Louisville, KY (August 8, 2016) — The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) is happy to announce that it has added Jennifer Hancock to its Advisory Council.

Jennifer is the President and CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States and has extensive experience in nonprofit management and board service.

YPAL’s Advisory Council is composed of business and community leaders throughout Greater Louisville that provide strategic advice, serve as champions for the organization and help mentor members of YPAL’s Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to our Advisory Council and look forward to her insights and the great ideas she will bring to YPAL. I have had the pleasure of getting to work with Jennifer on various community projects and her leadership has been outstanding,” said Chris Nation, President of YPAL.

The Council currently has 25 members serving and volunteering their time. You can learn more about members of the Advisory Council here: https://www.ypal.org/directory.html?yp=4

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Hancock is the President and CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky, where she developed the foundation for her career dedicated to social justice and serving those who most need our community’s support and advocacy.

She has done that in several capacities including her first professional position as a counselor in a residential addiction recovery treatment program— to a Clinical Services and Youth Services Director in regional mental health hospitals— to the Chief Operating Officer at The Center for Women and Families—all before pursuing her career at Volunteers of America in 2007.  Jennifer operates a private practice in mental health counseling services and is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work.

In addition to all of this, Jennifer gives her time as a board and committee member to The Leadership Louisville Center, Kentuckiana Works, Kentucky Children’s Justice Act Task Force, State of Kentucky Corrections Commission, and Community Shield (formerly Children Exposed to Violence Collective Impact Initiative).

About Volunteers of America Mid-States

Established in 1896, Volunteers of America Mid-States is one of the region’s oldest, largest, and most diverse human service organizations. Today, we offer more than 37 distinct social service programs in Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Indiana, West Virginia, and Southern Ohio. Our programs are focused on homeless families, addiction recovery, individuals with disabilities, veterans, people living with HIV, and low-income seniors.