Emily Beauregard has been named executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health.
“We had an excellent pool of candidates for the position and are thrilled to have found in Emily the winning combination of broad health policy knowledge and experience, strong administrative capabilities and a passion for the mission of KVH to improve the health of Kentuckians,” KVH Chair Sheila Schuster said in a news release.
KVH is a group of organizations and individuals working to improve health and coverage for Kentuckians, and was organized in response to the federal health-reform law. It includes groups that lobby, but it does not lobby.
The executive director position has been empty since May, when KVH’s former executive director, Regan Hunt, left the position to join Humana Inc. as a product development consultant.
Prior to joining KVH, Beauregard, who has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, served as director of planning and communications at the Kentucky Primary Care Association and prior to that, as the health planner and refugee health coordinator at the Family Health Centers in Louisville.
KVH Board Officer Rich Sekel said of Beauregard, “She has been very active with KVH as a coalition member, understands the mission and vision of our organization, and will be able to immediately make a difference in broadening our outreach and increasing our impact.”