Our HANDS Team
Leadership and Supervision
Patty received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Kentucky State University in 1994. The majority of her nursing career has been in public health with the Three Rivers District Health Department. Before becoming the HANDS Manager, she served as a HANDS Supervisor for 10 years. During that time, she was awarded a national leadership award by Healthy Families America. Before working in HANDS, Patty worked as a nurse at the Owen County Health Center.
Patty is passionate about public health, HANDS, and helping others. She feels the highlights of her career are simply being able to work in the community she loves and the ability to link individuals to life-changing services and programs.
Call the District Office at 502-484-3412 to speak with Patty about HANDS or reach out by email at: PattyC.Green@ky.gov
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Thomas More in 1994. She started her career in hospital nursing knowing that she wanted to work in public health. She began working at the Grant County Health Center in the spring of 1995 where she helped start the HANDS program in 2000. In 2014, Laura joined the Three Rivers District Health Department team in Pendleton County as an experienced HANDS Supervisor. Laura has lived in Pendleton County for most of her life and was thrilled to come and work in her hometown. She loves the HANDS program and all of the useful information the curriculum provides. She especially loves watching a family’s face light up when they see their little one learn something new. Laura strives to help all families realize they are their child’s most important teachers.
Call the Pendleton County Health Center at 859-654-6985 to speak with Laura about HANDS or reach out by email at: LauraS.Johnson@ky.gov
Leslee has a degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University. She began her career with Three Rivers in July 2007 as a registered nurse. Leslee joined the HANDS team in October 2015 as a registered nurse working with families in Carroll, Gallatin, and Owen counties.
Today, Leslee serves as a Supervisor, Parent Visitor, and Family Support Worker for HANDS where she has nearly 6 years of experience. She loves providing strength-based education to parents about early childhood development. She believes watching a proud parent’s face as their child meets a milestone is priceless and that every child/parent benefits from the HANDS program.
Call the Carroll County Health Center at 502-732-6641 to speak with Leslee about HANDS or reach out by email at LesleeC.Minch@ky.gov
Kassi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bellarmine University. She joined the HANDS team at Three Rivers in October 2021. Kassi also works as a clinic nurse at Three Rivers.
Kassi feels passionate about spreading awareness of public health and connecting families with community resources that are available in the area. She believes any parent can benefit from the HANDS program and loves watching parents discover their own strengths.
Call the Carroll County Health Center at 502-732-6641 to speak with Kassi about HANDS or reach out by email at Kassi.Green@ky.gov
Cynthia started working for Three Rivers in the HANDS program in September 2016. She had some experience in HANDS when she began, but has since then learned many new ways to help families and connect them with available resources in the communities we serve. Cynthia is fluent in English and Spanish and serves most of our Spanish-speaking families as well as helping in the health department as needed.
What Cynthia enjoys most about HANDS is the family diversity and how each can benefit from the program. She loves helping families understand their baby’s development and watching them fall in love with being a parent.
Call the Carroll County Health Center at 502-732-6641 to speak with Cynthia about HANDS or reach out by email at Cynthia.Hickey@ky.gov
Tonya has worked in public health for 20+ years serving in our health centers and performing administrative duties. In 2019, she joined the HANDS team where she found her love.
She reports: “I am amazed daily by the positive impact HANDS has on families. I watch first-time parents bond with their babies in ways that some never experienced themselves. It’s exciting watching existing parents use this program for new additions to their families and also employ the skills they learn with their older children. I am honored to help parents feel confident in growing smart, loving, beautiful children.”
Call the Carroll County Health Center at 502-732-6641 to speak with Tonya about HANDS or reach out by email at Tonya.Spaeth@ky.gov
Arielle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Northern Kentucky University in 2020. She spent two years working for Child Protective Services here in Kentucky as an investigator before joining the TRDHD team. In July 2022, Arielle sought a career in HANDS after she fell in love with the program as a participant. The enriching activities and positive work were just what she had been looking for in a job.
Arielle enjoys going to the gym and camping with her husband and daughter. She is excited to visit and helped support you and your family as you learn and watch your child grow and develop.
Call the Gallatin County Health Center at 859-567-2844 to speak with Arielle about HANDS or reach out by email at ArielleC.Rosenbaum@ky.gov
Lyndsi began her career at Three Rivers as a contact tracer for the COVID-19 task force in July 2020 and transitioned into HANDS in July 2021. As a certified Early Childhood Educator, Lyndsi taught pre-K at Owen County Christian Preschool for two years and worked in Head Start at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative for another two years before joining the team at Three Rivers.
Lyndsi has enjoyed bringing her experiences and knowledge from Head Start to the HANDS program. She enjoys the comradery amongst the HANDS team and looks forward to being a part of the positive things happening at Three Rivers. Lyndsi states: “One thing that I love most about the HANDS program is how we help accentuate a family’s strengths and being a part of their growth. As a former HANDS mom, I know the amazing benefits we offer and the personal accomplishments we can bring to other families.
Call the Owen County Health Center at 502-484-5736 to speak with Lyndsi about HANDS or reach out by email at LyndsiB.McNally@ky.gov
April earned her Master of Social Work degree from Northern Kentucky University in 2019. She was raised in Pendleton County and held various positions there until finding her home with the HANDS program. April joined the HANDS team at Three Rivers in October 2021.
She enjoys learning about each family and how she can be of assistance and loves watching families grow and bond together. She especially enjoys seeing what children learn in HANDS and watching them utilize their empathetic skills with other people.
Call the Pendleton County Health Center at 859-654-6985 to speak with April about HANDS or reach out by email at April.DeFalco@ky.gov
Kailee joined Three Rivers HANDS team in Pendleton County in January 2022. She was born and raised in Pendleton County and loves spending time with her nieces.
She is most excited about having the opportunity to work with families and express her appreciation for the HANDS program.
Call the Pendleton County Health Center at 859-654-6985 to speak with Kailee about HANDS or reach out by email at KaileeR.Workman@ky.gov