Keith Cottoner is proud to be the Executive Director of the H.L. Neblett Community Center. His passion for being a servant leader led him to serve various positions with the YMCA of Greater Louisville for the past 6 years. Keith is originally from Earlington, KY. Upon graduating from high school he attended Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he also played football. He graduated from KWC with a Bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Management in 2006.

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.
– Muhammad Ali

keith@hlneblett.org

Olga McKissic brings a wealth of experience to the directorship at the Neblett Center. She worked for BellSouth for thirty years and retired as a Corporate Trainer and Sales Team Manager in Business Marketing in Louisville, KY. After retiring she accepted the position of Operations Manager at Marshall Capital Management Group, a financial advisory firm in Louisville, Ky.

She is a graduate of Owensboro High School and earned a BA degree from Spaulding University in Louisville, KY, and a Master of Theology degree from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky. Currently, she is an associate minister at Fourth Street Baptist Church and also, is the Director of Western Academy at The Neblett.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela     

olga@hlneblett.org

Carltez Hampton is honored to serve as the director of Childcare and the Afterschool Enrichment Program at the H.L Neblett Community Center. Having earned a bachelor’s degree from Western KY University, Carltez has devoted more than 11 years to working with the youth and their families. He is committed to creating a strong educational program while staying true to the mission that Dr. & Mrs. Hattie L. Neblett created.

“Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.”
– Ray Merritt

carltez@hlneblett.org

Mendy Moore is our Nutrition Director at the H.L Neblett Community Center. She has years of experience in the food industry.  She worked at Western Kentucky Veterans Center for nine years.  She helped coordinate restructuring of the staff and duties, to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the facility within a pandemic.  She strives to achieve excellence in all areas of food service.

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”  Maya Angelou

mendy@hlneblett.org

Since 2012, Larry “Chick” Owen confirms his commitment to help the H.L. Neblett Community Center bring to fruition its mission. Currently, serving as Recreation Director, he had previously shared his talents with the Center from 1977 until 1980 as the Program Director. Larry creates and manages programs for participants of all ages. Chick’s lifelong civic involvement in Owensboro and Daviess County, has enabled numerous local organizations to benefit from his creativity.

Larry’s interests and hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking. Also, he is an avid sports fan.

Larry is inspired by a favorite song of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “If I Can Help Somebody”.

larry@hlneblett.org

Melody O’Bryan is our compliance director at the HL Neblett Community Center. Ms. O’Bryan is an Owensboro native and joined our team in August 2012. Ms. O’Bryan oversees the compliance component with state and federal regulations policies, and procedures; supervision of staff, as well as, orientation, training, and coaching.  Ms. O’Bryan received her Child Development Associate Credential and continues her training in Child Care Development.

“If you think compliance is expensive, try non-compliance.”
– Former US Deputy Attorney General McNulty

melody@hlneblett.org

Tiffany Cronch is the Finance/Human Resource Director at the H.L Neblett Community Center. She is well organized and hardworking and seeks the best financial outcome for the center. Tiffany started as a student worker through Daymar College in 2015 to Finance/HR Director as of August 2019. She has an associate degree in Business with Accounting from OCTC and Medical Billing and Coding degree from Daymar.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin

tiffany@hlneblett.org

Stephanie Bertram is honored to be the Director of Development with the H.L. Neblett Community Center. Her passion has always been trying to give back to her community through various areas of volunteer work and being involved with non-profit agencies. Her experience as the Director of Resource Development and Marketing with United Way of the Ohio Valley for over 3 years will help continue that growth within the H.L. Neblett Community. With her experience with non-profits and working for the Department of Defense Child, Youth, and School Services she is no stranger to working within programs geared to helping provide education to our youth.

“You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way”

~Lady Gaga

stephanie@hlneblett.org