Mera Kathryn grew up in a house divided: her mom a Democrat, her dad a Republican. As you can imagine, dinner conversation was often lively and full of (mostly) friendly debate. Growing up this way, nurtured development of her own worldview, promoted healthy dialogue, and taught her the importance of welcoming and respecting various opinions.
Reverend Mera Cossey Corlett, Mera Kathryn’s mother, worked in state government at Central State Hospital. When budget cuts threatened to affect patient programming, Mera Kathryn joined her mom at work as a volunteer. These experiences developed within her the desire to improve life for those who are marginalized and vulnerable. Mera Kathryn’s father, Kevin worked in the financial industry. He taught his daughter a strong work ethic and the importance of investing wisely for sustainable growth.
When he was eight, Mera Kathryn’s husband, Kartik moved with his family from India to Louisville. He became naturalized as an American citizen when he was eighteen and embodies the American Dream as a successful small business owner who employs over 20 local workers. Recognizing their combined desire to enhance lives in our city, Mayor Greg Fischer surprised them with an honorary citation on their wedding day.
Mynx, their blue Chow Chow, was rescued from a shelter just days before she was scheduled to be euthanized. Mynx loves squirrels and long walks in the neighborhood. But she particularly loves the parks in and around her home.