Pamela C. Hagan, MSN, RN


Prior to joining the Board staff, Pam held a variety of positions including clinical nurse specialist in ambulatory and inpatient oncology, and practiced in clinical areas of acute care, home health, hospice, and palliative care as well as in nursing education. She has held executive and management roles in community hospitals, hospice care, Veterans Affairs, and university medical center settings and previously served as a member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Pam was the Executive Director of Kentucky Nurses Association and then moved to the Washington, DC, area where she was the Chief Programs Officer at the American Nurses Association for 9-½ years.

She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing.


  • APRN Education & Practice Consultant
    Kentucky Board of Nursing
    Louisville, Kentucky

David R. Hopkins, BS


KASPER is operated by the Office of Inspector General in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. David is responsible for KASPER training, managing federal Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Grants that provide funding support for the program, for analysis and research using KASPER data, and for coordinating the KASPER Advisory Council.

David graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, and has over thirty years experience in Information Technology consulting and project management.

He is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities, and the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association.


  • KASPER Program Manager
    Office of Inspector General
    Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
    Frankfort, Kentucky

Hendree' Jones, PhD


Dr. Jones holds a PhD in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations.

She has received continuous funding from the United States National Institutes of Health since 1994 and has published over 165 publications, two books on treating substance use disorders (one for pregnant and parenting women and the other for a more general population of patients), and several book and textbook chapters.

Dr. Jones is a consultant for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. She leads or is involved in projects in Afghanistan, the Southern Cone of South America, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United States focusing on improving the lives of children, women, and families.


  • Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Executive Director, Horizons
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Morgan C. Ransdell, JD


Before joining the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Mr. Ransdell worked for twelve years as an attorney with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and for five years as an attorney with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office.

Mr. Ransdell holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky.

During his twenty-two years of legal practice, Mr. Ransdell has concentrated in the areas of employment law and professional licensure litigation.


  • Prosecuting Attorney
    Kentucky Board of Nursing
    Frankfort, Kentucky