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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

LFCHD offers breastfeeding area at Crave

We had a successful turnout at this past weekend’s Crave event in Lexington as we provided a private, air-conditioned area for moms to breastfeed! Special thanks to Green Box Air for donating the air-conditioned tent – we hear from many parents who were grateful to have the space! We also want to highlight our staff members who worked hard at the event and behind the scenes planning for the weekend: Doraine Bailey, Kelli Gould, Nancy Hiner, Sara McMahan, Zinder Morris and Megan Preston.

Know Your Co-Worker: Karen Cecil

Name: Karen Cecil

Job Title: Reimbursement Specialist

Department/Program Name: Accounting/Billing

Years worked at LFCHD: 4 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? People/my job

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Home Health

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Old movies (classic & western), old rock n’ roll

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Sushi & Chinese

What do you like to do for fun? Hanging out with my friends, traveling, and sewing

What type of pets do you have? A cat and I have always had a dog(s) until recently

What word(s) describe you best? Friendly, outgoing

What is your greatest accomplishment? My children and surviving

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Let’s get to know each other!

The Employee Association wants to help LFCHD staff get to know each other better! If you haven’t already participated and you are interested in sharing more about yourself, take a few moments to fill out the form below. We look forward to getting know you and your co-workers!

Know Your Co-Worker: Gail Maxam

Gail Maxam

Name: Gail Maxam

Job Title: Billing Coordinator, CPC

Department/Program Name: Billing – Public Health

Years worked at LFCHD: 10 months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Schedule and challenges

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Accounts Receivable Reimbursement Specialist

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Pay It Forward

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Pizza

What do you like to do for fun? Hiking

What type of pets do you have? 3 dogs and 2 cats

What word(s) describe you best? Compassionate

What is your greatest accomplishment? Graduating college with highest honors while working full time, getting CPC certified and finding a job I love.

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Community Farmers’ Market a success for WIC participants!

marketA total of 276 WIC clients received a combined $5,520 in vouchers for the Community Farmers’ Markets held every Wednesday starting June 28 through July 26.

The event gave WIC a chance to let participants use their farmers’ markets vouchers on site. WIC participants received up to $20 in farmers’ market vouchers, and could increase the amount to more than $40 through various farmers’ market programs. WIC staff assisted clients on site, guiding them to the vendors’ tents and helping with any information they needed.

650 Newtown Pike

  # Clients Served # Checks Issued $ Worth
6/28 56 280 $1120
7/12 49 245 $980
7/26 54 270 $1080
TOTAL 159 795 $3180

2433 Regency Road

  # Clients Served # Checks Issued $ Worth
7/5 72 360 $1440
7/19 45 225 $900
TOTAL 117 585 $2340

Combined

# Clients Served # Checks Issued $ Worth
276 1380 $5520

Special thanks to the entire WIC team for their work in planning this successful community event and to the CHEE team for helping with blood pressure checks.

Employee Equity and Diversity Committee (EEDC) update

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“Diversity is the magic.  It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity.  The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.” — Thomas Berry

The purpose of The Employee Equity and Diversity Committee (EEDC), previously known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC), is to promote diversity and inclusion across the workplace, and to advise the Commissioner and Human Resources on personnel policies and practices. The committee has recently made some changes and additions to better serve its purpose.

The recent changes made by the committee are:

  • The creation of a new name and logo.
  • The selection of Ruben Perez as the Co-Chair.
  • The expansion of its focus to include more diversity and equity initiatives that will foster inclusion across the workplace.

Some of the new Diversity and Equity Initiatives for the EEDC includes the following:

  • Recommend staff training for all staff to cultivate diversity, cultural sensitivity, and respect at LFCHD.
  • Recommend program-specific educational materials, training, and interventions to address client needs within specific programs.
  • Coordinate staff events spotlighting diversity and inclusion.

Please find the EEDC contact information on the employee Intranet page.

Know Your Co-Worker: Rebekah Shoopman

Name: Rebekah Shoopman

Job Title: WIC Nutrition Education Coordinator

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD: 7 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? The friendships that I have made.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? WIC Nutrition Specialist

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Favorite book-Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Movie-I am a Disney kid!

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Papalenos in Berea

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my kids, play softball and piano.

What type of pets do you have? One dog and two cats.

What word(s) describe you best? Happy

What is your greatest accomplishment? Being a mother of two girls.

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Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employee of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Angelica Silva

Angelica Silva
Clinical Services Representative

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Rebekah Abney

Rebekah Abney
Nurse Specialist

Anna Hall

Anna Hall
Nurse Specialist

Heather Henderson

Heather Henderson
Family Support Specialist

 

Know Your Co-Worker: Kimberly Harris

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Name: Kimberly Harris

Job Title: Coordinator Nursing and Public Health Projects

Department/Program Name: Communicable Disease/Clinical Services

Years worked at LFCHD: 8 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? I really enjoy working in Public Health and playing a part in all the services we offer to make the community healthier. I also have some of the best co-workers around!

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Before coming to the health department, I worked as a nurse at Saint Joseph London. I have previously worked here as a nurse in School Health, Community Education (now CHEE), Public Health Clinic, and Communicable Disease/TB.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? I don’t really have any particular favorites. My kids love the movies Trolls and Zootopia, so those are a couple of favorites in our household.

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Pizza or Steak

What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy spending quality time with my little family. I also enjoy watching Netflix and painting pottery.

What type of pets do you have? I have one dog, a Yorkie, named Max.

What word(s) describe you best? Friendly and compassionate

What is your greatest accomplishment? My kids, Oliver and Olivia

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