Board of Directors
Dr. Travis Sewalls, Chairman
Mrs. DeEtta Blackwell
Ms. Lee Coleman
Ms. Syndy Deese
Ms. Rosalinda Gay, Vice Chairwoman
Mr. Darren Henry
Mr. Eric Hudson
Mr. Robert Jackson
Rev. Marvin King
Mr. Edward Mastrean
Mr. Sean McBride
Ms. Joyce Morton
Mr. Kevin Welsh
Jen Algire, President and CEO
Jen joined the Greater Clark Foundation as president and CEO in the spring of 2012. Throughout her career, she has sought to live her ambition – to create high-performing organizations and communities – through her leadership roles within local government, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, she was chief of staff for Premier healthcare alliance, the nation’s leading alliance of hospitals, health systems and providers dedicated to improving healthcare performance. Jen received her undergraduate degree in politics and women’s studies from Wake Forest University and completed graduate studies in social work, public health and business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Queens University. In other prior roles, Jen has served as the chief executive of private not-for-profit organizations as well as in senior leadership within local government. Her professional interests include community governance and civic participation, as well as the role of transparency in social capital markets. She resides in Winchester, Ky.
W. Brett Cheuvront, Administrative Coordinator
W. Brett Cheuvront is a Clark County, Ky., native. As administrative coordinator of The Greater Clark Foundation, Brett is actually “he who makes things happen.” He has been active in philanthropic pursuits since childhood, beginning with selling Tootsie Rolls for the local chapter of The National Kidney Foundation at age 11, and leading to the present, where he can be found volunteering in some form or fashion for nearly every organization in town. Brett is an active advocate for the homeless, be they people or animals. The joy of his life is a rambunctious Maltese named Barkley. Brett’s ambition is to continue making the lives of those around him happier through laughter and service.
Beth Willett Jones, Program Officer
Beth Jones joined The Greater Clark Foundation in August 2014 and currently serves as program officer for built environment. Beth is the project manager for Project 1107, the Foundation’s place-making initiative to transform a former hospital site into an urban park for the Greater Clark County area in Central Kentucky. She also manages activities related to physical activity, active transportation and local food access. Prior to this role, Beth served as the public health services manager at the Clark County Health Department and as a Research Assistant for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program at the University of Kentucky (UK). She continues to serve on the external advisory committee for the NIEHS Superfund program at UK. Beth has a Master’s degree in Dietetics Administration and a Bachelor’s in Natural Resources Conservation and Management. In her free time, Beth can be found camping, hiking, playing disc golf, reading, and spending time with her family and friends
A Message from the President
Thank you for your interest in The Greater Clark Foundation and its Ambition for a Vibrant Community. We are engaged in the call to nurture and sustain a vibrant and resilient community that constantly creates opportunities to further the well-being of residents, neighbors, employers and visitors. If you believe that investing your energy in the economic, civic and social strength of our community is worthwhile, we want to get to know you. We want to hear your ideas. And we want to engage you in our mission.
What is your ambition for Clark County? Please visit our What’s Your Ambition?! page and let us know.