David Siler, LCSW
President / CEO
David Siler became the President of Families First in January of 2016. Over the past 12 years, David served as the Executive Director of the secretariat (department) of Catholic Charities and Family Ministries for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Before serving as the Executive Director, he was the agency director of St. Elizabeth Coleman pregnancy and adoption services.
David holds a master of social work degree from Indiana University, an undergraduate degree in business, and is a licensed clinical social worker. For 25 years, he has been in and out of private practice, providing primarily marriage and family counseling.
David served on the state’s “reaching parents in crisis” task force that resulted in the Safe Haven legislation and a statewide task force to explore ways to reduce the state’s recidivism rates for prisoners. Most recently, he was instrumental in assisting the Indiana state Catholic bishops in writing a letter on the issue of poverty. David has a deep passion for being a voice for those suffering due to poverty and vulnerability.
Gail Rothrock, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, NCG
Chief Strategy OfficerGail Rothrock has been part of the senior management team at Families First since 1994. As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 35 years of professional experience, Gail previously worked as a pediatric social worker for nearly 17 years at two local children’s hospitals serving children with chronic illness and disabilities. Gail holds a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University. She became a National Certified Guardian in 2007, and in 2010 earned a Certificate in Aging from the Institute of Geriatric Social Work at Boston University.
Michelle Gwaltney, MA, LMHC, CTC, CEAP
Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Gwaltney has been part of the senior management team since 2002. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Michelle has developed special expertise in employee assistance programs, domestic violence and chemical dependency. Michelle holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Certified Training Consultant for Certified Employee Assistance Programs.
Director of Development
Ms. Hays holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. After college, she worked for eight years as the Director of Education for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency. In this position, she planned and implemented all external communications, educational programs, and volunteer programs. She was also responsible for the statewide promotion and camper recruitment for Camp Little Red Door, a one-week residential camp for children diagnosed with cancer. In March, 1998, she joined the start-up non-profit, Second Helpings, Inc. as the Director of Operations. Ms. Hays initiated and managed all office, records systems, human resources, and volunteer related activities, and was promoted to Executive Director of the organization in 2002, a position she held until 2007. She most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis from October, 2007 – June 2016 where she was responsible for all organizational activity including fundraising and marketing.
Civil services include past President of the Damar Guild, (supporting the activities of Damar Homes for Children) as well as the United Way Agency Executive Council.
Ms. Hays was recognized in 2004 as one of Indy’s “Forty under 40” in the Indianapolis Business Journal. She is a 2010 Hoosier Fellow of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and currently serves on its board of overseers.
Tocarra Mallard is the new Volunteer Coordinator with Families First. She was previously the Manager of Studio Programs at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a part-time faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2012-2014 she was the AmeriCorps VISTA with the Office of Community Engagement at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she led many service-learning and volunteer initiatives including alternative spring breaks to St. Petersburg, Florida, the Everglades and New Orleans. Tocarra holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Rollins College.
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