TEAM MEMBERS

Stephanie Wooten

Stephanie Wooten

Executive Director

Stephanie was hired as Glean Kentucky’s first full-time staff person in October 2014. Stephanie is proud to work for an innovative non-profit that tackles food waste and hunger in a creative way and is passionate about seeing the GleanKY model take hold across the state. Stephanie finds joy in many things – gardening, practicing sign language, listening to live music, and whatever her kids are into at the moment (currently gymnastics and dinosaurs). Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Indiana University and has master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration. 

Stephanie can be reached at stephanie@gleanky.org and 859-444-4769 x 1004.

Ben Southworth

Ben Southworth

Program Director

Ben joined Glean Kentucky’s staff in the spring of 2016, working first as the organization’s Development Director before moving into his current role as Program Director in 2018. In his free time, Ben practices woodworking and picture framing. As a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Arts Administration program, and having spent portions of his life working for a produce farm, Ben is grateful to work in a way that combines his love for food and nonprofit work.

Ben can be reached at ben@gleanky.org and 859-444-4769 x 1002.

Bekah Worster

Bekah Worster

Development Director

 

Bekah joined Glean Kentucky in 2018. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University. In her free time, Bekah is an active member of Junior League of Lexington and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets outdoors and exploring Central Kentucky. Bekah is passionate about the community and giving back. She is excited to see Glean Kentucky continue to grow.

 

Bekah can be reached at bekah@gleanky.org and 859-444-4769 x 1003.

 

 

Jimmy Earley

Jimmy Earley

Central Kentucky Field Coordinator

Jimmy grew up in Central KY and has variously been an Owner and Production Coordinator of a Fair Trade coffee roasting cooperative in Madison, WI, General Manager of a farmer owned local food distributor here in Kentucky, Farm-To-Kitchen Coordinator for FoodChain and Glean Kentucky, as well as a truck driver for a Wisconsin multi-farm CSA business, a bike messenger and a professional musician.  On any given night, Jimmy can be found on a stage somewhere in Lexington, playing music with one of the several bands of which he is a member, or spending time with his sweetheart, their lovely baby cuddle monster, and Red Dog, their 100 Lb. muppet dog.

Jimmy can be reached at jimmy@gleanky.org and 859-444-4769 x 1001.

Elaine Losekamp

Elaine Losekamp

South Central Kentucky Field Coordinator

Elaine Losekamp graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Agriculture in December 2020. While a student at WKU, she founded the university’s first food recovery program. She is excited to continue expanding gleaning and food recovery efforts in south central and western Kentucky with Glean Kentucky. In her free time, Elaine enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her dog and cats.

Elaine can be reached at elaine@gleanky.org and 859-444-4769 x 1005.

Board of Directors

 

Jillian Pyatte

Chair

James Gagel

Treasurer

Rachel Shelton

Secretary

Amanda Perkins

Board Member

Betsy Davis

Board Member

Rachel Sawyer

Board Member

Jamie Parks

Board Member

Mike Pennell

Board Member