INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2023) – Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has announced its selection of a new vice chair, has added two new members to its Executive Committee, and has named five new directors to its Board of Directors.

The Ascend Indiana board has approved Bridget Boyle, head of People and Culture at Roche Diagnostics, to serve as its vice chair while Mark Hill, managing partner at Collina Ventures, will remain the chair.

“We are honored to add so many wonderful leaders to our Executive Committee and our Board of Directors who are champions for Ascend’s efforts in making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all,” said Jason Kloth, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana. “Bridget has been a valued partner to Ascend on our many talent initiatives and we are excited for her to serve as our vice chair and continue to contribute her expertise to our Board of Directors and our organization.”

The following have been named to the Ascend Indiana Executive Committee and the Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

  • Bridget Boyle, head of People and Culture, Roche Diagnostics – Vice Chair
  • Dena Jacquay, chief administrative officer, Parkview Health
  • Tony Mason, president and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League

Board of Directors

  • Moira Carlstedt, interim president and CEO, Indy Chamber
  • Molly Dodge, senior vice president of Workforce and Careers, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Eric Dozier, executive vice president of Human Resources and Diversity, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Melina Kennedy, CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • Fred Payne, president and CEO, United Way of Central Indiana

Bridget Boyle is the Roche Diagnostics People & Culture Enterprise Business Partner for Diagnostics North America. Since joining Roche Diagnostics in 2007, she has increased Roche’s profile as a Human Resources leader in Central Indiana – and nationally – helping to place it on numerous lists of the best places to work, including Fortune Magazine, Glassdoor and Working Mother. Under Boyle’s direction, the Roche Women’s Leadership Initiative has since expanded into a robust Diversity & Inclusion initiative that now includes seven additional Roche Business Resource Groups. In addition to her work at Roche, she is an active member of the Talent Summit, a group of HR and business leaders from Central Indiana businesses that meets quarterly to discuss talent recruitment and retention challenges and solutions. In 2019, Boyle co-led Indyfluence, a Central Indiana initiative designed to attract and retain early-in-career talent to both Roche and the Central Indiana region. Boyle holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Houston Christian University.

About Ascend Indiana

An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all. Ascend connects job seekers to good and promising career opportunities through an innovative job matching platform, the Ascend Network; catalyzes partnerships and provides consulting services to meet high-demand workforce needs through Ascend Services; and conducts research through Ascend Insights to enable systems-level change that positively impacts individuals throughout the state. To learn more, visit