The Prichard Committee recognized the head of its parent leadership efforts, Bev Raimondo, for 20 years of work for the organization. She was recognized during the group’s June meeting at General Butler State Park in Carrollton.

Raimondo joined the Prichard staff in 1991 after a career at IBM.

After the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act in 1990, Raimondo created and managed a network of professional staff to organize more than 60 Community Committees for Education in more than 90 Kentucky school districts to support education reform. She created and has led the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership since it began in 1997. More than 1,500 Kentucky parents have become CIPL fellows.

In 2002, Raimondo also began directing the Center for Parent Leadership, a consulting unit of the Prichard Committee that has helped organizations across the nation develop parent leadership training programs. She is a native of Lexington and graduate of the University of Kentucky.