State. In addition to the IEERB board, she presently serves on the board of Education for Conflict Resolution (ECR) and is trained in community conflict mediation. She was appointed to serve on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board by the Governor of Indiana on August 1, 2019 and will serve a four year term.