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Women’s Forum announces new executive committee, board members

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UK Women’s Forum Chair Kendriana Price speaks at the Women’s Forum conference on campus. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 13, 2024)  The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has announced its new executive committee and board members elected for the 2024-26 term. 

The executive committee members are:

  • Kendriana Price (chair): Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Office of Diversity
  • Heather McAtee (chair-elect): UK Athletics
  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty (past chair): Gatton College of Business and Economics; Master of Business Administration Center
  • Colleen Barrett (secretary): UK Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
  • Sipera Simons (treasurer): College of Design, Office of Admissions and Recruitment

The 2024-25 committee chairs are:

  • Uriah Carter (Advocacy and Outreach): Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Heather McAtee (Awards and Recognition): UK Athletics
  • Jessica Ahlgrim (Communications): UK HealthCare EVPHA Finance
  • Tori Summey (Special Events): Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Office of Philanthropy and Alumni

Newly elected board members for the 2024-26 term are:

  • Emily Collier; UK Libraries
  • Sierra Johnson; UK Pediatric Residency Program
  • Anna Nayyir; Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Rhoni Moffitt; Internal Medicine
  • Alexis Fellows; UK Cooperative Extension (Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment)
  • Heather Erwin; Kinesiology and Health Promotion (College of Education)
  • Ryessia Russell; Undergraduate Resource Center (Gatton College of Business and Economics)
  • Melissa McCaughan; College of Education Academic Team
  • Rebecca Anderson; Center for Personal Development (Lewis Honors College)
  • Brook Poe; Population Health
  • Elizabeth Kostrub; Hospital Administration

Returning board members are:

  • Jessica Ahlgrim; UK HealthCare EVPHA Finance
  • BobbiJo Allen; Office of the President
  • Uriah Carter; Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Lizzie Finley; Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resources
  • Heather McAtee; UK Athletics 
  • Mindy Seeberger; Pediatric Joint Hearth Care Program
  • Tori Summey; Stuckert Career Center
  • Iesha Thompson; Pediatric Ambulatory
  • Mindy Thompson; Internal Medicine and Divisions - Cardiology
  • Meghan Wolf; Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resources

The Women’s Forum mission is to inspire, empower and advocate for UK employees. Visit the UK Women’s Forum website to learn more about the organization and its signature events, including the annual conference, Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Reception and Employee Education Assistance Awards.