Healthy Times

LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Welcome new employees!

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

Hailee Reed
Hailee Reed
Disease Intervention & Outreach Specialist

Lisa McDonald
Lisa McDonald
Disease Intervention & Outreach Specialist

Tyler Arvin
Tyler Arvin
Nurse Specialist

Know Your Co-Worker: Tara Mason

Name: Tara Mason

Job Title: Health Educator

Department/Program Name: CHEE/Diabetes

Years worked at LFCHD: 5

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? I love teaching people how to improve their health.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)?: Disease Intervention and HIV Outreach Specialist

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? TV: Game of Thrones, Music: Cake and Maxwell.

What is your favorite color? Yellow

What is your favorite food/place to eat?  I love ethnic foods: Ethiopian, Thai, Indian, or Latin. I will eat just about anything!

What do you like to do for fun? Traveling, trying out new foods/restaurants, and going to the movies.

What type of pets do you have? A cat named Saul.

What word(s) describe you best? Blunt

What is your greatest accomplishment? Living and working abroad in the US Peace Corps.

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Cobb reps LFCHD at Overdose Awareness Day

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Jessica Cobb, our Community Health officer, volunteered her time Saturday at Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc.‘s Overdose Awareness Day 2017 event. The annual event brings the community together to mourn those we’ve lost to addiction and to find new ways to work together to provide help.

Know your Co-Worker: Jenna Schwartz

Jenna Schwartz

Name: Jenna Schwartz

Job Title: Senior WIC Dietitian Specialist

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD 2.5 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Helping women have healthier pregnancies and educating and empowering parents to make healthy choices for their children.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Working with home health and clients on tube feeding and TPN.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? My favorite author is Shauna Niequist

What is your favorite color? Sangria

What is your favorite food/place to eat? I love Mexican and Indian inspired food. I also love brunch foods.

What do you like to do for fun? Walking, yoga, and spending time with close family and friends.

What word(s) describe you best? Trustworthy, Caring, Disciplined, Sweet

What is your greatest accomplishment? Being married to my best friend, Aaron, and having our son, Liam.

Want your fellow employees to get to know you better? Visit the Know Your Co-Worker post, fill out the form, choose “submit” and your feature will appear in a future edition of Healthy Times.

Eclipse 2017: LFCHD employees take part in historic event

Lexington-Fayette County  Health Department employees each received a free pair of special glasses to allow the solar eclipse to be safely viewed. Employees gathered in the parking lot and around the building around 2:30 p.m. Monday as the eclipse hit its peak in Lexington, with the moon covering about 95 percent of the sun.

Looking through the pictures, you can see the light grow dimmer, although we didn’t reach totality like in western Kentucky. Environmental Health inspectors Matt Yarnall and Kara Stanfield spent the weekend and Monday in Hopkinsville to help with the crowds and to monitor any public health issues.

McMahan is a “Safety Star”!

Congratulations to Sarah McMahan for receiving a “Safety Star” award for her work as a community partner on the Safe Kids Fayette County Coalition for the April-June 2017 quarter. The organization is based within the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and focuses on injury prevention education for the community.

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Left to right: Sarah McMahan and Sherri Hannan (Safe Kids Coordinator)

Staff attends Lactation on the Levee

On Aug. 2, Doraine Bailey, Mary Beth Gilles, Cristina Hiten, and Megan Preston attended Lactation on the Levee in Newport, KY. This continuing education course covered topics like, “Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum,” “Recognizing When Things are Heading South: Investigating for Low Milk Production,” “Hypoplastic Breast Syndrome: The Hot New Diagnosis?” and “Counseling the High Need Mother.” The program featured Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultants, and a new Cochrane Collaborative author. She is employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County.

Aug. 2 Lactation on the Levee

Left to Right:
Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Lisa Marasco (Presenter), Megan Preston, and Doraine Bailey

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

Want your fellow employees to get to know you better? Visit the Know Your Co-Worker post, fill out the form, choose “submit” and your feature will appear in a future edition of Healthy Times.

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!

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