C/O The Plantory 501 West Sixth Street
Lexington KY 40508
Contact Information
Address C/O The Plantory 501 West Sixth Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone (859) 229-6845
Contact Name Rashmi Adi-Brown
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2006
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Center for Human Entrepreneurship Services was built out of the desire to enhance human service provision through accountability, strategy, leadership and sustainable evidence based practices. With decreasing financial resources, cases with increasing complexity and increased oversight, human services must evolve quickly into much more accountable and strategic positioning in the field. With increased policy, outcomes based contracting and competition providers must build programming that addresses community needs and then measures the ensuing success. CHES Solutions Group believes that organizations with support can make the sustainable changes required by regulators, accrediting bodies and funding sources with the appropriate strategies in place. Creating comprehensive strategies for meeting the vision set forth by your organization is what we do.
Background Statement The organization was formed from a felt need in the community and Commonwealth that non-profit organizations needed assistance and guidance in the following areas: training, evaluation, policy development, infrastructure development and strategic planning. From a modest beginning, CHES fulfills its original plans through ongoing work with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, rural health departments, child-centered projects and family-serving organizations.  Three employees make up the organization with a governing board of five.  Employees are all paid through contracts and CHES maintains a positive balance for all end of the year projections.  CHES is beginning new initiatives into work assisting in the development of innovative services for older adults. The board works closely with paid employees overseeing work and offering ongoing consultation. 
Impact Statement
CHES Solutions Group provided a multitude of services involving many service agencies this last year: 1) for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services , Department for Community Based Services the agency developed and provided facilitation, processes and training curriculum for the Out of Home Care Private Agencies,2) Provided consultation to the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for specialized child caring services, 3) Continued facilitation of child welfare agency supervisors in Florida and 4) worked diligently to apply for child welfare service and evaluation grants and 5) worked on an evaluation program for a KY rural health department program. The top goals for the current year include: 1) develop and implement an evaluation project for newly awarded two year grant for a lead child welfare agency in Florida, 2) continue to implement and expand training and projects with the state Department for Community Based Services, continue local and statewide collaborations, 3) implement an evaluation project for a rural KY health department and 4) broaden the program scope of CHES to reach the elderly population.
Geographic Areas Served
While our agency also serves counties in Florida, with regards to Kentucky our home office is based in Fayette county and we provide our services which includes: technical assistance, consultation, training and evaluation in most of the counties of Kentucky.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Kay Hoffman
Company Affiliation CHES Solutions Group
Term Jan 2015 to 2018
Board Members
Angela BaldridgeTHe PlantoryVoting
Gregory CoulsonSelf-Employed, AttorneyVoting
Chris GroeberKeyassets KentuckyVoting
Dr. Kay HoffmanUniversity of Kentucky
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Kay Hoffman
Term Start Jan 2011
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 East Indian
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of the Division of Child and Family Services
Experience/Biography Over 23 years of Child Welfare experience
Formal Evaluations
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments While the retention rate reflects 0%, it does not technically reflect staff turnover. The staff person that was in that position as of July of last fiscal year is now a full time board member and the CEO of another company. A new staff person was hired by the Board to continue the duties of the previous staff so there was no disruption of services. 
Description CHES provides a multitude of programming including: curriculum development, professional facilitation, program and policy development, training implementation, providing consultation to local and state agencies in the area of human services and program evaluation.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $180,250.00
Projected Expenses $164,398.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense--$82,244$80,054
Administration Expense--$63,274$61,770
Fundraising Expense--$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.161.31
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%57%56%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$98,675$99,837$76,678
Current Assets$93,477$94,767$75,133
Long-Term Liabilities--$0--
Current Liabilities--$0--
Total Net Assets$98,675$99,837$76,678
Form 990s
2016 Form 990
2015 CHES 990
2014 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990 2012
2011 990 2011
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address C/O The Plantory 501 West Sixth Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Primary Phone 859 229-6845
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Kay Hoffman
Board Chair Dr. Kay Hoffman
Board Chair Company Affiliation CHES Solutions Group