MEET OUR BOARD
Erica Harrison, Chairman
Erica Harrison is an Associate Client Director at Nielsen, a global information, data and measurement company. Erica attended the University of Kentucky, moved to Paducah in 2015 and joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017. She currently serves as our Chairman.
Gary Reese, Vice Chairman
Gary Reese is an associate professor of criminal justice at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. Gary started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Paducah Police Department in 1979. He rose through the ranks to assistant chief and retired after 28 years with the department. Gary has served on the board since its inception and was the Founding Secretary before taking his current role as Vice Chairman.
April Wolfrom, Founding Treasurer
April Wolfrom is a CPA and manager with Williams, Williams, and Lentz LLP. Prior to that, she was with a large CPA firm in Lexington, KY. April has served on the board since its inception as our Treasurer.
Shannon Livingston, Secretary
Shannon Livingston is the Executive Director at The Lakes of Paducah Assisted Living Community. Shannon is a Paducah native, attended Transylvania University and joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017. She is also an active member on the Oscar Cross Executive Board as well as The Leadership Paducah Foundation.
Whitney Denson, Founding Director, Former Chairman
Whitney Denson is an attorney with the law firm of McMurry & Livingston, PLLC and a native of Paducah. Whitney has served on the board since its inception in 2016 and also volunteers her time with Charity League of Paducah, Paducah Day Nursery, Leadership Paducah Foundation and Paducah Young Professionals.
James Garrett, Founding Director, Former Chairman
Jim Garrett is the founder and past Chairman of the Paducah Police Foundation and owner of three businesses: Supply Solutions, Service Solutions and Ozark Pride Meat Company. Jim is a native of Washington, IN but has lived in Paducah since 1991 with his wife Amy and their four kids.
Joe Framptom, Founding Director
Joe Framptom is Chairman and CEO of Paducah Brank and Trust Company. He has served on numerous corporate, civic, charitable, community and professional boards and committees during his career including past president of the Kentucky Bankers Association; past chairman and director, Greater Paducah Economic Development Council; and past member, Board of Trustees, Lourdes Hospital. Joe has served on the Police Foundation board since its inception.
Leon Owens, Founding Director
Leon Owens is Chief Operating Officer for Swift & Staley Inc., the U.S. Department of Energy small business prime contractor at Paducah, Kentucky. Leon is a member of the inaugural Paducah Police Foundation Board and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration.
Leigh Ann Dycus, Director
Leigh Ann Dycus is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in McCracken County. She has a particular focus in prosecuting violent sexual crimes and crimes involving children. In addition to trying cases, she helps facilitate the McCracken County Multi-Disciplinary Team as well as the McCracken County Drug Court. She is also a founding member of the McCracken County Deferred Prosecution Program. Leigh Ann previously served on the Board of Directors for the Child Watch Children’s Advocacy Center in Paducah and has served on our Board of Directors since November of 2017. Leigh Ann joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017.
Tony Milliano, Director
Tony Milliano is a Doctor of Audiology and owner of Audiology & Hearing Center with offices in Paducah and Murray. He has been practicing in Western Kentucky in 1991. He has held numerous volunteer and other service organization positions including Red Cross of Graves County, Charles L. Shedd Academy and St. Mary School System where he served as Chair for four years. He was drawn to the Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County due to the divide between the citizens and law enforcement in Ferguson, MO very close to where he grew up in St. Louis. Dr. Milliano and his wife, Lucy have three children. Tony joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017.