Board of Directors

The current KDN structure involves three components:  a Board of Directors, Leadership Team and Executive Director who works with both groups of leadership members. 

The 2018 Board of Directors have begun their initial two year term as of January 2018.  These board members are:

Julie Brown, Sales Acct Rep III Consultant, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield

Melissa Hounshell, Community Outreach Director, UK Markey Cancer Center

Brook Hudspeth, PharmD, CDE,MLDE, Diabetes Care Pharmacist, Kroger, Lexington

Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy, Associate Professor, Attending Physician, University of Louisville

Dr. Prakash Mokshagundam, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Louisville

Thursa Sloan, Public Health Director, Floyd County

Tom Walton, Executive in Residence, School of Public Health, University of Louisville

Dr. Connie White, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health 


2018 Leadership Team   

Mechelle Coble, President        

John Bunton, Treasurer,

Becki Thompson, Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Liaison,

Tina Claypool, Member-at-Large,

Lori O'Bryant, Member-at-Large,

Jared Zirkle, Member-at-Large, 

IT Web:  Jim DeMasters,

Community  Outreach  Co-Chair-- Mary Beth Lacy: 
Community Outreach Co-Chair--Betty Bryan:
DSMES Education Co-Chair-- Nancy Semarau:
DSMES Education Co-Chair--Kim DeCoste:
DPP/Prevention Co-Chair--Beth Ackerman:
DPP/Prevention Co-Chair--Terry Gehrke:
Partnership and Networking Co-Chair:  John Bunton:
Partnership and Networking Co-Chair: Jim DeMasters
Executive Director:  Janey Wendschlag,