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 and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Management from UK College of Public Health. Her undergraduate degree was in modern American history, from the University of Kentucky.
Andrea began her legal career in 2000, working as a legal assistant 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.
She joined CAT Legal Clinic 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 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.
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