AGRI-TECH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed the following individuals to a new task force that will guide the administration on strengthening Kentucky’s agricultural-technology sector. Beshear will serve as chairman of the council.
• Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture
• Warren Beeler, executive director, Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy
• Aaron Thompson, president, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
• Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, secretary, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
• Mike Berry, secretary, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
• Larry Hayes, interim secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
• Rebecca Goodman, secretary, Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet
• Eli Capilouto, president, University of Kentucky
• Robert L. (Bob) Jackson, president, Murray State University
• M. Christopher Brown II, president, Kentucky State University
• Linda Gorton, mayor, Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government
• Laura White-Brown, mayor, City of Morehead
• Mason Barnes, judge-executive, Simpson County
• James Kay, judge-executive, Woodford County
• Ashli Watts, president/CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
• Bill Finn, state director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council, representing Kentucky labor and trade
• Eric Gregory, president, Kentucky Distillers’ Association, representing Kentucky labor and trade
• Mark Lyons, president/CEO, Alltech, representing Kentucky businesses related to agriculture and agricultural technology
• Jonathan Webb, founder/CEO, AppHarvest, representing Kentucky businesses related to agriculture and agricultural technology
• Shubin Saha, chief operating officer, Kentucky Fresh Harvest, representing Kentucky businesses related to agriculture and agricultural technology
• Trevor Claiborn, co-founder, Black Soil, representing Kentucky businesses related to agriculture and agricultural technology
ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE
• Todd P. Lowe has been named board president of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Lowe is president of Parthenon LLC, an independent registered investment advisory firm. Newly named board members include: Natalia Bishop, founder and chief of happiness at Level Up & Story Louisville; David Tate, managing partner at BKD CPAs & Advisors; Corrie Shull, senior pastor of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church; and David Dove, CEO of Payment Alliance International.
AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
• Dr. Bill Reynolds has been named president of the American Optometric Association. Reynolds has optometry practices in Richmond and Lexington.
AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION
• Dr. Robert Caudill has been inducted into the American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows. Caudill is professor and director of telemedicine and information technology programs at the University of Louisville’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
• William S. “Bill” Daugherty has been elected to the Berea College board of trustees. Daugherty is a co-founder and serves as a managing partner of BlackRidge Resource Partners.
BLUE GRASS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
• The Blue Grass Community Foundation has announced its officers for fiscal year 2021: Chair—Fran Taylor, owner/partner of Lexington Silver LLC; Vice Chair—Andy Reynolds, chief operating officer, Ballast; Treasurer—Art Salomon, founder and CEO of Salomon & Co.; and Secretary—Travis Musgrave, Merrill Lynch wealth management adviser with Musgrave Dunn & Associates. Joining the board of directors are: Bill Alverson, retired CEO, Traditional Bank; and Dr. Tiffany Daniels, Chiropractic Care of Lexington.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH ETHICS COMMITTEE
• David Samford has been appointed to Kentucky’s Executive Branch Ethics Committee. Samford, of Lexington, is an attorney for Goss Samford PLLC.
GATEWAY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD
• Ron Christian and Philippe Garnier have been named to the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation Board. Christian retired in 2019 as executive vice pres-ident at Vectren Corp. Garnier is CEO of Safran Landing Systems Kentucky.
KENTUCKY 911 SERVICES BOARD
• Michael Johnson, of Ivel, has been named to the Kentucky 911 Services Board. Johnson is director of technical operations for East Kentucky Network.
KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
• The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities has announced its new board of directors for the coming year: Chairman—Chris Page, Principle LTC; First Vice Chairman— Jason Gumm, Barren County Health and Rehabilitation; Second Vice Chairman—Michelle Jarboe, Management Advisors; Secretary—John Dailey, Principle LTC; Treasurer—Mark Bowman, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs; Nonproprietary Chairman—Lisa Biddle Puffer, Nazareth Home Clifton; Immediate Past Chairman—Terry Skaggs, Wells Health Systems; Personal Care Chairman—Kelli Bailey, Regency Manor; Multi-State Facility Representative—Chris Ray, Infinity HCM; Independent Owner Representative—David McKenzie, The Jordan Center; Education Committee Chairman—Kim Nall, Management Advisors; Public Relations Committee Chairman—Mary Haynes, Nazareth Home; Human Resources Committee Chairman—John Dailey, Principle LTC; Legislative Committee Chairman—Jean Wells, Wells Health Systems; Reimbursement Committee Chairman—Jay Trumbo, Health Systems of Kentucky; Survey and Regulatory Committee Chairman—Conjuna Collier, Masonic Homes of Kentucky; Vendor Committee Chairman—Amanda Green, HTS Therapy; Kentucky Board of Nursing Representative—Robyn Wilcher, Providence Group Inc.; KMAP Advisory Representative—John Muller, Carespring Health Care Management; Licensure Board for Nursing Home Administrators Representative—David McKenzie, The Jordan Center; Members-at-Large—Todd Mehaffey, Genesis Healthcare; Wanda Meade, Bluegrass Consulting; Marc Hurst, Exceptional Senior Living; and Benita Dickenson, Topaz.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING
• Erica Lemberger has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Lemberger is a professor of nursing at Spalding University.
