Sunrise adds board members as demands of foster care, child services increase

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MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky's largest private child services provider announced the addition of three new board of directors due to the increasing, always changing demands for helping children in crisis.


Lexington corporate council Billy Lyons, Ashland veterinarian Dr. David Pinkston and Andy Weeks, director of information security at Humana Inc. in Louisville were added as board members in January.


"As an adoptive parent and Christian, the Sunrise mission to care for hurting children and families speaks directly to my heart," said Lyons said.


Lyons, of Conduent Incorporated, said his goal is to partner with Sunrise to better impact Kentucky and its hurting families and children. He serves as life group teacher for kindergarten and co-chairman of the personnel committee of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington.


Pinkston practices veterinary at Ashland Animal Clinic and serves as chairman of the board and co-owner of Advanced Veterinary Services, a seven-practice corporation in the Tri-State area.


"Abuse and neglect is rampant," said Pinkston. "I believe showing these children the love that Christ holds for them is the single best way to improve their lives, and we are the hands that Jesus uses to reveal His love. I hope and pray that showing these children we love them will also show them Christ loves them."


Pinkston is a deacon at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Ashland, and is serving his community as chairman of the board for the Boyd County Health Department.


In addition to working at Humana, Weeks has experience in multiple business areas, including executive management, entrepreneurship, information technology and security, strategic planning and business development.


He is a longtime member of Hurstbourne Baptist Church where he serves in the worship ministry, as a Sunday school teacher, and as a deacon.


"I have seen firsthand the joys, but also daily struggles of dear friends who became foster parents," said Weeks. "We are called to serve all, in particular we are called to seek justice for the weak and the fatherless, and rescue the weak and the needy among us."


Weeks said he is humbled to be a part of the mission of Sunrise. 


A full list of Sunrise board members is available here: https://www.sunrise.org/board-of-directors/.

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