The Power of One

Board Biographies

Executive Board:

Marianne Smith Edge


Marianne Smith Edge

Marianne Smith Edge

Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND is Founder and Principal, The AgriNutrition Edge, a consultancy committed to assisting food and agriculture organizations better understand and navigate the changing consumer environment. In addition, she is a senior associate with The Context Network, the premier global agribusiness consulting firm in advancing agriculture production and sustainability.

Prior to founding The AgriNutrition Edge, Marianne served as Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety Communications and Senior Advisor, Science & Consumer Insights for the International Food Information Council (IFIC) in Washington, DC. Before joining IFIC, she was the owner of MSE and Associates, LLC providing strategic nutrition consulting services for the food and healthcare industry.

Marianne is a former president of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and a member of the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). She is a co-author of 25 peer-reviewed publications and a member of the Board of Editors for Nutrition Today. Marianne served two terms on the USDA National Research, Extension, Education, & Economics Advisory Board, the advisory board to the Secretary of Agriculture.

Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Kentucky where she was a former member of the Board of Trustees. She has a master’s degree in public health-nutrition from Western Kentucky University and earned a certification in Appreciative Inquiry from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

Smith Edge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in public health-nutrition from Western Kentucky University. In August 2009, she earned a certification in Appreciative Inquiry from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

Marianne is the current president, co-founder and life time board member of IMPACT 100-Owensboro. She has also served as chair of the Healthy Horizons Steering Committee and the Citizens Committee on Education in Owensboro. Other former volunteer board memberships include the Owensboro Symphony and Foundation, Wendell Foster Campus, Hospice, Owensboro-Daviess Co Chamber of Commerce and the Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation. She is a 2005 Leadership Kentucky graduate. Marianne is married to John R Edge, business development officer and retired regional president of First Security Bank.

Carol Bothwell

Vice President

Carol Bothwell is employed by Old National Bank as Vice President/Client Advisor. She is a founding board member of Impact 100 Owensboro and has been a member since inception. She is currently serving as Vice President.

She also serves on the board of the Owensboro Family YMCA, Finance Committee, Executive Committee and was past Board Chair. For the past eight years she has volunteered as a financial reviewer for United Way of the Ohio Valley

Suzanne Miles


Suzanne Miles

Suzanne Miles is an Owensboro native. She is an Apollo High School and Transylvania University graduate. From 1992-2008, she was owner and operator of Town and Countrywear. She has previously served on various boards and committees in Owensboro including RiverPark Center. Suzanne is an advocate for Junior Achievement, recognizing the importance teaching our youth for businesses and entrepreneurs of the future. She is also a graduate of Leadership Owensboro in 2002 and Leadership Kentucky in 2010. She has worked from 2009 to present as a field representative for U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie. Suzanne was elected in 2013 during a special election to The Kentucky House of Representatives for the 7th District.  In 2014, she was re-elected as State Representative and continues to serve.

Linda Overby


Linda Overby

Linda Overby

Linda Overby was born in New York state, but has lived in Owensboro since childhood. She has been married to Joe Overby for forty-six years and they have four grown children. Linda graduated from Brescia College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993 practicing in public accounting for nine years. Linda has been working in the non-profit arena for the last ten years and recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer at the Wendell Foster Center Campus. She now does private tax work, but mostly serves as one of the chief baby-sitters for her 18 month old grandson (her husband being the second chief baby sitter!).

She is also a former owner of Century Gallery. She has previously served as a Director on the Theatre Workshop Board, the Owensboro Museum of Science and History Board and the Girl’s Inc. Board. Linda has served for five years as treasurer of Century Christian Church and is a Founding member of IMPACT 100 Owensboro. She looks forward to helping IMPACT 100 grow to include more women which, in turn, will mean greater services being offered in the Owensboro area.

Candy Englebert

Legal Counsel


Board of Directors:

Peggy Bellew

Peggy has served on the IMPACT Board since 2015, been an active member for the past eight years, and is currently co-chair of the Grants Committee. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of ToLego and a Master’s from Bellarmine University. She is retired from a 30 plus year career as a real estate appraiser. Also presently active with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, A.A.U.W., and several Democratic women’s groups.


Martha F. Clark

Martha Clark

Martha Clark

Martha Clark, a native Kentuckian, received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her M.A. in Education from Western Kentucky University. After passing her CPA exam, Martha practiced accounting for 28 years-20 years of which she established her own firm. Now retired, Martha was a 2005 Leadership Kentucky graduate and currently administers, on a part-time basis, the John B. and Brownie Young Memorial Scholarship.

