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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.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.