Amy Meredith

Co-FOUNDER & Director

Founding UP was the perfect opportunity to make the fulfilling career I was looking for. I’ve always wanted to help people, which inspired my decision to obtain Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Justice Administration. I am a passionate advocate for women’s rights and find it imperative that we are each able to be seen and heard with compassion, free from judgement as we speak our truths. After college, my life took a shift and I spent 13 years in business development and marketing which I needed to bring the business side of this organization to fruition. As Director at UP, my responsibilities range from development, human resources, special events, marketing, donor data, to volunteer management. I also have the honor of empowering women and children every day! Navigating resources can be so challenging when you are in crisis. I love being able to offer this safe space for them, often after they have been dismissed by so many others. This replenishes their hope and fills my heart every day!


Andrea Scott

Co-FOUNDER & Director

I have always been passionate about helping others with a compassionate and giving heart. During my work with formerly homeless women, I learned that Louisville did not offer a daytime safe space for homeless women and children. So, I was determined to do something about it and started working on my passion project. With the help of a friend, we founded Uniting Partners for Women and Children. Our goal was to work with multiple agencies to address the complex needs of the homeless. I hold a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Social Work, graduating from the University of Louisville in 2015. At UP for Women and children, I work as a programs director, grant writer, and grant administrator. My favorite part of this work is the impact we have on our participants. Whether it’s offering a safe space, a shower, warm hug, or referrals for resources, our women are so grateful for our services.


Board of Directors


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

Shalini Sutaria, Vice Chair
Director, Business Technology Leader, HR and Resolutions, Humana

Kerry Wang, Treasurer
Business Technology Leadership- Intelligent Automation CoE Leader, Humana

Andy Patterson, Secretary
MSW, PhD Family Health Centers

Christen Herron
Founder of The Forgotten Louisville & Case Manager St. John Center

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

Cameron Fuller
Director Inside Sales - Retail GE Appliances, a Haier company

Carrie Brantley
Event Manager Brantley Valuation Consultants

Susanne Myers