Rick Christman

Rick Christman

Employment Solutions promotes personal and economical independence. As a non-profit organization Employment Solutions is non-owned and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board works strictly on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Any excess revenue generated by Employment Solutions is retained by the organization to further strengthen and promote our charitable mission.

"All of our progress and change of the past three decades would not have been remotely possible without the dedication of our staff. I hope you will come to appreciate their efforts and expertise as much as I do."

Contact: 859-272-5225 ext. 107


Our Staff & Board

Jaye Forsythe-Seward

Jaye Forsythe-Seward Bluegrass Career Services (BCS) provides work readiness skills, permanent job placement and on-the-job support to people with barriers to employment.

Contact: 859-272-4855 ext. 108

Sharon Marsee

Sharon MarseeEmployment Solutions Personnel (ESP) provides temporary employment for various disadvantaged persons.

Contact: 859-971-1306 ext. 128

Brenda Evans

Brenda EvansCollege for Technical Education (CTE) offers vocational education within six occupational areas including Business Office Administration, Building and Maintenance Technician, Medical Billing and Coding, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology and Medical Assistant.

Contact: 859-272-5225 ext. 135

Cynthia Wilkerson

Cynthia WilkersonCampus Kids Early Learning Center in conjunction with CTE's Early Childhood Education program provides a licensed day care to children ranging from ages infant to age five.

Contact: 859-271-7670 ext. 138

Aja Jacobi

Aja JacobiWaiver service programs are intended to help people with severe disabilities to remain in or return to their homes and community. Employment Solutions accepts both SCL and Michelle P Waivers (MPW).

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 230

Shawnda Miller

Shawnda MillerCTE's cosmetology program offers a full range of salon services to the general public in Winchester, KY.

Contact: 859-744-3361

Walt Barbour

Walt BarbourFresh Approach utilizes a workforce primarily of people with severe disabilities to process fresh vegetable and fruit products that are custom ordered by restaurants and food distributors.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 236

Denise Irvin

Denise IrvinLife Works provides resedential servies, behavioral support and other therapeutic services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Contact: 859-288-7580 ext. 306

Amber Johnson

Amber JohnsonCommunity Works Provides One on one service to increase social skill and independence in the home and community.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 226

Nicole Griffith

Nicole GriffithExpressive Programs provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to engage in continuing education, visual arts, performing arts, self-advocacy, daily living skills and various forms of self-expression.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 225

Tony Wilson-Browder

Tony WilsonSunnyside offers adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities enriching services through choices, self expression, and community involvement.

Contact: 859-303-4423 ext. 502

Steve Watts

Steve WattsQ-Box utilizes a workforce primarily with severe disabilities to manufacture corrugated boxes and packaging materials as well as assembly operations for local manufacturers and businesses.

Contact: 859-253-2658 ext. 222


Barbara Releford

Barbara RelefordController
(859) 253-2658 ext. 212


Trenevelyn Bacon

Treneverlyn BaconAdministrative Assistant
(859) 272-5225

Carol Swinford

Carol SwinfordAssistant Controller
(859) 253-2658 ext. 228

Karen Cornett

Karen CornettAdministrative Assistant
(859) 253-2658 ext. 210

Board of Directors

Peggy Henson, LFUCG Councilmember, President
Peggy Petrilli, EKU, Vice President
Doug Alexander, Public Relations
Arthur Lucas, LFUCG
Doug McSwain, Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs


Dr. Debra Harley, University of Kentucky
Ginny Ramsey, Catholic Action Center
Janet Beard, Fifth Third Bank
Steve Singleton, CPA, Treasurer
Rick Christman, Employment Solutions CEO