Kim M. Webb, Executive Director at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
Kim Webb is a veteran leader in the non-profit industry, holding leadership roles today in community-based organizations focused on helping the homeless. Currently the Executive Director of The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY), Kim works tirelessly to provide the homeless population in Northern Kentucky life-saving and life changing shelter. Kim’s mission is to educate the community and advocate for the homeless citizens of Northern Kentucky. She believes homelessness is a human decency issue, and she defines the fabric of a community by its willingness to help the homeless. Her actions and decisions are driven by her leadership motto: “Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing.” She works to provide equal access to homeless individuals while minimizing the trauma in their lives. Kim also promotes access to state and locally funded programs to further assist the homeless and provide them with self-sufficiency skills to accelerate their return to housing stability. Kim is a 2020 Outstanding Woman of NKY honoree, serves on the Steering Committee of The Safety Net Alliance and the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness. She serves as Vice President of her 2017 Leadership of Northern Kentucky (LNK) class and continues to serve on the LNK alumni committee and the LNK Economic Development Day Committee. She is recognized as a thought leader thru national media and has presented in national webinars about homelessness.
“I am blessed to have a position where my purpose and passion connect. Thank you to my husband, Marc, for believing in me. To my children Kyle, Katie & AJ for allowing me to champion for those not heard and who don’t have the same opportunities as you do. Finally, thanks to my strong network of friends who inspire me every day.”
Roger Babik, President at Master Provisions
Roger is a life-long Greater Cincinnatian, graduating from Madeira H.S. in 1975 and Milligan College (TN) in 1979. After college, he married Tanya Oakes and settled in Northern Kentucky in 1980. He was called by God to launch Master Provisions (MP) in 1994 while working in sales and marketing at Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company. Roger volunteered part-time for 2 years to manage all details of mission start up including all administrative and operations activities. In May 1996, he ended a 17-year career in telecommunications to serve full-time at MP as President. An ordained pastor, Roger has gifts of public speaking, serving, faith and administration as well as creative writing. He authored a book “Call Against the Will” in 2006. Roger has led 48 international mission trips since founding MP and travels regularly to represent the mission. In addition to international outreach, MP started meeting local hunger needs in 2013 and launched a transportation social enterprise in 2015. The Babiks reside in Walton, KY, and Tanya is a collaborative special education teacher at Ryle High School. Their four children are grown and married and all reside in Northern Kentucky. Roger and Tanya attend First Church of Christ, Union campus, and became grandparents in May 2016. They have 6 grandchildren as of July 2020.
Amy Pelicano, Development and Marketing Director at DCCH Center for Children and Families
Amy has put her energy into people for the past 30 years through owning a retail business, as Membership Development for the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and many years in the world of Nonprofit Development. She’s an accomplished, creative fundraiser and has worked as Director of Development for Mercy Health, Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation Director, Principal Gifts Director at United Way, and now (her final stop) serves as Development & Marketing Director for DCCH Center for Children & Families. With experience in relationship management, organizational advancement, business management, leadership development, project management, public relations and communications, she has led teams to significantly increase funding for nonprofits and grew her business over the course of seven years.
Amy lives with Jack Heffron, her life partner and two cats in Westwood, Cincinnati. She has two grown daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter, Nora, who is the light of her life.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”