(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Gov. Matt Bevin designated four nonvoting, nonmember advisers to the Kentucky Board of Education per his executive order signed June 2. The new advisers are:

  • Tracey Cusick of Union, a parent of 10 children, engaged in community and education organizations. Cusick has an associate of applied science degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.
  • Kathy Gornik, co-founder and president of THIEL Audio and chairman of Newton’s Attic, a nonprofit educational organization focused on inspiring young people to pursue engineering, robotics and physics. Gornik holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.
  • Wayne Lewis, an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Kentucky, and the executive director of education policy and programs for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Lewis holds a bachelor’s from Loyola University New Orleans, a master’s from the University of Akron, a teaching certificate from the University of New Orleans and a doctorate from North Carolina State University.
  • Joe Papalia of Louisville, an entrepreneur and executive with broad engineering, manufacturing and sales experience. Papalia holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.