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UK Women’s Forum Announces Newly Elected Executive Committee and Board Members

Newly elected UK Women's Forum Board Members for 2022-23.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 27, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has announced its board members elected for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

The 2022-23 Executive Committee members are:

  • Jacqueline J. Greene, chair, UK Innovate
  • Tricia Hensley, past chair, Student Organizations & Activities
  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty, chair-elect, Master of Business Administration Center
  • Anna Sims, treasurer, Family & Community Medicine
  • Jennifer Edwards, secretary, Information Technology Services

Newly elected board members for the 2022-2023 term are:

  • Colleen Barrett, UK Libraries — Special Collections Research Center
  • Brittany Bissell, College of Pharmacy
  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty, Master of Business Administration Center
  • Kayla Gill, Student Community Resources and Services — Off-Campus Student Services
  • Megan Martin, Kentucky Transportation Center
  • Demmie Meyers, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences — Advanced Eye Care
  • Stephanie Morris, College of Medicine
  • Kendriana Price, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment — Office of Diversity
  • Jasmine Prince, Martin Luther King Center
  • Sipera Simons, Academic Affairs

Newly appointed board member for the 2022-23 term is:

  • Misty Dotson Wright, Institute for Biomedical Informatics

Returning members serving for the 2022-23 term are: 

  • Karen Butler, College of Nursing
  • Dee Dlugonski, Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition
  • Jennifer Edwards, Information Technology Services
  • Jacqueline J. Greene (ex officio), UK Innovate
  • Tricia Hensley (ex officio), Student Organizations & Activities
  • Cathy Masoud, UK Healthcare Office of Corporate Compliance
  • Melissa Nickell, Department of Physiology
  • Candace Owens, UK HealthCare Patient Access Services
  • Anna Sims, Family & Community Medicine
  • Bridget Szczapinski, College of Medicine — Office of Biomedical Education
  • Christy Weilage, UK HealthCare Enterprise Project Management

The Women’s Forum started planning for the new academic year via an all-day retreat on June 22. Visit the UK Women's Forum website to learn more about the organization and its signature events, including the annual conference and the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award. Details about monthly professional development and the EEAA (Employee Educational Assistance Awards) will be shared later this summer.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.