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Jerri L. Compton, Executive Director

Jerri was born in Pike Co. KY and grew up in Logan, West Virginia, where she graduated from Logan High School before heading to Huntington WV to attend Marshall University. There she received her undergraduate degree in social work and shortly after moved to ri moved to Ashland in 1997 to begin a career in the healthcare field, working as a contractor in multiple local hospitals. Her work in healthcare led to many travel and leadership opportunities that took her to both Louisville and Chicago for more than two years while continuing to be based out of Ashland.  While working full-time helping lead growth and expansion of the healthcare company she was employed with, Jerri obtained her master's degree in strategic leadership. With a career background that included both for-profit and non-profit work in healthcare, marketing and finance, Jerri was selected to head United Way of Northeast Kentucky in April 2013.  She and her husband, Kevin, have been married since 1999, reside in Cannonsburg KY and enjoy music and traveling.