The Power of One

Board Biographies

Executive Board:


Carol Bothwell


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

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.

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 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.

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.


Candy Englebert

Legal Counsel


Marianne Smith Edge

Immediate Past President

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.

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.


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 moved to Owensboro to become the Co-Owner/Operator 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.


Aimee has been a member of Impact 100 since 2007. She has served on several Focus Groups as a member, Co-Chair and Chair. She is the proud mom of a 23 year son who is an Environment Engineer in Portland, a son who is Senior at Owensboro High School and a daughter in 8th Grade at Owensboro Middle School who is a member of Impact 100 Next Generation. She also enjoys cooking for her 102 year old (still farming) Granddaddy.


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.




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.



Linda Wahl