Board Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Board Members

Hank Cecil, LCSW, Chair
Commission expires 6/21/2026

Whitney Cassity-Caywood, Ph.D., LCSW, Vice Chair
Commission expires 6/21/2025

Laura Guffey, LSW, Secretary
Commission expires 6/21/2024

Vacant, CSW
Commission expires 6/21/2024

Lori Vogel​, LCSW
Commission expires 6/21/2025

Santosh Adhikary, LCSW
Commission expires 6/21/2026

Tiffany Payton, R.N., Citiz​en at Large
Term expires 6/21/2026​​


Staff Members

Marc Kelly, Executive Director

Vanessa G. Jones, Executive Assistant

Dan Carney, Contract Investigator


Individuals wishing to appear before the board must submit a written request to the board office no later than ten (10) days prior to the board meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.​ All meetings are held at the board office unless otherwise noted.

Kentucky Board of Social Work
125 Holmes Street, Suite 310
Frankfort, KY 40601

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

In 2024, the KY Board of Social Work will hold its board meetings on the second MONDAY of the month, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, unless otherwise announced. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Youtube iconRegular board meetings may​ be viewed on the Kentucky Board of Social Work's YouTube channel​.​

January 8​
February 12​
March 11 - Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, 10 Country Drive, Wilder, KY 41076. Click here for directions​.
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
Octo​ber 14
November 18, 3rd week due to holiday
December 9

Board Meeting Minutes

To view previous year's meeting minutes, please see our Meeting Minut​es Archive page.​

​​​​2024​ State Holidays

State offices will be closed on the following days.​​​​

Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday, one-half day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Tuesday, November 5 - Presidential Election Day
Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 - Thanksgiving
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24, 25 - Christmas
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31, January 1 - New Year's​ Day​

Discipline Actions

Case 16-33 and 16-38 Melandie Hurstpdf