Jerod Thomas

President, CEO

Jerod Thomas M.Ed., CADC, has been the President, CEO of the Shepherd’s House since January 2016. He began his treatment career as a drug and alcohol counselor at WestCare Kentucky, a non-profit substance abuse program located in Ashcamp, KY. He was later named the Program Director for WestCare, at the Boyle County Detention Center.  Jerod was ultimately promoted to Deputy Administrator at WestCare. He supervised and managed the day-to-day operations at all of the treatment facilities in the state of Kentucky. This included one inpatient treatment center, two prison programs, two day reporting programs, two transitional living programs, two homeless shelters, and a University student assistance program.


Liz Cook

Program Director, Boyle County Detention Center Substance Abuse Program

Liz Cook, LPCA, has been working with clients in the drug and alcohol recovery program at the Boyle County Detention Center Substance Abuse Program since 2012. She has extensive experience in group and individual counseling, psychoeducational instruction, and case management. Liz is a master’s graduate of the Counseling and Human Development program at Lindsey Wilson College with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling.





Apryl Tandy

Program Director, Recovery Residence

Apryl Tandy, LCSW, has been working at the Shepherd’s House since June, 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville and her graduate degree at the U of L Kent School of Social work. Her previous clinical experience includes working at the Ridge Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Bluegrass Comprehensive Care Center. She continues to be a community liaison for the Kent School of Social Work, is a member of the Clinical Society of Social Work and has maintained a small private practice for the past 10 years.





Roger Fox

Resident House Manager

In May of 2015 Roger Fox graduated from the Shepherd's House program. His employment as resident house manager began in September of 2015. This position involves the management of all house managers and entails implementing the structure that has been carefully built for the program. He supports other clients by using his own experiences to provide an environment of responsibility, accountability and safety, all of which are detrimental to recovery.



Shannon Gillespie

Program Director, Boyle/Mercer IOP Day Reporting Program

Shannon Gillespie, M.Ed., LPCA, has been working at the Shepherd’s House since July 2016. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at Lindsey Wilson College in the field of Human Development with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling. Shannon acts as liaison with Day Reporting program and all Boyle/Mercer County court officials. Her previous clinical experience includes working at the Boyle County Detention Center in the Substance Abuse Program since March, 2015 as a counselor for incarcerated men.


Board of Directors

Guy A. Huguelet III
John McDonald
Carl Rogers
Legal Counsel
Chris Spedding
Chairman Emeritus
Fred J Hood

Board Members

Kenny Cox
Connie Milligan
Matt Otto
Sheridan Sims
Chris Chaffin
Chad Hurley
Raines Meilcarek
John McGregor
John Williams


Advisory Board

Wayne Musick
David Cole
Gordon L. Hyde, M.D.
Robert F. Kraus, M.D.
David Hollingsworth, LCSW
Allen Rodes
Ralph Scearce
Dr. Greg Jones
John Cole
Gray Manis
Jim Blackerby
Bo Fugazzi
Steve Sharp
Jim Taylor
David Hollingsworth
Jason Thomas
Kristen O’Brien
Craig Evans
Mark Mahan
Jace Burris
Reynolds Bell
Reece Miller
Jake Locknane
Morgain Sprague
Jerry Ritchie
Traci Hatfield