Chief Executive Officer
Unparalleled, passionate, and vision spirited, Ms. Hahn has expanded the traditional role of “social worker.” A native of Louisville, KY, her educational training has led her across the country, where she has been exposed to multiple layers of theory and practice. Earning two Bachelor’s degrees and two Master’s degrees, Mrs. Hahn’s career takes on an innovative approach, with an emphasis on crafting leadership practices to advance the lives of anyone affected by trauma.
The Ladies of Promise, Inc. CEO prides herself in serving on ground zero, aiding the marginalized and forgotten. Her tenure in substance abuse treatment began in 2015, and advanced her to her current prominent position in 2020. Aligning with the mission and vision of Mrs. Aillen Bryant Wales, and the culture of the Ladies of Promise, Inc., her ability to exhibit the fortitude to continue developing programs to further this mission is truly admirable.
Many of the best practices adopted by Mrs. Hahn are comprise of recovery dynamics, harm reduction, and purporting critical thinking to aid clients in searching within to reconstruct and redevelop their lives, thus allowing individuals to realize holistic wellness. The platform employed is simple: provide continual support, engage with community partners to provide streamline access to the best possible care, and provide structured training to each staff member to fulfill the agency’s optimal mission.
Clinical Program Director
A pioneer in the substance abuse treatment and services arena, Mr. Wales has proven to be resilient, innovative, and ever evolving with treatment protocols. His ability to facilitate, commanding structure and obedience with the 12-step program, has provided multiple individuals a chance in life through the recovery process. As a treatment provider, Mr. Wales relies on his knowledge of the recovery dynamics program to establish successful results with each client served.
Erica Honeyman is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She received her Master's degree from Lindsey Wilson College in 2013 and has been working in the counseling field throughout her academic career. Ms. Honeyman gained in employment as the Clinical Director with Ladies of Promise, Inc. in December of 2021. Because of a commitment for serving individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness, her passion allows her to adapt to a variety of populations and provide a high quality of care.
Ms. McMillian has been a psychotherapist for 8 years. She has worked with pre-trial, parole, and probation clients. Ms. McMillian has guided clients by ensuring the clients are not only drug free but wholistic, including addressing their Mental Health. Ms. McMillian feels the best part of her job is to see them all evolve, learn, grow and, change no matter what they go through.
CSW, LCADC (KY)
Ms. Whitfield has been on an uninterrupted recovery journey for the last 20 years. Serving 18 years as a clinician Ms. Whitfield came to us after working for various companies such as VOA, Crossroads and Wellstone Regional Hospital. She feels the most important part of her job is to work through uncomfortable conversations with clients for them to begin to heal.
BSW, TACADC, TCM
Ms. Nelson has been a Case Manager for the last 3 years. She is a proven leader and champion of helping to heal our community. Ms. Nelson has 8 years of non-interrupted sobriety. She enjoys helping others who suffer from addiction. Ms. Nelson feels that the most rewarding part of her job is watching the clients become the best version of themselves.
Sarah Brock has worked in the recovery field at Ladies of Promise, Inc. for 2 years, and is a licensed clinical therapist. Currently, Ms. Brock holds a TCADC and is pursuing her LCADC. Academically, Ms. Brock obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education, and completed her studies at Eastern Kentucky University, where she received a Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership. She credits herself in aiding clients in understanding their self-worth, all in an effort to develop inner self-love.
Kenneth Hemphill is the Clinical Director of Ladies of Promise, Inc. Comprised of many industry-leading assets, Mr. Hemphill is an award-winning counselor with 29 years of experience in the substance abuse arena. Because of education and an ability to evolve with substance abuse trends, Mr. Hemphill possess the ability to produce stellar results using facilitation and tools from the Recovery Dynamics program.
Ms. Drane has been a therapist with LOP for 2 years. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Counseling. Having worked with clients in recovery for 16 years, she feels that the most important part of her job is to see the clients recover, while she provides hope and support.
Mr. King is a retired Veteran of the Army. He has been a Marriage & Family Therapist since 1998. Jeff enjoys God, his children, teaching the word of God, helping people and life itself. He has been a mechanic, Postman worked with the US Space force as well as an amazing father. Jeff feels that the most important part of therapy is to focus on the higher power for the higher power will lead you when you can’t see your way through.
Dr. Irfan Afaq
Dr. Irfan Afaq, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Jeffersonville, IN and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afaq has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. He graduated from BAHUDDIN ZAKARIA UNIVERSITY / NISHTAR MEDICAL COLLEGE in 1995. He is affiliated with Uofl Health Jewish Hospital.
Intake Office Manager
Amanda Cohen is a Louisville native that came to work at LOP, December of 2021 as the Intake Manager. She is a former Deputy Clerk at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. She has served in the court system as Deputy Clerk at the Circuit Clerks Office for the last 16 years. Being the first person, a client will see when entering the facility, Ms. Amanda feels the most important part of her job is to give the client their first shot of HOPE.
Pastor Joy Elliot
Director of Development & Community Engagement
Pastor Joy comes to us from the Jefferson County Drug Court Division of the Clerk's Office. She has been an asset as well as a liaison between the court system and LOP. Pastor Joy has completed her Peer Support since joining LOP in January of 2022. She feels that the most important part of her job is to give back to the community. Pastor Joy often says, “Yes you may have been bent, but your victory is that you are not broken.”