Board Members

​​​​​​​​​​The Board of Nursing consists of sixteen members. Board members are appointed by the Governor for staggered, four-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

Current Board Members

Audria Denker Adam Ogle Ashley Adkins, Jana Bailey
AUDRIA DENKER, RN
President
Louisville
2018-2022​​

ADAM OGLE, RN
Vice-President
Lexington
2019-2023

ASHLEY ADKINS
Citizen-at-Large​​
Morehead
2021-2023​​​

JANA BAILEY, APRN
Taylorsville
2020-2024


Melissa Bentley, RN Board Member Susan Ellis, RN Board Member Jacob Higgins Jimmy Isenberg
MELISSA SUE BENTLEY, RN
Vanceburg
2021-2025​​

SUSAN ELLIS, RN
Pikeville
2022-2026

JACOB HIGGINS, RN
Maysville
2020-2024

JIMMY ISENBERG, RN
Glasgow
2018-2022

Hope Jones, RN Board Member Susan Lawson Erica Lemberger Jane Smith
HOPE JONES, RN
Louis​ville
2021-2025

​​​​​ SUSAN LAWSON, LPN
Kevil
2019-2022

ERICA LEMBERGER, APRN
Louisville
2020-2024

JANE SMITH​, Citizen-at-Large
Bowling Green
2021-2025

Dana Steffey Anne Veno Carl Vinson Mandi Walker
DANA STEFFEY, LPN
Versailles
2020-2024

​​ANNE VENO, RN
Crestwood​
2021-2025​​

​​CARL VINSON, LPN
Paducah
2019-2023

MANDI WALKER, RN
Louisville
2019-2023​

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  • Nine members shall be registered nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
  • Three members shall be practical nurses licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
  • One member shall be a nurse service administrator who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
  • One member shall be engaged in practical nurse education who is a registered nurse licensed to practice in the Commonwealth
  • Two members shall be citizens-at-large who are not associated with or financially interested in the practice or business regulated

For additional information, see KRS 314.121.

Board members have staggered, four-year terms that allow for continuity of Board functions. Each year the Governor appoints four board members to fill vacancies created on June 30 when Board terms expire. Board members are eligible for reappointment. Depending on which position is set to expire, the following organizations make recommendations to the Governor’s Office:

  • Kentucky Nurses Association – for appointment of RN members
  • Kentucky Licensed Practical Nurses Organization Incorporated – for appointment of LPN members
  • Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, an affiliate of the Kentucky Hospital Association
  • LeadingAge Kentucky
  • Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

Citizens can apply to the citizens-at-large positions by completing the application for Boards and Commissions.