Leadership & Board of Directors


Mark Dickinson

Mark Dickinson

Superintendent, South Central District of the UMC

Rick Bard

Rick Bard

Executive Director


Susan McCloud

Susan McCloud

Director of Education


Jeannie Atwood

Jeannie Atwood

Development Coordinator


Board of Directors

Bill Waltrip

Board Chairperson​​

Retired Chief of Police, City of Bowling Green

Linda Johnson

Vice Chairperson

Retired Professor, Western Kentucky University, Gordon Ford College of Business

Robert Porter

​Secretary ​- Treasurer

Sr. Vice President Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Amy M. Smith

Social Services Specialist

DCBS – Protection & Permanency

Jim Bullington

ReMax Real Estate Executive


Charlene Walker

Neighborhood Advocate

Jay Smith

Pastor, State Street United Methodist Church

Mike Simpson

Owner and President of Chandler Property Management ​​​

Marco Ballesteros

Pastor, Corazones Cristianos United Methodist Church

Alex Downing

President, Franklin Bank & Trust​​​


Destini Eaton

Director of Marketing,
Atalla Plastic Surgery​​​

Andee Crutcher

Pharmaceutical Sales Merck & Co.

Nevil Speer

Independent Consultant

Jason Brown

Executive Minister, Broadway United Methodist Church

Travis Calvert

Harlin Parker, Attorney

Cambron Wright

Pastor of Faith, United Methodist Church

Sonja Blatchford

Board Advisor

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