Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life (TFL) is delighted to announce its new 2020-21 Board President, Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle.
Lyle began her career in the Circuit Clerks Office in 1988 and became Henry County’s Circuit Clerk in July 2012. Shortly thereafter she became active on the Trust for Life Board as her passion for the mission of organ donation began in the early 1990s when one of her bailiffs and dear friend, Lin Powell was in need of, and miraculously received a new kidney. Several years later, Powell needed a kidney again due to rejection and once again, received the gift of life through a second lifesaving transplant.
“While I always knew organ donation was important, Lin’s story brought it close to home for me. And since becoming involved with TFL, I have met so many wonderful people who have been profoundly affected by its mission and I feel truly blessed to know them and hear their amazing stories,” Lyle says. Lyle resides in Campbellsburg with her husband Les who are the proud parents of three sons, Will, Adam, and Ethan.
Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, “We look forward to working closely with Gina on all of our upcoming initiatives. She is a passionate and proud advocate for our organization and those in need throughout the Commonwealth.” Snyder adds, “We also want to recognize and give enormous thanks to her predecessor Melissa Cardwell.
Cardwell began her career in the Butler County Circuit Clerk’s Office as a Deputy Clerk in 1994 and was elected as Clerk in 2006. She is currently serving her third term and has diligently served on the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life Board. Her passion for TFL’s lifesaving mission as Board President made the organization’s 2019-2020 term a groundbreaking and memorable year. She and her husband Mark are the proud parents and of daughter Kristen, son Garrett, and in-laws to Kaleb. Last but not least she happily doting ‘Grammy’ of Rhett Graylen and enjoys spending as much time as possible with him.
The mission of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is to inform, educate, and encourage Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors to save the lives of thousands of residents on the waiting list for transplants; for more information visit trustforlife.org. Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates’ mission is to provide organ and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who gave; for further information visit kyorgandonor.org. These two nonprofits partner closely to educate and improve the lives of Kentuckians through the vitally important act of organ donation and transplantation.