Who We Are

Cedar Lake

Our vision is of a community where those with and without disabilities learn to share and enrich each other’s lives through meaningful interactions that cultivate mutual respect and unconditional love.
Our mission is to offer highly compassionate, capable care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may experience a life of abundant possibilities.


Cedar Lake was founded in 1970 by Louisville-area parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cedar Lake Lodge began providing intensive supports in 1974, and added community-based support options, Cedar Lake Residences, in 1989. Cedar Lake is a faith-based organization, and is formally affiliated with the Lutheran Church.

Collectively, Cedar Lake operations employ nearly 500 staff members and have an annual operating budget in excess of $30 million, providing supports to more than 250 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Value Statements

We Believe...

We believe in the God-given worth of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and commit to advocate for their full rights.

We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have as much control over their lives as possible and be offered opportunities to express personal choices.

We believe that a well-trained staff, committed to the mission and vision of Cedar Lake, will successfully offer a high level of compassionate, capable care, responsive to the needs of the mind, body, and spirit of the people we serve.

We believe a joint commitment with families/guardians is essential in order to act responsibly in addressing the current and future needs of those we serve.

We believe in offering residential and community services with excellence, to maximize the unique abilities, safety, health, welfare and self-esteem of each person we serve.

We believe our nonprofit, faith-based agency can operate efficiently and effectively through public, community and corporate partnerships.

Our History

Through the Years

Our Team

Board of Directors

BRUCE BEICKMAN

Chairman

GREG WELLMAN

Vice Chairman

BRYAN BAIN

Secretary

LYNN WILKERSON

Treasurer

Solomon Parker
SOLOMON PARKER

Board Member

Nick Garber
NICK GARBER

Board Member

SANDY RINGER

Board Member

THERESA STIEBLING

Board Member

BONNIE STITH

Board Member

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LEAH CAMPBELL

Board Member

VAUGHN BELL

Chairman

JERRY ROBY

Vice Chairman

Kevin Joynt
KEVIN JOYNT

Treasurer

MARK COOKSEY

Board Member

JOHN NORDSTROM

Board Member

Bridget Lavin
BRIDGET ROHFLING

Board Member

Barbara Ford
BARBARA FORD

Board Member

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PATRICIA ELLISON

Board Member

BRUCE BEICKMAN

Chairman

MARK COOKSEY

Vice Chairman

BRUCE YUNGMAN, ESQ.

Secretary

LYNN WILKERSON

Treasurer

BRYAN BAIN

Board Member

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WILLIAM WAGNER

Board Member

Kevin Joynt
KEVIN JOYNT

Board Member

BONNIE STITH

Board Member

THERESA STIEBLING

Board Member

CASSANDRA TEMBO

Interim President &
Chief Executive Officer

JASON SQUIRES

Chief Operations Officer

Marge Waugh
MARGE WAUGH

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

RHONDA TRAUTMANN

Director of Human Resources

KATHEY GOLIGHTLY SANDERS

Executive Director,
Cedar Lake Foundation

JEFF MINIARD

Executive Director,
Cedar Lake Lodge

TISH STEWART

Executive Director,
Park Place & Sycamore Run

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502.495.4946
info@cedarlake.org
9505 Williamsburg Plaza
Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40222

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