Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) is pleased to announce that Rosemary Conder has accepted a three-year term on its statewide Board of Directors.
“Rosemary Conder has been instrumental in elevating the conversation on effective solutions for kids and families involved with the child welfare system in her hometown of Owensboro. We are eager to welcome Rosemary’s innovative thinking and strong leadership to the Kentucky Youth Advocates board,” said Dale Brown, Chairman of the KYA board.
Conder is the Executive Director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ohio Valley, an organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. Conder is also a member of Social Partners Advocating for a Resilient Kentucky – Owensboro-Daviess County (SPARK-ODC), a locally created, yet national pilot initiative, to increase public awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and data-driven, evidence-based methods to identify issues within the community that promote positive change and resiliency.
She is also a member of the Owensboro Rotary, Healthy Horizons, The Owensboro Walk of Fame Committee, Owensboro-Daviess County Drug/Alcohol Steering Committee, the Kentucky CASA Network (KCN), and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Hager Educational Foundation.
“Rosemary has a track record of speaking up for some of the most vulnerable Kentuckians. Her unwavering commitment to improving child welfare can be seen in her tireless work on the local and state level,” said Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director of KYA.