Staff

  • Arthur Crosby
    Art is the Executive Director of LFHC. His primary responsibilities include initiating community outreach programs and overseeing legal staff in filing complaints. Prior to this, he focused his practice on housing issues and landlord/tenant law. Art has taught for the National Business Institute and lectures to both landlords and tenants on a regular basis. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, and the Florida Bar.

    Art received his B.S. degree in journalism with honors from the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Order of the Coif. []

  • Shayla D. Johnson
    Shayla is the Assistant Director at LFHC. In addition to assisting victims of housing discrimination, she also reviews testing conducted by the Council to detect discrimination in housing rental and sales, is in charge of all bookkeeping functions at the agency, and handles all design and construction cases at the Council.

    Shayla is a proud native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and is a 1997 graduate of Hopkinsville High School. She is a 2001 graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Government. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree.

    Shayla is involved in several professional and community organizations throughout Lexington, Kentucky, including the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals (Membership Chair 2004 – 2006), the Lexington Central Kentucky Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.(3rd Vice President 2005 – 2006; 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Correspondence Secretary 2006 – 2008; President 2008 – 2010; Treasurer 2010 – 2012), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Social Action Co-Chair 2011 – Present). []

  • Kyle Chafin
    Kyle is the Programs Coordinator of LFHC. Her primary responsibilities include administering the agency’s testing program, recruiting volunteers, conducting educational trainings for landlords and tenants, and assisting limited English proficient persons with their complaints of housing discrimination.

    Kyle has been an active board member of the Migrant Network Coalition since 2009. Currently serving as Vice-Chair of MNC, she works with both private and public organizations, and individuals, to address and meet the wide range of needs of the diverse immigrant communities across the state of Kentucky.

    Kyle received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Kentucky in 2009 and serves as a certified Spanish/English interpreter for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Service. []
  • Drew Bowling
    Drew Bowling has been the Intake Specialist at the Lexington Fair Housing Council since May 2015. In this role, Drew initiates investigations into allegations of housing discrimination LFHC receives from Kentucky residents. His focus includes but is not limited to gathering evidence and documents to support the allegations, filing complaints on behalf of clients with HUD and local human rights commissions, and providing advocacy for clients throughout the complaint processes. When possible, Drew will also attempt to mediate disputes directly between housing providers and tenants in order to bring about resolution for clients more quickly.

    Drew is also proactive with educating Kentucky residents about their fair housing rights by leading workshop groups on strategies to protect those rights, creating media to distribute so tenants and housing providers better understand fair housing rights and responsibilities, and promoting important fair housing information through various social media outlets. Within the LFHC organization, Drew has implemented several technology updates to improve the ease of running payroll, to assist with recruitment of discrimination testers, and to better utilize the agency’s website as a one-stop resource for all things fair housing.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature with a minor in women studies. He is currently enrolled in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work’s master’s program and expects to earn his degree in May 2018. []