Tyler Hunter is a native of Bowling Green, Ky, and he is a graduate of WKU with degrees in Sociology and Criminology. Tyler utilizes his lived-experience growing up in Kentucky’s child welfare system to guide him in his advocacy work. Tyler has extensive experience lobbying for legislation at the state level; using his voice and following base, Tyler leads the Murray State Voices of the Commonwealth youth leadership council on their legislative goal restructuring the post-secondary educational tuition waiver, SB 115-signed into law by Gov. Andy Beshear in 2020.
In January 2021, Tyler stepped down from his leadership position with the MSU VOC and launched his child welfare consulting firm with business partner Glenda Wright: Wright & Hunter Consulting, LLC. Tyler’s professional work extends into the mental and behavioral health field since 2017; serves as a board member to the Kentucky Partnerships for Families and Children organization; DCBS youth advisor member; he is a board member on the Two- River’s Citizen Review Panel, advisor to Western Kentucky University’s Beacon Project council, student member of Western Kentucky University’s Sociology and Criminology DEI Committee. Mr. Hunter is a prominent local and national child welfare leader. He believes that child welfare is everyone’s business and we must remain committed to the cause.
Angela is currently working as the Service Region Clinical Associate (SRCA) in the Two Rivers Services Region (TRSR) for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), Division of Protection and Permanency. She began her career in 1994 with the Cabinet as a Social Services Worker where she eventually promoted to a Family Services Office Supervisor (FSOS) in 1999. Angela spent 19 years in Simpson County until transferring to Fayette County as a FSOS. She returned to TRSR in 2015 as a FSOS and then was promoted to SRCA in August 2015. Angela earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She earned an MSW from Spalding University. She is passionate about child welfare and has specialized in foster care and adoption in her current role as SRCA. Angela is originally from Franklin, Kentucky and have special ties to this area.
Joe Dan serves as President/CEO of LifeSkills, Inc. a community mental health center in Bowling Green. In 2020 LifeSkills merged with the Pennyroyal Center based in Hopkinsville. The combined agency now employs 900 people across an eighteen-county area in south central and western Kentucky. Mr. Beavers is a CPA with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. In addition, Mr. Beavers holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky. He also serves of the board of directors for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, WKU Alumni Association, LifeWorks@WKU and the Advisory Council for the Gordon Ford College of Business. Joe Dan is originally from Princeton, Kentucky, and lives in Bowling Green with his wife and children.