The Kentucky Commission on Women is dedicated to
elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth,
empowering them to overcome barriers to equity, and
expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Board Members & Executive Committee

The Kentucky Commission on Women is comprised of a board of directors. Membership of the board consists of the Lieutenant Governor and not more than 24 members and a Chairperson, who is appointed by the Governor. Board members serve four-year terms.

In appointing the Commission the Governor attempts to ensure, insofar as it may be practicable, and with due regard to the several geographic regions and socioeconomic groups, that the board is broadly representative of the Commonwealth's women.


Board Members


Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, ex-officio 

First Lady Glenna Bevin, ex-officio

Miranda Leigh Aavatsmark, Lexington

Lourdes C. Baez, Louisville 

Betty B. Brookfield, Springfield

Sarah Cameron, Fort Thomas 

Mary Lynne Capilouto, Lexington 

Paula B. Connell, Paducah 

Dixie Gale Cherry, Princeton 

Janet A. Craig, Lexington 

Nancy Elaine Eskridge, Owensboro

Krista Amy Fennel, Paducah

Brenda Lee Gluck, Foster 

Ann Greene, Crittenden 

Kimberly A. Greenwell, Louisville 

Elizabeth Black Hatchett, Louisville 

Audria Pat Havens, Pikeville 

Greta Greenwade Jones, Frankfort 

Tierra Kavanaugh (Turner) Wayne, Louisville

Lorrie Ann Parker, Lexington

Kathy Kruer Plomin, Lexington

Sandra Robbin Shuffett, Nicholasville


Executive Committee

Danette L. Wilder, Chair
Sarah Cameron, Vice Chair

Greta Greenwade Jones, Secretary
Miranda Leigh Aavatsmark, Commissioner at Large

Meeting Dates

April 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 July 25, 2017 Meeting Instructions.pdf
October 24, 2017- CANCELLED
January 23, 2018 January 23, 2018 Meeting Instructions 
February 12, 2018 (special meeting)

​​​​​​​​​​​April 24, 2018April 24, 2018 Meeting Instructions.pdf