Meet Our Team 

Dr. Armon Perry

Armon R. Perry, Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work. Dr. Perry’s primary research interest is fathers’ involvement in the lives of their children. To date, these research efforts have resulted in several conference presentations and peer reviewed journal articles focused on the impact of fathers’ involvement, the circumstances predicting their involvement, and social service agencies’ strategies to recruit fathers into their programming. In his role as the Principal Investigator of the 4 Your Child project, Dr. Perry aims to leverage his experience and expertise to create opportunities for fathers to enhance their capacity for engaged fathering. 

Dr. Becky Antle

Becky Antle, MSSW, PhD is an Associate Professor of Social Work and University Scholar at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Currently, Dr. Antle is the Co-PI on this responsible fatherhood project, as well as a $1 million grant funded by NIH on the dissemination of computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care, a $2.5 million grant funded by Children’s Bureau to enhance the capacity of mental health and public child welfare workers to provide evidence-based practices to the child welfare population, and a $1.6 million grant funded by SAMSHA to establish a center to promote resilience and recovery among traumatized children. She recently completed work as the Co-PI on a $5 million grant funded by the Office of Adolescent Health to provide relationship education to at-risk youth to prevent teen pregnancy and a $500,000 grant funded by the Children’s Bureau to promote academic stability and success among foster youth. For the past fifteen years, she has been involved in research on evidence-based practice, violence prevention (child maltreatment, domestic and dating violence), relationship education, solution-based child welfare practice, the impact of domestic violence on children, comorbidities of child maltreatment, and training/evaluation issues in human services. She has been awarded (as a PI or Co-PI) twelve federal grants totaling over $21 million, as well as four state contracts totaling $700,000 per year. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, 52 technical reports, and 12 other professional publications. She has made 92 presentations at conferences. She has extensive expertise in training evaluation, prevention programs, community-based collaboration and the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices.

Dr. Cheri Langley

Cheri N. Langley received her PhD in Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham & the University of Alabama. Dr. Langley also holds an MPH in Epidemiology and International Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She currently serves as the Program Manager for the 4 Your Child program initiative. Professionally, Dr. Langley has worked in public health in a variety of settings including epidemiology and health behavior at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Jefferson County Department of Health (Alabama), and at the University of Louisville. Dr. Langley has also worked in public health internationally including, Kingston, Jamaica, Bangkok, Thailand, and Kumasi, Ghana. Dr. Langley's public health practice and research includes adolescent sexual health, HIV/AIDS and STI prevention, family and neighborhood context, and poverty.

Danielle Whiteside, MSC & Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Danielle Whiteside is an Alumni of University of Louisville (Go CARDS!) graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Shortly after earning her degree she started her career in social services working with adolescent females with severe emotional disabilities and homeless young adults. Ignited in her was a passion to do more… she enrolled and completed Campbellsville University Masters of Science in counseling program and made a personal commitment to be a conduit of change.  She is living life with a purpose.

 

Danielle is actively working on completing the requirements to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and two (2) classes away from earning a Masters of Theology.

She is also a foster parent with Department of Community Based Services.

 

Danielle bleeds red! She loves, loves, loves, U of L’s football and basketball programs. She is a proud parent to Alexander who is 19 months old. She enjoyd traveling, playing bunco, reading and spending time with family/friends. Including her three nieces and two nephews.

Walter L Murrah III

Walter Murrah started his career in social services working as the community organizer for a local non-profit. He quickly learned that working with people was his passion and that if positive change was going to happen anywhere, it might as well happen through him. For the past 7 years Walter has continued his work in social services in various capacities. In addition to his work in social services, Walter has played an instrumental role in the development of countless branding projects for businesses and non-profits- in both public and private sectors. He currently serves as programmatic and marketing support for the 4YourChild Program.

Karen Fanning

Karen Fanning is the Fatherhood Liaison for the 4 Your Child Project. She has 27 years of experience working with the State Government of Kentucky and Local Community Based Services agencies. Many of those years included being a child support caseworker and subsequently a Trainer and Facilitator for the Division of Child Support Enforcement. Karen is looking forward to working with the team of the 4 Your Child Project, in hopes of making a difference in the lives of the families of Kentucky.  As the Fatherhood Liaison for the 4 Your Child project, she hopes to partner with both the State Child Support Agency as well as the Community Partners in Kentucky to create opportunities for the participants of the program and their families for more engaged parenting and better relationships between the parents.

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     Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, grant number 90FK0074-01-00. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.