BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Laura Dills, Principal, Presentation Academy:

Since August 2018, Laura Dills returned to her alum mater and has been serving as President at Presentation Academy. She has often been asked, “How do you like the position?” Even though it has been over two years, her reply, “It’s challenging, certainly not boring and it’s felt like coming home.” She is excited to be back in Louisville and lead Presentation into her future.

After graduating from Presentation, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Spalding University. Laura received a Master of Science in Development Management from American University School of International Service and earned an MBA from Regis University while working at Catholic Relief Services (CRS). She was active in volunteer work, including two-years teaching English in Benin as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for five years.

Before arriving back in Louisville, Laura worked for over 14 years in the field and her last assignment was in Nairobi, Kenya where she was the East Africa Deputy Regional Director – Program Quality for two years. She began working in Burkina Faso and then Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and India.  For two years, she served in Haiti as the Deputy Country Representative for Programs in the wake of a catastrophic earthquake.  She was also the CRS’s Country Representative in Madagascar.

Laura has embarked on opening a Bed & Breakfast in a Victorian home with her family in Old Louisville.   When she is not working, she enjoys cooking with family and friends and plays a mean game of skeeball with her five nieces and nephews.

Quinn T. Chipley, Counseling Coordinator for Health Sciences Center of the University of Louisville: Quinn Chipley was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He has degrees from Rice University, Houston, Texas (B.A. – 1978), Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina (M. Div. – 1984), University of Louisville, Clinical Psychology (M.A. – 1992), University of Louisville, M.D. (2000) and University of Louisville, Ph.D. ((2015), with the dissertation, “William Faulkner and Alcoholism: Distilling Facts and Fictions.” Since December 2006, he has served as the Counseling Coordinator for the students enrolled in the medical, dental, nursing and graduate schools of the University of Louisville at the Health Sciences Center campus. He considers it the ideal position where he can practice psychology against the background of a medical education. He has a passion for abstinence-based, peer-support recovery communities and transitional living for those in recovery from addiction. As a volunteer, he helps coordinate the CAPTASA annual conferences on these matters, and offers presentations on the disease of addiction for healthcare organizations, faith communities, and recovery centers.

Steve Diebold, Beacon House Board President, Owner, WireCrafters, LLC: Stephen (Steve) Diebold, is a Louisville native, married to Peg for 35 years, and is a father of three daughters. He is very involved in the business community as the majority owner of WireCrafters LLC and Fabricated Metals, LLC. Both are local, family-owned manufacturing firms.    He participates in various business organizations and roundtables in the Louisville region and nationally.   Steve is passionate about supporting education – whether ESL, pushing for core manufacturing skills for our community, supporting secondary education or developing his employees, you will find him engaged in helping others develop themselves.    

Joe Dougherty, CEO of Louisville Paving Company: Joseph W. Dougherty was born in Louisville, Kentucky and is a 1986 graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and a BS in Philosophy. He and his wife Sherry have two children, son Michael and daughter Grace.  In addition to the Beacon House, Mr. Dougherty is active with several not for profit organizations including the Catholic Education Foundation, March of Dimes and Sacred Heart Academy.

After witnessing the effects that addiction had on friends and family, Mr. Dougherty felt a calling to become involved with an organization geared toward addressing the addiction epidemic.  Joe chose the Beacon house because of its history of success and strong leadership team.  In the future, Mr. Dougherty wants to assist The Beacon House in expanding its existing services as well as opening a new facility for women.

Doug Hall, President of Griffin Equity LLC: Douglas R Hall, President of Griffin Equity LLC. A Louisville based real estate investment company. Previously Mr. Hall co-founded Evergreen Rehabilitation. A national provider of physical therapy services. The company was sold in 2016 with over 3000 therapists in 30 states. Doug’s career in healthcare began in 1992 as a Nursing Home Administrator before progressing into leadership roles, including Regional Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Administration at a publicly traded rehab provider. Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and resides in Louisville with his Family.

