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Board Members

Eric Hawkins

I want to ensure that our youth have access to programs and resources to prevent delinquency and ensure they have access to community-lead and other restorative programs should they make a mistake. My wife and I have 3 children. We enjoy game night, movies, running, riding bikes and serving the community. I have been in management for 25 years at UPS. I have been volunteer mentor and manager a mentoring program for the children of incarcerated parents for over 8 years. I am a volunteer instructor for a youth summer program for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a MBA. I have a bachelors in business administration from Spalding University and a MBA from Bellarmine University. I was presented with a Joyce Skees Memorial Award for Youth Services by the YMCA of Louisville and Adult Achiever Award from the Black Achievers Program of the Chestnut Street YMCA.​

​David L. Finke, Ph.D.

David L. Finke, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. he is the Vice President of Residential Services at Bellewood and Brooklawn (formerly Uspiritus) and is a forensic evaluator for Juvenile Court where he has conducted over 1,000 juvenile court evaluations. He also serves as the Co-Lead of the Bounce Coalition, a diverse coalition from both the private and public sector which conducts Trauma-informed Trainings for Systems of care that work with youth across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Throughout his career of almost 30 years he has worked with youth and families​ that have experienced trauma. He and his wife, Dr. Helene Finke (also a licensed psychologist) have been married for 28 years and have 3 adult sons.








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Ashley Clark​

Executive Director, Department of Family and Juvenile Services
Administrative Office of the Courts

Ashley began her career with the Administrative Office of the Courts in 2008 as a court designated worker, serving families and youth in the seventh Judicial District.  In 2014, Ashley was promoted to the model court program coordinator providing statewide support to the Kentucky Court Improvement Program.  During this tenure, Ashley became a lead trainer for the department. In 2016, Ashley became a regional supervisor for the Court Designated Worker Program, providing oversight to frontline Court Designated Workers in Western Kentucky. Ashley then served as the statewide operations supervisor for the Department of Family and Juvenile Services.  In this position, Ashley overseen the implementation of statewide initiatives, including training, assessment, and utilizing best practice standards while ensuring efforts of continuous quality improvement are intact.  In addition, Ashley had direct oversight of the Responsive Education to Support Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts (RESTORE), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Court Improvement Program (CIP), Title IV-E tracking and reporting, as well as Racial, Ethnic, and Equity Disparity work within the department.   In June 2022, Ashley served as Manager for the Department of Pretrial Services where she overseen the implementation of legislation, professional development, and continuous quality improvement efforts.  Most recently, Ashley was named executive officer for the Department of Family and Juvenile Services where she administers programs that provide technical assistance, training and support services to judges, court personnel, attorneys, social workers and community partners regarding family law and juvenile justice initiatives. This includes overseeing the statewide Court Designated Worker Program and Citizen Foster Care Review Boards. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University.