The next meeting of the KRC Board of Directors is Monday, October 12, at 11:00am.
Joe Childers, Chair of the Board of Directors for KRC, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law and has over 30 years of legal experience with specialties in environmental, mineral, and civil rights litigation. He has been successful in winning some of Kentucky’s most notable cases, including unmined mineral taxation, the notorious "broad form" mineral deed, and surface owner’s rights against natural gas companies. He currently lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.
Joe serves on the Litigation and Financial Sub-Committees.
Betsy serves as the chair of the Litigation and the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institiute Sub-Committees.
"I am passionate about protecting and enhancing the environment of my home state. After spending years covering climate change for The Weather Channel, I returned to Kentucky and decided to get involved in broader work to bring economic justice to my fellow Kentuckians. For too long, the people of our Commonwealth have born the brunt of environmental and economic exploitation. KRC is on the frontline, fighting for the people directly impacted by that exploitation and standing up to protect our natural resources. I am proud to be a part of the Board and get involved in their work."
Alison serves on the Development Sub-Committee
Sarah Lynn Cunningham is a professional environmental engineer and environmental educator who graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in environmental engineering, environmental history, and environmental education. She has worked with the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, Jefferson County Board of Health, and Kentucky Division of Water. She was co-founder of the Louisville Climate Action Network in 2007, where she serves as its part-time Director. Sarah Lynn is also a Board member of the Kentucky Conservation Committee.
Sarah Lynn serves on the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute Sub-Committee.
"I want to join the KRC Board in order to help protect and preserve Kentucky's Natural Resources for generations to come."
"I joined the board to do what I can to save our environment."
Larry serves on the Development and Finance sub-committees.
Arnita Gadson is a steward for those with environmental concerns as she is the executive director of the Environmental Quality Commission in Louisville. She has managed Louisville’s air pollution by securing funding that established a state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of Louisville to measure air toxins. Her achievements prevent human suffering and contribute to the Louisville economy by protecting the health of each citizen.
Arnita serves on the Chair of the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute Sub-Committee.
Jim is an alumni of Sue Bennett College and Cumberland College, with a degree in aquatic biology. Jim is dedicated to serving the Commonwealth and appreciates the importance of stewardship.
Jim serves on the Development Sub-Committee.
"I want to learn more about state-wide environmental issues and offer up my expertise in community engagement in environmental decision making."
"I joined the board to have the ability to help a non-profit, which focuses on the environment, succeed. KRC has great and inspiring staff, and I hope to be able to make it easier for them to focus on the issues and less on the management of KRC."
Adam serves on the Kentucky Environmental Leadership Institute Sub-Committee.
After growing up in Washington D.C., Roger Shott attended the University of Virginia Medical School and graduated in 1964. He completed his residency in pediatrics and neonatology, then continued on to serve in the US Military Medical Corp where he cared for dependent children of Vietnam soldiers from 1967-1969. While continuing his practice of neonatology, Roger became a professor of nurseries at the University of Louisville Hospitals and Director of pediatric education for UL medical students for 20 years. After retiring in 2002, Roger Shott became a board member of KRC and the Nature Conservancy. He currently lives in Louisville with his wife and has two sons, Brian and Eric.
Roger serves on the Development and Financial Sub-Committees.
" I wanted to join KRC so that I would have the outlet to inspire generations to come to deeply care and protect the environment, just as those who have came before have done for me."
Hannah serves on the Development and Financial Sub-Committee.
If you are interested in learning more about the KRC Board of Directors or one of its sub-committes, please contact Amy Carpenter, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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