Kevin Holloway Quality Stone & Ready Mix, Inc, President: Kevin Holloway began his career at family-owned Quality Stone & Ready Mix, Inc. after graduating from the University of Kentucky. He is a long-time member of Middletown United Methodist Church, serving on the church council and in other leadership roles. Kevin is a member of the Board of Kentucky Crushed Stone Association and a former member of the Bullitt County Sanitation District and Metro United Way (Bullitt County Chapter). Kevin and his wife Cathy have two adult daughters, Jennifer and Jessica. Kevin enjoys volunteering his time to a variety of causes through his church community, such as The Lighthouse and Habitat for Humanity. He looks forward to serving the Beacon House and its mission as a new board member.

David James, Louisville Metro Council President and Councilman 6th District: David James is a native Louisvillian, and was elected on November 2, 2010 to serve as Councilman of the Metro Council’s Sixth District representing the neighborhoods of Algonquin, California, Limerick, Old Louisville, Park Hill, Russell, St. Joseph, Shelby Park, Smoketown-Jackson, Taylor-Berry, University, and the Central Business District. After attending the University of Louisville, for a degree in Police Administration he began his career with the Louisville Police Department in 1984. James went on to hold top positions in Louisville’s Fraternal Order of Police, the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation and the Army Reserves. Councilman James is actively involved in the community and sits on the board of several charitable organizations. James enjoys working with residents and businesses in the Sixth District to promote public safety and economic growth.

Sean Maguire, M.D.: Dr. Maguire is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with a private practice in Louisville. In addition to his work with the Beacon House Board of Directors, he has been an active board member of Kentucky Harvest, The Louisville Ballet, and The Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation. He has close ties to the recovery community and has a deep personal commitment to 12-step recovery. Dr. Maguire believes in second chances for those struggling with addiction and the promise of long-term recovery.

Amanda Newton As the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Renew Recovery, Amanda Newton provides leadership to ensure growth, operational excellence and care that changes people’s lives. In 2019, Ms. Newton designed and implemented the first-ever In-Home Addiction treatment program. This innovative treatment approach has been nationally recognized as a game-changer in the addiction space. She serves at a local and state level to design quality metrics for addiction treatment and advocate for treatment provider alignment. Prior to joining Renew, she held a senior leadership role as the VP of Marketing and Business Development for Centerstone Kentucky. She has served on the boards of the Mental Health Association-KY (MHA), the Treatment Advisory Committee, the Addiction Policy Advocacy Committee, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) and the Kentuckiana Childcare Coalition (KCCC). She has received a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville in Psychology

Bruce M. White, RICP®, Vice President, Investments: With the knowledge and insight of 20 years in the financial services industry, Bruce assists clients with financial and retirement planning.  Bruce received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and management from Western Kentucky University. He holds the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation from the American College.  Bruce is involved in his community and serves on the board for the Norton Healthcare Foundation, Beacon House and Western Kentucky University Parents Advisory Council.  Bruce is married and has three sons and five step-children.  He enjoys running, music and traveling in his spare time.

Richard Whitworth, Richard S. Whitworth and Associates Inc., President: Richard S. Whitworth E.A. is President of Richard S. Whitworth and Associates Inc. doing business as the RSW Group and have been in business since July 1994. The RSW Group specializes in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and income tax preparation for small businesses and individuals. Whitworth has been an Enrolled Agent since 1981 allowing him to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and their Appeals Board. He has served on the Board of the Beacon House for past six years where he lends his accounting and fiduciary expertise.

Dr. Dan Zoeller, Trinity High School, Principal: Dan Zoeller has been principal at Trinity High School in Louisville since 2004. As principal, he has seen the implementation of several unique and influential programs including Trinity’s House System and random drug testing program. He was named one of the 20 Educators to Know in our community by Business First in 2016 and Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Library-Media Specialists. He joined the Beacon Board because he has seen addiction firsthand, involving family, friends, and students. He believes strongly in the Beacon House’s mission of hope and accountability.