Raymond Sexton has been employed with the LFUC Human Rights Commission since December of 1997. Raymond began his employment as an investigator, being responsible for the initiation and investigation of complaints regarding discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. Since then, Raymond has served as Supervising Investigator and Compliance Director. Raymond has also received extensive training in the field of discrimination regarding fair housing enforcement and employment discrimination complaint investigations. Raymond is also a 2007 graduate of the National Fair Housing Training Academy. Raymond currently serves as Executive Director for the Commission, a position he has held since December of 2009. As Executive Director, Raymond is responsible of oversight of the Commissions operation, the supervision and training of staff, conducting workshops on discrimination issues, supervises the case management system and liaison with federal agencies regarding contract compliance. Raymond is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received a BA in English and a minor in Communications.
Tami Reed has been employed with the LFUC Human Rights Commission since April of 1991. Tami began her employment as the Case Monitor Clerk and was soon promoted to the position of Office Manager and Systems Administrator. Tami currently serves as the Senior Office Manager, which combines the positions of Case Monitor, Office Manager and Systems Administrator, a position she has held since January of 2000. Tami is also a 2007 graduate of the National Fair Housing Training Academy. Tami received Certified Mediation Training and once served as a mediator for the Kentucky Mediation Center. A long-time resident of Lexington, Tami graduated from Henry Clay High School and attended the University of Kentucky.
Mieko Smith graduated from Georgetown College with honors, majoring in Sociology (with an emphasis in Sustainable Community Development) and a double minor in Religion and Women’s Studies. At the college, Mieko served as the Vice President of the Student Women and Gender Society and was a leader for the LGBTQ/GSA group, and is currently on the leadership committee for Georgetown Fairness. She is currently enrolled at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and is pursuing a Master of Divinity. Although a native of Hazard KY, she now resides in the city of Georgetown.
F. Brenton Covington is from Richmond Kentucky, and attended Madison Central high school where he graduated with a High school diploma, while playing basketball for 4 years. Brenton also went to the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications. Brenton has been published as a creative writer locally in Lexington. Brenton also has had his own radio show in Lexington, with WRFL 88.1 FM which is the University of Kentucky’s campus radio. Brenton is the Community Relations Coordinator and eager to grow with the Human Rights Commission.
Originally from Texas, Marissa went to Scott County High School in Georgetown, Kentucky and has since stayed in the bluegrass state. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with honors, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies. She served as a founding member of the Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Students at WKU and worked to provide a voice to the growing Latinx voice there. Marissa is excited to work with the Human Rights Commission and serve the Lexington-Fayette Urban County.
Edward E. Dove, a Lexington attorney with more than 30 years of experience protecting clients' rights and provides superior service, returns to the LFUC Human Rights Commission for his second term as Commission Attorney. When Ed is not working with the Human Rights Commission, he represents clients in Education Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law. Ed owns his own private practice which is located in Lexington and serves Central and Eastern Kentucky, including, but not limited to, Fayette, Scott, Bourbon, Madison, Jessamine and Woodford Counties.
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