Joseph is a firm believer that the best investment you can make is in people. In his experience, that investment never returns void. Either you grow, the other person does, or most likely, both persons do. Joseph is passionate about creating environments in which he can empower others and be empowered, challenge any obstacle set before him, and bring as many people along on the journey.
Joseph was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but grew up in Winchester. He attended George Rogers Clark High School and Eastern Kentucky University. Joseph sits on the Board at Clark County Community Services, is on the Clark County Extension Council, and is a member of the Alliance for Local Food Access (ALFA). He is a big fan of Ale-8 and seeing a revitalized downtown and engaged community. Joseph has a beautiful wife, great friends and family, loves watching soccer, and pulling for the Gators & Braves!
The Board of Directors
Leslie is a longtime advocate for those most vulnerable. Her advocacy started 25 years ago, when she served on the Lexington Humane Society Board. After that she turned her focus on advocating for children she joined the Scott County Foster Care Review Board for the Department for Protection and Child Services. Later, she became a foster parent herself. She was blessed to adopt her son Daniel. Daniel had some learning disabilities that required navigating the 505 and IEP process in the public school system. Through it all Daniel was a first string defensive tackle on the Scott County Football team and a graduated from Scott County High School.
Leslie’s job as Director of Administrative Services and interim Public Health Director of Clark County Health Department and Home Health Agency, brought her to Clark County. She participated in the Leadership Winchester program where she learned about the Partners in Education (PIE) program. She has mentored students at Baker Intermediate Middle School for three years giving girls a listening ear and a helping hand. Leslie is a Board Member of both the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) board and Drug Court -encouraging and helping people live life to the fullest, free of substance abuse. Leslie is a Graduate of University of Houston with a BBA/Accounting degree. Also, a Certified Public Accountant.
Lisa is a resident of Versailles, Ky where she is Vice-Chair of the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy ASAP), Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, member of the United Way of the Bluegrass Education Impact Council and founder of the Mentors & Meals (M&Ms) program in Woodford County. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Miami University, Oxford Ohio in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. After a career in the private sector pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline fr over 22 years, she was able to embrace the public sector by forming a non-profit to meet an unmet need in her community. For the past 7 years, M&Ms has reached middle school students and provided homework help, hot meals and a mentoring component which builds relationships to help students succeed in high school and beyond. Lisa is proud of the Rowland Arts Center and the accomplishments of its Mentors & Meals, Clark County program and honored to sit on the RAC Board. She has two children; a son who is studying Global Economics in Shanghai, China and a daughter who is an Army ROTC cadet, studying Arabic at the University of Arizona, Lisa is inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "Be The Change You Wish to See in the World". and from the book "Wonder" by RJ Palacio.which encourages people of all ages to "Choose Kind".