Sandi Curd is the Promise Zone Coordinator, a position created when Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation was named the first rural Promise Zone in America. Her work as Coordinator provides a relationship with the Promise Zone’s eight counties’ local government and leaders in education, healthcare, economic development, broadband, substance abuse, agriculture, housing, and downtown revitalization. Curd also serves as the National Coalition of Promise Zones convenor, bringing all 22 zones together to share best practices.

Curd serves on the Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, The Red Bird Settlement School, The East Kentucky Leadership Foundation, and The Baptist Health Corbin Foundation Board of Directors. She has 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of the Cumberlands.

Curd is a thirty-year member of the First Baptist Church Corbin, where she teaches an adult Sunday School class. Her husband, Bryan, is a physician working in the Emergency Department at Baptist Health Corbin.  Together, they enjoy movies, books, and their two dogs:  Doc Holiday, Big Nose Kate, and quarter horse Bo.  They reside on a farm in Whitley County.