Our Team

 

Tracy McDaniel

Founder

Tracy McDaniel is the Founder and CEO of Restored. Restored provides direct care services and outreach services to victims of domestic sex trafficking. Ms. McDaniel formulates statewide strategies to address human trafficking through victim services, law enforcement coordination, advocacy, and awareness. She partners with the Indiana state government, local, state, and federal law enforcement, non-profit leaders, and community members to provide victim and outreach services. She develops trainings for youth, professionals, and provides public awareness. Tracy McDaniel has a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Anti-demand of Human Trafficking and Trauma Counseling. Ms. McDaniel is a core member of IPATH Task Force and Co-Chairs the Victim Service Committee with the Indianapolis FBI Victim Specialist.

In October of 2013, Christ put a vision on Tracy’s heart to provide a safe haven for domestic sex trafficking and sexually exploited girls. Tracy’s personal mission is simply to have a “VOICE” for runaway and foster care children whom are often vulnerable to sex trafficking and get lost in the system. Tracy’s hope is that RESTORED will provide love, hope, discipleship and empower each girl our team meets.  

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
― Maya Angelou

Aaron Molesky

Director of Development and Strategic Planning

Aaron was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from from Ben Davis High School. Receiving a BS in Biblical and Theological Studies from Cincinnati Christian University, he has served in different churches and non-profit organizations for the last 15 years. Within those capacities his focus was on empowering youth. On July 1, 2015, Aaron joined Restored as the Director of Strategic Planning and Development, connecting his experience in churches and not-for-profits with the ‘HOPE.DISCIPLE.EMPOWER’ passion to see victims of sex trafficking step into their redeemed identities and destinies!

Board of Directors

Brian Wheeler

President

Brian Wheeler is the CEO at Legacy, overseeing operations as well as being lead practice manager for corporate clients and tending to a group of financial planning clients. As the founder, Brian’s been in the financial business since 2000 and started Legacy in his formal dining room after leaving a larger firm to pursue his dream of creating a fee based holistic planning group.

Brian grew up in a small town in Kentucky, spending his summers in the woods building forts and riding four wheelers. He started his first company, a pressure cleaning operation, when he was just 16 years old. He went to Kentucky Christian University for business and a music minor, then went on to the American College for Financial Planning for his Certified Financial Planner certification.

Brian now lives in Avon, IN with his amazing wife Loree and their 6 wonderful kids. Being a father of 6, there is never a dull moment in the Wheeler house! Brian loves music as well as the rest of his crew so they spend a lot of time around the piano and guitar singing worship songs together. Brian’s faith in Christ is foundational to his work, how he raises his kids and life with his friends and family. He has plans and dreams of leading Legacy staff and clients on medical mission trips to third world countries to bring hope and healing.

Brian loves what he does at Legacy; enriching the lives of Legacy’s clients who he views as family. He strongly believes in his motto, “do what you’re great at and delegate the rest” and has been building the firm to support clients so they can shine through their God given talent and training. It’s Brian’s desire to help every client LIVE a Legacy.

Kyle Johnson

Vice President

Kyle Johnson is an attorney for the Juvenile Division of the Marion County Public Defender Agency. As a juvenile division attorney, Kyle represents children accused of committing delinquent acts and serves as their voice in court, representing the expressed interests of the child throughout every stage of juvenile delinquency proceedings. Kyle has degrees from Ball State University and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Kyle is a member of Traders Point Christian Church.

Justin Bender

Board Member

Justin is a passionate leader, voraciously working to make Jesus famous. He understands that the name of Christ will be glorified most in his daily life. This understanding birthed Radiate Church and its vision—to teach others to give up their counterfeit lives and accept the REAL life that Jesus offers. Answering God’s call on his life, Justin began Radiate church under the proclamation of scripture and Bill Hybel’s teaching that the church is the hope of the world. Justin’s heart is that Radiate will act as that hope by humbly serving the people of Broad Ripple and Indianapolis as the hands and feet of Christ. Justin possesses a degree in religious studies from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and has a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN.

Lisa Elwood

Board Member

Dr. Lisa S. Elwood is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. She received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas and is a licensed psychologist in Indiana. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium where she worked at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Indianapolis, she completed both a postdoctoral fellowship participating in treatment research on Cognitive Processing Therapy, an empirically supported treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Her clinical and research interests include cognitive processing therapy (CPT), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), additional reactions following traumatic experiences, human trafficking, risk and vulnerability factors, and disgust.

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