Board of Directors

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President

Paige Hicks

Treasurer

Robert Matejka

Secretary

Laura Sands

Board Member

Michelle Blackburn

I am a lifelong Central Kentucky resident, growing up in Paris before moving to Winchester in 2001. My husband Dean and I have two beautiful daughters. Our oldest, Hollie, bought her childhood home from us and we bought a bigger home across the street. Our youngest, Dakota, is a sophomore at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. My house can be a bit of a zoo sometimes with our three dogs Kaci, Maggie, and Louie, and three cats, Josie, Boogie, and Buddy. I am a local real estate agent with RE/MAX Creative Realty and have been very passionate about guiding folks through the buying and selling process since 2004. And while the rest of the world hates Mondays, I love them! It gives me a fresh slate for the week. I'm ambitious and I make an effort to encourage others by showing them you can change your situation or circumstances. I look for the positives in everything I do. In my free time, you might find me floating in the pool, kayaking, playing with my animals, or maybe driving the country backroads listening to music or embarking on the never-ending projects of remodeling an older home. My passion is to help others and to support my community, especially small businesses. I also serve on the board for our local Kiwanis chapter, a board member of Friends of Parks and Recreation, am a member of the Clark County Activity Coalition and am a huge advocate for Children’s Miracle Network.  

Board Member

Pastor G. Chris Brown

Born December 26, 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Gregory and Cheryl Brown the 2nd of  three children. Pastor Brown has previously lived in Oklahoma City, and Ft Worth, Texas and is a High School Graduate of Southwest High School in Ft Worth, Tx. Pastor Brown has also attended Tarrant County College, University Of Central Oklahoma, and is currently a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft Worth, Texas), completing his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biblical Studies, and a graduate of Anderson University, in (Anderson, South Carolina.) completing his Master of Arts degree in Theological and Biblical Studies. Pastor G. Chris Brown began his preaching ministry, at the age of 19 years old at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Dallas, Texas under the Pastoral Ministry of Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Wallace. Pastor Brown has served as an Associate Minister, Children's Minister, Youth Pastor, and Youth and Young Pastor. These ministry assignments have shaped, grew, taught, trained, and developed Pastor Brown into the man of God, servant of God, and preacher of God that the Lord has allowed Him to be. Pastor Brown previously served at the Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church El Reno, Oklahoma in the position of Lead Pastor. Pastor Brown was called in July of 2022 to Pastor the Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester, Kentucky. He preached his first sermon as Pastor on August 14th, 2022 and the sermon was entitled “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.” Pastor Brown has published books that are currently available on Amazon, and they are books that are on his life experiences from poetry, personal testimony, and a book about journeying with God, and designs flyers. Pastor Brown also has a podcast that is titled: “Words From GCB” which you can find on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, IHeartRadio, and other podcast outlets. In his spare time Pastor Brown loves to play sports, watch sports, read books, write poetry, play video games, volunteer and work out. Pastor Brown has been blessed to have numerous opportunities to preach the Gospel, and has preached for Churches, Youth Explosions, Annual Youth Days, Church Anniversaries, Pastoral Anniversaries and City Wide Revivals. Preaching is the greatest calling one can have, and Pastor Brown loves to preach, teach, and be used by God to share the word of God to any and everybody. Pastor is married to his wife and best friend - Shayla Lanise Woodberry-Brown. They currently reside in Winchester, Kentucky. For more information on him, you can contact him on Facebook at G Chris Brown, Twitter @GChrisB1990 and Instagram @GChrisB1990.

Board Member

Roy Hudson

Board Member

Susan Jones

I was born and raised in Bath County, Sharpsburg, KY. I am the youngest of twenty-two children. I graduated from Bath County High School and Morehead State University with a degree in Social Work. I have been employed with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for twelve years. I started my career in the field as a front-line worker with Adult Protective Services and was promoted to a supervisor in 2019. I am the mother of two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Whittney. I’m the proud “Mammy” to Jaden, Jyson, Ciar, Caide and Chiann. In my spare time, my favorite hobby is photography. I also enjoy reading, traveling, spending time with my grands, journaling, and advocating for vulnerable individuals. I serve on the Clark County Homeless Coalition Board because I have the heart to serve, I was born to advocate and help others. I also serve on the Boonesboro Trail Advisory Board, Winchester / Clark County NAMI Board (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Clark County Mental Health & Aging Coalition, a former advocate / liaison for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, a Certified Family Mediator and a Battered Intervention Provider. I’m a firm believer that if you do right by others good things will come back to you.

Board Member

Brian Mullins

As Senior Financial Manager with Charles T. Mitchell, CPA, Brian Mullins provides CFO and grants management services for multiple non-profit organizations across Kentucky. As the former Executive Director/CEO of Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. (KRFDC), Foothills Health and Wellness, he has led one of the most programmatically diverse community action agencies in Kentucky. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, is a Certified Community Action Manager, and has over twenty years’ experience in nonprofit administration including fiscal management, grant compliance, and grant management. Brian has a high level of expertise in financial oversight including reporting, budgeting, capital expenditures, and working with agency monitors and auditors. He served on the Board of Directors of Community Action Kentucky and is responsible for KRFDC being recognized as a “Program of Distinction” by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network. Brian is experienced in the administration of health and human service programs, staff supervision and leadership, and has demonstrated success in working with various funding sources, including HRSA Section 330 funding.