Sherry Hixenbaugh, President, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2007. She has earned two degrees from Jefferson Community & Technical College. She has worked and devoted her personal time for 21 years at her alma mater tutoring in an array of subjects. Her desire is to ensure that her students reach their academic goal. Outside of work, Sherry volunteers in the community. She has served 19 years on the Board of Directors for the Cain Center for the Disabled, Inc. Sherry’s hobby is cooking. Her social life is dedicated to family and friends. She stays busy making memories with her Mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer this year.
Luanne Goldsby, Past Vice President, is a Professor and Counselor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. She has a Masters Degree from Southern Baptist Seminary in Social Work and a Masters Degree from North Texas University in Rehabilitation. She was the Disability Resource Coordinator for Jefferson Community College for several years. She is presently involved in a collaborative effort with Down Syndrome of Louisville Organization in providing college experiences for persons with Down Syndrome through a program called College Connections.
Cheryl Medley,VICE PRESIDENT, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky in 2010. She attended Jefferson Community College and graduated with a 3.4 GPA and a degree in Human Services. Five years later she graduated from Spaulding University with a 3.0 GPA and degree in Social Work. While in these schools she was given numerous awards and recognition. Cheryl’s goal is to become a licensed Social Worker so that she can service “the less fortunate and to be the best at what I do”. She would also like to be able to sponsor hungry children around the world. Cheryl enjoys sports and recreational activities and coordinates the Christmas Child Project.
Marty Casper, is a Louisville native who is retired as full time Counselor from Jefferson Community & Technical College where he coordinated the Counseling Program for 16 years. He earned a Bachelor degree from Bellarmine University and a Masters from Catholic University. From 1999 to 2012 Marty has been a part-time History instructor at JCTC. His volunteer work includes: English as a second language, recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Salvation Army, SCS Crisis and Information Center. He is married with three children and six grandchildren. Marty continues to play senior softball for recreation and fun.
Pat O’Bryant has the privilage to be the Kentucky State Coordinator/Treasurer of the Ms. Wheelchair America Program. She has held that position for 18 years. Pat appreciates and celebrates everything that women with disabilities can do, not what they are unable to do. She loves to see women spread their wings and reach for new horizons. Stretch for new goals. These women are her “Heroes”! She and her husband the former President of Ms. Wheelchair America, are the parents of four children and four grandchildren.
Amy Foster, Secretary, served as Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from the University of Louisville, and a Juris Doctor from the University Of Maryland Carey School Of Law. She is a solo practitioner in Louisville. She enjoys assisting the underserved in the community, representing victims of domestic violence, families in transition and immigrants. Amy is serving on the Board for Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky because she believes it not only advocates for disability rights but uplifts and celebrates the achievements and contributions of women with disabilities.