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The Serve Kentucky Commission is a statewide, bipartisan group of up to 25 members, appointed or re-appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds. The State Commission is responsible for developing a comprehensive national service plan, assembling applications for funding and national service positions, and administering CNCS grants in the State. (See 42 U.S.C. § 12638.)

Serve Kentucky Commission Members

Commission Leadership

DeAnna Brangers, Commission Chair
Appointed 2016
Vice Chair, Republican Party of Kentucky
Prospect/Jefferson County

Lauren Palmer, Commission Vice Chair
Appointed 2014
College of Education Supervisor, Northern Kentucky University
Verona/Boone County

Vacant, Commission Secretary

Commission Members

Joe Berry
Appointed 2020
Real Estate Developer, Malcolm Bryant Corporation
Owensboro/Daviess County

John Blackburn
Appointed 2019
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Kentucky National Guard
Frankfort/Franklin County

Ka'Sondra Brown
Appointed 2019
Volunteer Coordinator, Community Action Council
Lexington/Fayette County

Hannah Chretien
Appointed 2019
Executive Director, Ballard County Economic Development
Barlow/Ballard County

Andrew Cole
Appointed 2016
Director of Campus Ministry, Thomas Moore University
Crestview Hills/Kenton County

Elizabeth Combs
Appointed 2011
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Wrigley Media Group
Lexington/Fayette County

Jim Garrett
Appointed 2019
Volunteer Coordinator, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Louisville/Jefferson County

Sarah Gossett
Appointed 2019
Digital Engagement Coordinator, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs
Lexington/Fayette County

Josh Hardesty
Appointed 2020
Senior Program Director, Kentucky YMCA Youth Association
Louisville/Jefferson County

Katie Hawks
Appointed 2019
Corporate Events and Memberships Manager, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Glasgow/Barren County

Peter Hayes
Appointed 2016
Senior Partner, Urban Outreach Marketing LLC
Louisville/Jefferson County

Jack Kennedy
Appointed 2019
Chief Deputy, Franklin County Clerk
Frankfort/Franklin County

Kevin Mays
Appointed 2010 
Chief Financial Officer, Owl's Head Alloys 
Bowling Green/Warren County

Gary McCollum
Appointed 2014
Assistant General Counsel, Alliance Coal, LLC
Lexington/Fayette County

Kevin Middleton
Appointed 2019
President, United Way of Kentucky
Louisville/Jefferson County

Megan Mortis
Appointed 2013
Public Information Officer, Henderson County Schools
Henderson/Henderson County

Jim Patton
Appointed 2019
General Counsel, Broadhurst Group
Louisville/Jefferson County

Kevin Russell
Appointed 2009 
Information Technology Specialist, U.S. Government, Fort Knox
Radcliff/Hardin County

Mary Rothenburger Steely
Appointed 2018
Adult Education Coordinator, West Kentucky Educational Cooperative
Sebree/Webster County

Brent Sweger
Appointed 2019
Transportation Engineering Branch Manager, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Frankfort/Franklin County