We are Kentucky’s independent voice for kids


Making Kentucky the best place in America to be a kid

As the lobbyist for kids, we work with legislators, the governor, and other elected officials to change and enact policies to benefit kids and families
Help families through our case advocacy program. We serve as their guide when they don’t know where to turn
Conduct research and education that informs and recommends solutions to help kids succeed
Mobilize advocates to take action on behalf of kids and families through rallies, advocacy training, partnerships, and action alerts
Present the “state of kids” to communities to help people know how children are faring and how to address problems
Engage youth by training the next generation of leaders to advocate for themselves and their communities


Debbie Abreu, Project Manager, ext. 133

Tina Agonva, Administrative Coordinator, ext. 123

Terry Brooks, Executive Director, ext. 113

Karena Cash, Policy and Advocacy Analyst

Melissa Collins, Engagement Coordinator

Paul Colwell, Data Analyst, ext. 129

Kelsey Dimar, Chief Process Officer, ext. 110

Tammy Donoho, Administrative Coordinator, ext. 117

Cortney Downs, Policy and Advocacy Director, ext. 130

Tara Grieshop-Goodwin, Chief Impact Officer, ext. 118

Mahak Kalra, Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer, ext. 114

Shannon Moody, Chief Officer of Strategic Initiatives,  ext. 126

Amy Muth, Chief Financial Officer,  ext. 119

Clarissa Mobley, Communications Coordinator, ext. 134

Carli Mosby-Smith, Policy and Advocacy Analyst, ext. 138

Mara Powell, Chief Communications Officer, ext. 122

Zak Roussel, Operations and Technology Director, ext. 116

Cynthia Schepers, Peer Coach Coordinator

Linda Stettenbenz, Accounting

Patricia Tennen, Chief Operating Officer, ext. 120

Nikki Thornton, True Up Executive Director, ext. 131

Alicia Whatley, Policy and Advocacy Analyst, ext. 137

Jessie Whitish, Chief Engagement Officer, ext. 121

Shontelle Davis, Intern

Crystal Willis, Intern

Daviess County

Rosemary Conder

Keith Sanders, Emeritus

Fayette County

Bill Stewart

Franklin County

Tom Emberton

Gallatin County

Dr. Dorothy Perkins

Hardin County

Pastor Edward Palmer

Jefferson County

Charlie Baker, Emeritus

Yvette Livers

Andy Parker, Chair Elect

Nancy Peterson, Emeritus

Lynn Rippy, Board Chair

Marita Willis, Emeritus

Madison County

Angie Boggs

Oldham County

Dr. Gregg T. Cobb, Treasurer

Union County

Dr. Laura Hancock Jones

Warren County

Dale Brown

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