Board of Directors

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.

Dana Lackey, Old National Bank

Vice Chair
Shelly Gibson, Thorntons, Inc. 

Kristin McDonner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Stephanie Hawkins Smith, Unistar Purchasing Solutions

Carol Alvarez, Brown Forman 
Mary Bacon
Richard Banta, ERDCO Properties
Connie Barker, Baptist Health
Ann Bauer, Republic Bank & Trust 
Heather Bass, East End Psychological Associates
Annie Bender, HomePage Realty 
Nancy Bottoms, UPS
Shannon Charnas, LG&E and KU
Christopher Colson, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
Steve Conrad, Louisville Metro Police Department
Dana Eberle-Peay, McNeely Stephenson
Shelly Gibson, Thorntons, Inc.
Eric Goodman
Maria Hughes, Humana, Inc.
Pam Missi, Norton Women & Children
David Nicholson, Jefferson Co. Circuit Court
Diane French Nguyen, Brown-Forman Corporation 
Casey Ramage, EdiAnalytics  
Shelley Santry, UofL Law School
Kristin Warfield, Churchill Downs
Robert Webb, Frost, Brown, Todd Attorneys LLC
Jill Whitehouse, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency 

Advisory Council
Marie Abrams
George Bell, ORI, Inc.
Toni Clem
Marjorie Farris, Stites & Harbison LLC
Chasity Grauel, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
Laurie Kemp, Kightlinger & Gray, LLP 
Kim Tharp-Barrie, Norton Healthcare

Emeritus in Memoriam
Nolen Allen
Lewis Cole
Joan and Lee Thomas