Meet Our Lexington Staff


Nelda Jackson

Nelda Stephens Jackson, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Fisk University and the University of Kentucky where she received a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology. She has worked with individuals with developmental needs and in the area of prevention programming  before beginning her work in pregnancy counseling and adoption with Catholic Charities in 1999. Nelda enjoys working with people of all ages, especially young people. She has always enjoyed “creating” and enjoys working on projects. Nelda lives with her wonderful husband, Tony, a beautiful niece, Autumn and two very sweet, active pups.


Laurie Hainley

Laurie Hainley has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky. She worked with adolescents and families in a substance abuse program before coming to Catholic Charities twenty years ago. Laurie has worked in the adoption and parenting programs, and enjoys the opportunity to get out and meet people in their own environments. She is married to Terry and is the mother to a twenty-year old son, Drew and two furry babies, named Lucy and Lily.