Founded in 2019, Indiana Phenology is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with communities, schools, and individuals to gather scientific data that helps build a more resilient world and protects Indiana's natural treasures.


To increase science-based environmental stewardship by empowering Hoosiers of all ages to participation in citizen science phenology data collection.


Amanda Wanlass
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Founder and Executive Director, Amanda holds an MPA-MSES in Public Affairs and Environmental Science and is a Certified Phenology Leader.

Khepri Hazel
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Public Relations & Marketing Manager, Khepri holds a BGS in Science and Mathematics, and is the Development Director of Jameson Camp. She enjoys monitoring birds in her garden as a Backyard Observer with the help of her four children.

2021 Board of Directors

Amanda Cantrell
Chair of the Board
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Member of Concerned Scientists at IU, Amanda retired from a 30-year career at Eli Lilly and Company. 

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Jill OBarske
Vice Chair
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Vice Chair. Jill has over 15 years of experience in business development and strategic development, including several years specializing in corporate partnerships within higher education.

John Banda
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John holds an MPH, Epidemiology and is a Quality Manager at Grifols, a global health corporation.

Zackary Beck
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Zackary is a trained biochemist turned administrator with over 15 years of experience in research and administration. He is a Clinical Research Operations Manager for The US Oncology Network. 

Lindsey Berry
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Lindsey is the CEO of Helping Ninjas, contributing writer at Companies for Zero Waste, and a mother of four.