Lisa Johnson: Executive Director
Lisa is a resident of Versailles, Ky. She founded M&Ms in Woodford County in 2011. She is Chair of the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP), Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, and member of the United Way of the Bluegrass Education Impact Council. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Miami University, Oxford Ohio in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. She has two children; a son who is working and living in Shanghai, China and a daughter who is an Army ROTC cadet, studying Arabic at the University of Arizona. In her free time Lisa enjoys bike riding, cooking, and gardening.
McKenna Bartko: Program Director
McKenna is a resident of Lexington, Ky. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Kentucky after receiving a scholarship to play softball for The University of Morehead. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Community Support Services and dedicated over 350 hours of Community Service while earning her degree. She enjoys watching the students grow from 6th graders to 8th graders and then coming back and being mentors. McKenna is inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others".
Kim arrived in Woodford County, at 2 years of age and it has been home ever since. She graduated from Woodford County High and has her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in Elementary Education from the University of Kentucky. She taught at Huntertown Elementary and at Johns Preschool. Her current position and ownership of Equine Books began in college, working at a family bookkeeping service. She is mom to 3 boys, 2 grown and married and one at home that will be graduating high school next year. She is also a “Mimi” to a soon be two year old. She is active at her church, having worked with youth and children over the last 20+ years, sings in the choir and often facilitates adult bible studies. She enjoys reading, gardening and cooking. Faith and family are very important to her and she loves Paul’s advice for us from Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”