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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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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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Know Your Co-Worker: Kimberly Harris

kimberly Harris

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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Know Your Co-Worker: Kelli Gould

Kelli Gould

Name: Kelli Gould

Job Title: WIC Nutrition Specialist

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD: 6 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Helping the community and working with great co-workers.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Catering Manager

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Home Alone

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Pizza/Pazzos

What do you like to do for fun? All things outdoors

What is your greatest accomplishment? My two children

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Know Your Co-Worker: Katrina Howard

Name: Katrina Howard

Job Title: Compliance & Projects Officer

Department/Program Name: Administration / Compliance & Projects

Years worked at LFCHD: 2

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? My favorite thing about working at LFCHD is knowing that my work in some way impacts all residents and visitors of Lexington-Fayette County.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Prior to my career shift into Compliance, I was the laboratory manager for an embryology/in-vitro fertilization lab. I am a lab geek at heart.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? To be honest, I really do not have a favorite of anything. My interests vary and jump around too much to have a favorite.

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? I love all types of food. This is why I cannot ever decide where or what to eat. But, I do give preference to somewhere with a nice patio.

What do you like to do for fun? Probably the things that I enjoy the most are cooking and tailgating. Before a home UK football game, I will spend way too much time designing the menu and cooking for all our friends.

What word(s) describe you best? I would say the word inspired. My friends, family, and co-workers inspire me daily to do the best I can and treat people with the compassion and care I would want in return.

What is your greatest accomplishment? That one is easy–my kids. As a young mom, my son made me want to work hard and be the kind of mom he would be proud of. And, my daughter, who is so much like me it is scary, makes me want to protect her, yet encourage her to do all the things I was too scared to do.

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Know Your Co-Worker: Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall

Name: Kevin Hall

Job Title: Communications Officer

Department/Program Name: Admin

Years worked at LFCHD: 10 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Telling the public about all the great services our employees provide to the community; hosting our radio show on 93.9 FM.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Newspaper editor

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Movies: original Star Wars trilogy; The Godfather (I and II); anything by Scorsese or P.T. Anderson; Music: Bruce Springsteen; Book: All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat?  La Antigua in Georgetown (or pretty much any Mexican restaurant).

What do you like to do for fun? I read, write (though not as much as I should) and buy/sell comic books.

What word(s) describe you best? “New Yorker ideas with Weekly World News talent”

What is your greatest accomplishment? Delivering a commencement speech to nephew’s graduating class; making Springsteen laugh; TBD.

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Know Your Co-Worker: Jeanette Hart

Jeanette Hart

Name: Jeanette Hart

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Department/Program Name: Administration

Years worked at LFCHD: 10 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD?: The ability to have a healthy worklife balance.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)?: Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Health.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book?: As a child, my favorite book was Harold and the Purple Crayon.

What is your favorite food/place to eat?: La Casita Mexicana in California.

What do you like to do for fun?: Travel

What type of pets do you have?: One doggie, he’s a rescue.

What word(s) describe you best?: Life learner.

What is your greatest accomplishment?: Returning to school for my Executive Master of Business Administration.
 

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Know Your Co-Worker: Heather Watson

Name: Heather Watson

Job Title: Clinical Services Representative

Department/Program Name: Public Health/WIC and Clinic

Years worked at LFCHD: 1 year

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? My amazing co-workers!

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Caseworker for Food Stamps and Medicaid.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? My favorite book is Wild (NOT the movie).

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Thanks to Doraine, I love Windy Corner!!! If you have not tried it, you need to!

What do you like to do for fun? LOVE hiking and being outdoors (especially when it is nice and warm).

What type of pets do you have? I have two hairless dogs, Maja and Einstein (you can ask me later why those names). They are hairless Chinese Crested.

What word(s) describe you best? Loving, respectful, and a great listener.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Marrying my wonderful husband!

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