- Gerina D. Whethers – Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Erwin Roberts – First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Karen Young – Director of Human Resources / Chief Financial Officer
- Melissa DeLuca – Human Resources Assistant
Erwin Roberts – First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Erwin Roberts is a 1994 graduate of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1997. Roberts has had the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees of both Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky.
Roberts began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in the Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted general felony crimes. In 1999, Roberts left the Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to accept the position of Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville, Kentucky. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he prosecuted anti-terrorism matters in the Western District of Kentucky and assisted with national terrorism cases and initiatives. Roberts also served as the U.S. Attorney Office’s representative on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) which handled federal anti-terrorism investigations, cases and initiatives under the leadership of the FBI. Due to the nature of his duties, he was granted a Top Secret security clearance.
In 2004, Roberts left the U.S. Attorney’s office and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. As Executive Director, he was responsible for the coordination of all homeland security efforts for the Commonwealth and for compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiatives. Roberts was also responsible for the administration of $40 million in federal homeland security grants.
Subsequently he was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. As Deputy Secretary, he assisted the Cabinet Secretary with the management of over 3,000 cabinet employees and was responsible for the administration of numerous regulatory areas for the Commonwealth, including environmental, labor and natural resources. After a brief time at the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, Roberts was appointed Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet where he served as a member of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet. His duties as Secretary included the administration of human resources for the Commonwealth’s 36,000 employees; providing executive policy and management support to the Cabinet; administering the $1 billion Public Employee Health Insurance Program with 180,000 members.
Roberts has served in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) since 2000. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Roberts is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and Louisville Bar Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and currently serves on the Norton Healthcare Board of Trustees.