Dr. Robert Slaton
Health Care Consultant, Robert Slaton Consulting

Slaton is a self-employed health care consultant specializing in Medicaid managed care and primary care network development.  He retired from the University of Louisville in 2007 where he held the positions of: Executive Vice President of University Health Care with oversight of a Medicaid managed care plan for a sixteen county region; Executive Director of the Medical School Practice Association which was responsible for the coordination of clinical activities of sixteen decentralized departments; Executive Director of the Primary Care Center where he developed implemented and managed an umbrella organization to coordinate all the medical school teaching clinics. 

In 1993, while on leave from U of L, Slaton served as Special Assistant for Health Care Reform to Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones. 

His previous positions included: Administrator for External Affairs for the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, KY (1983-1989), Acting Director for the Public Affairs Institute at Kentucky State University (1980-1983) and Commissioner for the Bureau (now Department) for Health Services for the Kentucky Department for Human Resources (1978-1979).   Slaton received an AB in Social Science (1963) and MA in Education (1966) from Western Kentucky University and his EdD in Educational Administration (1989) and MSSW (1968) from the University of Louisville.

He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a Life Member of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Medical Group Management Association, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. 

Slaton serves on the Community Advisory Committee of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Advisory Committee for the UK Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.