About John

John is a fifth-generation resident of Indianapolis and is past president of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA). John grew up in the midtown section of the city where he attended grammar school and graduated from Brebeuf High School. John graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in Sociology and the University of Michigan where he earned a masters in Social Work with a focus in Social Policy and Planning.  John was elected as an at-large member of the Indianapolis City/County Council in November 2011.

John currently serves as the Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at a local health plan serving the Medicaid population. Prior to his most recent position, John was Senior Program Officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Managed Care Director for the State of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. John has also served as a policy consultant for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, and has significant experience in the nonprofit sector. For several years John has worked as a site visitor and reviewer for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

John has a long history of community volunteerism. He continues to serve as a board member of BTNA and also serves on the boards of the MLK Community Center, Project Home Indy, and the advisory committee for the Historic Midtown Initiative (HARMONI).


John has been married to his wife, Jessica, for over 15 years. John and Jessica have three young children – Nora, Miles and Beatrice. Nora and Miles attend school in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, but would rather be hanging out at Eagle Creek Park, the Children’s Museum, playing in the water fountains at Ramsey Park or hiking in the Eco Lab at Marion College.


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