For Immediate Release – December 7th, 2018

Yancy Ackerman,

Taryn Henning named as Interim Executive Director of Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass



Ampersand’s Board of Directors has named Taryn Henning as the Interim Executive Director during our search for a new Executive Director.

“The Board has great faith in Taryn Henning’s ability to lead Ampersand during this transition period,” says Yancy Ackerman, Board Chair.

Henning has served as the agency’s Director of Community Engagement for two years, and looks forward to the opportunities afforded in this position.

“I am grateful for the leadership that has preceded me, and I am honored to follow in their footsteps. One of my greatest goals in this position is to continue the legacy of offering our services to survivors of sexual violence and the communities we serve.”

Within the past year Ampersand has undergone a rebrand and has developed a new strategic plan.

“As we move forward and continue to grow, I am excited to undertake this position and to help lead the agency through this transition. I look forward to the continued support of our communities,” said Henning.

More information will be forthcoming regarding Ampersand’s Executive Director search.

Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center is supporting individuals & engaging communities within the 17 county Bluegrass region with the goal of freedom from sexual violence for all of us. Ampersand offers long term individual and group therapy programs & crisis counseling options for anyone impacted by sexual violence in our community, including family members of survivors. Volunteer advocates staff the 24-hour resource line and meet survivors at hospitals following an assault. Ampersand engages communities by working inside of schools, hospitals, law enforcement offices, courtrooms, and community organizations to include all voices in this movement.