Mary Mills-Turner, left, and LaToya Drake.
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) today announced two new Board of Directors appointments. Mary Mills-Turner, from Hart County, and LaToya Drake, from Barren County, will each serve the organization for six years.
Mills-Turner brings with her 42 years of experience working for USDA/Farm Service Agency. In her time there, she served as program assistant and County Executive Director of Hart County Farm Service Agency. She has served the community in several capacities, including vice president of Caverna Memorial Hospital Board; president of Outreach II Homemakers Club; board member of the Hart County Historical Society; member and ambassador of Hart County Chamber of Commerce; member and past president of Horse Cave Rotary; past Munfordville City Council member; and past member and president of Leadership Hart County.
Drake, a Cooperative Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, has spent much of her career focused on nutrition, whether it was working in food service, cooking meals for residents at youth facilities, organizing a community garden, or educating people on food in her role as an Extension agent. She has worked as a nutrition, wellness and compliance liaison for Barren County Middle School, where she facilitated farm-to-table initiatives and nutrition education, and has served several organizations, including on the board of directors for Barren River Area Safe Space and Sustainable Glasgow/Farmers Market; the MCA Biosphere Reserve Advisory Council; and Barren County Ethics Commission. Drake also has volunteered with Boys and Girls Club and is a Chamber Leadership Glasgow-Barren alumna.
“We are grateful to welcome both Mary and LaToya’s knowledge and expertise, and look forward to seeing how their experiences can help serve the mission of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland – to ensure no one in our service area goes to bed hungry” said Jamie Sizemore, FAKH executive director.