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.


Carol Alvarez, Community Member

Vice Chair
Samuel Riddick, Family Health Centers Inc.

Angela Cooper, ACLU Kentucky

Alice H. Cowley, CPA, Thomson Reuters


Alicia Averette, Jefferson County Public Schools
Nicki Belcher, WHAS 11
Jackson Cooper, Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Jacqueline Gwinn-Villaroel, Louisville Metro Police Department
Sandra Johnson, Brown-Forman
George McMinn, Messer Construction Co.
Whitney Meagher, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office
Heend Sheth, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Jeff Starke, Republic Bank
Sherri Toohey-Taylor, Haven Residential
Lauren Walker, Scientific Games
Kristen Wieder, Norton Healthcare