Hank was born and raised in Lawrence and attended the University of Kansas. His weekday morning show on KLWN, “According to the Record,” every month features around 100 political figures, school superintendents, health officials, nonprofit organization representatives, and others who figure prominently in this part of Kansas regarding pressing and timely issues. Hank, a member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and son of KLWN’s founder Arden Booth, inherited his father’s flagship program in 1973. In 2014 Hank received the Lawrencian Award from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. He announced Lawrence High School football for 50 years, and now enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Carol retired after over 27 years at Haskell Indian Nations University. She says, “I had no idea teaching mathematics could be so interesting and challenging. Now, I have an academic skill set combined with years of community involvement with neighborhood organizations, city comprehensive planning, economic development, and multimodal transportation planning and issues. I love my multigenerational family. My husband, John, and I moved to Lawrence in 1979. We raised our daughter and two sons here. Our daughter moved back to Lawrence with her two boys. Sean is on his own. The youngest, Caleb, is 9 years old. Life would be dull without him. We have a special opportunity to know and enjoy each other. I love my home, my neighborhood, and Lawrence. It’s a great place to raise kids and grow old. I think it’s important to contribute to the community. Am I a community activist? Not really. It’s a matter of collaborating to accomplish common goals like economic development, an attractive community, and good schools. Lawrence has to prepare for the grey tsunami. As our population ages, our community needs change – where we live, meals, and how we get around.”
Kay Brada chose to retire here in Lawrence, and has served as an Ambassador for the ReINVENT Retirement: Live the Lawrence Life campaign. She has been actively involved in every community in which she has lived since graduating from KU: two Air Force bases, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Hutchinson, and Wichita. She has been Vice Chair of the Reno County Planning Commission, Reno County Blood Mobile Chair, Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Eastborough City Clerk, and Precinct Supervising Judge of Elections, as well as many other civic engagements. Nationally, she has served on boards of directors as an advocate for higher education, political education, medical education, mental health, and access to patient care. In 2015 Kay was selected as a Fred Ellsworth Award recipient from the KU Alumni Association for her outstanding volunteer efforts and loyal commitment over time to KU.
Eileen Cain serves as Vice President of Wellness and Community Initiatives at Brewster Life Plan Community in Topeka, Kansas. In her role at Brewster, she provides oversight to home and community based programs, honoring the wish for one to “Age in Place.” Live Well at Home is one such program serving Douglas and surrounding counties. Eileen is passionate about wellness and leads efforts on the Brewster Place campus through resident services and programming. Additionally, Eileen is an advocate for senior issues, serving as a thought leader and providing testimony in the legislative process. She has three children in college and graduate school. In her free time, Eileen enjoys yoga and traveling.
Mary Kay Digby
Mary Kay Digby retired in 2012 from a nonprofit organization in St. Louis, MO. Someone mentioned the “livelawrencelife.com” website to her as she was investigating perfect places for retirement. Mary Kay scheduled a tour of Lawrence given by an SRC Board member and immediately fell in love with Lawrence. Mary Kay has a BS Ed in Math Education and an MS in Information Technology & Management. She has 3 married children and 6 grandchildren. Mary Kay is thrilled to be involved with the mission of SRC.
Ernesto is a Kansas native, growing up in Topeka, KS. He came to Lawrence in the early 1980s to attend the University of Kansas, where he met his wife Ginger. They have three adult children and one teenager. Ernesto has over 30 years in the banking industry and is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Capital City Bank. He also completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Ernesto enjoys old western movies, sports, working out, and following his wife’s passion of bird watching.
Doni is an attorney, accountant, and financial advisor with an office in downtown Lawrence (Mooberry Financial Management). She has served on numerous community non-profit boards, often serving as Treasurer. She states that she is honored to be a part of the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County.
For over 20 years, Janet has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of market performance improvement, brand transformation, and sales force refinement. Janet is a Principal of JVM Rittenhous Consultants and a Senior Consultant for The Summit Group. She began her career with AT&T in Kansas City and Denver, where she served as a national account manager and division manager. Janet returned to Lawrence in 2011 with her two daughters, who are KU students. She is a native Kansan and a KU Alumna. Believing that all citizens have a responsibility to contribute locally, she has immersed herself in various Lawrence organizations, including Kiwanis Board membership, University Women’s Club Board membership, New Generations Society Executive Council, and as a volunteer for Salvation Army, and the Lawrence Public Library.
Sarah Randolph is the Executive Director of Bridge Haven Memory Care in Lawrence, Kansas. She has been with Bridge Haven for more than five years and previously worked for Visiting Nurses of Douglas County and Midland Care. She is an Adult Care Home Operator, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has been trained in the Dementia Beyond Drugs curriculum. She has served as the President of the Lawrence Area Partners in Aging, as a member of the Lawrence Arts Center Drama Advisory Board, is a member of Women United in Healthcare Philanthropy and a current Rotary member. She has started two support groups and the Action Committee to Protect those with Dementia. Sarah grew up in Lawrence and has volunteered for the Lawrence Community Shelter, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County and the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. She is married to Mike Randolph, also a Lawrencian and they have two daughters who are in college. In her spare time, she likes to walk, read, and go with Mike to their cabin at Lone Star Lake. Sarah’s wish in life is to “do amazing things” for those with dementia.
Steve’s background includes over 30 years of executive IT management and consulting experience at mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. He holds Accounting and Computer Science degrees from Northern Illinois University and passed the CPA exam. Steve volunteers on several Lawrence non-profit boards, is an AARP Tax-Aide, and runs Tesdahl Consulting LLC. Steve and his wife, Lori, have lived in Lawrence for 14 years and have two grown children. Steve grew up in northern Illinois, attended college at NIU, then moved to Phoenix to start his career. In his spare time, Steve enjoys biking, golfing, fishing, skiing, genealogy, and cars.
Dr. Maren Turner
Maren Turner has worked for AARP for approximately 25 years, starting in the national office in Washington, DC. During her tenure with AARP she has been a LTC ombudsman, national housing coordinator, and advocacy director. She moved to Kansas in 1998 to establish and become the director of the AARP state office in Kansas. She resides in Lawrence. Maren is the recipient of several awards and has served in a number of volunteer capacities. Most recently, she served as VP of the Downtown Topeka Rotary Foundation and member of the Boards of Directors for Jayhawk AAA, Midland Hospice Connections, and the Topeka Red Cross. Maren is a visiting adjunct professor at Washburn University in Topeka. She is a gerontology psychologist, with a MS in Developmental Psychology from Howard University and a PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas, where she was named a 2005 Woman of Distinction.
Dr. Judy Wright
Dr. Judy Wright, Chair from 2016-18 of the Senior Resource Center Board of Directors, has so enjoyed working with this dedicated board to help create a new mission, vision, and brand for the Senior Resource Center. Previously retired from KU Endowment as Assistant Vice President and Director of the Chancellors Club, Judy has enjoyed also serving on the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Endowment Board. Additionally, in Fall 2016, Judy directed “A Chorus Line,” opening the 40th season of Theatre Lawrence. She and her husband, Dr. Jack Wright, both have theatre backgrounds and have been retired for a few years, enjoying all the amenities that Lawrence has to offer. One of Judy’s activities was a collaborative effort to create the ReInvent Retirement campaign requested by the City and County to encourage retirees to move to or remain in Lawrence. They have two daughters, Ellen and Eryn, and two precious grandchildren, Jackson Moore, age 13, residing in NYC and Marian Wright-Bayes, age 7, living in Salina, KS.