M.D., Jim – Mercer County
Member Since: 1996
"It’s an honor to be associated with this
organization. Service genuinely is its goal and it
performs many good works."
Phil - Jessamine County Member Since: 1981 Occupation: Retired Professor of Public Policy, University of Kentucky
"I am happy to invest time in
this organization due to my family experience with
mental illness...I also hope my professional training
allows me to make meaningful contributions to the Board
and to the community."
William - Powell County Member Since: 1982 Occupation: Retired Public Assistance Program Specialist
"Before there was help for
people with mental health problems, I saw many of my
neighbors who were often just made fun of...when this
Board started working with these people, many of them
became happy contributing individuals of our community."
Joseph H. (Jock) - Nicholas County
Member Since: 2000 Occupation: Lawyer, Master Commissioner, (Retired
Nicholas County Attorney)
"I want to be of service to the Board and my community."
Randy - Madison County
Member Since: 1983 Occupation: Social Security Disability Representative
"I have a child who has severe learning
disabilities. I represent folks with mental impairment
in their claims for disability benefits through the
Social Security Administration."
Dove, Joe Ann - Clark
Member Since: 2000 Occupation: Retired Executive Director of Clark County
Association for Handicapped Citizens, Inc.
"I feel community based mental health and IDD services are of utmost importance. Someone
very dear to each of us could need the services at any
point in time, and it is essential that they continue to
be in place and of highest quality."
Gould, Scott - Scott
Member Since: 2003 Occupation: Case Manager - Eckman/Freeman & Associates
"I hope to be an active, committed member who helps to
make a difference in the physical, emotional, and mental
well-being of the clients and families involved with
Mary Stith - Boyle County
Member Since: 1995 Occupation: Funeral Home Director
"I 'grew up' on Mental Health discussions in our home and
have always wanted to try to help make a positive
difference in someone else's life through self help
programs. Every meeting, every time I listen to an
employee of the Board tell about their program I am in
awe of their dedication and professionalism."
Hix, Tina -
Estill County Member Since: 2008 Occupation: Medical Technologist/Director of Clinical
Services Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital
"I would like to make informed decisions that
would benefit families and individuals that are
struggling with substance abuse and mental illness."
Jacque - Scott County
Member Since: 1987 Occupation: Retired Correction Program Administrator for the
Department of Juvenile Justice. Retired from the
Kentucky Department of Education
"I hope to make a difference in the lives of our clients
and particularly in the lives of our clients with mental
disabilities and in the lives of their families."
Kad, M.D., Surinder - Madison County Member Since: 2006 Occupation: Physician, Administrator, Educator,
"It has been a great and fulfilling experience for me
to serve on the bluegrass.org Board. We are seeing a
very special group in our communities, and have been
providing care, direction, support and overall
management for the betterment of the lives of our
clients. Bluegrass.org is comprised of very dedicated
and caring individuals. The Board has not only
accomplished its mission, but in several areas we have
surpassed it. We have gone beyond the call to
accomplish things and take issues to the broader
Morgan, Constance –
Franklin County Member Since: 2008 Occupation: Retired Nurse Educator
"I have a special interest in services for the mentally
ill, especially the chronically mentally ill, and I hope
that I can bring some experience and good judgment to
plans and decisions needed by the Board to effectively
- Fayette County
Member Since: 2004 Occupation: College Professor - Associate Professor
"I am interested in learning more about the board and
hope to continue to maximize my potential as a scholar
in the field of Special Education through serving on the
Jim - Fayette County
Member Since: 1981 Occupation: Operations Manager, Hometown Broadcasting,
"I feel that community programs have greatly improved
mental health, IDD and substance abuse
services in our state...I want to continue to be a part
of that system if only in a volunteer capacity."
Carolyn - Fayette County Member Since: 1994 Occupation: Retired Professor of Marketing, Eastern Kentucky
"Like many Board members, bluegrass.org provided services
to my family when they were needed. My respect for the
staff and my belief in the organization motivate me to
contribute what I can to its continued success...I
believe bluegrass.org is a stellar example of how mental
health and IDD services can be offered
efficiently, effectively and compassionately."
Tarter, Rollin – Boyle County
Member Since: 2008
Occupation: Retired Administrator, Minister
"I hope to continue the Board’s traditions of leadership in Kentucky by advocacy for the needs of its citizens through the Board’s mission."
Tudor, Peggy– Garrard County
Member Since: 2012
Occupation: Faculty/Professor, EKU
"I believe my professional background in nursing and education will provide an opportunity for me to make unique and evidenced-based contributions to the Board. I am very client/patient centered, which will influence any decisions or input I may offer."
Ward, Karen – Clark County
Member Since: 2008
Occupation: Businesswoman, Padgett Construction, Inc.
"My goals as a member of the Board are: 1) to see the completion of the new Eastern State Hospital with the
bluegrass.org Board retaining its proven leadership role in its management and oversight; 2) to ensure that Clark County mental health services continue to grow and meet the needs of the local community, and; 3) to continue the work necessary to someday eliminate the stigma of mental illness in our society."
Webb, David - Anderson County
Member Since: 1985
Occupation: Attorney, Circuit Court Master Commissioner
"I first became aware of the problems of the mentally ill while serving as appointed counsel in mental disability cases. I believe that the services provided by the Board are invaluable assets to our communities."