Kentucky CancerLink names executive director; board members

Melissa Karrer
Melissa Karrer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky CancerLink recently named Melissa Karrer executive director.

During her breast cancer diagnosis, Karrer became involved with Kentucky CancerLink as a volunteer, then served in community relations and as assistant director.

Karrer is a Kentucky native, who graduated from Midway College to work as a physical therapist assistant.

Kentucky CancerLink made the following additions to its board:

  • Appointed Bryan Willett president. Willett has worked at Lexmark International for 23 years, and currently serves as chief information security officer. Willett is a native Kentuckian, from Elizabethtown, obtained his BS in electrical engineering at the University of Louisville and then moved to Lexington.
  • Named Keren Salehi treasurer. Salehi is the vice president and compliance officer at Community Trust and Investment Company in Lexington. She graduated from Midway College with a B.A. in business administration with accounting concentration, and resides in Lexington with her husband and two children.
  • Named Jacky Space secretary. Space has primarily grown up in Lexington. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, majoring in marketing and international business. As an executive sales specialist for Merck & Co., Space promotes immunotherapy for lung cancer and melanoma across regions of Kentucky.
(L to R): Brian Willett, Keren Salehi and Jacky Space.