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10/9 am
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5:30/4:30 pm
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Denise Vasquez Troutman, The Center for Women and Families

Denise Vasquez Troutman is President/CEO of the Center for Women and Families, a private nonprofit organization engaging individuals and community in the elimination of domestic violence, sexual violence and economic hardship through service, education and advocacy.

Ms. Troutman is a seasoned executive who has held positions in both the nonprofit and corporate environments. Before assuming leadership of The Center for Women and Families, she was Vice President of Human Resources with the YMCA of Greater Louisville, where she provided employee and fiscal leadership for the organizationís 12 branches, 60 programs and 1500 employees. Ms. Troutman also has held leadership management positions with Starbucks Coffee Company in Atlanta, Georgia and Oracle Corporation, a database technology product company.

Ms. Troutman was born in Belize, Central America. She moved with her family to Chevy Chase, Maryland at a young age when her father accepted a position with the World Bank. When she was twelve, Ms. Troutman started traveling the world. She attended boarding school in Kenya and then in India, returning to the United States only briefly before attending the University of Windsor in Canada.

Ms. Troutman is married to Dr. Adewale Troutman, who is the head of the Louisville Metro Health Department.

Ms. Troutman actively sits on the board of Baptist Hospital East and the Americanas Community. She has two children, two step-children and enjoys cooking and international travel in her spare time.

The Center for Women and Families has been serving the Louisville area since 1912. The Center maintains a budget of $5 million, with revenue from a variety of sources, and employs over 100 professionals and nearly 200 volunteers at eight regional locations.

Program 217
Louisville Life goes behind-the-scenes of Kentucky Author Forum during Tom Brokaw's visit, details Louisville's Catholic connections, and meets Louisville novelist Kirby Gann. Denise Vasquez Troutman, president and CEO of The Center for Women and families, is our guest. (#217)