Administration & Staff

The people behind Lifehouse

Dolli Neikirk

Dolli Neikirk

Executive Director

Dolli Neikirk joined the Lifehouse team as Executive Director in March 2019. Dolli lived in Evansville, Indiana area most of her life where she worked in sales, marketing, fundraising and development, and organizational management. She enjoys Bible journaling and singing in her church choir. Dolli and her husband, Chris, moved to New Albany, Indiana in 2018, where he serves as Senior Pastor for Trinity United Methodist Church. They have five daughters and two Chihuahuas. Dolli uses her life verse, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” Joshua 24:15 to influence every aspect of her daily life as a wife, mother, and employee.

Nani Singleton

Nani Singleton

Program Manager

Nani Singleton started at Lifehouse as a volunteer with a group of women from her church who would come once a month to have parties for the residents. After a year of volunteering, she was hired on as one of the housemoms for five years, before becoming the program manager in August of 2015. Nani has a diverse background: Navy, secretary, serving tables, and teaching exercise classes. Her hobbies include family time, hosting parties, teaching Bible studies, acting and writing. She has been married to Phil for 35 years and they worship at Green Acres Baptist Church. Nani and Phil have two sons (both policeman) who are married and who each have two children. She is thankful they all live in Louisville. She is also thankful to be able to serve God and follow His mandate to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:10-20) by helping our young ladies become Christ followers and what that means for their everyday life.

Cathy Harpring

Cathy Harpring

Office Manager

While attending a Lifehouse Lunch and Learn in August 2018, Cathy Harpring was informed of a job opportunity as an Office Assistant. After having worked in Information Technology for 37 years, Cathy’s excited to be part of the Lifehouse family and believes it’s all part of God’s plan for her life. Cathy and her husband, Ed, have been active in the prolife and social concerns ministries in Louisville and the Archdiocese for over 30 years. They are parishioners at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church and have been blessed with 4 children and one grandchild. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is from Psalm 27 ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?’.

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Leslie Mandeldove

Case Manager

Leslie Mandeldove joined the LifeHouse team as the case manager in October 2019. In her previous social work experience, Leslie has worked with all walks of life, but her recent work with pregnant mothers in recovery truly inspired her to continue working with mothers in the community. She has been married to her husband, Marshawn, for five years and they have an amazing two year old daughter, Alicia. Leslie enjoys reading, zumba, and spending time with her family. Being an advocate for people who need it the most is a passion of Leslie’s; but helping people realize that they are their biggest asset in their own journey to living a full life is the optimal goal. The verse that she has carried with her from a very young age is:  1 Timothy 4:12 ” Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” It inspires her to continue to do what God has called her to do and be a light for people whose lives can be in a little bit of darkness.

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Laura Jones

Development Manager

Laura Jones joined the Lifehouse team as Donor Development Manager in September 2019. Laura is a native Louisvillian and member of St. James Catholic Church. With a diverse background in sales in a variety of industries, she has long held a desire to work full-time for a non-profit and is leveraging her sales experience to benefit the future of Lifehouse and it’s residents. Laura enjoys traveling, staying active, playing tennis, and spending time with her two dogs, Beauregard and Jackson. She is inspired to carry out her faith and be a positive role model for our residents by living out Proverbs 31:25  “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” 

Lifehouse Board of Directors

Lifehouse is honored to have such professional and prestigious leaders of the community to serve as our Directors. Each of these individuals brings experience and insight to the table, and their dedication to the mission is valuable. We are very grateful for the leadership and involvement of our Directors.

Sr Account Manager,

SHAWN KENNEY, PEVice President
Structural Engineer,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

General Manager, Retired
Software Management, LLC

KEVIN E. CHESSER, SR – Treasurer
Senior Partner,
Chesser Meade Group, RE/MAX Properties East

Director of Admissions and Community Engagement,
Campbellsville University Louisville

Civil Engineer
Strand Associates, Inc.

Attorney at law,

Retired Pilot,

Medical Director Obstetrics
Norton Healthcare

Pharmacy Clinical Manager,
Norton Healthcare

Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Officer,
Republic Bank