MEET OUR BOARD
Leigh Ann Ballegeer, Chair
Leigh Ann is the Director of Community Health at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital and a Paducah native. Her recent board experience includes the United Way of Western Kentucky, Family Service Society, Charity League of Paducah, Easterseals West Kentucky, and Paducah Young Professionals. She’s a graduate of Leadership Paducah. Leigh Ann and her husband Paul have two children.
Matt Cahen, Vice Chair
Matt is an Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer at Independence Bank and manages the location in Lone Oak. Matt has lived in Paducah for 15 years and graduated from Murray State. Matt first became acquainted with the Foundation at a 2020 fundraiser and joined the board in 2022. Matt has volunteered for many charitable originations and recently served on the board for the McCracken County Humane Society.
Tyler Kennady, Treasurer
Tyler is the CFO of Stor-Mor Portable Buildings and was born in Paducah. Tyler lives here with his wife, Kelsey, and their daughter, Hattie. Tyler joined the Foundation in 2019 after becoming familiar with the mission through a former board member.
David Riley, Secretary
David is an attorney at Bradley, Freed & Grumley, P.S.C., where he primarily practices in the area of civil defense litigation. He’s a native of western Kentucky and became involved in the Foundation in 2019 after getting to know several officers participating in Leadership Paducah.
Penrod Cappock, Director
Penrod is a Paducah native and manages several properties in our community. He is an active member of several boards and joined the Police Foundation in 2019 after helping with several former fundraisers.
Josh Esper, Director
Josh is an Executive Vice President at Marquette Transportation. He has lived in Paducah for 21 years and joined the Foundation in 2020 to help support the Department’s mission of providing innovative training and tools that keep our officers and community safe. Josh is also an Executive Board Member for Living Lands and Waters, a nonprofit organization that hosts river clean ups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts. Josh and his wife, Amanda, have three children.
Patrice Hoffman, Director
Patrice is the Editor of Posh Magazine and a Senior Marking Consultant with Paxton Media Group. She has also worked with the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce as a consultant for events, and The Carson Center as their first sales person in the Booking and Rental department, facilitating events such as the Wine Tasting and Auction and the Vintner’s Dinner. She currently volunteers on the Chamber Golf Tournament and is the founder of the “Wine & Nine for Type 1 Diabetes” golf tournament in honor of her daughter, Sophia. Patrice was introduced to the Police Foundation by a friend. She was so impressed with the work being done that when asked to join the board, she considered it a true honor. In her free time, Patrice likes to travel, play golf, and spend time on the lake.
Shannon Livingston, Director
Shannon Livingston is the Director of Philanthropy of the Baptist Health Paducah Foundation. Shannon is a Paducah native, returning to Paducah in 2003 where she lives with her three children Myrick, Wilks & Lillian. Shannon joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017 to support the many officers she befriended through the Leadership Paducah and Youth Lead Programs . She has been an active member of the Oscar Cross Executive Board and the The Leadership Alumni Association Board for the Paducah Chamber of Commerce.
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 2018.