Friends of KET

The mission of the Friends of KET is to stimulate and promote public interest in KET programming and services through local public relations efforts and provide an expanding statewide volunteer network for KET. They are KET’s goodwill ambassadors throughout Kentucky, promoting programs and services in their communities, raising funds, and hosting special events. The board includes representatives from 35 districts that encompass all 120 Kentucky counties. 

Executive Committee

  • President: Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • President-elect: Donna Wear, Paducah
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Martha Deener, Lexington
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Deneen Zimmerman, Villa Hills
  • Past President: Nancy Thames, Richmond
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright

All Board Members & Districts Represented

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, hometown COUNTIES
1 Carol Major
Hickman
Fulton
Graves
Hickman
2 Patricia Sieber
Murray
Calloway
Marshall
Trigg
3 Donna Wear
Paducah
Ballard
Carlisle
McCracken
4 Sean Mestan
Princeton
Caldwell
Crittenden
Livingston
Lyon
5 Will Cox Jr.
Madisonville
Hopkins
Muhlenberg
6 Kathy Brauer
Henderson
Union
Webster
Henderson
7 G. Dan Griffith
Owensboro
Daviess
McLean
8 Henrietta Kemp
Hopkinsville
Christian
Logan
Todd
9 Romanza Johnson
Bowling Green
Allen
Barren
Simpson
Warren
9 Laura Fields Eason
Bowling Green
Allen
Barren
Simpson
Warren
10 Rebecca Forsythe Rose
Morgantown
Butler
Edmonson
Grayson
11 Vacant Hardin
Hart
Larue
Meade
12 J. Donald Parrish
Bardstown
Bullitt
Marion
Nelson
Washington
13 A. Dale Josey
Louisville
Jefferson
14 Edith Lovett
Somerset
Clinton
Cumberland
Metcalfe
Monroe
15 Ann Beard
Campbellsville
Adair
Green
Russell
Taylor
16 Daphne Blevins
Somerset
Casey
McCreary
Pulaski
Wayne
17 Peggy Mershon
London
Bell
Knox
Laurel
Whitley
18 Nancy Thames
Richmond
Garrard
Jackson
Madison
Rockcastle
19 Deneen Zimmerman
Villa Hills
Anderson
Boyle
Lincoln
Mercer
20 Martha Deener
Lexington
Fayette
Jessamine
Woodford
20 Brenda Owen
Lexington
Fayette
Jessamine
Woodford
20 Marie Piekarski
Lexington
Fayette
Jessamine
Woodford
20 Abdus-Sabuur FM
Lexington
Fayette
Jessamine
Woodford
21 Kelly Green
Frankfort
Franklin
Shelby
Spencer
22 Surekha Kulkarni
Prospect
Henry
Oldham
23 Mary M. Butler
Dry Ridge
Grant
Harrison
Owen
Pendleton
Scott
24 Wayne Rassman
Warsaw
Carroll
Gallatin
Trimble
25 Carol Beirne
Fort Wright
Boone
Campbell
Kenton
26 Terri Srinivasan
Maysville
Bracken
Fleming
Lewis
Mason
Robertson
26 Maude Teegarden
Germantown
Bracken
Fleming
Lewis
Mason
Robertson
27 Martha Taylor
Carlisle
Bourbon
Clark
Montgomery
Nicholas
28 Elrene “Elke” Davis
Irvine
Estill
Lee
Owsley
Powell
29 Barbra Ledford
Baxter
Clay
Harlan
Leslie
29 Kaye Smith
Manchester
Clay
Harlan
Leslie
30 Elsa Spurlock
London
Breathitt
Knott
Letcher
Perry
31 Diane Porter
Paintsville
Floyd
Johnson
Martin
Pike
32 John Burton
Wellington
Magoffin
Menifee
Morgan
Wolfe
33 Yvonne Baldwin,
Morehead
Bath
Carter
Elliott
Rowan
34 Deede Dykes
Ashland
Boyd
Greenup
Lawrence
35 Vacant Breckinridge
Hancock
Ohio