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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: Melissa Chastain, Ph.D., Anchorage
  • Vice Chair: Jeffrey Scott Jobe, Glasgow
  • Secretary: David Couch, Frankfort
  • Executive Committee at Large: Leah Adkins, Catlettsburg
  • Executive Committee at Large: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Robert M. Beck, Lexington
    Karyn Hoover, Jamestown
    Kevin W. Weaver, Lexington
    Jason E. Glass, Ed.D., Commissioner, KY Department of Education, Frankfort (ex officio)

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Sean Mestan, Princeton (Friends of KET representative)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET

Learn more about the Friends of KET

  • President: Rebecca Forsythe Rose, Morgantown
  • President-Elect: Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Barbara W. McGinty, Paducah
    Vice President: Peggy Patterson, Prospect
  • Past President: Lora Suttles, Staffordsville
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Ft. Mitchell
  • Dr. Betsy Allen, Madisonville
  • Daphne Blevins, Liberty
  • John Burton, Wellington
  • Mary M. Butler, Lexington
  • Jean Dorton, Lexington
  • Deede Dykes, Lexington
  • Laura Eason, Danville
  • Carla Jaenicke, Ashland
  • Michelle Johnson, Taylorsville
  • Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Barbra Ledford, Baxter
  • Carol Major, Hickman
  • Peggy Mershon, London
  • Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • Brenda Owen, Lexington
  • Gina Ryan, Elizabethtown
  • Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
  • Greta Heintzelman Slone, Prestonsburg
  • Elsa Spurlock, London
  • Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
  • Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
  • Jeff Tate, Irvine
  • Martha Taylor, Carlisle
  • Jenny Templeton, Ashland
  • Nancy Thames, Richmond
  • Barbara Weatherly, Murray
  • Frances Woodson, Brooks

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc.

  • Chair: Nick Nicholson, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, Covington
  • Mary Butler, Lexington (Friends of KET Representative)
  • Mira S. Ball, Lexington
  • D.R. Ball, Lexington
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Melissa Chastain, Louisville
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Louisville
  • G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • Alice K. Houston, Louisville
  • William J. Jones, Paducah
  • Nana Lampton, Lousiville
  • Michael A. Owsley, Bowling Green
  • Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Melanie Simpson-Conley, Lexington
  • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

The Greater Louisville Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Steven D. Kerrick,
  • Vice Chair: Nick Papachristou
  • Tonja Aaron-Wells
  • Toni Clem
  • Lee Dulaney
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.
  • Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Will Hobson
  • Mary Littrell
  • Becky Shaw
  • William Summers V
  • Mary Hilliard Wilson
  • Wayne H. Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Rosemary Weathers Burnham
  • Vice Chair: Jim Uebel
  • Ben D. Barlage
  • Carol Beirne
  • Lisa Blank
  • Milly H. Diehl
  • Fernando Figueroa
    Cassie Forrester
  • Eric Gentry
  • Mindy Kershner
  • Jack Moreland
  • Ashley Norton
  • Claire E. Parsons
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Vicki Prichard
  • Robert Rich
    Jeanne Schroer
  • Cathy Stickels
    Diane C. Wachs
  • Janice Way