Beth Green earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management at Sullivan University. Having been widowed at the age of 27, she understands the trauma, grief and hardships that follow the loss of a loved one and is passionate about providing support to those who have suffered such a loss. She is now married to a Louisville Metro Police Detective and is a mother to three children.
After serving 22 years with the Kentucky State Police, Scott retired as a Sergeant on August 1, 2012. He served in many roles with the State Police, such as: Narcotics Investigator, Public Affairs Officer, Administrative Sergeant, and Regional Supervisor for the Driver Testing Branch.
While serving with KSP, Scott represented the agency as a board member for several non-profit organizations, participated in anti-drug committees and held numerous fundraising events for KSP's Trooper Island, a camp for disadvantaged children. Having served on the KSP Honor Guard for over 11 years, he has experienced the importance of honoring our fallen heroes and strongly believes all fallen public safety officers should be honored and their families supported in their time of need.
Scott was a member of the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard team that won the National Honor Guard competition at Police Memorial Week in Washington, DC in 2010.
Scott’s service to his country started before his time with the KSP. He served three years with the United States Army (active duty) and 13 additional years in the United States Army Reserve and Kentucky National Guard.
Mr. Johnson retired after serving 15 years with the Louisville Division of Police/Louisville Metro Police Department on July 31, 2004 as a Police Sergeant. He previously served nine years with the City of Louisville Emergency Medical Services where he held the rank of Lieutenant.
He is a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Kentucky Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and served as the Chapter Director from the time of its formation in 2000 through June 2005. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky EMS Memorial Foundation, the Board of Directors of the National EMS Memorial Service, as the Team Leader of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Team, and as Team Leader of the Indiana Local Assistance State Team ("L.A.S.T") of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (also known as the "Indiana Fire and Emergency Services Memorial Team").
Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Administration at University of Louisville and graduate hours in Non-Profit Management from Capella University.
As the principal founder, he serves as Trustee as well as being the Executive Director.
Mrs. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has experience in retail management and served as Office Administrator at two local churches. She worked in health insurance auditing before joining the staff of SUPPORTING HEROES in June 2012.
(No relation to the Executive Director)
Ms. Stewart is the surviving daughter of Lynn (Indiana) Volunteer Firefighter Ronald Stephan. Firefighter Stephan died in the line of duty on September 25, 2010 after responding to a grass fire.
Lanett spent 15 years in the field of Education. She taught first and second grades before serving as the Director of Academic Services for Franklin Community Schools (Indiana) for the last eight years.
It was the death of her father that ultimately helped Lanett find her true passion. After attending SUPPORTING HEROES events and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, she knew she wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to assist families dealing with tragedies much like her own. "SUPPORTING HEROES provided my family and me with the endless support, comfort and direction we needed to make sure Dad's memory was honored. While they had never met our family before, they assisted us as if they had known us for years. That kind of selflessness is rare and touched my family and me more than anyone can imagine. I knew I wanted to dedicate the remainder of my career helping others like so many had helped us."
Lanett has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Franklin College and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan.