We believe optimal outcomes and quality of life are achieved when mind, body, and spirit are all addressed in health care and that integrative care should be a primary objective of the health care system. Thus the Midway Foundation will support the education, advocacy and delivery of integrative care.
Jim Roach, M.D.
Dr. Roach is board certified in family medicine and integrative holistic medicine, and has sought additional training in botanical, nutritional, and anti‐aging medicine. Integrative cancer care, because of its outstanding promise, and difficult to treat illnesses have become his top interests. He is committed to integrative medicine becoming the primary care model of the future, and believes education is instrumental in long‐term success. He has had state leadership in tobacco control, a founding leader in Habitat for Humanity, and is a Midway College trustee. He was the 1997 Central Kentucky Leader in Healthcare by the Lane Report, was instrumental in saving what is now the Bluegrass Community Hospital, and is the founder of the Midway Center for Integrative Medicine.
Bill Elder, Ph.D.
A leader in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Dr. Elder has chaired a committee on incorporating CAM into the medical school curricula. He has published research on CAM, and is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine where he directs behavioral medicine. He has sponsored the integrative medicine club for medical students for several years. An expert in communication, Bill brings important perspective, experience, and balance to our board.
Kim Clawson, M.D.
With a passion for health, wellness, women’s health, and integrative holistic approaches, Dr. Clawson has taken courses in botanical, environmental, holistic and anti‐aging medicine. She is board‐certified in Family Medicine, an undergraduate degree in nutrition, and joined Dr. Roach in his integrative medicine practice in 2004. She was a UK student health physician, University of Kentucky basketball team physician and serves on the board of the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Trained in Reiki, she has gained an appreciation for the breadth of integrative approaches available. Kim utilizes a mind, body, spirit approach, has acquired outstanding communication skills and is beloved by her patients.
Lisa Carson, N.D., M.H.
Lisa brings immense energy to the board. She is a master herbalist and is board certified as a traditional naturopath. She has a passion for helping people transform and take control of their health through the power of nutrition by finding the underlying cause of a health issue, then returning the whole body to balance.
Perry Bentley, J.D.
Mr. Bentley is a well‐known lawyer in the Central Kentucky area. He is a Partner in his law firm, which is among the elite few in Lexington. Mr. Bentley is recognized as a "Best Lawyer" and a "Kentucky Super Lawyer, Top 50 in 2008", for his legal accomplishments. He is a certified mediator and an adjunct professor at the University College of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Bentley is married with four children.
Patricia Boone, DVM
Dr. Boone received a BS in Animal Science, Biology, and Chemistry, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn. Interests involve preventative, alternative, and homeopath medicines (both human and equine), and her family including two girls who compete nationally and internationally in equestrian (jumping) competition. Patricia feels very passionate in her support. Her broader family has been a major philanthropic force in central Kentucky.
Steve is a highly visible businessman in central Kentucky who has recently served on the national board of Toyota. He is recognized for his philanthropy. While building his business to ownership of several automotive dealerships, he originally was involved in distribution of organic produce. He is especially concerned about school nutrition and supporting advances in integrative health care. Steve has a sincere concern about bringing change in central Kentucky.