Board of Directors


The Board of Directors for The Center for Women and Families consists of individuals carefully chosen for their varying backgrounds and unique skill sets who have a true dedication and passion for The Center’s mission. The board members engage in strategic planning to ensure the agency’s programs are achieving the desired goals. They guide the agency’s policies, as well as provide oversight and management for the agency, in conjunction with the President/CEO, to ensure The Center maintains its legal and ethical integrity. The Board has responsibility for financial oversight for The Center, including setting and approving the annual budget.

Ashley F. Giannattasio, Republic Bank and Trust Company

Vice Chair (Chair Elect)
Carol Alvarez

Dr. Alicia Averette, Jefferson County Public Schools

Alice H. Cowley, CPA, Thomson Reuters

Nicki Belcher, WHAS 11
Shannon Charnas
Angela Cooper, ACLU of Kentucky
Dana M. Eberle-Peay, CLLB Law
Tirza Howard, The Howard Realty Co.
Sandra Johnson, Brown-Forman
Pam Missi, Norton Women & Children’s Hospital
Jennifer McMinn, LCSW, Volunteers of America Mid-States
Whitney Meagher, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office
Samuel Riddick, Family Health Centers
Heend Sheth, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Sherri Toohey-Taylor, Haven Residential
Lauren Walker, Kentucky Lottery