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Executive Team

Kimberly K. McClanahan, Ph.D.

 Chief Executive Officer



Kimberly K. McClanahan, Ph.D., joined Pathways, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer in August of 2008. Immediately prior her current position, Dr. McClanahan served as Associate Professor within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington after having spent over twenty years in Houston, Texas working in the behavioral health field at Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority, private practice, and as co-founder and owner of a clinic for children and adolescents with sexual abuse issues.  Dr. McClanahan was granted a Ph.D. in Clinical-Social Psychology from the University of Maine at Orono, and a Master’s degree in General-Experimental Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Provider and holds licensure with the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology as well as the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.  Dr. McClanahan has been actively involved in leadership roles in the governance of professional organizations; she has been President of the Texas Psychological Association and Texas Psychological Foundation. She was honored as Psychologist of the Year by the Houston Psychological Association in 1997. She has served as Secretary of the Association for Psychologists in Academic Health Centers within Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. She served as chair of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Psychological Association from 2007-2015 and recently completed a term as President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO).  She currently serves as Secretary for the Kentucky Association of Regional Programs (KARP), the state association for community mental health centers.  In 2014, Dr. McClanahan was honored by Morehead State University by induction into its Alumni Hall of Fame.  Dr. McClanahan is also proud to be a Kentucky Colonel.



Gregory L. Brown, M.A.

 Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services Director



Greg Brown joined Pathways, Inc. in June of 1985 providing direct care services for consumers with developmental and intellectual disabilities and support services for their families. Over the years Greg worked as respite services supervisor and residential/respite program manager. Currently Greg serves as the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS) Program Coordinator. He manages the day-to-day operations of the IDDS program, supervises residential services, crisis services and respite services. Greg earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Morehead State University (Morehead, Kentucky). He is a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) and a Certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor. Greg has also received specialized training and certification for providing crisis support for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.



William F. Bottoms, Esq.

General Counsel and Human Resource Director



William F. Bottoms, Esq., joined Pathways in August 2016, as its General Counsel/Human Resources Director.  Mr. Bottoms was previously employed by VanAntwerp Attorneys, where he worked since 2011.  Bill describes himself as “self-motivated, experienced, and dependable,” with a great deal of knowledge “regarding all aspects of compliance and employment issues, and the ability to manage staff.”  His core competencies include many employment and human resources.  Mr. Bottoms received his law degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his undergraduate education at Centre College.

Tiffany Elswick-Haney, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Director



Tiffany Elswick-Haney joined Pathways, Inc. in November of 2004. She served as Boyd County Coordinator for 10 years, maintaining caseloads and providing outpatient therapy to adults and children with mental health issues, both in individual and group settings. Currently, Tiffany serves as the Mental Health Director. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and received post graduate training in Gestalt Theory and Application from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Tiffany holds Social Work licenses in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as national licensure (Academy of Certified Social Workers). Her certifications include Pre-Admission Screening Resident Review (PASRR), Domestic Violence Offender Treatment, and Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).



Betsy Jackson, M.S.

 Chief Compliance Officer



Betsy Jackson joined Pathways, Inc. in September of 1994.  She has served as a School-Based Therapist, an Outpatient Therapist in the Mental Health program, an Access Center/Helpline Therapist, and as the Montgomery County Coordinator.  As Chief Compliance Officer, Betsy oversees the agency’s compliance and quality programs.  Some compliance activities include reviewing and revising policies and procedures, responding and investigating any alleged violations of rules or regulations, identifying potential areas of vulnerability or risk, as well as evaluating other compliance issues and concerns within Pathways.  Betsy also oversees the quality improvement activities including consumer survey reviews, the peer review process, and the Medical Record Qualitative Analysis.  She monitors the consumer suggestion/complaint process and facilitates the implementation of electronic medical records. In addition, she functions as the facilitator of the agency’s Quality Improvement Committee and sub-steering committees including the Office Manager’s Meeting.  Betsy earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.  She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and a Licensed Psychological Associate.



