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.

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MARIA JOHNSON

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Nikki is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Social Work and an associates in Psychology.

Jasmine graduated from Mercer County High School in 2010, where she then attended EKU Danville campus. She is a black belt in Karate and also helps teach Karate classes. She loves dancing and teaching others to dance as well.  She is currently working to further her education and will be a Licensed Massage Therapist.

CRYSTAL CHARLSON

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.

NIKKI WILHEM

CLS

Lauryn is returning to CAFCA after spending three years in Colorado. She has 7 years of experience work with clients and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. Lauryn has a background in CLS, Direct Support, ABA therapy, Behavior support, and Case Management. Lauryn is happy to be back and providing support to families in the Commonwealth. 

Maria is currently finishing her degree at Eastern Kentucky University. She has a long history of working with children and crisis intervention. She currently volunteers with the Crisis Text Line and the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center. She lives in Lancaster with her husband and four children.

DESTINEE RIZZUTO

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.

LAURYN HARRIS

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CARRIE JACKSON

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.

JEANNIE HOOD

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.

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.

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MICHAEL JACKSON

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JASMINE JONES


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.

KELLI LADD

Crystal has always enjoyed working in the helping field and becoming a role model for those around her. She has a history of working with adults and children with disabilities in the past, along with being a caregiver in a clinical setting. Crystal also has three children, so this role comes naturally to her. She is looking forward to being in the community helping individuals to achieve their personal goals. 

SCOTTY ADKINS

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