Joni Collins

Joni Collins, Executive Director, Martin Luther King Community Center and past President of the Board of the Walker Theatre Center, is a native Hoosier with more than 20 years of Community Development experience and a seasoned senior executive. Before joining the Martin Luther King Community Center, Joni held positions with Old National Bank, Charter One Bank, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis as Senior Director and the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), as Vice President of Customer & Community Development.

Joni is heavily involved in the Indianapolis community, serving or having served on the boards of the Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation, the Madame Walker Theatre Center, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) - Indianapolis, IN; Indiana Association of Community & Economic Development (IACED); Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Indianapolis; and the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from IUPUI and has done extensive Leadership training and development at Harvard Business School and Babson College.