WEST LOUISVILLE ADVISORY COUNCIL
To ensure it makes a lasting, positive impact on individuals who need its help in West Louisville, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has announced a newly established West Louisville Advisory Council.
The advisory council includes 11 members who live or work in West Louisville and represent a diverse combination of businesses, nonprofits organizations, religious establishments, Metro Council districts and professional expertise.
Read about each member of the council below.
Alexander Browder Jr.
Browder Jr. is the workplace experience ambassador for a large, local healthcare company. He is 51 years young and born and raised in the west end by four strong women. He has worked in downtown Louisville for more than 30 years and hopes that he can show his community that a better life can be found with a simple walk down Broadway.
Bussey serves as the executive director of The Hope Bus, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on empowering families and individuals in its community. Bussey hails from the west end of Louisville and has a strong commitment to connecting to community issues.
Rooted in justice work and reconciliation, Bussey founded The Hope Bus and drives five initiatives through the organization that address food insecurity, violence prevention, health and wellness, emergency services and community engagement.
Under Bussey’s leadership, The Hope Buss has served thousands of people and expanded their reach by creating the Hope Village, transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness, which launched in April of 2022.
In August of 2022, Bussey became at a PHD student at Bellarmine University, pursuing her degree in education and social change.
Reverend Clay Calloway
Calloway has long been an advocate for West Louisville through his work as a minister, community builder, radio talk show host and coalition leader. He has served as a member of the West Louisville Ministers Coalition and associate pastor at Saint Stephen Baptist Church. He also has spent time as the host of the Saturday Morning Solutions radio show, which aims to offer solutions to problems that will improve the West Louisville community. He lives in West Louisville’s Chickasaw neighborhood.
Reverend Ulysses C. Gober III
Gober III is a native of Louisville. He is the pastor of West Louisville’s Lampkins Chapel CME Church located at 2738 Algonquin Parkway. He previously worked as the neighborhood youth board coordinator in West Louisville. He is passionate about the lives of those within his community and hopes one day they all win in their own way. He was appointed to the Goodwill West Louisville Community Advisory Council by District 3 Metro Councilmember, Kumar Rashad.
Reverend Gober’s motto is BRACE LIFE, which stands for: Beliefs, relationship, attitude, character and excellence. He believes these things are necessary for a positive and well-rounded life.
Hargrove has seen the good, the bad and the ugly in his community, which is why he feels passionate about the work of the West Louisville Advisory Council.
He is affiliated with the Louisville Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, is a member of the UAW Local 862 Publications, the Kentucky Alliance for Retired Americans, the Kentucky Chapter of the National Action Network and is on the Advisory Board for the Park Hill-Algonquin Community of Opportunity in District 6. He was appointed to the Goodwill West Louisville Community Advisory Council by District 6 Metro Councilmember, Phillip Baker.
Jackson is the CEO and principal broker of Noir Realty. Jackson is a licensed realtor-broker with an extensive background in property management of affordable housing developments and single-family scattered site homes.
Over the years, Tamika has been active through service in various civic and community organizations, keeping her current and well informed with the climate, culture and market of the local and surrounding community. Tamika currently serves on the Parkland Architectural Committee with Metro Louisville and the founder of the Parkland Business and Development Association in West Louisville, DEI Committee and delegate of Kentucky Association of Realtors.
She was appointed to the Goodwill West Louisville Community Advisory Council by District 1 Metro Councilmember, Tammy Hawkins.
Miller is the representative for Donna Purvis in District 5 and was referred to the West Louisville Advisory Council by Purvis. District 5 covers the Chickasaw, Shawnee, Portland and Russell neighborhoods.
Schroeder is a neighborhood mom, mediator and human rights activist who works diligently for housing and family welfare in her own neighborhood of Portland in West Louisville and serves widely with boards and committees for many community-based organizations, including Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ), OneWest, the Kentucky Poor People’s Campaign and the Louisville Community Grocery.
Schroeder has extensive experience in program design, administration and training in the not-for-profit sector. She was recognized as one of Louisville’s “Community Connectors” in research published by Leadership Louisville in 2010 and is a graduate of The Bingham Fellows; a Metro United Way’s Bell Award Honoree; twice a recipient of Jefferson County Teachers Association’s Apple Award; Cheri Bryant Hamilton’s 5th District Community Service Award; and was recognized by the Archdiocese of Louisville with their Peace and Justice Award.
Reverend David Snardon
Snardon is a native of Louisville and currently lives in the Chickasaw neighborhood. He is a childhood member of Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, where he has pastored for 12 years.
Snardon serves as president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition (IMC). IMC is an ecumenical Christian organization whose mission is focused on educational advancement, economic development and social justice. Snardon sits on several boards and serves as chairperson of Joshua Community Connectors, a nonprofit with a vision to provide wraparound services to individuals ages 25-35.
Donovan C. Taylor
Taylor is a west end community native and Chickasaw neighborhood resident committed to collaborating with residents and community groups to advance quality of life initiatives. Taylor serves as the director of The Plan Room, a OneWest, Inc. business accelerator program targeting Black and minority businesses to scale up to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
Taylor is committed to serve on the Goodwill West Louisville Advisory Council to advance the project and programming to best address the needs and desires of the community and city at-large.
Townsend is a nurse and the chief administrative officer for Norton Healthcare’s West Louisville Hospital. Known as a changemaker and visionary, Townsend specializes in finding operational solutions where there are known and sometimes complex community and workplace opportunities.
Outside of Norton, Corenza is active in the Louisville community as a multi-small business owner in the food industry and a board member for several nonprofit organizations across the city.
Corenza earned both her Bachelor of Business and Marketing and nursing degrees from Sullivan University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. She is the mother to Michael, a student athlete with JCPS.