Blair Haydon, Executive Director of Emerge Ky since November 2016, is a native of Springfield, KY. Blair’s background is in social work and special education. She worked for Buckhorn Children and Family Services (formerly Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency) running a Transitional Living Program for Homeless Pregnant teens before spending 9 years serving in the school system as the director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers where she coordinated after school programs for students focusing on drug and violence prevention. Blair then served in Governor Steve Beshear’s Office of Early Childhood where she focused on implementing the Strengthening Families framework statewide.
Assistant to the Executive Director
Megan joined the Emerge KY team in October 2019 and is a native Texan who grew up in Oldham County, KY. Megan attended University of Louisville, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work in May of 2016. She went on to complete her Masters in Social Work in May of 2017, and was the recipient of the Ruth R. Middleman Award. Megan developed a keen interest in society’s most vulnerable populations working with those experiencing mental illness and homelessness, intimate partner violence and sexual assault, as well as working with people with intellectual disabilities. It was through these experiences that she realized the need for systems change and began to focus on Macro-level Social Work. Megan worked with The Greater Louisville Project for three years and currently serves as the Dean of the Louisville Chapter of the Awesome Foundation.