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

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.

Leah Walker

Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Adam Faris

Vice President, Finance

Dawn Burke

Vice President, Programs

Vaughn Nebbitt

Vice President, Early Childhood Services


Holly Neeld

Director of Development
(502) 893-3900 ext. 269

Hillary Bullock

Director of Communications
(502) 893-3900 ext. 261


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.

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

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

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

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

Tiffany Koller, manager, substation construction and maintenance, LG&E and KU Services, Louisville, KY

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

Adrianne Morris, community volunteer

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

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

Shana Riggs, senior financial analyst, wood planning and procurement, Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Ky.

Dallas Selvy, attorney, Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Ky.

Tony Schwallie, Republic Bank, Louisville, Ky.