Board of Directors


Amanda Nielsen is a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania. She has been working in Marketing and Community/Business Development for 10 years. Amanda joined Park Community Credit Union in 2015 as the Director of Community Development. Park Community Credit Union is a Kentucky credit union, seeking to improve the quality of life for our members, communities, and employees. Amanda specializes in community engagement and working with local businesses to assist their employees with financial education and becoming financially successful.

Vice President

Tiffany McDonald is a native of Versailles, Kentucky and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She has been working in Human Resources for 12 years focusing in all aspects of HR. Tiffany joined Keeneland Association in 2012 as part of the HR team and is now Assistant Director of the Human Resources Department. Keeneland Association is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house.   Tiffany specializes in benefit administration, employee engagement and focuses primarily on talent management.

Michelle Deans


Michelle Deans is a native of Lexington and has over 14 years of public accounting experience with concentration on audits of manufacturing, automobile dealerships and employee benefit plans. Her experience in commercial financial statement audits is with small to medium sized non-public entities. Her employee benefit plan experience has included a range of clients from small plans for privately owned companies to large SEC or government plans. She has experience with 401(k), 403(b) and defined benefit plans.



Monica Lykins is a Recordkeeping Consultant with Unified Trust Company, N.A. Monica has been in the financial services industry for nearly 14 years, working in both the Wealth Management and Retirement Plan arenas. Monica’s professional background & experience center on servicing and administering qualified retirement plans, with an emphasis in 401(k) and 403(b) defined contribution plans. She has been with Unified Trust Company, N.A. since 2007.

Advisory Board Member

Greg is the Director of Financial Planning, Insurance Consulting, Employee Education and Wellness for Alpha Financial Partners. Greg enjoys the process of crafting personalized and comprehensive financial plans, ultimately helping his clients meet their lifelong goals and objectives. Prior to co-founding Alpha Financial Partners in 2020, Greg spent nearly five years at UBS Financial Services in Lexington, Kentucky. Before that he was an Advisor and Planning Specialist with two independent, boutique firms in Detroit, Michigan.

Over the past ten years, Greg has built his practice around trust and integrity, with his underlying goal to assure clients’ have the peace of mind and total transparency in their financial plans.

He earned his degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and remains heavily involved with his alma mater today, previously serving as President of the Young Alumni Council. He is a huge sports enthusiast, with a specific passion for golf and thoroughbred racing. Greg lives in Lexington with his wife Amanda and their border collie, Tillie.