Training Initiatives Manager
Deanna McCord manages the nationally accredited REE Training Center. Deanna has more than 20 years’ experience in the compliance field serving clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining REE, Deanna managed the Program Compliance department for Kentucky Housing Corporation coordinating the oversight of more than one hundred million dollars of federal grants annually. Over the course of her career, Deanna has developed and delivered training programs on a variety of topics, including federal grants management, environmental health, regulatory compliance, and business administration. Deanna is a BPI-certified Building Analyst
Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and has four years’ experience working in various roles as a Coordinator and Marketing Writer. Prior to joining the REE team in 2020, Kaitlin worked with the technical team at Belcan Engineering and generated content for the marketing group at University of Kentucky HealthCare. Kaitlin is passionate about promoting the values of community, inclusivity, and serving the needs of her fellow Kentuckians.
Dewayne has 9 years’ experience in the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) performing comprehensive energy audits of single-family dwellings and quality control inspections of technical work. Dewayne is a BPI-certified Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, and Building Analyst. He holds Level 1 Thermography certification, is certified by the EPA as a lead-based paint renovator, and is an expert in duct leakage diagnostics, zonal pressure diagnostics and combustion appliance zone safety. Dewayne serves as a technical monitor for Kentucky’s WAP network.
Troy has 13 years’ experience in the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), 7 years as an Energy Auditor and 3 years as a monitor/trainer. Troy is Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified in Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, Building Analyst, Crew Leader, Retrofit Installer Technician, Healthy Home Evaluator, and Infiltration and Duct Leakage designations. Troy holds Level 1 Thermography certification, is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a lead-based paint renovator and is trained in construction safety under Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. Troy brings 10 years of experience in the private-market building construction industry.
.Wesley has 26 years experience in the Department of Weatherization Assistance Program, seven years as a Quality Control Inspector. Wesley holds Kentucky Master Electrician license and is Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified in Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, and Building Analyst designations. Wesley is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a lead-based paint renovator and is trained in construction safety under Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. Wesley brings with him 12 years experience as a self-employed HVAC installer and 3 years experience in residential construction.