Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed four members to the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board.
Kimothy Sparks, of Lexington, is a clinical investigator for the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Sparks is a registered nurse and was formerly employed in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Chandler Medical Center, where he assessed and investigated injuries to children that were suspected victims of abuse. He has a degree in police administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a law degree from the Appalachian School of Law. Sparks is co-chairman of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and a member of the Legal Nurse Consultant Council of the American Bar Association. He is married to Angela Sparks.
Candice McBeth, of Buffalo, is a loan processor for Wells Fargo Financial in Elizabethtown. McBeth has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University. She is formerly a victims’ advocate for the Advocacy and Support Center, assisting victims of sexual assault and abuse through all levels of criminal prosecution. She is currently a volunteer for the Advocacy and Support Center, maintaining the center’s crisis hotline after business hours. McBeth has completed one term of service on the board. She is married to Chad McBeth.
William C. “Chip” Adams, of Murray, is an attorney. Adams graduated from Murray State University and the Salmon P. Chase School of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He is a former assistant county attorney and assistant commonwealth’s attorney and has served as chairman of the Marshall and Calloway Counties Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams. He is married to Jill Adams.
Melissa Warriner, of Russell Springs, is a victims’ advocate for the 57th Judicial District Commonwealth Attorney. Warriner has completed one term of service on the board. She is married to Michael Warriner.
The mission of the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board is to significantly reduce child sexual abuse and its consequences by encouraging the provision of education, awareness and prevention programs throughout the commonwealth.