MentorKids KY is committed to providing excellent services not only for the children they serve but also the single-parent or non-traditional households they come from. It is a joy to serve the community of Daviess County by reducing the effects of fatherlessness, as well as serving the Kingdom of God by reaching children and their families with the love of Christ.

Berly Tillman Sullivan | Executive Director

The best way to describe Berly is that passionate people have passionate ways and Berly is extremely passionate. She fiercely loves the Lord, her family and friends, and helping others who aren’t able to help themselves. As a former single parent, she knows firsthand the struggles that these parents face and desires to be an advocate for them and their children through her work at MentorKids Kentucky. Berly has been the Executive Director since March 2015.

Maria Shyver | Program Director Maria trains, manages & coaches the matches between our mentors & mentees. Along with overseeing matches, she also assists Berly with the administration side of the organization. Maria started working at MentorKids in 2014.


Marcus Velez
Marcus recruits the mentors for our program and manages MentorKids KY’s marketing strategies. He grew up in Owensboro and attends Bellevue Baptist Church. Marcus is a mentor himself and has a passion for leading youth to Christ. He has been on staff since September 2017.


Lauren is a freshman Elementary Education major at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is from Corbin, Kentucky and has been led by Christ to dedicate her life to helping children. Lauren joined the MentorKids Kentucky team through the Bonner Leader Program on campus in October 2017.