Our Board

Shannon Stuart-Smith, J.D.


Nonprofit Consultant & Attorney - Free Agent for Change, LLC 

Shannon is an attorney, nonprofit management consultant, avid rock climber, former racehorse trainer, and ex-jockey. A childhood passion for horses lead to twenty years of employment in the thoroughbred racehorse industry before she obtained a law degree and began working in the nonprofit sector. Shannon started her own consulting company, Free Agent for Change, LLC with special emphasis on organizational development, strategic planning, board development and capacity building for social justice and civil rights nonprofit organizations. Currently, Shannon serves on the Board of Trustees for Life Adventure Center and the board of Lexington Community Radio.

Roger Brown, Ph.D.

Board Member

Agricultural Economics Professor - University of Kentucky

Roger is past president of LAC and current chair of the LAC governance committee. As a student at the University of Kentucky, Roger worked during his summer breaks as a counselor at Life Adventure Camp which later merged with the Cleveland Home to become Life Adventure Center. Roger says, "I've seen lots of changes over the years, but LAC just keeps getting better!" Roger's regular day job is as a professor at the University of Kentucky.

Rev. L. Rodney Bennet

Board Member

Resource Manager - Kentucky Department of Education

L. Rodney Bennett has spent approximately 20 years serving the community and youth of Kentucky in his professional and personal life. He is a Resource Manager with the Kentucky Department of Education and a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor as well as Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Mayslick KY. Rodney has also worked collaboratively within the community as the Chairman of the Board for 4-H Youth Development and Board member of Life Adventure Center and NAPSA. Rodney’s pastime pleasures involve family time, the Pittsburg Steelers, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, reading and sharing wisdom.

Lee Ann Jung, PhD

Lee Ann Jung, PhD, is founder and CEO of Lead Inclusion, a consulting company aimed at building greater inclusion in schools. She is a Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a former full professor and director of International Partnerships at University of Kentucky. Lee Ann is the author of 7 books and many journal articles on inclusive practices. In her free time, Lee Ann enjoys tennis.

Ann Miller

Board Member

Ann graduated from the University of Kentucky and currently serves as an elected city council member for the City of Versailles.  Ann also works for a management company in the USDA and HUD financially subsidized housing industry and brings 30 years of property management experience to the Life Adventure Center Board. Ann has been involved with youth camps for the majority of her life and continues to volunteer as a board member for The Cathedral Domain Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center. Her interest in horses, hiking and hosting workshops at LAC has led her to begin serving in a new capacity as a LAC Board member.  Ann shares that she is passionate about connecting people and places and hopes to bring those passions and life experiences to partner with all those who work to make a difference for others at LAC.

Ron Wallace

Board Member

President and Founder, Equine Farm Management, Inc.

Ron is the President and Founder of Equine Farm Management, Inc., a company setup to help small horse farms with design, development, setup, and management. Born and raised in Colorado with a Master's in Equine Reproductive Physiology from Colorado State University, Ron has over 45 years of experience in the horse industry. Besides the LAC Board, Ron serves on the board of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, is a member of Roundup Riders of the Rockies and a past board member of the Gluck Equine Research Center. He and his wife of 44 years, Elise, moved to Kentucky in 1980 and raised two wonderful children, Alaina and Tristan. Elise operates “The Ruin” Bed and Breakfast in Versailles where they currently reside.

Martha Wetter, Ph.D.

Board Member

Clinical Psychologist - Commonwealth Therapy Group

Martha W. Wetter, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat trauma-based disorders. In 2011 she served as President of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). In 2016 Dr. Wetter received the Distinguished Career in Psychology award from KPA. In 2019 Dr. Wetter received the Theres N. Walton Lifetime Achievement award from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). And, in 2020 she became a Certified Clinician™ from the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.

Dr. Ross Brown