Interim Executive Director


Stephanie Aschmann Spires, owner of Stephanie Spires Strategies, LLC, and Fayette County Public Education School Board Chairwoman is serving as Interim Director of the Plantory. Stephanie specializes in working with organizations in transition and is facilitating the Plantory's strategic planning process. Stephanie is the mom of three spirited girls and has fostered many other children in the community. When she isn't working or advocating for children and families, she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing tennis.


AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director


Shawn is our AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director. He is a University of Kentucky graduate, with the background in Business Management and Family Consumer Science, he is also currently attending University of Phoenix pursuing his masters in Family and Marriage Counseling.  Shawn enjoys teaching his Project Management and Unconsciously Bias Training Courses to the VISTA members. 


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AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Rashad is the Plantory's AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. He serves as a mentor for those who are part of the AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Rashad is a Berea College graduate, with his bachelor in communication. Rashad looks forward to aiding the experiences of each VISTA in a way that compliments each of their individual projects, 


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Community Engagement

AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Cheryl serves as The Plantory's Americorps VISTA member. She helps with the volunteer recruitment and community engagement as part of her service. Cheryl is a Henry Clay High School graduate and a retired Fayette County Public School Office Administer. Cheryl looks forward in working in the community and helping other nonprofit organizations.