- Executive Director of Lady Veterans Connect
- Co-Founder of Church Under the Bridge
- Co-Chair of VRUCK (Veteran Resources United of Central & Eastern KY)
- KDVA Women Veteran Advisory Board Member, 2016, 2017
- Commonwealth Ambassador
- KDVA Gold Star Award for Outstanding Patriotism Recipient
Alliance Therapy Dogs - Tester/Observer
Professor at Grand Canyon University
Recipient of United Way of the Bluegrass Volunteer of the Year Award
- MSL, MNPM, MACH
Phyllis Abbott, founder of Sheppard's Hands a 501(c)(3) organization, founded Lady Veterans Connect to provide high quality, comprehensive services to Lady Veterans to assist in transitional support and prevent homelessness.
One by one the LVC (Lady Veterans Connect) team continues to grow, each member bringing his/her gifts, specialties, ideas, and visions on how to better serve Lady Veterans and their families. Under the new organization, renovation is currently taking place at Trapp Elementary School in Winchester, KY, a 22,000 sq. ft. facility that will house Lady Veterans and their children with a maximum capacity of 35.
Work continues with Lady Veterans in the Thurman-Abbott Home in Lexington, KY; and much more planned to connect our Lady Veterans.