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Spirited Women Achieving Notoriety

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Janet Warren, Hope Health Clinic

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As Executive Director of the Hope Health Clinic Janet Warren has made a great difference in the lives of people in Oldham and surrounding counties.  The Clinic serves individuals who are uninsured with primary health care services in a holistic environment designed to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of those people.  Under her leadership, and with the support of the all volunteer Advisory Council, the Clinic has forged a strong consortium of individuals and agencies representing the public and private sectors.

Funding for the Clinic has come from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Metro United Way, several local corporations and churches and many individuals.  Janet has overseen the development of the relationships that have resulted in the strong financial base provided by these organizations.

Janet successfully recruited 31 clerical and nursing volunteers, five volunteer physicians to provide clinical services to supplement the work of two part-time nurse practitioner, and one part-time patient navigator.  An additional 20 volunteer physician specialists see patients on a referral basis.  Since opening its doors in Sept. 11, Hope Health Clinic has seen well over 1,300 individual patients and will see an approximate additional 275 patients by Sept. 30, 2013. 

While the statistics are remarkable, they do not convey the difference the Clinic under Janet’s leadership has made in the lives of people in Oldham, Henry, Trimble and Carroll Counties.  That difference is best expressed by one patient who said, “When I first began coming to the Hope Clinic I was scared and just diagnosed with diabetes and really had no clue.  Hope helped me get my health under control.  They truly saved my life!   I would not be here without all their support and caring staff.”

Janet Warren truly is a strong woman who has achieved notoriety through her tireless efforts on behalf of Hope Health Clinic and the people served by it.

 

Jennifer Willis, Humana

Jennifer Willis is the Market Practice Leader, responsible for Sales and Marketing for Large Group Commercial Products in Kentucky and Indiana.  Jennifer has been in this position and in Kentucky for two years and has made her impact felt on many fronts.  In her first year, she led an incredible sales production increase in all product segments and the first time that the office had achieved over three million dollars in WVB premium. 

In her second year, she led the team to produce more sales in January than in the entire year before she arrived. 

Jennifer has also made her mark in the charitable world.  She has helped among others, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Cedar Lake Lodge, Uspiritus, Blessings in a Backpack, USA Cares, and Supporting Heroes raising money and awareness and providing an opportunity for Humana associates to get involved.  Jennifer has also participated in Leadership Louisville, Leadership Kentucky and Leadership Oldham County as well as several Humana leadership courses and is a mentor to several Humana associates.

 

Mindy Jaffe, BB & T

Louisville native Mindy Jaffe began working at her father’s small appliance repair store in elementary school.  There she learned all aspects of the business from sales to shipping.  By 16 she was running the satellite office in St. Matthews.  Her mother was an entrepreneur  who sold wigs.  Mindy’s mother followed selling wigs with a successful career in real estate culminating in owning a real estate franchise.  Encouraged By her mother, Mindy obtained her real estate license while in college.  People regularly questioned whether she actually was an agent.  On more than one occasion she was forced to pull out her license as proof.  Working for both her parents taught her self reliance, the importance of the client in front of you, taking ownership and tenacity.  

 Mindy graduated from Ballard High School then earned a B.A. in Political Science at Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University in New Orleans, La.  While at Sophie Newcomb Mindy helped charter the national sorority Delta Phi Epsilon and became its first president.  

 After graduation Mindy returned to Louisville to join her father’s business. She has been with BB&T for ten years.  During her tenure she has received the  Annual Olympian Award three times.  The Olympian Award is BB&T’s annual premier client service and operational excellence award.  Many of her colleagues call her as a resource when they need assistance.  Mindy finds training new employees the most rewarding.

 

Sarah Rapley, Huntington Learning Center

“Sarah Rapley has worked for me as Center Director of Huntington Learning Center for over three years now.  She  is as engaged an employee as she is engaging.  As an employer and business owner, I know every day that I can entrust my business to Sarah and that she will treat it as though it were her own. 

I feel very fortunate to have someone who understands and appreciates the gravity of being entrusted with someone else’s children, not just because a business must give good customer service to survive, but because Sarah believes in what we do to her core. Sarah takes on every project with an enthusiasm and a joy that helps me stay the course.  What I particularly appreciate is that Sarah brings an energy to our Center that makes a place of learning and wonderful and joyous place to be.”