KET Leadership

The governing body for KET is the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. The KET Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund for KET support the mission and work of the Authority by managing and soliciting funds and contributions that support local productions, services, and the acquisition of PBS and other programs. The Friends of KET, a statewide group of volunteers, help promote programs and services in communities across the commonwealth.

Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

  • Chair: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice Chair: Melissa Chastain, Ph.D., Anchorage
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Scott Jobe, Glasgow
  • Executive Committee at Large: Mary Bartlett Broecker, LaGrange
  • Executive Committee at Large: David Couch, Frankfort
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Lucas Mentzer, Lexington
  • Wayne Lewis, Commissioner of Education, Frankfort

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Mary Butler, Lexington (Friends of KET representative)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET

Learn more about the Friends of KET

  • President: Martha Deener, Lexington
  • President-elect: Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Patricia Seiber, Murray
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright
  • Past President: Donna Wear
  • Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
  • Michelle Armstrong, Taylorsville
  • Ann Beard, Campbellsville
  • Daphne Blevins, Liberty
  • John Burton, Wellington
  • Mary M. Butler, Lexington
  • Judy Carter, Flatwoods
  • William M. Cox Jr., Madisonville
  • Jeanie Dorton, Lexington
  • Deede Dykes, Lexington
  • Laura Fields Eason, Bowling Green
  • Anne Evans, Lexington
  • Elizabeth Griffith, Owensboro
  • Carla Jaenicke
  • Michelle Johnson, Taylorsville
  • Surekha Kulkarni, Prospect
  • Barbra Ledford, Baxter
  • Edith Lovett, Somerset
  • Carol Major, Hickman
  • Peggy Mershon, London
  • Brenda Owen, Lexington
  • J. Donald Parrish, Bardstown
  • Peggy Patterson, Prospect
  • Marie Piekarski, Lexington
  • Wayne Rassman, Warsaw
  • Rebecca Forsythe Rose, Morgantown
  • Kaye Smith, Manchester
  • Elsa Spurlock, London
  • Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
  • Lora Suttles, Staffordsville
  • Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
  • Martha Taylor, Carlisle
  • Maude Teegarden, Germantown
  • Nancy Thames, Richmond

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc.

  • Chair: Nick Nicholson, Lexington
  • Chair Emeritus: John R. Hall, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, Covington
  • Peggy Patterson, Prospect (Friends of KET representative)
  • Mira S. Ball, Lexington
  • D.R. Ball, Lexington
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Louisville
  • G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • William J. Jones, Paducah
  • Nana Lampton, Lousiville
  • Michael A. Owsley, Bowling Green
  • Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Melanie Glasscock Simpson, Lexington
  • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

The Greater Louisville Regional Fund Board


  • Steven D. Kerrick

Vice Chair

  • Nick Papachristou


  • Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Charles Dobbins, Jr.
  • Jason Groneck
  • Nick Papachristou
  • Becky Shaw
  • Eric Slavinsky
  • William Summers V
  • Mary Hilliard Wilson
  • Wayne F. Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Jack Moreland
  • Vice Chair: Ben D. Barlage
  • Carol Beirne
  • Rosemary Weathers Burnham
  • Roger L. Cole
  • Milly H. Diehl
  • W. Scott Farrell
  • Gee Gaither
  • Ashley Norton
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Robert Rich
  • Cathy Stickels
  • Jim Uebel
  • Janice Way