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Who We Are

KHAKY Board of Directors

KHAKY is managed by a hands on, hardworking board of directors. These volunteers generously offer their time, talents and expertise to help KHAKY achieve its mission. Our board members are elected to a three year term with the option to serve an additional three years. After the maximum of six years, board members are not eligible for re-election to the board until one year after the end of their second three year term.

  • Don Hill (President)


  • Wendy Dixie (President Elect)

    Kentucky State University

  • Caroline Puterbaugh (Secretary)

    Lexington Center Corporation

  • Mary Bell, M.D. (Treasurer)


  • Corey Bellamy


  • Jon Berger, M.D.

    UK Healthcare Transplant Center

  • Alethea Bernard


  • Sarah Cecil, PhNP

    Medical Consultants of the Bluegrass

  • Darryl Dunham


  • Noel Harilson


  • Lois Hill

    Dialysis Clinic Inc.

  • Alex Matz

    Bourbon Community Hospital

  • Ron Pinchback

    Self Employed

  • Deidra Talbert

    Kentucky American Water Company

Staff Members

The Executive Director of KHAKY is Pat Ham. Pat has served in that role since January, 2004. During her tenure, Pat has coordinated the move to a permanent office site, a change of the organization's name and logo, and the statewide expansion of programs and services. 

The office staff also includes a part-time assistant, Michele Hurt, and up to two interns from the UK Public Health Undergraduate Program each semester.

  • DCI Logo
    DCI Logo

    Dialysis Clinics, Inc.

  • Fresenius
  • Donate Life Kentucky
    Donate Life Kentucky