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Jane Chiles is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a B.A. in Sociology. She is the former Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, the statewide public policy arm of the Catholic Church. Ms. Chiles has more than 20 years of community activism in issues ranging from affordable housing to substance abuse. Her voluntary board involvement includes 15 organizations and agencies, including the Junior League of Lexington, the Chrysalis House, the Lexington Public Library, the Volunteers of America, the Florence Crittenton Home in Lexington and the Lexington Theological Seminary. In her service with the Catholic Conference, Ms. Chiles monitored major healthcare reform laws implemented by the Kentucky General Assembly that impacted vulnerable populations and the ministry of Catholic healthcare. She served as co-chair of Kentuckians for Health Care Reform, an advocacy coalition of over 200 organizations across the Commonwealth. In 2003 Ms. Chiles was appointed to the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Health Care in Lexington, where she continues to serve as a Council member and committee member for Strategic Planning. Ms. Chiles lives in Lexington with her husband Larry, owner of Meridian-Chiles. She works in the family business and serves as the Secretary to the Corporation. They have three adult sons and became proud grandparents in 2006.