Amanda M. Ferguson, M.A.

Executive Director

Amanda was named Surgery on Sunday's executive director in May 2017. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the program, including community outreach, public relations, marketing, patient services, grantwriting, and fundraising.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and an M.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Amanda and her husband, Todd, live in Lexington with their three children.

Prior to joining Surgery on Sunday, Amanda served 10 years as an elected member of the Fayette County Board of Education. She has extensive experience with non-profits and board work, and is an involved member of the Rotary Club of Lexington and Centenary United Methodist Church.


Trish Hatler

Volunteer Coordinator

Trish joined the Surgery on Sunday team in July 2021 and brings extensive nonprofit experience to her position. She has worked with the Kentucky Bar Association, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lexington Habitat for Humanity in various roles including program administration, fundraising, major gifts, and communications. In addition to her duties as volunteer coordinator with Surgery on Sunday, she is co-founder of Little Bird Creative Strategies, a boutique public relations firm in Lexington.

She and her husband, Rob, live in Clark County with their two dogs and enjoy spending time with their grown daughter and 4 year-old grandaughter.

Nancy Johnson, RN, BSN

Clinical Coordinator

Nancy joined Surgery on Sunday as clinical coordinator in September of 2017. In cooperation with the medical director and executive director, Nancy is charged with coordinating the entire patient care process, from initial referral to final post-op visit. Her duties include reviewing patient referrals, obtaining medical records, arranging surgical consultations, ordering diagnostic studies, ensuring follow-up care, communicating with referring providers, and addressing patient concerns.

Originally from Connecticut, Nancy lived in several cities across the U.S. before she and her husband, UK orthopedist Darren Johnson, settled in Lexington 25 years ago. They have 3 adult children and she works part-time as a preop nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Tony Reyes, Certified Medical Interpreter

Interpreter Coordinator

Tony Reyes was named interpreter coordinator in September of 2015. Tony has been the lead medical interpreter for Surgery on Sunday since inception in 2005.  Tony is responsible for ensuring qualified medical interpreters are at the bedside with patients during surgery days to so that terminology and understanding is communicated properly to both medical providers and patients.

Having completed his medical interpreting training through Bridging the Gap in May of 2005, Tony has worked with the migrant community through the Bluegrass Farmworker’s Health Center, as a medical interpreter at the University of Kentucky’s Family Care Center, and as an interpreter for the UK Department of Pediatrics. Tony resides in Lexington with his wife, Norma, and his daughter Yleana (and hopefully soon adoptive daughter from Mexico, Reyna).