Board of Directors
Current Board Members
Seth Manning, President, Stevens AvenueSeth and his husband, Russell, have lived on Stevens Ave. since 2013. They have two dogs, Donut and Hashbrown. Seth is a fourth grade teacher and has been teaching for over 25 years. He also has a love for gardening and is excited about taking advantage of the neighborhood tree planting program. (Two trees to be planted in 2021!) Seth and Russell enjoy travelling and spoiling their many nieces and nephews. Seth became a board member to better serve his community and continue to make Deer Park the best neighborhood in our city!
Helen Payne, Vice President, Roanoke AvenueHelen is an artist and art educator at Olmsted Academy North and local universities. A New England transplant, Helen has worked hard to put down roots in Louisville, literally! As an avid gardener, her move to Louisville was an opportunity to learn about the amazing native plants of Kentucky. It was also an opportunity to become involved with the Deer Park Neighborhood Association's Tree Champion Program, which aims to restore our canopy to improve air, soil, and water while mitigating the heat island effect. Helen lives with her husband, Jeff Young, the managing editor for the Ohio Valley Resource, and their two young daughters, Hazel and Louisa. You can find them walking in the neighborhood led by their little dog, Harriet.
Curtis Stauffer, Secretary, Maplewood PlaceCurtis has lived in Deer Park since 2011 with his wife, Rachel Cutler. They have a 3 year old daughter who occasionally joins DPNA meetings. Curtis works for Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) in Frankfort with prior positions that include Assistant Director of Louisville Metro Government’s Develop Louisville Office of Housing & Community Development, Executive Director of the Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky in Frankfort, and Development Director/Advocacy Project Coordinator for Metropolitan Housing Coalition in Louisville. He also volunteers as as a member of the ACLU of Kentucky Board of Directors and the St. John Center for Homeless Men Program Committee. A native of Yarmouth, ME, Curtis lived in Jackson, WY, Philadelphia, PA, Summit County, CO, and St. Paul, MN before moving to Louisville in 2010. He enjoys cycling, hiking, playing the drums, and walks through the park with the family dog.
Jeff Hughes, Treasurer, Richmond DriveAfter 20 years on Louisville’s east end, Jeff Hughes and wife Carolyn moved to Richmond Drive in 2014. Jeff, a native Ohioan, is recently retired from finance and marketing jobs at Assurant, Inc. and GE. Deer Park is perfect for Jeff and Carolyn to live this next “chapter” in their lives, especially since their son Tom lives a mile away. Jeff wants to give back to the community through volunteerism and being active in his Deer Park neighborhood. Jeff likes travel, hiking, cycling, astronomy, reading, and DYI projects and landscaping around their new (old) Highlands house.
Bob and Ann Atkin, Immediate Past President, Ivanhoe CourtAnn and Bob have a well-traveled background, settling in Deer Park in 2017 after living in New York City, Miami, coastal North Carolina, Washington DC, and Oldham County. After raising three children - scattered around the U.S. - they retired here. Both like to get out and walk the neighborhood, help neighbors, and enjoy the Highlands. Still travelling quite a bit, they volunteer with different organizations around the Metro area.
John Bucher, Alfresco Place
Jody Caldwell and Jeremy Songer, Douglass Boulevard
Art Cestaro, Ivanhoe Court
Jenifer Frommeyer, Rutherford AvenueJenifer has been a member of the Deer Park Board for over 20 years. She lives on Rutherford Avenue with her husband Steve, and 4 children: Derek, Alyssa, Gretchen and Sophia. She is the Executive Director and Founder of Dreams With Wings, a non-profit organization providing support for over 230 children and adults in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. She is involved in her church and also teaches Water Aerobics and Infant Swimming at Lakeside Swim Club
Typh Hainer, Ivanhoe Court
Kirk McIver, Roanoke Avenue
April Sage, Quadrant Avenue
Alan Scherer, Board Member Emeritus, Stevens AvenueAlan has been on the Deer Park board for 40 years. He has served as President at different times for 14 years. He received numerous awards, including the neighborhood president of the year, the Bell award, and other honors. He was appointed to the Bardstown Overlay committee by then-mayor Jerry Abramson, where he served 10 years. Alan was responsible for the "No" campaign against a 24 hour service station at Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road. He led the association to opposing movie theaters and a dance club at the Schuster building. The theaters decided instead to locate at Mid-City Mall. He led the Steven Avenue residents in P.R.I.D.E, Proud Residents in Defense of the Environment. He also worked to support relocating Plasma Alliance from Stevens Avenue and Bardstown Road to Crums Lane. This led to the revitalization of Bardstown Road, and Seviche is now located there. Alan is a neighborhood activist and believes Deer Park is the best place to live, raise a family, eat, and retire.
Past Board Members:
Board meetings are held from 7-8pm on the second Thursday of every month at the Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, located at 1722 Bardstown Road. The entrance to the meeting space is located through the door on the patio next to Bardstown Road. Everyone is welcome!