Dayna Colbert is a Senior Program Manager at a local market research company. Her main role is gathering and analyzing data to help clients gain insights about their customer relationships. In addition, Dayna manages the Program Managers and Interns. As a project manager for over 7 years, Dayna has experience managing complex global projects in the market research and technology sectors.
Dayna, 31, has been the President of the Hamilton County Young Democrats (HCYD) since August 2017. She is the 5th District Chair for the Indiana Young Democrats. She is also honored to be part of the third class of Hoosier Women Forward, a program aimed to develop Democratic women to be effective leaders in their communities.
Dayna was elected the second President of HCYD when the chapter was three months old. Through her leadership, she has recruited a robust Executive Committee with roles on various campaigns, including Campaign Managers, Volunteer Coordinators, and candidates themselves. Since taking office, HCYD’s membership has increased fivefold, and funds have increased twenty times over.
In 2018, Dayna left her job as a Project Manager to work for the Indiana Coordinated Campaign as a Regional Field Director, where she started to fall in love with field organizing. While on the Coordinated Campaign, she ran for Delaware Township Board and was somehow able to find time to campaign for herself in the midst of everything else. In 2019, Dayna was a Campaign Manager for two Fishers City Council candidates. While neither candidate won his seat, they earned 45% and 48% of the vote, marking significant improvement from years prior.
Dayna has a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, both from Ball State University. She currently lives in Fishers with her rescue dog Brutus.
Ronnie Saunders is currently a firefighter/EMT with the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) and lives in Westfield with his wife Brianna and their two daughters, Layla and Eleanora.
Ronnie earned his Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies from Indiana State University. He has always maintained a love for governmental affairs and policy development and has wanted to use that passion to positively influence his community.
Ronnie served the Indiana State Government as an Assistant Director to the Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board. In that role, he was able to work alongside social workers, mental health counselors, and addiction specialists on a host of issues including research, model law writing, and professional development. Ronnie grew to be active with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), an international association, becoming one of the few non-social workers within the organization that played a key role in developing the standards of social work and social work licensing.
He then served as an educator at Lawrence Central High School where he worked in the Special Education Department. Working with students who wanted to be seen as equal to everyone else with the desire to be independent was one of the best joys Ronnie has had. While at Lawrence Central, he was an offensive assistant coach for the varsity football team.
Besides serving the public with IFD, Ronnie also plays a number of roles in assisting the fire department. He is a member of the Health & Safety Committee, a Peer Support Specialist, and Information Technology Special Assistant.
Ronnie is an avid community volunteer. He has donated his time and energy to many different organizations. He has volunteered extensively with the American Cancer Society. He currently serves on the boards of the Westfield Education Foundation and the Westfield Forward Diversity Coalition. Ronnie’s passion for his local community propelled him to run for the Indiana State Senate District 20 seat in 2020.
Ronnie and his family attend Hope City Church in Carmel where he serves on the Worship Team and First Impressions Team. Ronnie is also an entrepreneur operating MoveRight Media and Design, LLC which is a graphics, media and web design agency.
Sarah Russell Goddard works as a Compliance Consultant for a local medical group. She is licensed to practice law in Indiana and works with physicians in Indiana and Ohio to ensure they are in compliance with federal, state and local requirements. She has been a Precinct Committee Person in Noblesville since 2017 and was a Democratic State Convention Delegate in 2020. Sarah also serves as the Indiana State Advocacy Leader for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Vice President of the Noblesville Firefighter Merit Commission and a volunteer for Back on My Feet.
As a two-time Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, Sarah has become passionate about advocating for comprehensive, affordable access to healthcare for all Americans. As part of her healthcare advocacy, she has volunteered for many political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels. She was named to the 2020 George H. W. Bush Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll for her healthcare advocacy work.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Juris Doctor, both from Indiana University. She lives in downtown Noblesville with her husband, James, and their four cats.
Al Moore has had an interest in politics since he was in high school, when he volunteered to pass out literature for George McGovern’s presidential run in 1972. He has been a summer congressional intern for Elwood ‘Bud’ Hillis, the Campaign Manager for Vicki Kellerman’s campaign for State Representative, the Indiana Finance Committee Chairman for Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign, an Indiana State Convention Delegate many years, the Decatur County Democratic Chairman, a Precinct Committeeman in both Decatur County and Hamilton County (Bayhill Precinct), and currently serves as the President of the Hamilton County Democratic Club.
Al graduated from IU Kokomo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and received a Master’s Degree in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills. Out of college, he worked as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration for several years. Al then worked in the financial industry for over 37 years, and very recently retired as a Financial Advisor for RBC Wealth Management. He also hosted a monthly one-hour radio program on investing for over 15 years.
Al has been active in community service as well, having served as a past president of the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Board, with the Greensburg Community School Board, with the Decatur County United Fund, and with the Greensburg Optimist Club. He was also a board member of the Arts & Cultural Council and Child Advocates of South-Central Indiana. In addition, he was a long-time member of the Decatur County Election Board. Al also served on the boards of various churches over the years and is currently a member of the First Congregational Church in Indianapolis.
Al’s wife, Diane, and he both grew up in Marion, Indiana, and have been married for 39 years. They raised their children in Greensburg, Indiana, and lived there for over 30 years. Diane worked in non-profit administration where she was the Executive Director of a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Greensburg and recently retired as the Program Monitoring Coordinator for Jobs for America’s Graduates in Indianapolis. Their son, Wes, works as an attorney in New York City. He and his wife have a one-year-old son and just purchased their first home in New Jersey. Al and Diane’s daughter, Lisa, is married and lives in Indianapolis where she works as a nanny. She and her husband are excitedly awaiting the adoption of their first child in a few weeks. Al and Diane currently live in Carmel with their dog Izzy.