Ebony Chappel

Ebony is an award-winning multimedia journalist and certified community health worker. Her work has garnered recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, Hoosier State Press Association, National Newspaper Publishers Association and the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation among other honors.  In 2022, she was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

She previously worked for the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine where she held many roles including, editor in chief. Through her work with Indiana Donor Network, she led outreach efforts in communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, Hoosiers living with HIV and various faith groups on the lifesaving gift of organ, tissue and eye donation. Staying connected to her journalistic roots, Ebony has worked with many print, television and radio entities as a freelance content creator.

She is an alum of two Leadership Indianapolis programs, LEAD and Opportunity Indianapolis, and is thrilled to take her self-described career as a “community servant,” to the next level through her role at Leadership Indianapolis. Ebony is a proud product of Haughville, Indiana and a Ball State Cardinal.

You can reach Ebony by clicking here, or at 317.860.3677.

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