Administration & Staff

The people behind Lifehouse

Lifehouse Founder & Executive Director

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Joan Smith

Joan is the Founder and Executive Director of Lifehouse, Inc., a residential maternity home offering a full range of programs to young pregnant women — the only home of its kind in Kentucky.  Joan was the visionary founder and executive director of two other non-profit organizations, St. Elizabeth’s Regional Maternity Home in New Albany and Noah’s Ark Children’s Village in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

“I put my experiences to work,” explains Joan. “I was able to draw support from many individuals, businesses and organizations that shared a common vision. This enabled me to turn the vision into reality.”

Joan is a registered nurse and specialized in Labor & Delivery and Emergency Nursing. She and her husband, Jim, are members of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church.

Email Joan (502-897-1655)

Lifehouse Program Manager

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Nani Singleton

Nani is the Program Manager for Lifehouse.  She has a diverse background:  waiting tables, administration assistant, exercise instructor, worship dancer, actress, and Bible teacher.

“Being a part of changing residents’ lives motivates me; when information becomes revelation, that’s exciting.  I also love laughing and crying with all the fabulous ladies that minister here.”

She has been married for 31 years to Phil Singleton.  They are members of Valley View Baptist Church where they teach a life group.  Phil and Nani have 2 sons who are married, and 4 grandchildren.  Nani enjoys writing Bible studies and stories.  She’s also a published author.

Lifehouse Trustees

Lifehouse is honored to have such professional and prestigious leaders of the community to serve as our Trustees.  Each of these individuals bring valuable experience and insight to the table, and their dedication to the mission is commendable … all for the ultimate benefit of Lifehouse residents, our women and their precious babies.  We are very grateful for the leadership and involvement of our trustees:

MIKE GRAHAM
Financial Counselor; Retired – Served as Chief Financial Officer and Stewardship Pastor
at Southeast Christian Church

JOAN SMITH
Executive Director of Lifehouse

VAL AND DIANE HENSON
Owners, Henson Construction founded in 2002

PAM ROBERTSON
Sr Account Manager, CBTS

ELLEN OAKLEY
Executive Assistant – Edumedics

R. HAROLD SKIDMORE
Senior Engineer, E. I. du Pont, Retired

AMY PERPICH
Pharmacy Clinical Manager, Norton Healthcare

FREDERICK E. BYRD
Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc

MICHAEL DUFFEY

JIM RAY
Owner, Jim Ray Consulting Services