Staff

Carol W. Cecil

Carol W. Cecil, Executive Director


Carol W. Cecil has a master’s degree in special education from Eastern Kentucky University and taught in a variety of settings for thirteen years. Over the past twenty-one years, she has become an advocate for families that have children with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Carol and her husband are the proud parents of four children; their two older children were “handpicked” in 1990 from the Special Needs Adoption Program and her two younger were home-grown. Carol feels honored to work at KPFC and is passionate about helping other families that have children with behavioral health diagnoses.
E-mail: cwcecil@kypartnership.org

 

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Brittany Roberts, Program Coordinator

Brittany has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix, she also is a family peer support specialist, youth peer support specialist andadult peer support specialist. She is the adoptive mother of a sibling group of 2 teenagers, as well as a therapeutic foster parent. Brittany has been in and around the systemmost of her life and has learned how to navigate those systems. Brittany feels privileged to have this chance to be a part of KPFC and is passionate about helping others who have behavioral health diagnosis.

E-mail: brittany@kypartnership.org

Barbara Greene, Project Coordinator (Kentucky Family & Youth Movement)

Barbara Greene
Barbara Greene is a parent, step-parent, and grandparent; she is in the process of raising her third generation of kids with behavioral health issues and speaks from first hand pain and healings of doing so. She is currently working with a group of volunteers who established a formalized support system for parents in the Cumberland River region which is called Creating Opportunities for Parents Everywhere (COPE house). Barbara comes from a social justice background and brings the sense of succeeding against all odds. Her two most favorite sayings are, “If you ain’t part of the solution, you are part of the problem” and “sometimes you just have to behave your way into thinking.”
E-mail: barbara@kypartnership.org

 

Brandon Kelley, TAYLRD State Level Youth Coordinator  

Brandon has a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) from Ohio University.  He has been a part of the family and youth movement for 15 years as a youth leader, and has been a member of the Kentucky Youth Move Council since 2010.  He became a Youth Peer Support Specialist in 2014 and worked as a Youth Peer Support Specialist in Ashland for a few years before taking on this new role.  Brandon has been a SIAC member and board member for KPFC.

Email: brandon@kypartnership.org

 

 

 

Carmilla Ratliff

Carmilla Ratliff, Youth Empowerment Specialist

Carmilla Ratliff is a graduate of Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc. (KPFC) statewide Youth Council. In 2002 Carmilla received the Patricia Ratliff Youth Leadership Award for her dedication, consistency and leadership skills on the statewide Youth Council. After her graduation from the Youth Council, she worked part-time for KPFC as a youth voice and youth organizer. In 2010 Carmilla became a full-time employee with KPFC.
E-mail: carmilla@kypartnership.org

 

 

 

Kate Tilton, Project Director, TAYLRD

Kate Tilton
Kate Tilton has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and worked as an IMPACT Service Coordinator for eight and a half years in the Bluegrass Region. She is also a trainer for Service Coordination 101 and is a vocal advocate for utilization of the Wraparound Philosophy. Kate strongly believes that parents have the right to guide treatment for their children and that children with behavioral health challenges have a much greater chance of success when their parents are treated as equal partners and experts on their children. Kate currently lives with her husband and their two daughters on the side of a sixteen acre hill in Washington County.
E-mail: kate@kypartnership.org

 

Laura Beard, Early Childhood Program Coordinator
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Laura Beard worked as a Family Liaison with Kentucky’s previous system of care cooperative agreement. She worked in Pendleton County with families that had young children with social/emotional delays. Laura has a great understanding and ability in working with families that have children prenatally to five years old. She is also a lead for the KY SEED Evaluation Team.
E-mail: laura@kypartnership.org

 

 

Stephanie Sikes, TAYLRD Youth Coordinatorstephanie

Stephanie Sikes is a youth leader on Voices of the Commonwealth which is a youth-led group representing young adults that have experience within Kentucky’s foster care system.  Stephanie completed a summer internship at Oregon’s Foster Club in 2014 and is completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky.
E-mail: stephanie@kypartnership.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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