Board Spotlight: Peggy Rasnick-Justice

At the most recent meeting of the Hindman Settlement School Board of Directors, four new members were elected to the governing body to serve three-year terms. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing each of these individuals to you through a series of profiles on our blog.

Meet Peggy Rasnick-Justice

As a native of Pikeville, she is a graduate of Pikeville High School and the University of Kentucky where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

After graduating college, she was drawn home to open her own rental business that she ran for over 10 years. Continuing to progress, her career has taken her from several professional organizations ranging from regional broadcast media company, a family-owned engineering and architecture firm, to the Kentucky Department of Transportation where she served as the Executive Director before joining Pikeville Medical Center as Assistant Vice President and then Vice President of the Physician Practices. Remaining at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for the past 15 years she now serves as Executive Director over Promoting Interoperability, a federally mandated program accountable for the functioning of their electronic health records systems. Additional duties at PMC include being an Epic certified systems analyst for the patient experience department via the MyChart patient portal. In addition to her full-time employment, Peggy has been a real estate agent for over 28 years and has owned and operated her own real estate brokerage firm since 2007. 

Knowing that community is an integral part of what makes the world spin on its access, she has served on numerous community organizations, some of which currently include: Pikeville United Methodist Church Administrative Board, Pikeville Pike County Planning Commission, Pike County Republican Party Executive Committee. After all of these activities, she will openly admit that she finally found her passion when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia and she became involved in the Floyd County After School Tutoring Program. The following year she opened the Pike County Chapter of the Hindman Settlement School After School Tutoring Program and served as the volunteer director  for the 10 years that her son attended the program. Her interests have now turned to normalizing dyslexia intervention in public schools as well as adult literacy initiatives. 

Hindman’s dyslexia intervention program is one of the most important programs offered in our region. With 25% of individuals having some degree of dyslexia, this becomes a a significant socioeconomic factor for the entire region. The proper support and intervention is a game changer, not only in the life of the student, but also in the community in which they live and work.

I have seen the difference it has made in my own household–there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child’s mind come alive and learn!

Peggy Rasnick-Justice, HSS Board Member Tweet