Friend for Life

cancer support network

Our Staff

Judy Kasey Houlette

Executive Director Judy Kasey Houlette holds a MA with a double major in Community Counseling and Applied Gerontology from Ball State University. A breast cancer survivor, Judy also received training in psychosocial oncology as part of her degree program. Judy has been a member of CARRA (Consumer Advocates in Cancer Research and Related Activities) since 2005, and has served as a human subjects advocate and reviewer for various programs sponsored by the National Cancer Institute since 2004. Judy is also a member of the Network Cancer Committee of Norton Cancer Care and served as a member of the Institutional Review Board at Baptist Hospital East from 2000 to 2003. Her life is deeply enriched by the cancer survivors and co-survivors with whom she works daily.

Nicole Guffey Wiseman

Assistant Director Nicole Guffey Wiseman received a Masters in Public Administration with concentration on Non-Profit Management from the University of Louisville. In addition to her position at FFL, Nicole serves as a PRN crisis phone counselor at Centerstone Kentucky. She has also worked and volunteered with several local non-profits including ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Children’s Home, Dress for Success, Kosair Children’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Nicole is a member of Kentuckiana Association for Volunteer Administration (KAVA), Fundraising Executives of Metro Louisville (FREML) and is a former Toastmaster. She enjoys spending time with her husband Mason, family and friends as well as traveling and trying new restaurants.