Judi Cissell O'BryanJudi Cissell O'Bryan

Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

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Judi began her Extension career in 1990 serving eight years in the urban area of Campbell County before transferring to Laurel County in 1998.  She holds a BA in Home Economics with an emphasis in Housing / Community Development from Berea College and a MS in Family Resource Management from the University of Kentucky.  With the help of her FCS team she provides a needs-driven county wide FCS program that strives to improve the health and well-being of families in Laurel County. 

Judi is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and the Continued Excellence Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.



Family and Consumer Sciences Extension is committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Laurel County. To help families make wise decisions, our educational programs focus on:

  • Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices that influence health and well-being
  • Nurturing Families as they cope with fewer resources and more demands
  • Embracing Life as We Age to strive for independence longer
  • Securing Financial Stability in a turbulent economic period
  • Promoting Healthy Homes and Communities to recycle, reduce waste, and protect our environment
  • Accessing Nutritious Food that is affordable, available and safe
  • Empowering Community Leaders as we all work to sustain and improve our communities

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension make over 61,000 contacts annually with Laurel County individuals and families.


Tina Bledsoe


Tina Bledsoe

Program Assistant for
Family & Consumer Sciences

Tina is married with four children and four grandchildren.  Tina’s skills and varied interests enable her to coordinate the FCS community education C.L.A.S.S. programs.  She has extensive food preparation and handling training which is utilized in all Extension program areas.


Linda Burgard


Linda Burgard

Staff Assistant for
Family & Consumer Sciences

Linda is married with two children and has her Bachelor degree in Food Systems, Economic and Management from Michigan State University.  Linda provides office support for the FCS staff, is a committee member for Jabez Quilt Seminar, and is a member of Mountain Laurel Quilters Homemaker Club.