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.



Barbara Greene, Associate Director (Kentucky Family & Youth Movement)

Barbara GreeneBarbara 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.”



Resa Gonzalez, Office Support Staff

Resa Gonzalez is the mother of 4 wonderful children, 2 of which have been members of KY Move. Her relationship with KPFC began when she went in search of resources to better understand what challenges were ahead for her children. She attended the 2nd annual Youth Parent Conference and has not missed one since. Through the years she has attended many trainings and has supported her children in all their activities with KPFC and KY Move. Her passion is to help other parents have an easier time finding help after they are told of the challenges their children will be facing. Her journey has now brought her to our office as the newest member of the KPFC family.



Brandon Kelley, TAYLRD State Level Youth Coordinator  

Brandon Kelley 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.



Carmilla Ratliff, Youth Empowerment Specialist

Carmilla Ratliff is a graduate of Kentucky Partnership for Families and Carmilla RatliffChildren, 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.



Brittany Roberts, Program Coordinator

Brittany Roberts 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 and adult 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 system most 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.



Stephanie Sikes, TAYLRD, State Level Youth Coordinator

Stephanie Sikes is a young professional with lived experience in Kentucky’s behavioral health and foster care systems. During her time in these systems, she participated in a variety of advisory boards and initiatives to improve human services on a local, state, and national level including Fostering Goodwill, Voices of the Commonwealth, and FosterClub AllStars. In 2015, Stephanie began working with the Healthy Transitions initiative, also known as TAYLRD, in her home state of Kentucky. As an employee, she’s used her voice to make policy changes, develop training, and help support the next generation of young leaders with lived experience in Kentucky. After a short hiatus in National Suicide Prevention work, Stephanie has returned as a State Level Youth Coordinator.



Kate Tilton

Kate Tilton, Project Director, TAYLRD

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.







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