Amy Meredith


Amy holds Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.  Early in her career she worked and volunteered with mental and behavioral health agencies. Her last 11 years have been spent in business development and marketing. In 2016 she was looking to make a career change and joined Andrea to develop this nonprofit.


Andrea Scott


Andrea holds a Masters' degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville. Her social services experience began with Family Health Centers with formerly homeless and homeless adults. During her time there, she identified a need for a daytime safe space and resource center for women and children. She is skilled in case management and group facilitation and has volunteer experience with children and youth through multiple community organizations. 


Board of Directors


Christen "Tiny" Herron, Chair
Founder of The Forgotten Louisville &          Case Manager, St. John Center

Michele McKinney, ESQ, Vice Chair              Member of Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations & Staff Attorney, Jefferson County Family Court

Andy Patterson, Secretary
MSW, PhD                                                          Family Health Centers

Laura Sullivan, Treasurer
CFO, Jewish Family & Career Services

Sharon Sanders
MSSW, LCSW                                                      University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work

Amy Meredith
Co-founder & Chief Empowerment Officer UP for Women and Children

Andrea Scott, MSW
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer UP for Women and Children