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Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health names Michael Friesen as 2020-2021 board chair

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health elected Michael Friesen as chair for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which began July 1. Friesen is a vice president at Traditional Bank in Lexington with 15 years of commercial banking experience. He is a native of Lexington and graduated from Henry Clay High School. Friesen has an MBA from the University of Kentucky and BSBA-Finance from the University of Richmond....

LFCHD accepting nominations for 15th annual Dr. Rice C. Leach Public Health Hero Award

It is time to nominate people for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Dr. Rice C. Leach Public Health Hero Award. The award, now in its 15th year, is for individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. Criteria for the selection of the award include: • Exemplary leadership and diligence in promoting public health • Remarkable...

Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health selects UK Nursing professor Kacy Allen-Bryant as 2017-18 chair

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health elected Kacy Allen-Bryant as chair for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which began July 1. Allen-Bryant, Ph.D.(c), MSN, MPH, RN, is a lecturer for the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she engages in community outreach to many organizations, including homeless shelters, day centers for those with mental illnesses, afterschool programs for disadvantaged...

Board of Health elects lawyer as new chair; first non-medical chair in board history

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has elected Scott White as chair and Dr. John P. Riley as vice-chair for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning July 1. White will be the first non-medical/public health official to lead the board in its history.   (Photo provided) White is a lead trial lawyer for Morgan and Pottinger, a full-service law firm representing financing institutions, businesses...