Three of Kentucky’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension agents have been accepted into the 2013 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Leadership Academy. This is the first year for this program and only fifteen professionals were chosen to participate. The program will begin in June 2013 and will continue through June 2014.
Throughout the program, participants will complete multiple webinars, attend national conferences, and participate in various leadership workshops. By participating in this academy, participants will gain knowledge and skills to enhance their leadership abilities. They will also be prepared to assume leadership roles not only in their professional areas but also within AAFCS. Academy participants will partner with other professionals through a mentorship designed to further enhance their leadership skills.
Congratulations to these outstanding FCS professionals for their selection.
Elizabeth Creed - Elizabeth is currently the FCS Agent in Woodford County. Prior to beginning this position, she worked as the FCS Agent in Marion County from August 2008-May 2012. She has been an active member of AAFCS for four years and was a student unit member for two years at the University of Kentucky. She holds a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from UK. Elizabeth currently serves as secretary of the Kentucky Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Allison Lewis - Allison has been an active member of AAFCS for two years and was a student unit member for four years. She began her current position as Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent in Spencer County in October 2006. Allison holds a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky and a M.S. in Social Work from the University of Louisville.
Lara Savage - Lara came to Kentucky as the FCS agent in Monroe County in July 2009 after working with Cooperative Extension in Tennessee. She has been an active member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for six years. She was a student member for three years at Tennessee Tech University where she earned a B.S. in Human Ecology. Lara recently completed her master’s degree in Adult Education at Western Kentucky University.