Van Ingram is the Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Van joined ODCP in November 2004, shortly after it was created with the mission of coordinating Kentucky’s substance abuse efforts in enforcement, treatment and prevention/education.
Van served with the Maysville Kentucky Police Department for more than 23 years, the last six as Chief of Police. He is a former President of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and was named “Kentucky Chief of the Year” in 2001. He is the 2004 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement, as well as, the Melvin Shein Award for distinguished service to Kentucky law enforcement.
Van is a certified law enforcement instructor and has trained officers across the state on a variety of topics, including community oriented policing, case management, and “Kentucky Substance Abuse Issues” for Chiefs, Sheriff’s and command staff. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of substance abuse issues both in Kentucky and nationally.
Heather Hogan Wainscott
Heather Wainscott joined the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy in March 2005 as the Branch Manager. Heather began her public service career in 1997 serving as the Executive Assistant to the Franklin County Judge Executive, as well as, the Payroll & Human Resources Administrator for the Franklin County Fiscal Court.
Heather has an extensive background in Local Government Administration and Public Relations. She also worked as a contract lobbyist, and served as Director of Marketing for Junior Achievement, the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness. Heather also has a breadth of high-school and middle school teaching exprience in World History, American History, and Political Science.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Education from the University of Kentucky.
Amy Andrews joined KY-ODCP as the Program Manager for the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy in July 2007. She began her service with the State of Kentucky in 2004 working with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, the Governor’s Office of General Counsel and the Office of the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Additionally, Amy worked as a legal assistant with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for both the Middle District of Georgia as well as the Western District of Kentucky. Her duties included working with the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee.
Amy attended Columbus State University where she majored in Criminal Justice.
Stephanie Dawson is an Administrative Specialist for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and Internal Investigations Branch. She previously worked in the Public Protection Cabinet from 2009 to 2013. Stephanie was with The Office of the Secretary and The Department of Financial Institutions, Office of Legal Services, as an Administrative Specialist to the General Counsel.
Stephanie has an extensive background in business management in the restaurant business. She attended Western Kentucky University and is currently working towards her nursing degree.