Amy Jeffers, M.A., CPS

 Regional Prevention Center Director



Amy Jeffers joined Pathways, Inc. in January of 2000. She served as coordinator of the Boyd and Greenup County Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) grant and as the Regional Prevention Center staff supervisor. As Prevention Director, Amy is responsible for oversight of prevention services in the ten-county catchment area including nine community substance abuse prevention coalitions, seven youth coalitions, and six Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KYASAP) Local Boards. She also administers the Tobacco Prevention Enhancement Site, providing training, technical assistance, and consultation statewide. Amy is also the liaison for Department for Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program contract services. She manages the Juvenile Justice Early Intervention Program and serves as a member of the Pathways to Bright Futures Team. Amy earned a master’s degree in Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Marshall University. She was the recipient of the Certified Prevention Professional of the Year in 2006 and the Robert Straus Award for “Outstanding Service in Substance Abuse Prevention in Kentucky.”



Jeff Justice, B.A.

 Chief Information Officer



Jeff Justice joined Pathways, Inc. in August 1987. He served as a computer programmer for Pathways and as the Management Information Systems (MIS) manager. As the Chief Information Officer, Jeff provides oversight of the Pathways computer network. He analyzes computer software and hardware needs and works with Executive Team members to identify and prioritize information system requirements and manage technology purchases. Jeff is responsible for the installation, configuration, enhancement, and maintenance of all computer systems and networks. He develops and communicates policies, procedures, and standards related to Pathways’ information and technology systems. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Marshall University.



Veronica A. Nunley, M.A., CPS

 Director of Business Development



Veronica A. “Ronne” Nunley joined Pathways, Inc. in February of 1993. She served as an office manager, an Information Specialist, and as the Regional Prevention Center Director for over 16 years. Ronne provides public relations and marketing services for Pathways and is responsible for development and implementation of the Corporate Wellness Program, Pathways to Healthy Living. She also manages resource development including grant writing and foundation proposals, and is a member of the Pathways to Bright Futures Team. Ronne is also in charge of web site development including the public site as well as the intranet. Ronne earned a master’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration from Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University. She is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry Award, the 1998 Prevention Professional of the Year Award from the Kentucky Prevention Credentialing Review Board, the 1998 Champions Governors Award, and the Robert Straus Award for “Outstanding Service in Substance Abuse Prevention in Kentucky.



Todd Trumbore, M.A.

 Director of Addiction Program



Todd Trumbore joined Pathways, Inc. in September of 1974. He has served in a variety of positions in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse programs. Todd has directed the Addiction Program since 1986. Included in the program are: outpatient and intensive outpatient services, residential at Hillcrest Hall in Mt. Sterling, the Morehead Inspiration Center and The Genesis Recovery Kentucky Center (Recovery Kentucky Centers), Residential Plus Center in Ashland, and DUI services. He also provides oversight for dual disorders services, victim treatment and victim advocacy services, services to TANF recipients, and outreach services to pregnant women in the KY-Moms MATR program. Todd earned a master’s degree in Counseling from Marshall University and he is a Licensed Clinical   Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is a member of the Kentucky Association of Addiction Professionals. He is a two time recipient of the Robert Straus Award for “Outstanding Service in Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky,” and the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation “Outstanding Organization of 2008 – Pathways Addiction Program” award.

Samuel G. Welch, M.D.

Medical Director



Samuel Welch, MD, joined Pathways, Inc. in July of 1995 as a staff psychiatrist. Dr. Welch’s primary role is to provide direct services to Pathways’ consumers primarily consisting of chemotherapy. In November of 1998, Sam accepted the position at Pathways as Medical Director. In addition to his work in direct service as Medical Director, Dr. Welch leads the medical team of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. He is a member of the Executive Team where his primary role is to serve as a consultant on clinical issues. He helped Pathways establish the best practice standards for providing clinical services. Dr. Welch earned a degree in medicine from the University of Kentucky. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist.



Jennifer J. Willis, RNBC

Chief Operating Officer



Jennifer Willis joined Pathways, Inc. in November of 1999. She has served as Psychiatric Nurse/Outpatient Therapist and Greenup County Coordinator. Currently, Jennifer serves as Director of Nursing and Medical services. She provides leadership and guidance to nursing and medical staff in Mental Health, Addiction, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS), and the Prevention programs. Jennifer earned her degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Huntington, WV. She is Board Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Jennifer has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is listed in Who’s Who among American Registered Nurses.



Bobbi Wymer

Executive Assistant



Bobbi Wymer joined Pathways,Inc. in September of 1982. She has previously served as a personnel representative, executive secretary, and legal secretary. Bobbi has utilized her exemplary organizational and administrative skills to provide over forty years of administrative services. She performs administrative and secretarial duties for the Pathways Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors, Director of Addiction Services, Director of Organizational Development, and the Executive Team.



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