Laura Gallaher

Executive Director

Laura has dedicated her life to Common Good. She believes in creating a culture of belonging for everyone who steps through the doors. Fostering authentic connections is at the center of her heart as she walks alongside the students and families in her community. Laura encourages, dances, prays, hopes, and explores with everyone at Common Good.  


Brenda Vanegas

Senior Program Director

Brenda understands the power of education and works hard to empower students at Common good to discover the best version of themselves. Her commitment to teamwork helps foster strong connections with students, families, and coworkers. Whether it’s a big or small win, Brenda knows how to celebrate everyone at the Common Good.


Brenda Blakovich

Associate Executive Director

Brenda is passionate about serving students and families in our community. She enjoys connecting donors and volunteers to programs that focus on closing the educational achievement gap for students and empowering families to create better lives for themselves. Whether it’s giving money, painting the walls, or fixing a van, she loves seeing the direct impact that donations can have on the Common Good community.


Noranne Hendricks

Elementary Program Director

Noranne is committed to creating programs at Common Good that allow students to discover their true potential. She believes that everyone can grow, learn, and make mistakes in a safe space. Noranne is grateful that God led her to Common Good — a place she feels loved, cared for, and seen.


Izabel Gomez

Studio Supervisor

Izabel recognizes Common Good’s impact on its community because, as a student, she felt encouraged to be who she wanted to be. And now, as a team member, she wants to give back and support our students, families, and neighbors. Through her passion for creating, Izabel desires to spread happiness and love to and from our Common Good community.


Jason Rueger

Social Enterprise Director

Jason began his path at Common Good as a mentor. He quickly realized how deeply the organization cared for and respected our North Lexington community. Jason believes that every moment and person matters. He uses his resilient spirit to encourage, walk alongside, and love every person at Common Good.


Greison Mitchell

Youth Program Director

Greison started his journey with Common Good as a mentor. Bringing his positive energy to every situation, he helps connect our community and inspires us to always have fun. Greison is passionate about spreading joy and building relationships in a safe environment.


Peyton Henderson

Elementary Program Lead Mentor

Peyton believes in the power of community and understands the positive impact Common Good has on our students, families, and neighbors. She puts her students first, instilling confidence in them to grow spiritually and get excited about learning. Peyton uses her creative and lighthearted spirit to lift everyone at Common Good.


Katie Hacker

Assistant Elementary Program Director

Katie stands behind Common Good’s mission to love every student and family near and far. She wholeheartedly believes we are all family and celebrates her students’ journeys no matter the path. Bringing joy to any situation, Katie is open and ready to be there for everyone at Common Good.


Emmanuel “Manny” Mock

Path Program Director

Manny has a passion for mentoring high school graduates facing life’s new challenges. He believes in building character through kindness, love, and support. Listening is at the core of his work as he problem solves with young adults on important decisions such as finances. Manny brings joy to the table, sharing his experiences to help others.


Amy Bridges

Assistant Director of Office and Donor Management

Amy is dedicated to Common Good’s investment in our community. She understands that we are all neighbors helping neighbors and is motivated by doing what matters most. She uses her genuine spirit to help fundraise and contribute to the organization’s wholehearted work. 

Our Board of Directors

RICHARD GRIER  | President | Director of Business Development, Rising Sun Developing
SUSANNAH SIZEMORE  Vice President | Business Owner
LABAN MILLER  |  Treasurer | Acquisitions, Brown & Brown Insurance
|  Retired United Methodist Pastor
CHRISTY HILER  |  President, Cornett

SARAH MCGINNIS  |  Community Member
JOHN BLAINE  |  Education Specialist, University of Kentucky
|  Parent Leader & Neighborhood Resident
 |  President, BBN Physical Therapy
BEN MILLER  |  Corporate Development, Valvoline
 |  Owner/Architect, Stephanie Gilbert Architect, LLC
SARA SCHUER  |  Middle School Learning Specialist