I am the only independent candidate for District three and can honestly state that I am able to give unbiased decisions and support to the policies that offer the greatest good for both our students and teachers.
I will demand open communication and transparency of all Board actions and proposals.
As a retired research scientist I am data driven and will require full disclosure and fiscal review of budgets, allocations, building and equipment maintenance logs, and mileage logs for analysis and forecasting for possible future needs, as well as present and future amended allocations.
I will require equitable distribution of funds between all schools in Clark County. I will require a scheduled preventative maintenance programs for all buildings, vehicles, and associated equipment to avoid preventable failure, excessive replacement costs, and disruption of classes and scheduled events.
I will seek to establish partnerships with local and nearby businesses and industries to promote apprenticeships and training programs to enable students to enter the labor force with the skills and experience needed for employment and opportunities for advancement.
I will support increased salaries and benefits for teachers and support for continued education grants and assistance programs. I have forty years of experience in grant funded research, both as a principal investigator and a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Veterans Administration research grant review boards, and will assist in the drafting of applications for continuing education grants and assistance.
Education and relevant experience: PhD in physiology (1974) and Master of Arts in Business (1985). Retired emeritus Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Louisville school of Medicine. Program Manager for Staff and Graduate Medical Education, Veterans Administration Medical Center (VA), Louisville, KY (1991 – 2015).
Forty years as a funded research investigator in biomedical research – estrogen receptors in human breast tumors, pancreas and pancreatic transplantation and physiology. Served as a member of the grant review boards of the NIH and Veteran Administration for over twelve years.
Responsible for staff and graduate medical education programs at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Louisville, KY. Served as the chairman and author for the development of the computer based mandatory education program for all medical resident physicians, medical and nursing students entering all federal health facilities. Developed the computer based tracking system for resident physician duty hours and stipend payments. Beta tested staff education tacking systems for the VA national education and staff development programs.
Personally responsible for research, education, and graduate medical education budgets of $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 annually at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Louisville, KY (1991- 2015).
Personal data: Married. Two children, one and Human Resource Specialist in Washington, DC, and one a Registered Nurse in Critical Care in Louisville, KY. Four grandchildren. Coached youth soccer for twelve years. First elected mayor – City of Coldstream,KY President and vice president of the Board of Directors Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Whispering Oaks I home owners association (2006 – present).