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Staff and Board

As a non-profit organization Employment Solutions is non-owned and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board membership represents a variety of community and business interests who are recruited for their particular backgrounds and expertise. The Board works strictly on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Any excess revenue generated by Employment Solutions is retained by the organization to further strengthen and promote our charitable mission.

Our Staff & Board

Rick Christman, CEO

“All of our progress and change of the past three decades would not have been remotely possible without the dedication of our staff. I hope you will come to appreciate their efforts and expertise as much as I do.”

Contact: 859-272-5225 ext. 107


Sharon Marsee

Employment Solutions Personnel (ESP) provides temporary employment for various disadvantaged persons.

Contact: 859-971-1306 ext. 128


Jaye Forsythe-Seward

Bluegrass Career Services (BCS) provides work readiness skills, permanent job placement and on-the-job support to people with barriers to employment.

Contact: 859-272-4855 ext. 108


Brenda Evans

The College for Technical Education offers vocational education within 5 occupational areas. CTE is nationally accredited, licensed by Kentucky and approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer financial aid to those who qualify.

Contact: 859-272-5225 ext. 135


Cynthia Quinton

Campus Kids Early Learning Center in conjunction with CTE’s Early Childhood Education program provides a licensed day care.

Contact: 859-271-7670 ext. 138


Aja Jacobi

Waiver service programs are intended to help people with severe disabilities to remain in or return to their homes and community.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 230


CJ Horne

CTE’s cosmetology program offers a full range of salon services to the general public in Winchester, KY.

Contact: 859-744-3361


Walt Barbour

Fresh Approach utilizes a workforce primarily of people with severe disabilities to process fresh vegetable and fruit products.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 236


Denise Hegge

Life Works Residential provides residential support to people receiving the SCL Waiver throughout Central Kentucky. 

Contact: 859-303-4463 ext. 606


Jana Brown

Community Works Provides One-on-one service to increase social skill and independence in the home and community.

Contact: 859-288-7580 ext. 301


Nicole Griffith

Expressive Programs provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to engage in continuing education, visual arts, performing arts, and more.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 225


Tony Wilson-Browder

Sunnyside offers adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities enriching services through choices, self expression, and community involvement.

Contact: 859-303-4423 ext. 502


Steve Watts

Q-Box utilizes a workforce primarily with severe disabilities to manufacture corrugated boxes and packaging materials.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 222


Lee Atkins

ES Transportation provides non-emergency transportation to qualified Medicaid recipients, primarily to attend Medicaid Waiver Adult Day Training Services.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 230


Stacy Seale

Life Works provides integrated therapeutic solutions services to assist individuals in gaining their independence and stability in the community.

Contact: 859-288-7580 ext. 303

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Administrative Staff

Barbara Releford


Contact: (859) 253-2658 ext. 212


Trenevelyn Bacon

Administrative Assistant

Contact: (859) 272-5225


Carol Swinford

Assistant Controller

Contact: (859) 253-2658 ext. 228


Karen Cornett

Administrative Assistant

Contact: (859) 253-2658 ext. 210


Board of Directors

  • Peggy Henson, President
  • Peggy Petrilli Ed.D, EKU, Vice President
  • Steve Singleton, CPA, Treasurer
  • Ginny Ramsey, Catholic Action Center
  • Debra Harley PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Doug Alexander, Public Relations
  • Arthur Lucas, Diversity Officer, LFUCG
  • Doug McSwain, Attorney, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs
  • Fred Brown, LFUCG Council Member
  • Rick Christman, Employment Solutions CEO

Learn More About Our Staff.

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