Bowling Green, KY, 07/11/2022 – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of South Central Kentucky is excited to announce and welcome Melinda Hill as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.
Ms. Hill is a proud Warren County native. She graduated from Union University with an undergraduate degree in accounting. She went on to receive her Master of Business Administration from Western Kentucky University.
Ms. Hill has extensive leadership experience and many skills that will suit her well as she transitions to serve as the Executive Director for CASA of South Central Kentucky. Ms. Hill’s leadership experience began early in her life as she held the office of Kentucky State President of the Future Business Leaders of America during her time at Warren East High School. This leadership fostered in her adolescence has only grown as she has served in various leadership roles.
Ms. Hill has previously served as the Director of Community Impact for United Way of Southern Kentucky. In this position, Ms. Hill developed and implemented strategies to achieve the community change goals and established effective partnerships to support and meet those goals. She also served as the Chief of Staff in the Finance and Administration Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In this role, she oversaw over 1,000 employees and acted as a liaison for several projects. Ms. Hill has also served as a City Commissioner for Bowling Green which allowed her to oversee city management and create public policy. In addition to the various leadership and government roles Ms. Hill has served, she has ample experience designing and implementing programs for Fortune 500 Companies and financial institutions.
Ms. Hill is active in her community. She is a Leadership Bowling Green Alumni and a Leadership West Kentucky Alumni. Melinda served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers & Big Sisters for over a decade and as a Chairperson for Turning Education into Potential for eight years.
CASA is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for youth who have experienced neglect or abuse. CASA believes that every child should be allowed to thrive in a loving and safe environment. As the Executive Director for CASA of South Central Kentucky, Ms. Hill will continue to be active in Warren County as she leads the Advocate Coordinators and volunteers of the organization while also ensuring the financial security of the organization through grants and fundraising. Ms. Hill has a unique background in community relations, education/training, and economic development and a skill set that will ensure her success as the new Executive Director of South Central Kentucky.
Melinda Hill raised two children in Warren County. Her son, Thomas Hill is the owner and operator of Mosquito Zero in Bowling Green and graduated from the University of Kentucky. Hill’s daughter, Hilary attended the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is a pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical Group. Hilary is married to Chris, who is a pain medicine physician and anesthesiologist at Commonwealth Pain and Spine. Chris and Hilary have one daughter, Adley Mae. Melinda Hill has built her life and leadership in Warren County, and we are excited for her to continue to do so as the new Executive Director of CASA of South Central Kentucky.