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DeeAnn Flaherty
Executive Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-552-6165
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DeeAnn is the JCTA Executive Director. She was hired in June of 2009 after serving as a JCTA UniServ Director for nine years. DeeAnn is a product of the public school system in Carroll County and is proud of the excellent education she received. Among her responsibilities, DeeAnn serves as JCTA's chief negotiator, lobbies the General Assembly and manages the JCTA staff.

James Hughley
Deputy Executive Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-777-7200
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James joined the JCTA staff in 2009. Prior to that, he was a teacher in Jefferson County and a member of JCTA for six years. During that time he served as a KEA Board member, JCTA Board member and KEA Diversity Work Team member. James was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Education Professional Standards Board. In 2013 James moved into the Deputy Executive Director position at JCTA. He works with the staff in addressing the day to day operations of JCTA. He’s involved in JCTA’s advocacy, organizing, political and training work and initiatives. James supports the Executive Director and president of JCTA in carrying out JCTA’s mission and vision.

Dr. Elana Crane
UniServ Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-445-2788
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Elana originally joined the JCTA staff in 2000 and has returned after working at KEA for four years. Elana works with the Credentials & Elections and Membership committees as well as coordinating the PR training and incentive program. She is also the staff liaison to the Special Education Caucus as well as the Itinerant Caucus.




Chanda Hornback
UniServ Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-592-1404
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Chanda joined the JCTA staff in 2008. After graduating from Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and an additional certification in middle school English and Social Studies, Chanda taught 6th grade social studies for three years in Hardin County. Chanda then spent two additional years working at the same middle school as the library media specialist after receiving her master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from Texas Woman's University. Chanda writes the ACTION newsletter, sends out member emails and works with the Social Affairs Committee. She works with the Librarian Caucuses. Chanda is also an endorsed School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) trainer.


Antonia Lindauer
UniServ Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-468-3692
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Antonia Lindauer has been a UniServ Director since 2013. Antonia is proud to be a product of the Jefferson County Public School system and a graduate of Centre College. Prior to joining the JCTA team, she spent six years in Kentucky state government. Antonia previously worked for Congressman John Yarmuth, specializing in education and immigration issues and policy. She also worked in intergovernmental and labor relations in the office of Mayor Jerry Abramson.

In addition to her UniServ duties, Antonia serves as the staff liason for the Speech Language/Pathologists Caucus and is JCTA's Political Liaison. In this role, she coordinates JCTA's political action and activism.  She also serves as JCTA's liaison to Louisville and Kentucky's labor community. 



Dawn Moretz
UniServ Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-432-0981
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Dawn Moretz joined JCTA as a UniServ Director in July 2015 after completing her first year of staff work with KEA. Previously, Dawn taught in a variety of elementary settings in SC and NC over a span of 25 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Pfeiffer College, her Master's Degree from University of South Carolina, and was a National Board Certified Teacher (Early Childhood Generalist).

In addition to her UniServ advocacy, Dawn is the staff liaison for the JCTA Diversity Cadre, the JCTA-Retired, the Human and Civil Rights Committee, the Black Caucus, and the Early Childhood Caucus. She is also responsible for JCTA's social media communication via Facebook and the JCTA website.


Andrew Bailey
UniServ Director
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-797-2586
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 Andrew Bailey is a lifelong educator who spent 13 years in the classroom as a social studies and robotics teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools.  He served as the elected Treasurer of the Jefferson County Teachers Association for 12 years before accepting his current role as a UniServ Director.  He was born in Louisville, Kentucky and married the love of his life (Melissa) in 2016.  His son Brady was born in October of 2017 and baby Annabelle joined the family in September of 2019.  Andrew recently completed his coursework for his Ed. D. from the University of Louisville in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development.  When he is not spending time with his family, he is advocating for children, the working class, and organized labor.



Kathy Donahue
Executive Associate to JCTA President
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-552-5979
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Kathy has been with JCTA since January 1976. She is executive assistant to the JCTA President and coordinates the Board of Directors and Professional Representative meetings and activities.

Jennifer Lawson
UniServ Associate & Sick Leave Bank
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-552-0649
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Jennifer has been with JCTA since 2003. She is the lead for the JCTA Sick Leave Bank and administrator for the JCTA website.   She is also administrative assistant to UniServ Directors Elana Crane and Chanda Hornback.She holds a Bachlors of Science in Information Technology and enjoys designing publications for JCTA. 

Jo Lynn Looney
Uniserv Associate & Bookkeeper
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-619-0220
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Jo Lynn joined our JCTA staff February 2013. She is the administrative assistant to UniServ Director Antonia Lindauer and our bookkeeper. 

Jo Pierce
Uniserv Associate & Membership
Phone: 502-454-3400
Mobile: 502-489-1166
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 Jo Pierce has been with JCTA since March 2019. Jo worked with Jefferson County Public Schools for ten years in the Adult and Continuing Education Program as well as the Family Resource Youth Service Centers. Her background in data management and communications will serve her well in the role of Uniserv Associate and Membership Lead. Jo works with Uniserv Director Dawn Moretz and Andrew Bailey.

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