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
• Alvin Garrison and Linda Sublett-Buckner have been named as members of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Garrison, of Covington, is the superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools. Sublett-Buckner, of Glasgow, is retired.
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR ASSISTED LIVING
• The Kentucky Center for Assisted Living has named the following individuals to its board of directors: Chairman—Michael Bowlden, The Oaks Assisted Living/Providence of Richwood; First Vice Chairman—Jim Grady, Treyton Oak Towers; Secretary/Treasurer—Carla Austin, Barrington of Fort Thomas; At-Large Members—Joe Jurgensen, Health Systems of Kentucky; Allen Jones, Arcadia of Benton; and Lisa Riley, Highland Ridge Assisted Living.
KENTUCKY CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE
• Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle has been named the 2020-2021 board president of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life. TFL works to educate and encourage Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors.
KENTUCKY HORSE PARK COMMISSION
• Stewart Perry has been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Perry is a State Farm insurance agent with Perry and Perry Insurance, one of Lexington’s oldest insurance agencies.
KENTUCKY OIL AND GAS ASSOCIATION
• The Kentucky Oil and Gas Association has announced its 2020-2021 executive committee: President—Maverick Bentley, Diversified Gas & Oil; President-elect—Wes Cate, Eco-Energy; Immediate Past President—Mark Hughes, Hughes Land; and Treasurer—John Henderson, Stoll Keenon Ogden. KOGA has also announced a new class of directors who will serve a three-year term: Jason Bentley, MMLK Government Solutions; Karen Greenwell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Jerry Howard, Boss Cementing; Mark Hughes, Hughes Land; Mark Pierce; Bobby Short, United American Energy; Chuck Venditti, CountryMark; Mike Wallen, WMD LLC; and J. Kevin West, Steptoe & Johnson.
KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
• Kent Chandler has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
KENTUCKY TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY TRUST FUND
• Ben Crittenden and Dr. Kimathi Doss have been named to the board of the Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund. Crittenden, of Lexington, is an attorney at Morgan Potter McGarvey. Doss, of Prospect, is a neurosurgeon at Norton Healthcare.
LOUISVILLE ARENA AUTHORITY
• Andrew Owen has been appointed to the board of directors of the Louisville Arena Authority. Owen, of Louisville, is a real estate agent for Preston Thomas Properties.
LOUISVILLE SPORTS COMMISSION
• The Louisville Sports Commission has announced its officers for fiscal year 2021: Chair—Philip S. Poindexter, president, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.; Vice Chair—Leigh Ann Barney, president, Trilogy Health Services; Treasurer—Amber Halloran, chief financial officer, The Kentucky Center; Secretary—Allison Brown, associate general counsel, Brightspring Healthcare Services; Immediate Past Chair—John Willmoth, principal, Poplar Ventures. New members elected to the board include: Carol Bond, vice president, Truist; Vic Gregovits, president, Louisville Bats; Chris Metzger, area sales manager, Coca-Cola Consolidated; Chip Polston, senior vice president of communications, public relations and social responsibility, Kentucky Lottery Corp.; Cathy Spalding, chief administrative officer, University of Louisville Health—Frazier Rehab Institute; and William Summers V, chief community development officer, Republic Bank.
METRO (LOUISVILLE) UNITED WAY
• Kevin Nolan has been named as Metro (Louisville) United Way’s 2020 community investment chair. Nolan is president and CEO of GE Appliances, a Haier company.
MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
• The Morehead State University board of regents has elected the following individuals as officers: Chair—Kathy Walker; Vice Chair—Eric Howard; Treasurer—Mary Fister-Tucker; and Secretary—Jacqueline Graves.
OHIO HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
• Chris Chirumbolo has been elected to the Ohio Health Care Association board of directors and has been named co-chair of the congregate care/living steering committee of the Ohio Zone 3 COVID-19 Multi-Agency Coalition. Chirumbolo, of Cold Spring, is CEO of Carespring, a senior care organization that has facilities throughout southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE KENTUCKY
• Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky has announced its board leadership for 2020-2021: President—Jordan Parker, Traditional Bank; Vice President—Jeremy Murrell, Kentucky State Police; and Secretary/Treasurer—Dawn B. Harlow, Kentucky League of Cities.
SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
• The following individuals have been named officers for the 2020-2021 board of directors of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation: Chair—Lee C. Hall; Vice Chair—Larry Cowgill; Secretary—Tracy Colon; Treasurer—Alan VanArsdall. Board members: Judy Albrecht, Kathy Arms, Diane Cashen, Judy Cummins, Lisa Gumm-Gray, Laura Hayden, Missy Lange, Daryl K. Love, Christy Nash, Saint Joseph Hospital President Bruce Tassin, Julie Whitman, Gregory S. Yeary and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation President Leslie Smart.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
• Paula Pope has been appointed to the board of trustees at the University of Kentucky. Pope, of Lexington, is retired.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
• Hannah Miner Myers, of Madisonville, has been elected president of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Jill H. Smith, of Lexington, has been elected secretary of the association.
VETERANS’ PROGRAM TRUST FUND
• Shontelle Adams has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund. Adams, of Louisville, is a human resource officer at LG&E & KU Energy.