The Kentucky Public Health Association is, with the exception of its Executive Director, a completely volunteer organization. It is governed by an elected slate of Officers and Directors working closely with the various Committee Chairs and Section Chairs. The Officers, Directors and Section Chairs comprise the full voting Board of Directors. See the complete listing below of KPHA Officers, Directors & Sections Chairs.

KPHA is always looking for volunteer help to assist with various events and programs. To volunteer send an e-mail to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of the Officers or Board members listed.

2020-2021 Executive Committee

PRESIDENT
Kayla Bebout
Hopkinsville,KY
(270)887-4160
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PRESIDENT-ELECT
Dr. Molly McKinney
Richmond,KY
(859)622-2129
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SECRETARY
April Harris
Owenton, KY
(502)484-3412
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TREASURER
Lisa Pollock
Elizabethtown, KY
(270)769-1601
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PAST PRESIDENT
Janie Cambron
Frankfort, KY
(502)564-3970, Ext. 4088
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Directors

Brittany Parker
502-564-4269
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Dr. Michael Ballard
859-622-1916
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Randy Gooch
859-885-4149
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Tracy Aaron
606-875-2693
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Jennifer Gulley
859-744-4482
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Judy Mattingly
502-564-4269
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Kelly Alexander
502-564-3970
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Denise Beach
270-821-5242
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Becki Casey
502-564-4269
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Dr. Deniece Bell
502-564-3970
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Anne Hatton
859-626-4505
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Dr. Miranda Terry
270-809-3839
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Committe Chairs

Advocacy Committee
Taylor Ingram
812-595-1495
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Conference and Awards Committee
Jennifer Gulley, Becki Casey, and
Brittany Parker

Elections Committee
Janie Cambron

Finance and Audit Committee
Lisa Pollock & Randy Gooch

Governance
Julie Brooks
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Student Organization/Scholarship Committee
Dr. Richard Wilson
270-745-5870
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Workforce Committee
Vacant



Executive Director

Dana Nickles

Dana Cox Nickles was named the Executive Director of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky Health Departments Association on July 15, 2019. Nickles is a lifelong Kentuckian and holds a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University.

Nickles has extensive experience working for improved access to health care services in both the public and private sectors. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, where she had the opportunity to work with the Department for Public Health. Most recently, she was the manager of a non-profit organization providing free medical, dental, and pharmacy services to patients with limited access to health care. Nickles has been an attorney for 25 years and has served as city attorney, General Counsel for the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, Deputy General Counsel for the Administrative Office of the Courts, and as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division.

Dana is skilled in advocacy, management, strategic planning, and policy development and implementation. She is focused on leading through collaboration, empowering others, and building on the success of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky Health Departments Association. Nickles lives in Frankfort, Kentucky with her family.

PO Box 4647
Frankfort, KY 40604-4647
Tel: (502) 875-2255
Fax: (502) 226-5155
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Directors: KPHA Board of Directors are elected by the membership to serve a four-year term of office. Together the elected officers, the Committee Chairs, and the Directors comprise the full voting Board of Directors for KPHA. Please feel free to contact any Director with any comments or suggestions you may have.

Committee Chair: Various individuals volunteer their time to serve KPHA as Committee Chairs based upon various interests. They and their committee are responsible for various functions of the organization relating to their committee charge. They also serve as the main resource person for their area of interest. They would appreciate any comments or suggestions that you may have about their particular area.