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.

Shannon Charnas

Vice Chair (Chair Elect)
Ashley F. Giannattasio, Republic Bank and Trust Company

Dr. Alicia Averette, Jefferson County Public Schools

Kristin McDonner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Carol Alvarez, Brown-Forman
Pete Berdovich, Churchill Downs
Christopher Colson, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
Angela Cooper, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
Dana M. Eberle-Peay, CLLB Law
Diane Georges, Brown-Forman
Shelly Gibson, Thorntons, Inc.
Eric Byck Goodman, Community Volunteer
Pam Missi, Norton Women & Children’s Hospital
Jennifer McMinn, LCSW, Volunteers of America Mid-States
Honorable Judge Shelley Santry, Jefferson County Family Court
Lauren Walker, Kentucky Lottery
Honorable Judge Derwin Webb, The Webb Firm