In an announcement from DWC Commissioner Dwight T. Lovan, Chief ALJ Donna Terry will be retiring at the end of the year:
“Chief ALJ Donna Terry has advised me she will retire at the end of the year. As you all know this will be a great loss to the Kentucky workers compensation system and to all of us. Donna was one of the original ALJs and has a vast knowledge of the law and its administration. She is an individual who has always demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond the every day aspect of the job. She has over the years provided wise counsel to commissioners and ALJs. She makes herself available to anyone here in the Frankfort office or those in the field offices to answer questions or provide solutions to problems. I will miss her wisdom and am grateful for her friendship. Take the opportunity to wish her well and thank her for her service.
“Beginning January 1, 2009, ALJ J. Landon Overfield will serve as Acting Chief ALJ. He will maintain an office in Henderson, but spend most days during the week here in Frankfort. This is a temporary appointment at this time. Like Donna, Landon possesses a great deal of wisdom and a genuine desire to see that we have the best workers compensation system available.”