She has long been involved in community services and is Co-founder and Founding President of IMPACT 100 Owensboro. She serves on the boards of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra as well as its Foundation; River Park Center and “We the People” Leadership Council. Her honors include the Junior League White Rose Award, the 2005 Athena Award, the 2006 Owensboro Board of Realtors Heritage Award and the 2009 Steel Magnolia Award. Martha has a daughter, Julie, and three grandsons, Julian, Marcus and Clark.

Katie Drab

Katie Drab

Katie was born and raised in Hopkinsville, KY and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Following graduation, Katie consulted for Precision Agricultural Services, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology firm in Lexington, where Katie and her husband Brian resided before relocating to Owensboro for Brian’s Career with Stryker Orthopedics. After moving to Owensboro, Katie made a career move to The Hershey Company as a Regional Sales Consultant. Much of their free time is spent with their sweet and energetic English Springer Spaniel, Millie.

Katie has previously served as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass and Relay for Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society. Katie is most proud of her advocacy work with The International Rett Syndrome Foundation, as her niece was diagnosed with the disease at an early age. Additionally, Katie has been an active member of IMPACT 100 Owensboro since 2014.

Mary Embry





Mary has served on the IMPACT Board since 2015 and is currently co-chair of the Grants Committee.

Debbie Fillman

Debbie Fillman

In her role as Public Health Director IV, Debbie Fillman exhibits her leadership ability and management skills as the appointing authority for all public health functions of the Green River District Health Department, with a staff of almost 200 across the seven counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster.   She has been with the Green River District Health Department over 30 years serving initially with the WIC Program, moving on to the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Breastfeeding Promotion, Nutrition Services and Community Education.  The Green River District Health Department was awarded PHAB Accreditation under her leadership in 2014.

As Past President of AADE, Deb provided dynamic leadership to a multidisciplinary professional association of more than 13,000 members. Deb served a similar role as the Chair of the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group, leading one of the largest and most active Practice Groups of the Academy.  A graduate of Western KY University, Deb keeps active in her field of Nutrition and Diabetes as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator.

She has actively engaged in the community since moving to Owensboro in 1982. A member of Impact 100 since its inception, Debbie has served on the board the past 2 years.

Aimee Garrard

Aimee Garrard

Aimee Sanders Garrard is a Henderson native and graduated from Henderson County High School in 1986. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Kentucky ‘90, and then earned her Master of Science in Family Studies Early Childhood Education from the University of Kentucky ‘95. Aimee was employed by the Anderson Co. Board of Education until 1999.  In 1999, she chose to become a stay at home Mom to care for her two boys.  In November 2000, Aimee and her husband, Greg, moved to Owensboro to become the Owners/Operators of Great Harvest Bread Co.  In 2008, she became Region 2 (Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) Representative for Great Harvest Bread Co. Franchise Agreement Board.  In 2015, Aimee helped in the set up and decorating of the second Great Harvest Bread Co. & Café location in Owensboro.

Aimee’s volunteer involvement includes Sutton Elementary PTO President; Junior League of Owensboro Public Relation Chair; Owensboro/Daviess County Smoke Free Restaurant Smoking Ban advocate in City Commission, in Daviess County Fiscal Court and in Frankfort; OHS Front Office Parent Volunteer and PSTO since 2009; Owensboro High School PSTO President 2015-2016 and Leadership Owensboro Class of 2016.

This will be Aimee’s tenth year as a member of Impact 100. She has served on several Focus Groups as a member, Co Chair and Chair. With her husband of twenty six years, Greg, she has a son in his senior year at Gonzaga University, a son in his junior year at Owensboro High and a daughter in 7th Grade at Owensboro Middle School. She also enjoys cooking for her 101 year old (still farming) Granddaddy.

Karon May Greenwell

Karon Greenwell 2

Karon May Greenwell

Karon May Greenwell, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.D.C., is a psychotherapist and counselor in private practice.  A psychotherapist for over 25 years, Karon also provides clinical supervision to Certified Social Workers who are working toward their license as Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Kentucky Board of Social Work. She has been an adjunct faculty at Western Kentucky University in the Masters of Social Work program and over the last 3 years in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Brescia University.

She serves on the National Association of Social Workers, KY Chapter, Ethics Committee, was NASW-KY Western Branch Chair for 4 years and awarded the title of “Kentucky Social Worker of the Year” in 2002. She has been a Community Crisis Response Team Member of Kentucky and is a Critical Incident Response Specialist. She holds a BA degree in Sociology and Psychology from Kentucky Wesleyan College, and a MSW degree from St. Louis University. She has had a license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MO, TX, NC, TN and KY and she is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in KY. Karon is married to Patrick, who is employed at Independence Bank as Chief Deposit Officer and they have a 22 year old son, Charles Patrick Greenwell, who attends the University of Kentucky.

