Board of Directors

The KentuckianaWorks Board is made up of community leaders appointed by local elected officials in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky. The Board oversees federal, state and local workforce development funding for the seven-county region and determines strategic goals for the region's workforce development efforts.

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Greg Fischer
Mayor, Louisville Metro Government

Jackie Beard
System Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development, Norton Healthcare

Caitlin Blair
Communications Director, UFCW Local 227

Derek Bland
Vice President, Houston-Johnson, Inc. 

David Bizianes
Executive Director, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development

Willie Byrd
Director, Options Unlimited/Coalition for Workforce Diversity

Tony Carriss
Plant Manager, Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation

Rebel Baker Chreste
Regional Program Manager – Greater Louisville – Kentucky Career Center

Roger Cude
Enterprise VP, Talent & Org Development, Humana

Steve Cunanan
Chief Administrator/Chief People Officer, Kindred Healthcare

Todd Dunn
President, UAW Local 862

Tony Georges, CHAIR
Human Resources Director, UPS - Air Region

Dr. Ty J. Handy
President, Jefferson Community & Technical College

Ryan Henson
Regional Program Manager - Central Region, Kentucky Career Center

Tami Hatfield-Kennedy
Senior Human Resource Associate, Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant

Rev. Vincent E. James, Sr.
Pastor, Elim Baptist Church

Lisa Kaminski
Vice President, Human Resources, Computershare

Kent Oyler
President & CEO, Greater Louisville, Inc.

Dr. Marty Pollio
Superintendent, Jefferson County Public Schools

Tom Quick
Vice President of Human Resources, GE Appliances

Sadiqa Reynolds
President & CEO, Louisville Urban League

April Troutman
Human Resources Director, Paradise Tomato

Vidya Ravichandran
President, Glow Touch Technologies

John Snider
Executive Director, Bullitt County Economic Development

Jonathan Westbrook
East and Westbrook Construction

Please note: KentuckianaWorks provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in services, programs and activities. To request reasonable accommodations, please call (502) 574-2500 at least one week prior to the meeting you plan to attend. All meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Greater Louisville Inc., 614 W. Main St. #6000, unless otherwise noted.

  • Jan. 24, 2019

  • Feb. 28, 2019

  • April 18, 2019

  • May 23, 2019

  • June 27, 2019

  • Aug. 22, 2019

  • Sept. 26, 2019

  • Nov. 21, 2019

Meeting Minutes

Program Oversight Committee

The Program Oversight Committee is a committee of the KentuckianaWorks Board that reviews workforce programs, contracts, and labor market issues in depth and makes recommendations to the full board. The membership consists of board members, appointed representatives of board members and community representatives.

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Rebel Baker Chreste
Regional Program Manager
Greater Louisville Kentucky Career Center, Dept. of Workforce Development

Valorie Hughes
Senior HR Manager
GE Appliances

Pastor Vincent E. James
Chief of Community Building - Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
Office of Mayor Greg Fischer

Lisa Kaminski
Vice President, Human Resources

Deana Epperly Karem, CHAIR
Vice President, Economic Development
Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI)

Christian “Christy” Ralston
Director Workforce Development
Norton Healthcare

Cindy Read, Staff                                 
Deputy Director

Sadiqa Reynolds
President and CEO
Louisville Urban League

Patricia Williams
Louisville Society of Human Resources Management (LSHRM)


Program Oversight Committee meeting dates

Meetings are conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 10 KentuckianaWorks, 410 West Chestnut St., Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40202, unless otherwise noted.

  • Jan. 18, 2019, NIA Center, 2900 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211

  • Feb. 22, 2019

  • April 12, 2019

  • May 17, 2019

  • June 21, 2019

  • Aug. 16, 2019

  • Sept. 20, 2019

  • Nov. 15, 2019