Our Team

Katie Hoffman, Executive Director

Katie started out as a volunteer in 2010, helping with events and committees. In 2012 she made it official and came on full-time as Woodford Humane’s Community Outreach Director, and has served as Executive Director since 2015. Katie loves baking, running, UK basketball, and being an aunt. She’s dog-mom to a feisty miniature dachshund, Sophie, and sister to a Great Pyrenees named William. email

Jenny Harris, Manager

Jenny began her journey at Woodford Humane Society after graduating from EKU in 2002. She very quickly learned that her passion lies in animal welfare, and has been leading the Adoption Center ever since. Jenny enjoys karaoke, nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes is snuggling with her pit bull baby, Carson.  email

Rae Mullins, Adoptions Counselor

Rae began working as an Adoptions Counselor in September 2016 after returning from living in South Korea. She loves listening to music, traveling, and of course dogs. Rae is currently dog-mom to three fluffy boys: Baker and Farley, who were adopted locally, and Fizzy, who was adopted in Korea. email

Makenzie Simpson, Adoptions Counselor

Makenzie joined the Woodford Humane team as an Adoptions Counselor in October 2023. When she’s not here helping our pets find homes, Makenzie enjoys spending quality time with her own pets, slacklining (walking across at 2 inch rope between trees), baking, camping, or diving into a craft project. Makenzie’s furry besties are Birdie the fetch-obsessed chiweenie and Peach the cat. email

Beth Oleson, Marketing Director

Beth has been in her role as Marketing Director since December 2014, but has worked for Woodford Humane in a variety of roles since August of 2008. She enjoys birding, graphic design, terrible puns, and being an unapologetic cat lady. Beth is pet mom to Pete, a one-eyed pit bull who can often be found “helping” in her office, and two rowdy cats, Pippin and Ness. email

Missie Wood, Development Coordinator

Missie served as Woodford Humane’s Bookkeeper for 12 years before making the switch to Development Coordinator in 2016. She lives on a farm with her dog Annie, who she adopted from Woodford Humane, and two cats who adopted her. Missie is active in several local organizations and in her very busy spare time likes to garden, arrange flowers, do needlework, and be grandmother to the animals of Brownstead Farm. email

Ghost, Head of Security (In Memoriam)

We are sad to report that Ghost’s watch has ended. He passed away in November of 2022 after 15 years of dedicated service, and all of our staff and volunteers who he bit, swatted, and snuggled over those years miss him deeply.

Sissy, Ninja (In Memoriam)

Resident ninja Sissy passed away in November of 2023 after a short but brave battle with kidney disease. She was rarely seen and even more rarely touched, but we miss her chirps, purrs, and readiness to throw hands dearly. If there are no mice left in cat heaven, it’s because Sissy’s in the house.

Advisory Council

James E. Bassett, III, Lanark Farm •  Dale Eckert, DVM  •  Debbie P. Graviss, Graviss Studios  •  Julia Hahn, Founding Member  •  Libby Jones, Airdrie Stud  •  DeeDee Lloyd  •  Steve Renshaw, Gray Construction  •  W. Thomas Riddle, DVM, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital  •  James D. Rouse, Rouse & Rouse  •  John E. Soper  •  Fran Taylor

Board of Directors

President: David A. Franklin  •  Vice President: Casey Eckert Kight, DVM •  Treasurer: Steve South  •  Secretary: Regi Goffinet  •  Susan Adams, DC  •  William D. Fishback, Jr., DVM  •  Chuck Griffis

Phone: 859-873-5491
Fax: 859-873-0301


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