About us

Learn more:

WWKY Board

Malissa McAlister, Chair

Hank Graddy, Vice-Chair

JoAnn Palmer, Secretary

Pamla Wood, Treasurer

Big Sandy Representatives

Michaela Lambert

Four Rivers Representatives

Rhonda Lamb

Green/Tradewater Representatives

Philip Lienesch

Kentucky River Representatives

Alice Jones

Hank Graddy

Licking River Representatives

Barry Tonning

Marie Halpin

Salt River Representatives

Becca Trueman

Perry Thomas

Upper Cumberland Representatives

Kelly Johnson

Kentucky Division of Water

JoAnn Palmer

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Pamla Wood

Sierra Club

Mary Miller

general info

JoAnn Palmer, WWKY Coordinator


(502)330-1748 or (502)782-7032

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1245

Frankfort, KY  40602


Organizational Structure:

The following WWKY Organizational Chart shows our Trained Samplers as our top priority, with the underlying leadership expected to provide the support that samplers need.  A statewide WWKY Board of Directors (pink) provides general, consistent guidance to the six Basin-Specific Steering Committees or Boards (orange).  The basin leadership works with the Sampling Event Coordinator, Lab Managers and our Science Advisors (yellow) to ensure that our sampling events are carried out efficiently and accurately (with some occasional glitches now and then!).  And, in some basins, Area Coordinators facilitate communications with samplers and help with transport of water samples to the labs for analysis.