Maria is currently finishing her degree in Human Services at the University of the Cumberlands. She enjoys working with families and serving the community. Maria is passionate about crisis intervention and suicide prevention, volunteering with the Crisis Text Line. She lives in Lancaster with her husband and four children, where she enjoys reading, art and cooking.
Raegan graduated from Campbellsville University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology. She is currently working towards a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. She is passionate about working with children and their families. She is now working as a CCSA for CAFCA and will be interning this fall.
Kayla started working with children as a mentor through the AmeriCorps program, and quickly developed a passion for it. She spent 6 years working with special needs children in an elementary school setting, and has decided to continue serving children and families with CAFCA. She lives in Lancaster, KY with her husband Ryan and their 3 children. Her hobbies include crafting, and spending time with her family!
Jordan graduated from Georgetown College in 2019 with a B.S. in Health Science and Psychology. She has since earned an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. She is working toward the completion of her M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. She has a heart for service and will be working as a Comprehensive Community Support Associate and counseling intern with CAFCA.
Melvin "Miles" Jackson has a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Eastern Kentucky University. He has a history of working with children as an ESL teacher and as a CAFCA employee. He is currently providing Community Living Supports in the Mercer County area.
Nikki is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work and an associates in Psychology.
Destinee graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She later received her Master's Degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Learning and Behavior Disorders for Special Education. She has been a Special Education teacher at Burgin Independent for 9 years.
Rhonda has worked with children with disabilities for the past 10 years in elementary and high school settings. She lives on her family's farm in Garrard County with her husband Daryl and their three kids.
Heather graduated from EKU with a degree in Elementary Education. She then got her Master's Degree from University of the Cumberlands. She received her Rank I in Moderate to Severe Disabilities from Georgetown College. Heather has taught in the elementary school setting and now teaches Moderate to Severe Disabilities in the middle school setting.
Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies from Eastern Kentucky University. She has an extensive and well versed 19 years experience working with children, teens and their families. She harnesses her education, experiences and many resources to help her clients transition into healthier lives.
Carrie graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in Elementary Education. She then got her Master's from the University of the Cumberlands. Carrie is now a first-grade teacher at Burgin Independent. She has been teaching elementary for 13 years.
Scotty has his Masters Degrees in English and Secondary English Education. He has taught Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Kentucky, and has also worked with adults with developmental disabilities.
Shannon has been working children and families since 2017 with the state of Kentucky. Went to Joilet Junior College studying nursing, worked in the clinical setting for over 10 yrs. She enjoys spending time with her husband and five children and working on their hobby farm.
Jeannie graduated from Johnson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Bible and Theology. She is equipped to serve families and the community. Mending relationships through holistic approaches is a passion of hers. Before coming on board at CAFCA Jeannie volunteered for three years at a woman’s safe-house in Knoxville TN.
Christy graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelors of Social Work. She plans to pursue a Masters degree in 2021. Christy lives in Harrodsburg and enjoys playing tennis and being outdoors.
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Kelli is a graduate from Mercer County High School. For twenty years she has been a professional photographer. Over the past several years she has had the opportunity to work with adults with disabilities. She loves working with people in the community and has volunteered her time to help others.