Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announces four new members for its Community Advisory Committee

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced four new members of its Community Advisory Committee Monday, Nov. 14. The 31-member committee serves as a liaison between Kentucky communities and the foundation’s board of directors, and appoints a majority of the board.

The new members appointed by the CAC will serve a three-year term. They are public-health professor Angela Carman of Madison County, retired judge Roger Crittenden of Franklin County, former health-care executive Keith Knapp of Oldham County, and youth-service-center director Charity Fuson of Laurel County.

“Each member hails from a different area of Kentucky and each will offer their own unique expertise and input to the Foundation’s work, and give us greater insight into the health issues facing the Commonwealth,” said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the foundation, said in a news release.

The CAC officers for the coming year are Robert Slaton of Georgetown, who will serve as chair; LeChrista Finn of Lexington, who will be vice-chair; and Tim Marcum of Louisville, secretary.

Carman is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health, director of practice and experiential education for the college; and a public-health management consultant to local health departments and hospitals. She earned a business degree Berea College and an MBA at Eastern Kentucky University.

Crittenden spent 25 years as a circuit and district judge for Franklin County and served as a senior judge from 2006 until 2010. He is a graduate of UK’s College of Law and Georgetown College, and attended the Fels Institute of Government, a graduate program in public policy and public management at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Knapp is an associate professor of health sciences at Bellarmine University and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. He has a Ph.D. in gerontology from UK, a master’s in health administration from Xavier University and a bachelor’s in behavioral sciences from UK.

Fuson is director of the Youth Service Center at South Laurel Middle School in London and serves on many community boards related to youth and health. She received her bachelor’s degree from EKU.

Click here to read more about each of the new CAC members.

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