Elizabethtown, KY — United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) proudly announces the appointment of Brianne B. Smith as their new Director of Community Engagement. In this key role, Smith will play a pivotal role in volunteer coordination and establishing fresh community partnerships to advance UWCK’s mission of enhancing education, financial stability, and health and addressing basic needs across their expansive five-county region.
Leveraging her extensive background in community engagement, Smith is set to spearhead volunteer-led initiatives, including UWCK’s Operation Good Neighbor, and other community-based programs aimed at fostering positive change.
Christa Shouse, President, and CEO of UWCK expressed confidence in Smith’s abilities, stating, “Brianne’s expertise and dedication will be instrumental in fostering new community partnerships and advancing UWCK’s vital work in the region.”
Before joining UWCK, Smith dedicated 12 years of service to the Baptist Healthcare System, where she held various roles. Her most recent position was as the Clinical Coordinator for Baptist Health Medical Group, Gastroenterology, where she collaborated closely with Dr. Kashif Haider for the past five years. A native of Hardin County, Smith graduated from North Hardin High School and attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC). Outside her professional pursuits, Smith actively contributes to the community by volunteering with her church’s preschool, assisting neighbors, and supporting local charitable endeavors.
“I am honored to join UWCK and am eager to work closely with volunteers, fostering community engagement and making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in our region,” said Brianne Smith, expressing her enthusiasm for the new role.
United Way of Central Kentucky looks forward to the positive contributions and dynamic leadership that Brianne Smith will bring to the organization in their ongoing efforts to create lasting change and improve lives in the community.