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Family & Children’s Place welcomes back board member

Audra Rankin rejoins board to help guide child abuse prevention agency to greater impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Family & Children’s Place is welcoming Audra Rankin back to its Board of Directors. The agency, which this year is celebrating its 135th anniversary, leads efforts in the Louisville area to prevent, stop, and heal child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

Rankin, a pediatric nurse practitioner, is returning to the board after a short absence. Family & Children’s Place board members are unpaid volunteers and serve three-year terms.

“Learning that Audra, with her background in nursing and her passion for healthy children, wanted to rejoin the board was a wonderful and welcome surprise,” said Family & Children’s Place President and CEO Pam Darnall. “And we are especially pleased to have her back to share her experience and insights to help us repair and restore even more families and children.”

Rankin is a nurse educator and instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore; was a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University Of Louisville Department of Pediatrics; an assistant professor and instructor in the UofL School of Nursing. She also worked as a healthcare instructor at Bellarmine University School of Nursing, Shelby Pediatrics, Kosair Children’s Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center.

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 About Family & Children’s Place
Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation and, through evidence-based services, helps them heal. The organization has supported families for 135 years and helps more than 6,000 children and family members annually. For more information about Family & Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.

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