Dr. Joseph Smedley was recruited to Indianapolis Indiana where he established and directed the Human Resources Administration for the newly formed Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), the largest agency in Indiana State Government with 14,000 employees.

Dr. Joseph Smedley has served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Purdue School of Science, Department of Psychology, at IUPUI. Dr. Smedley has conducted seminars and consulted to businesses, school districts, higher education institutions, and private industry. He established his management consulting firm specializing in organizational development and change in 2002.



Dr. Smedley obtained his BA in Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned an MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a Certificate in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Indiana.


Dr. Smedley has received awards for service from various organizations, including of the Indiana State Personnel Department; the State of Indiana Labor/Management Committee; the Indiana 1992 Governors Public Service Internship Program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Student National Medical Association, the Indiana Chinese-American Professionals Association, Martin University Graduate Student Association, and the Center for Leadership Development.


He has served on the boards of Centers for New Horizons in Chicago IL, and, Adult and Child Health, Choices, and Circle City Relief in Indianapolis IN. Dr. Joseph Smedley is a published author and holds memberships in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.


Dr. Joseph Smedley’s Professional Experience


Alivio Medical Center

Indianapolis, IN

Director, Mental Health Services

Martin University

Indianapolis, IN

Chair, Department of Psychology & Director, Health

Education & Counseling Center

Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

Indianapolis, IN​

Director, Human Resources Administration


Advocate Health Care

Oakbrook, IL​

Vice President, Organization Development

& Director of Employment


City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

& Labor Relations


United Airlines

Chicago, IL

Management Appraisal Specialist

& Internal Consultant

Human Resources Planning



Dr. Joseph Smedley

President & Founder

Emily Wasonga’s Professional Experience


Love's Hangover

Noblesville, IN

Owner & Co-Founder

Par North America

Carmel, IN

Account Coordinator


Anderson, IN​

Account Representative


Global Student Solutions

Anderson, IN

Communications & Fundraising

Emily A Wasonga, MA

Co-Founder & Senior Consultant

Emily Wasonga brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Smedley and Smedley. Wasonga is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a long history of working with nonprofit organizations and with strengths in team building and business development.


As the US liaison for Project Amani, Wasonga was able to source footage to help spread the important information for the project on peace and nonviolence despite political strife. While working with Global Student Solutions, Wasonga worked on ways to properly integrate international and multicultural students into colleges and high schools in America.



Emily Wasonga earned her MA in Philanthropy from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She also earned her BA in Broadcast Production and International Education from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana with awards for service and leadership skills.


Currently, Wasonga serves on the board for Logan Street Sanctuary Inc. whose mission is to promote a greater awareness of and encouragement for Creative Arts in Hamilton County and beyond. Equally, she serves Noblesville Diversity Coalition who is committed to creating and maintaining a culture that respects and values all individuals by promoting community efforts that celebrate our differences.





Herald Bulletin: On several occasions they covered events such as Miss AU (now known as AU-EA Ambassador program) which I founded while a sophomore in university


Global Student Solutions, Anderson, IN 2009-2010 internship magazine


Current in Noblesville: March 21st, 2010, my sister and I were honored to be on the cover of one of Noblesville’s newspaper as they highlighted the business we had started and the story of how we ended up in Noblesville Indiana, from Nairobi Kenya.


Reconnect Africa: July 2010 we were featured in the UK based Reconnect Africa Magazine. This magazine’s target audience is entrepreneurs and 


Kenyavibe Magazine: October 2010 our store and story were once again featured in another publication whose main demographic is Africans in the diaspora. This magazine is US based.


Afroelle Magazine: April 2011 we were honored to once again be covered by another publication. This magazine is Kenyan based however a wide view of women in various parts of the world read it.


Pattern Magazine: August 2014 Coverage of our fashion presentation at The Indianapolis Black Expo


IndyStar Newspaper: August 2014: Coverage on our work in Hollywood with film producer, Lawrence Adisa of Lawrence Adisa Films.


Beyond Africa Magazine: August 2015: A Young Entrepreneur Promoting Small Businesses