Board of Directors


Michael Abate
Partner, Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird LLP

Jennifer Ballard
Supervisor of Social Services, Bullitt Co. Public Schools

Lee Baltzell
Retired dance instructor and community volunteer

Darlene Benzick
President, Promised Land Properties and Realtor, Coldwell Banker McMahan

Russell Bird
Physician, Baptist Health Medical Group

Craig Blakely
Dean, Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville

Terry Burden
Asst. Prof. of Comparative Humanities, University of Louisville

Tia Coatley
Neighborhood Liaison, Center for Neighborhoods

Abby Drane
President & CEO, Seven Counties Services and Bellewood & Brooklawn

Maresa Fawns
Association Executive, Kentucky Justice Association

Bruce Ferguson
President, The Underwriters Group

Denise Hall
Youth Services Center Coordinator, Trimble County Schools

Mark Johnson
Retired, Henry County Board of Education

Bill Kenealy
Attorney, Kenealy & Jacobi, PLLC

Steven Lee
Business Systems Analyst, The Stevenson Company

Karen Long
Retired Director, Employment Practice, YUM! Brands

Mike Lorch
Regional VP, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Greg Mayes
Former Executive Advisor, Office of the Secretary, CHFS

David Miller
Consultant, Healthcare Strategy Group

Curry Nicholson
Managing Partner, Magnate Wealth Management

Denise Perry
Retired School Administrator

David Ray
VP, Chief Strategy Officer, Galen College of Nursing

Michael Ringswald
Retired Attorney and Banker, Republic Bank

Felicia Smith
Co-Owner and Psychologist, StrongMinds Psychology, PLLC

Kathleen Smith
Director of Public Policy, Kindred Healthcare

Neil Stamp
President, National Environmental Contracting

Chris Teeley
VP Director of Research & Development and Quality Assurance, Brown-Forman

Robert Watson
Attorney, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC


Koleen Slusher
Cabinet for Health & Family Services

“I am a past resident and student at Brooklawn. I got little help while I was there, but it wasn’t your fault – it was mine. You tried to give me help, but I did not accept it. After many years of rejecting people, I finally accepted my problems, accepted those trying to help and changed my way of thinking and my way of life. I am now a high school graduate and attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for nursing and will transfer to the University of Louisville when I complete my two years at ECTC. I just want to say thank you all for all you did for me or tried to do and that I have no doubts you will help others that need help.”

– Q., former resident

For more than 170 years, Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child & Family Services have worked to nurture thousands of Kentucky’s most vulnerable children.