Our People: Committees

Committee Members are charged with serving as a resource for Staff, the Organization and one another – sharing their expertise and working to achieve specific Committee goals and objectives that support the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Bluegrass (RMHC). Each committee is comprised of Board Members, Volunteers and House Staff and processes and decisions are lead by Staff and the elected Volunteer Chair(s).


Board Development and Governance Committee
The Board Development and Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing recommendations to enhance the quality of the Board of Directors. These activities include ensuring that all Board Members are properly oriented to the legal and ethical responsibilities of serving as a Board Member, assessing Board composition and strategically recruiting new Members, encouraging ongoing Board education (finance, grant awards, etc), assessing areas where the Board can improve and working with Officers to identify new Board Leaders for Officer and Committee roles.

Board Development and Governance People: Richard Johnson (Chair), Quin Broadbent, Christa Collins, Paul Dillon, Dave Fardo, Claudia Healy, Julie Owens, Charlie Rowland, Joe Turley.


Facilities Committee
The Facilities Committee works with the Director of Operations regarding issues pertaining to functionality and long range planning related to the physical plant, including the House and gardens of the Ronald McDonald House® program. The Committee strives to increase efficiency as well as anticipate future needs, gathering data and establishing procedures to facilitate provision for anticipated needs with standards for design consistency and fiscal parameters.

Facilities People: Greg Hosfield (Co- Chair), Joe Turley (Co-Chair), Gary Bizzack, Jessica Hosfield, Derek Motsch, Lesley Thomas, Mike Towles.


Fiscal Services Committee
The Fiscal Services Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in ensuring the Organization is in good fiscal health. The Committee ensures that accurate and complete financial records are being maintained, that financial records are prepared and shared with the Board prior to each meeting, assists the Executive Director in preparing the annual operating budget, safeguards the Organization’s assets, ensures that the full Board understands the Organization’s finances and ensures compliance with Federal, State and other filing requirements.

Fiscal People: Kate Burton (Co-Chair), Max Smith (Co-Chair), Scott Cox, Crissy Fiscus, John Hollon, Jean Jacobs, Keith Key, Jimmy Lanford, Diane May.


Fund Development Committee
The Fund Development Committee supports the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Programs of RMHC. The Committee’s primary functions include: ensuring the planning and execution of Signature Events including A Day at the Races, Swing Fore the House, and the McDazzle Gala and Auction as well as planning and implementing development activities including donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship.

Fund Development People: Christa Collins (Co-Chair), Claudia (Co-Chair), John Bizzack, April Black, Laura Breaux, Lindsay Donworth, Jenica DeBoer Hall, Todd Harris, Allison Helsinger, Julia Hollon, Stephanie Johnson, Alex Lennon, Kelsey Malicote, Adrianna Nahra, Abby Prater, Kathy Scorsone-Stovall, Scott Vollet, Stacy Vollet, Langdon Worley, Julie Youkilis, Elijah Zimmerman.


Programs Committee
The Programs Committee works with the Director of Operations, the Family Room Manager, and the Volunteer & Guest Services Manager. The Committee reviews, recommends and assists in identifying opportunities to expand and improve programs while providing a high-level service to our Guests and Volunteers. We serve together to keep families close, reflecting the values of positivity, community, innovation, respect, integrity and passion.

Programs People: Dave Fardo (Co-Chair), Julie Owens (Co-Chair), Matt Bacon, Amy DiLorenzo, Ellen Fernandez, Lindsey Graves, Debbie Kirk, Judy Knauss, Katie Anne Lester, Katie Lewis, Denise Long, Pat Vaught.


Are you interested in learning more about joining one of our Committees? Contact us today at 859-268-0747.