Board of Directors 2017-12-28T15:10:29+00:00

Director: Scott Panella (Louisville, KY)

Scott Panella: As the founders of Give A Goat, Scott and his wife Meg have a heart for East Africa. 2013 was the year that changed the Panella family as they grew their family from 4 to 6 through the adoption of their boys from Uganda. During the adoption process, the Panella’s felt it in their heart to give back to a country that provided two children for them. With the discovery that milking goats are underutilized in Uganda, Scott felt it was necessary to focus efforts starting to Give A Goat with the guiding principles of education, rehabilitation & ministry.

Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Board Member: Matt Leitterman (Louisville, KY)

Matt Leitterman: Matt joined Give A Goat in 2016 because he wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself.  He now oversees the finance side of the organization and this is an area that he has a true passion about.  He has been teaching Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at his home church, Southeast Christian, for six years and recently had the opportunity to teach inmates financial responsibility upon their release.  Matt believes Give A Goat has given him the opportunity to change lives while also being able to share the love of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.

Board Member: Abby Graves (Louisville, KY)

Abby Graves: Abby first visited Uganda in June of 2016. Before going, she knew little about Uganda in general. Her time there opened her eyes and heart to love people in a way she had never experienced. While, there Abby witnessed the devastating effects that malnourishment can have on a child, and also saw where goat milk can fill a need in those malnourished. Excited to be work alongside Give A Goat, Abby plans to work on our semi-annual and annual fundraisers as well as communication.

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Board Member: Scott Dillon (Louisville, KY)

Scott Dillon: Scott joined Give A Goat as a supporter in 2015 is a Christ follower, passionate husband, and Director at a global management firm. His desire is to see life flourish through the foundations of the gospel and food. He and his wife Holly are raising 11 children in Crestwood, Ky. In addition, Scott serves as a Deacon at Southeast Christian Church based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself.”