Meet the Staff
Barry G. Allen
President & Chief Executive Officer
866-489-3421(toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3421
Barry has led the Foundation as President/CEO since February 1996. For the previous 25 years, he served in the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Business Division, 19 of which as the director and business manager. He earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi in 1970, a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1973, and Cumberland College conferred upon him the Doctor of Administration Honorary degree in 1998. As President/CEO, Barry provides the executive leadership to the overall service ministry of the Foundation and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the successful fulfillment of its mission.
Janet A. McIntosh
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3437
Janet began her service with the Foundation in January 2007 as Accounting Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and 19 years of business, financial and accounting management experience, 2 years in the for-profit sector and 17 years in the not-for-profit sector. She is responsible for managing the overall accounting function and the preparation of the monthly financial statements. Janet works closely with PNC, the master custodian of the more than 1,000 accounts pooled for investment purposes. Planning, organizing and directing the internal aspects of the annual audit process are also part of her duties and responsibilities.
Public Relations Assistant
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3435
Barbara began her service with the Foundation in 1994 as the public relations assistant. On July 1, 2004, she became the Administrative & Public Relations Assistant. Prior to 1994, she worked 11 years as a temporary for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Barbara provides administrative support to President Barry Allen and Trust Counsel/COO Laurie Valentine through will and trust administration, correspondence, board and committee meeting preparation, financial and general records management and customer service. She provides public relations support to the Foundation through her creation of materials for all of the presentations and seminars conducted by Foundation staff, as well as coordination of all marketing, promotions and communications activities of the Foundation.
Laurie W. Valentine
Trust Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
866-489-3426 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3426
Laurie is admitted to the practice of law in Florida (1982) and Kentucky (1995). She earned a B.A. from the University of Florida (1978) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law (1981). Prior to joining the Foundation staff in June 1994, she was in private practice in Florida for 12 years specializing in estate planning, probate and guardianship law. Laurie provides the Foundation’s Board and staff with legal counsel concerning the administration of the Foundation's trust compliance process; charitable gift planning assistance to the development staff of KBC-related agencies and institutions; and charitable gift proposals to donors and their advisors. She also coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and the services of its third-party service providers.