Nancy Hale

President and CEO, Operation UNITE
• Moderator Advocacy Track: The Naked Truth about Medical Marijuana
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
• Moderator Prevention Track: Youth, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and ADHD Medication
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
• Moderator Federal Track: DEA 360 Strategy: Working Together to Break the Cycle of Drug Trafficking, Drug Violence and Drug Abuse
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Hale_Nancy-lgNancy Hale, MA, retired from public education in 2012 after 34 years as a teacher, career counselor, and administrative coordinator. That fall she joined Operation UNITE as Co-Program Director for the UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) Program. Very involved in her community, Ms. Hale has served as an Executive Board Member and volunteer with the Rockcastle County (KY) UNITE Coalition for the last 10 years, with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association for 25 years, as well as a current Board Member and twice-elected President of the Kentucky Association of Professional Educators. As a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Pi Chapter, Ms. Hale was named “Kentucky Volunteer of the Year” in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2004. She received the “Golden Apple Achiever Award” from Ashland Oil, Inc. in 2000 as one of Kentucky’s outstanding educators. In 2001, she was chosen as the “Kentucky YMCA Champion,” and was the first inductee into the Kentucky YMCA Youth Advisor Hall of Fame in 2010. She and her husband, John, also an educator and principal for 43 years, are the parents of two grown sons and have two granddaughters.