Vanguard Board of Directors

Asia Bartee, Chair

Candace Pate, Vice Chair

Andrew Salmon, Treasurer

Sherry Olive, Secretary

La’toya Pitts, Member

Dani Lafferman, Member

Rhyan Smith, Member

Albert Bardee, Member


Founding Board Member Asia Bartee, Chair

Asia Bartee is HR and Business Process Excellence Manager at Comcast. With 10+ years of human resources experience, Mrs. Bartee has expertise dealing with labor and employment law compliance, labor and employee relations, HR strategic planning, and executive professional and leadership development. Mrs. Bartee has diligently served the Indianapolis community by serving as the Operations Director and Board Liaison for Bloom Project, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that provides academic and collegiate opportunities to local students. Through this work, she has created and managed programs and events that support academic excellence for 200+ youth annually in the Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne communities. Mrs. Bartee holds a B.S. in Human Resources and M.B.A. in Human Resource Management. Mrs. Bartee’s key contributions to the Board will be in the areas of human resources and community engagement.


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