HELPING FAMILIES ACHIEVE SELF-RELIANCE
Catrena Bowman became Northern Kentucky CAC’s executive director in July of 2018. Previously she has spent 18 years with Community Action Council in Lexington, Kentucky where she was responsible for the Agency’s community centers, youth programming and workforce development initiatives.
She holds a B.A. in Family Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management from the University of Kentucky. She is a certified community action professional (CCAP) and a national ROMA certified trainer. A mother of three, she loves gospel music and is a self-professed fashionista.
Bob Williams, our Vice President of Finance and Administration, has been at Northern Kentucky CAC since 2009. Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree from NKU and is a CPA. He has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit accounting in the areas of health care, higher education and community services. Bob was named small non-profit CFO of the year by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2012.
Laurie Wolsing is the Vice President of Children’s Services at Northern Kentucky CAC. In this capacity, she oversees the agency’s Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care, and Community Collaboration for Children (an in-home child abuse prevention program) services. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her BA in Mental Health/Human Service With a concentration in Early Childhood in 2007. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.
Favorite Hobby: Gardening
Favorite Restaurant: Stephenson’s Mill
Vice President for Family Services
Jamir Davis is our Vice President of Family Services at Northern Kentucky CAC. He was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He attended Archbishop Riordan High School and was a two-sport athlete in football and basketball. He then earned a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky as a Tight End. He graduated from the university in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science. Shortly after graduation, he entered graduate school at the University of Kentucky. He studied Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, and while in graduate school was elected president of the student association. Jamir then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and graduated in 2013. In 2016 Jamir was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky to the position of Executive Director of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Rhonda Chisenhall, Northern Kentucky CAC’s Vice President for Community Development, graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. She spent 23 years working for the American Cancer Society, holding various fundraising and leadership positions for the organization. Rhonda was hired at Northern Kentucky CAC in February 2016 to manage the agency’s senior programming and oversees the agency’s fundraising and marketing as well.
Fatherhood Program Director
Kareem A. Simpson is the Director of the Fatherhood Program at Northern Kentucky CAC. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army as a Korean Linguist, and graduated from Monterey Peninsula College with an associate’s of Fine Arts. Kareem has spent a great part of his professional career working in the health care, education, and non-profit arena working for Kenton County Public Library, Northern Kentucky University, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency.
Lindsey Conger is our Associate Director for Family Services for the Head Start Program at Northern Kentucky CAC. After earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2005, she worked as a Master Case Facilitator at Brighton Center for five years. In 2010, Lindsey joined Northern Kentucky CAC as the Community Collaboration for Children Director before obtaining her current position.
Favorite Hobby: spending time with her little guy, Coen.
Favorite Restaurant: Proof on Main
Director of Community Services- Family Development
Elisha Carr is the Director of Community Service at Northern Kentucky CAC. She oversees CARES Programs, Career Kickstart, Homeless outreach, TBRA, and KYNECT.
Director of Family Services – Emergency Services
Laura Torres is the Director of Family Services – Emergency Services at Northern Kentucky CAC. In this capacity, she manages the programs and emergency funds the agency receives to help those in need of heating/cooling and water assistance, as well as ensures staff are trained to adhere to funding guidelines and procedures. Laura has worked with Community Action for a total of 13 years, the last three years with NKCAC and the prior 10 years with Community Action Council in Lexington, KY. She is currently studying to complete her degrees in Psychology and Non-Profit Management. Outside of work, Laura enjoys time with her granddaughter. Her favorite hobby is singing karaoke. Her favorite food is anything Latin. One thing on her bucket list: to go on an official tornado chase.
YouthBuild Program Director