Sara Hemingway

Sara Hemingway

Sara Hemingway is an Owensboro native and graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1988. She holds a degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University.  Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, a position that she has held for fourteen years.  She has also served as Executive Director of the Green River Area Community Foundation, where she managed donor relations, grantmaking efforts, marketing and fundraising for the Foundation.  Her past work experiences have included fund raising positions at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville and Cheekwood Museum of Art and Botanical Garden in Nashville.  While in Nashville, she earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Center for Non-Profit Management.  Sara was privileged to graduate in 2013 from the Hull Fellowship program, a leadership course of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

Sara’s professional activities include serving as a Director of the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation in Muhlenberg County, a member of the Steering Committee of Grantmakers of Kentucky, the Cultural Organization Review Panel of Owensboro and the Alliance for Business and Industry.

Her volunteer involvement includes serving as President of the Junior League of Owensboro, Leadership Owensboro participant, Board Member of the Owensboro Dance Theatre, member the RiverPark Center’s Education Committee, Co-Chair of RiverPark Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration, Sutton Elementary and Owensboro High School PTOs and she is a founding member of Impact 100 Owensboro.  She has been married to her husband David for twenty two years and they are the parents of a son and two daughters.  They are all active members of St. Stephen Cathedral.  In her spare time she enjoys her Garden Club, antiquing, reading, visiting museums, bookstores, cooking and exercising.

Stacy Nunley

Stacy is an Owensboro native and graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1989. She works for Dr. Abigail Edds as a dental assistant. Stacy has been an active member of Impact for eight years, and has served as a chair and co-chair of a focus group. She is currently co-chair of hospitality.

Stacy is married to her husband Bryan and they have three grown children. She enjoys being part of a strong group of women making our nonprofits stronger for our community.


Regenia Sims

Regenia Sims is native of Owensboro. She holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Management Degrees from Brescia University, and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992.  Regenia worked for York, Neel and Company, CPAs for many years and left to manage an Internal Medicine Practice in Owensboro for 12 years.  Subsequent to that, she was the Manager of Financial Reporting for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, responsible for the company’s internal and external financial statements and all Security and Exchange public filings (NYSE: BWP), until her retirement in 2016. Regenia is a member of American Institute of CPAs and Kentucky Society of CPAs.  She is a graduate of Leadership Owensboro and has served on the Boards of Theatre Workshop of Owensboro and March of Dimes.

Regenia was married to the late Joseph Sims and has two children, Joshua and Beth, and three grandchildren. Since her retirement, Regenia has enjoyed spending more time with her family, volunteering in the community and travelling with her sister.

Sr. Sharon Sullivan

Sr Sharon Portrait

Sr. Sharon Sullivan

Sister Sharon Sullivan is a native Texan whose family moved to Owensboro in 1960. A graduate of Owensboro High School, Sister Sharon holds a baccalaureate degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and teacher certification from Brescia College. She taught special education at Sutherland Elementary in the Daviess County Public Schools and joined the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1982.

Sister Sharon earned her Ph.D. in Special Education at Purdue University and returned to Brescia where she served as a faculty member, Chair of the School of Education, and Vice President of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean. In 2009 she was elected Congregational Leader of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, completing her term in 2016.

Sister Sharon served on the Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board and as a member and chair of Boards of Examiners for the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. She was appointed to and twice served as Chair of Kentucky’s State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children. She was Chair of Region 6 of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and served on the LCWR National Board.

Sister Sharon is currently a member of Brescia University’s Board of Trustees, an officer in the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, and an appointed member of the Greenwood Cemetery Advisory Board. She has enjoyed being involved with Focus Groups for Impact 100 and is now also a member of the Impact 100 Board of Directors.

Jean Edison Yewell

Jean Yewell

Jean Yewell

Jean is a native of Owensboro and a lifelong community volunteer. She has served numerous service and arts and non-profit agencies as an officer and ongoing board member, as well as two terms as a member of the Kentucky Arts Council by Governor’s appointment. She is a 2012 Leadership Kentucky graduate.  Her early education/work history was as a Registered Nurse at the Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital (now Owensboro Health Regional Hospital).

More recently Jean studied at the New York School of Interior Design and received a  B. S. in Interior Design from Western Kentucky University in 1997. Jean is President of Yewell Interior Design LTD, a full service residential and commercial design firm.

She is married to David Yewell, an Owensboro Attorney. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. Jean is a founding member of Impact 100 Owensboro and served as President in 2014 and 2015.