The Power of One

Board Biographies

Executive Board:

Linda Wahl


Linda has been an Owensboro resident since 1984. She is the program supervisor for the Building Stronger Families program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brescia University.

Linda is a founding member of Impact 100 Owensboro and has remained a member since inception and is currently a board member. Linda has been involved in the community from many years including Junior League of Owensboro and Daviess County Medical Alliance where she served as president. She has also served on the boards of Boulware, Girls Inc., United Way of the Ohio Valley, and Hospice. Linda enjoys working with women to create a brighter future for our community.


Tracy Naylor

Vice President

Tracy is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Brescia University where she has been employed since 2007.  While at Brescia, Tracy has served as the Director of the Annual Fund, the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Accreditation Liaison, and Special Assistant to the President before taking her current role in 2014.  She’s been part of the senior leadership team since 2012.  Prior to her time at Brescia, Tracy spent six years with the American Cancer Society both in Owensboro, Northern Kentucky, and at the Cincinnati Hope Lodge.  She also served as Resident Services Coordinator at Wellington Parc where she first crossed paths with Impact 100 Owensboro co-founder, Marianne Smith Edge.  Tracy credits much of her professional ambition and accomplishments to modeling herself after Marianne’s leadership. 

Tracy has called Owensboro home for much of last 30+ years.  A graduate of Daviess County High School, she attended Johnson Bible College where she obtained a degree in Bible and Counseling and then Brescia University where she earned her Master of Science in Management degree.  Tracy serves on the CASA Ohio Valley Board of Directors.  She has been a member of Impact 100 since 2015 and has served on several focus groups both as a member and as a co-chair.  This is Tracy’s first year on the Impact 100 Owensboro Board of Directors.

Tracy is married to Jason Cox and loves being part of his daughters’, Chloe (16) and Maggie (13), lives.  Between volleyball games, choir concerts, plays, and academic team meets, they keep her busy.  They also have a fur child, Bertie, an English Springer Spaniel.  Tracy enjoys anything outside – gardening, camping, hiking, kayaking, or just a good book on the sun porch. 

Hope Yager


Hope is a graduate of Brescia College and the owner of River City Insurance. She is the President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Owensboro and is on the Board of the Daniel Pitino Shelter. 

Hope enjoys reading, gardening, getting together with friends, traveling and boating at Lake Barkley.  She has been a member of Impact 100 Owensboro for 9 years. During that time she has been active on the Membership Committee, currently as Co-chair and served on Focus Groups, currently as Chair.

Hope is married to Pat Yager. She has two sons, Eric and Logan Garner and 3 step children, Holly, John and Tony and 8 grandchildren. Being a member of Impact 100 is truly rewarding.  Alone you can do so much, but with the empowering women of Impact 100, you can do so much more!


Regenia Sims


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.


Candy Englebert

Legal Counsel

Candy was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Alabama, Birmingham, graduating with Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees. Candy then attended and graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Candy moved to Owensboro, Kentucky in 1987. In 1993, she opened her law office, Candy Yarbray Englebert, P.S.C. Prior to that she worked for the law firm of Holbrook, Sullivan, Mountjoy and Miller and the firm of Bamberger and Abshier.

Candy has been on the Boards of Owensboro Dance Theatre, the Owensboro Country Club, Kentucky Legal Services and Impact 100. She was Bar President of the Daviess County Bar Association in 2006. In 2010, she was honored by the Legal Services Coporation, one of ten and the only woman and solo practitioner, for providing Private Attorney Pro Bono services, a statewide award. Candy was recognized as Attorney of the Year in Daviess County and received the Pro-Bono Publico Award by the Daviess County Bar Association.

Candy has lectured at the Kentucky Bar Association and for the Daviess County Bar Association on Family Law issues. She served on the state-wide committee to re-write the Visitation Guidelines, having been selected by Hon. Sheila Nunley Farris, Henderson County Family Judge.

Candy is married to Rob Clayton and is the proud stepmom of Chase Clayton. Candy sometimes laughingly says she birthed a twelve (12) year old at her marriage to Rob. Her family, including her nephew and niece, Avery Yarbray and Lily Grace Yarbray, are her greatest joy. She loves cooking and gardening, her “therapy”. Candy also believes that helping others in her Practice is her greatest reward.


Carol Bothwell

Carol Bothwell

Immediate Past President

Carol Bothwell was born and raised in Hodgenville, KY.  She is a graduate of Transylvania University with a BA in Accounting.  Upon graduation she began her career at Liberty National Bank in Louisville and subsequently transferred with Liberty National to Owensboro.  She has been with Old National Bank since 2000 where she is a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager.

Carol has previously served on the boards of Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Junior League of Owensboro, Habitat for Humanity and she volunteered for the United Way of the Ohio Valley as a financial reviewer for 8 years.  Currently Carol sits on the boards of the Owensboro Family YMCA and was past board chair, President and Founding Member of IMPACT 100 Owensboro, and Behavioral Healthcare Services; a division of River Valley.

Carol enjoys traveling and her sweet fur babies; Tootsie Bikini, Lulu Pepper and Dottie Belle.

Board of Directors:

Joy Carroll

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.

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, and River Park Center. 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.

Beth Clements


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.

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.

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.

Mary Embry

Mary has served on the IMPACT Board since 2015.




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.

Karon May Greenwell

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 30 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 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 in the past and awarded the title of “Kentucky Social Worker of the Year” in 2002. She has been a member of the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team 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 and they have a son, Charles Patrick Greenwell, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky.


Sarah Howard


Jodi Krahwinkel

Jodi Krahwinkel, O.D. has been an active member of IMPACT 100 Owensboro since 2015 and is serving he

r second year as the Membership Co-Chair. Her favorite parts are visiting the non-profits who apply for the grants and making

wonderful new friendships with the generous women who participate. She is also happy to share this experience with her Mom and her daughter who joined NEXTGEN in high school.

A native of Hartford, KY, Dr. Krahwinkel began her education at Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated from Southern College of Optometry. She has been practicing optometry in Owensboro for over 20 years.

Jodi and her husband, Ed, spend most of their free time with family activities.  Their children, Owen and Avery, keep the schedule packed with competitive swim meets and marching band competitions, but Jodi has recently learned the game of bridge and welcomes all challengers!




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.



Sarah Price

Meghan Rykwalder


Jeannette Ward