Andrea Keith Welker, JD, MA
Andrea is a graduate of UK College of Law and holds a master’s degree from the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce.
She joined Child Advocacy Today in 2010 as the Program Coordinator and Staff Attorney. She provides direct legal services to patients, and regularly conducts trainings and Continuing Legal Education for both medical and legal professionals. She is adjunct faculty at the UK College of Law, supervising the Child Advocacy student externship.
Andrea began her legal career in 2000, working in insurance defense and civil litigation. While in law school, she interned at Clark & Ward (n/k/a Ward, Hocker & Thornton, PLLC), Peter Perlman Law Offices, and the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney. After law school, she worked in Ashland, Kentucky, as an associate attorney with the law firm of Gordon J. Dill, PSC, a firm devoted to general trial practice, including medical malpractice, employment litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense, and opened her own part-time practice when she returned to Lexington in 2010.
Andrea and her husband live in Lexington with their two daughters. She plays violin in the Lexington Community Orchestra and is a member of the Lexington Junior League.
Jan Clark, JD, MPA
Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc.
Jan Clark has been an attorney since 1985, always serving in the public service and nonprofit arena. She served as the Kentucky Bar Association’s (KBA) education director for 18 years.The KBA is an independent agency of the Kentucky Supreme Court and is the single governing body for the practice of law in Kentucky. Responsibilities were extensive and broad in the education, diversity and organizational management arena. Since retirement from the KBA, Jan helped establish a medical-legal partnership for children at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, partnering with the Access to Justice Foundation and the University of Kentucky Health Care System.
Jan’s legal work includes direct representation of children in education law, public benefits law, medical insurance, disability law, housing law and related areas. In addition, she engages in systemic advocacy for low-income children with health concerns by partnering with numerous community agencies as well as governmental entities at all levels. Jan is also responsible for training medical professionals and law students in these areas as well as working in the area of funding sustainability. Jan also works in the areas of educational and juvenile representation, child welfare, systemic advocacy for children and disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system through the Institute for Compassion in Justice. Jan earned a B.S. in government and administrative services at Western Kentucky University, a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Rebecca DiLoreto, JD
Legal Champion/Executive Director of Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc.
Dr. Kim Northrip, MD, MPH
Medical Champion/Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Director of UK CECentral