Our Team

Family & Children’s Place staff brings deep experience – in leadership, counseling and social work, programs, planning, and services; marketing, communications, and development – committed to creating better futures for child victims of violence, abuse and neglect and their families.

Senior staff

Pam Darnall

President/CEO
pdarnall@famchildplace.org
head shot PamPam Darnall is president/CEO of Family & Children’s Place. Working with the agency since 1994, she became president/CEO in January 2014 and directs all organizational operations.

The former president of The Family Place, Darnall helped lead the merger with Family & Children First in 2008 that created Family & Children’s Place. Darnall became chief operating officer of F&CP, with a staff of more than 100 and a budget exceeding $5 million. She has been in leadership roles for more than 20 years, including 10 years with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in a supervisory and training role for Child Protective Services.

Darnall is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Louisville Foundation’s Leadership Network and completed the Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan in May 2011. She served on statewide committees which helped formulate Early Childhood Task Force Recommendations, known as the “Kids Now Quality Rating System,” to the governor of Kentucky, and served on the Jefferson County Early Childhood Local Council and on the Metro United Way Successful Children and Youth Community Solutions Committee. She also is a member of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2015.

Darnall holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

Read about an experience Darnall received from an “Investing in Leadership Development” opportunity here.

Jackie Richardson

Chief Operating Officer
jrichardson@famchildplace.org

Josh Swetnam

Vice President, Programs
jswetnam@famchildplace.org

Jack McQuade

Vice President, Finance
jmcquade@famchildplace.org

Joedy Isert

Vice President, Marketing/Public Relations
jisert@famchildplace.org

Larissa Reece

Vice President, Development
lreece@famchildplace.org

Liz Ferguson, ACSW

Vice President, Government Relations and Planning
lferguson@famchildplace.org

Development

Jessica Luetzow

Director of Foundation Relations
jluetzow@famchildplace.org
502-855-6149

Board of Directors

Terrence Spence – Chair, senior director, Human Resources, Louisville Water Co., Louisville, Ky.

Harriet Lair – Vice Chair, vice president Public Funds, Fifth Third Bank, Louisville, Ky.

Kim Friend – Secretary/Treasurer, tax partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors, Louisville, Ky.

Shellie Benovitz, community activist, Louisville, Ky.

Fred Cowan, retired Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, Louisville, Ky.

Dave Durand, CEO, Forest Giant, Louisville, Ky.

Mary Eaves, partner, Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP, Louisville, Ky.

Bill Ehrig, retired, YUM! Brands,Louisville, Ky.

Rich Garner, principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, Louisville, Ky.

Michelle Hagan, GBS F&A Training Specialist, UPS,, attorney at law, Louisville, Ky.

Doug Haynes, attorney, Fernandez Haynes & Kohn, Louisville, Ky.

Dwight Maddox, information technology manager, TARC

Aaron Marcus, associate, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Louisville, Ky.

Kevin Meriwether, Conviva president, Humana, Louisville, Ky.

Angie Morrison, director of finance and accounting services, ARGI, Louisville, Ky.

Ursula Mullins, director, Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services, Louisville, Ky.

Audra Rankin, nurse, educator and instructor, Johns Hopkins University, Louisville, Ky.

Tony Schwallie, Republic Bank, Louisville, Ky.

Sherry Steinbock, licensed marriage and family therapist, Louisville, Ky.

Will Thompson, director, Transfer Pricing, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky.