Board of Directors


Officers and Board

Yvonne Adkins, (Adkins & Company, LLC) : Chair

Yvonne Adkins, (Adkins & Company, LLC)

Chair

Yvonne Adkins is the owner of Adkins & Company, LLC, a consulting firm working with nonprofit boards and educational institutions to bring high quality choice programs to our underserved youth. Yvonne is an advocate and passionate supporter of quality public education and has worked to provide successful educational opportunities in urban neighborhoods across many states over the last 18 years.

Yvonne attended the University of Akron and graduated summa cum laude from American InterContinental University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management.

When Yvonne moved from Northeast Ohio to Louisville six years ago, she was drawn to support our community educational minded organizations. She was the Board President for the Kentucky & Southern Indiana Stroke Association for five years, and is the Board Chair of Louisville Grows. She came to Louisville Grows in 2015 to help further our mission to provide environmental education opportunities to our community members through our gardens, trees and Healthy House programing.

Victoria Boggs, (Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens) : Vice Chair

Victoria Boggs, (Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens)

Vice Chair

Victoria is an attorney with the firm of Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens in Louisville. She is the vice-chair of the Board of Louisville Grows, and has been on the Board since January 2017. She joined the Board because she shares Louisville Grows’ passion for sustainable gardening and forestry, and improving the lives of Louisville residents and communities.

Brian Caudill : Treasurer

Brian Caudill

Treasurer

Brian is a recently retired CPA after working in healthcare for the past 40 years. He has served on the board for 3 years, and was drawn to the organization for it’s work in urban forestry and urban gardens. In his off-time, Brian works with the following nonprofits: Tyler Park Neighborhood Association,Friends of Beechwood Park, and Sandy Hook Promise working to help prevent gun violence.

Scott Osborne, (Tom James Company) : Secretary

Scott Osborne, (Tom James Company)

Secretary

James Russell Bushong (RFX Technologies) :

James Russell Bushong (RFX Technologies)

James Russell Bushong is a Louisville native. He went to college at Bellarmine University, graduating with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Environmental Studies. He chose his major to develop a better understanding of the relationship between our economy and planet. He hopes to help his community by pairing business and sustainability in a way that takes present and future stakeholders into full consideration. James is additionally the Director of Cornerstone Legacies Foundation, a Louisville based nonprofit focused on assisting other nonprofits and encouraging environmental initiatives.

Chris Pesek (Pavilion Real Estate Partners) :

Chris Pesek (Pavilion Real Estate Partners)

Reggie Price (Access Community Assistance; AfroAsianArtinfact Art & Artistic Landscape) :

Reggie Price (Access Community Assistance; AfroAsianArtinfact Art & Artistic Landscape)

Lauren Anderson (Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil) :

Lauren Anderson (Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil)

Lauren Anderson has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Louisville and is a certified Project Management Professional. As a Program Manager for the University of Louisville, Lauren specializes in leading collaborative teams through projects and recommending process improvements using project management tools and techniques. Lauren has managed program and project portfolios for the Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil Program, a Louisville-based environmental nonprofit, and as an analyst for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Prior to joining Public Health, Lauren worked for Louisville Metro Community Services and received her Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in Lexington.

Brian Barnes (U of L Sustainability) :

Brian Barnes (U of L Sustainability)