Chair – Diana Shaffner
Founder & President of Good Acres Sanctuaries
Diana, a native of Germany, became a resident of Kentucky in 2013. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Child Development and has worked for various large corporations including Siemens and IBM. Her passion, however, belongs to the non-profit sector. She currently operates a farm animal sanctuary in Anderson County that offers services for children of addicted or incarcerated parents, re-entry support after incarceration, success coaching for women in prison, and more. Diana is also the publisher of a nationwide distributed newspaper called “Prison Life Magazine”. She believes in finding solutions to the most pressing problems by creatively combining existing resources, people’s strengths, and new ideas in ways they have never been combined before.
You can contact Diana at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.550.3027
Vice Chair – Amanda Blair
Coordinator – Donna Drury
Donna holds a BA degree in organizational management from Midway University in Midway, KY, where she earned her first college degree with honors at 46 years of age in 1999.
Upon retirement after 28 years in state government, she has performed charity work and co-founded the LIGHT Center of Lawrenceburg, “Mirrors of Grace”, and “Backup Bully!” youth mentoring programs. She also founded and leads the Empowering You Scholarship Program that provides financial assistance to college students of all ages.
In addition to her work with the ASAP Board, Donna serves on Anderson County School Board, Community of Promise Board, United Way of the Bluegrass Board of Trustees, and Adult Community Education Advisory Council.
Pharmacist at Kroeger
Sherry graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1988. She was employed by Rite Aid Pharmacy for 14 years and has been with Kroger Pharmacy for 15 years. She also volunteers for Anderson County Recovery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and church, cooking, hiking, and gardening.
Pastor at Emerge Ministries
Retired from state government with 27 years of service, worked for the President of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for two years and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers for five years. Active participant in Big Brothers/Big Sisters for 4 years, served CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused and neglected children as a volunteer for 4 years, and was a member of their board for 4 years. Currently on CASA’s Ad Hoc committee.
Sheila Mitchel or representative for the school district
Payton Serafini or representative for the SOS Youth Coalition