Cory Cochran

Executive Director

Chelsea Crump

Charitable Financial Specialist

Melissa Woods

Community Development & Economic Recovery Specialist

Apoorva Wright

Community Development and Transportation Specialist

Cory was born and raised in New Albany, IN. After attending Indiana University and Indiana University Southeast for his undergraduate and graduate studies, he worked in Indianapolis for the Indiana Department of Education as their Deputy Director of Government Affairs. Immediately prior to joining River Hills, Cory worked for the Ivy Tech Foundation at their Sellersburg, IN campus. Cory is passionate about our community and serves on several boards and commissions to give back as much as possible. He and his lovely wife, Alyssa, currently live in Floyd County. They love to travel and to take their lab, Remi, to their cabin at Patoka Lake.

Chelsea was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Geaux Tigers! She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and served as the State Citizen Corps Coordinator for the Louisiana Governor’s Office before moving to Southern Indiana in 2012. Chelsea has worked for River Hills for over 5 years, and currently resides in Clark County with her husband, Zane, and their two daughters, Haley and Finnlee. She is a member of the Southern Indiana Partnership Council for The Center for Women and Families, a director for the Friends of the Ohio River Greenway, and a volunteer for the Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana.  Chelsea considers herself an amateur hiker, an avid sports fan, and a connoisseur of horror films and true crime podcasts. 

Melissa was raised for the better part of her childhood in Austin, IN.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University Southeast and immediately started working at River Hills following graduation.  She remained on staff for over 11 years before moving on professionally to the non-profit world.  She most recently worked for the American Printing House for the Blind as the Director of Grants.  Having a heart for community work, Melissa returned to River Hills in 2020.  She is a member of the Scott County Community Foundation Board and serves on the Executive Committee.  Melissa resides in Scott County with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Cree.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends and are avid fans of IU Basketball and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Apoorva was born and raised in Central India. She has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2017 she moved to the United States to begin a master’s program in Renewable Energy Engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. However, she switched programs and completed a master’s degree in Public Administration. She joined the River Hills team in the fall of 2021 as she wanted to serve the community more closely and be directly involved in it. She is a member of Northside Christian Church and volunteers with Hope Southern Indiana frequently. She is new to the area, still exploring and networking. She currently resides in Floyd County with her husband (Andrew) and hoping to add a puppy to their family soon. She is artistic and loves writing traditional and modern calligraphy as a side hustle.

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