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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Fort Thomas Resident, Alexandria Police Social Worker Appointed by Gov. Beshear to Crisis Response Board

Gov. Beshear Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Kelly Pompilio, a social worker and Fort Thomas resident, has been appointed to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board by Gov. Beshear. (Img: James Dobson, WAVE 3 News)
By Jessie Eden
Governor Andy Beshear has appointed a Fort Thomas resident to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.  Kelly Pompilio, a social worker from Fort Thomas, will serve through June 20, 2021. 



Kelly currently works as a police social worker in Alexandria. In an article written by WAVE3 News, it was stated that due to budget constraints, the Alexandria Police Chief hired Kelly four years ago as a way keep the cost of equipping a new officer down and to allow police officers and social workers to work together.

Kelly stated the following in the article; “I’m more the second responder, so the officer responds first. There are times that I do go on scene with the officer but that’s only after it’s secured and safe for me to enter. But I try to assist the family in whatever services they need so they don’t have to, whenever they’re having a crisis, or having a situation where they need law enforcement, they don’t have to call 911.”

It was also stated in the article that Alexandria police now employs two full-time social workers to work and respond with its 17 officers. The department says there has been a significant drop in repeat 911 calls with approximately 15 percent fewer people going to jail.


Kelly was appointed to the board with the following members;

  • Deborah Dawson-Crain of Louisville is a retired social worker. She replaces Catherine Stapleton, whose term has expired. Ms. Dawson-Crain shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2022.
  • Kelly Pompilio of Fort Thomas is a police social worker for the Alexandria Police Department. She replaces Jodi Carroll, whose term has expired. Ms. Pompilio shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2021.
  • Harold Jones, II of Winchester is a mental health professional at Pathways, Inc. He replaces Wayne Herner, whose term has expired. Mr. Jones shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2021.
  • Pamela Fleitz of Mount Washington is an educator at the University of Louisville. She replaces Robert Kerr, whose term has expired. Ms. Fleitz shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2022.
  • John Gosper of Lexington shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2021.
  • Donna Woodward of Greenville shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2021.
  • William Bratcher of Calhoun shall serve for a term expiring June 20, 2022.





Gov. Beshear's additional appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions include the following;



Gov. Beshear has appointed Charles Tarter of Park City to the office of Magistrate for the Third District of Edmonson County. 

Gov. Beshear has appointed David Jones and Cortney Shewmaker as members of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission. 

David Jones of Barlow is the owner of Green Timber Duck Club. He replaces Harry Carloss, whose term has expired. Mr. Jones shall serve for a term expiring August 13, 2024.

Cortney Shewmaker of Gravel Switch is the circuit court clerk for Boyle County. She replaces Jeffrey Eaton, whose term has expired. Ms. Shewmaker shall serve for a term expiring August 13, 2024.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Tom Riddle as a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.  William Thomas Riddle of Versailles is a veterinarian at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. He replaces Stuart Brown, who has resigned. Dr. Riddle shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending April 27, 2021.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Kyle Henderson as a member of the Unemployment Insurance Commission. Kyle Henderson of Paducah is the business manager at Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 184. He shall replace Katherine Forgy, whose term has expired. Mr. Henderson shall serve for a term expiring July 26, 2024.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Timothy Thomas as a member of the Commission on Human Rights. Timothy Thomas of Madisonville is a funeral director. He replaces Adam Futrell, who has resigned. Mr. Thomas shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending September 12, 2020.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Valerie Washington as a member of the Kentucky Center for the Arts Corporation. Valerie Washington is a pastor at Hughlett Temple AME Zion Church. She replaces Daniel Woodside, who resigned. Reverend Washington shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending April 29, 2022.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Jeffrey Liles as a member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. He has also reappointed Michael Bosse and Arthur Ealum as members. Jeffrey Liles of Almo is the Chief of Police in Murray. He replaces Louis Sumner, whose term has expired. Chief Liles shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2024.

Michael Bosse of Nicholasville shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2024.

Arthur Ealum of Owensboro shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2024.

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Gov. Beshear has reappointed Barbie Harris as a member of the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Barbie Harris of Danville is a teacher at the Kentucky School for the Deaf. Ms. Harris shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2023.

Gov. Beshear has appointed John Adams as a member of the Juvenile Justice Oversight Council.  John Adams of Hopkinsville serves as a District Judge of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He replaces Lisa Jones, whose term has expired. Judge Adams shall serve for a term expiring August 1, 2022.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Jordan Smith as a member of the Kentucky Film Commission. Jordan Smith of Murray is the Director of Government/Institutional Relations at Murray State University. He replaces Quinn McMurty, whose term has expired. Mr. Smith shall serve for a term expiring September 30, 2022.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Layne Abell of Mount Washington as Property Valuation Administrator for Bullitt County. 

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