The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky selected Ben Chandler as the new president and CEO of the foundation, effective in September. Mr. Chandler is currently the Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council, but is known for his work as Kentucky U.S. Congressman from the 6th Congressional District from 2004-2013. Mr. Chandler also served as Kentucky's State Auditor from 1991-1993 and Attorney General from 1995-2003. Mr. Chandler will succeed Susan Zepeda, Ph.D., who has led the foundation since 2005. Mr. Chandler and a group of concerned citizens were instrumental in creating the foundation through a charitable trust established as a result of the Blue Cross Blue Shield - Anthem merger in 2000. He will be formally introduced to the public at the Foundation's annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum on September 19th. In addition to helping to create the foundation, he was instrumental in creating KASPER, a national model for battling prescription drug abuse. Mr. Chandler currently serves as a member of the Kentucky State Board of Elections and on the boards of Optometry Cares and Bluegrass Mental Health.
Contact: Bonnie Hackbarth
Carol F. Fine
Health Foundation of South Florida announced that Carol F. Fine has been elected to its Board of Directors. The board leads South Florida’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and well-being of residents and communities within Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Ms. Fine is a Senior Vice President in the Wealth Management Division of The Northern Trust Company. She is responsible for providing banking—credit, depository and treasury management—and related advisory services to clients of the Bank within the Wealth Advisory segment. Ms. Fine’s community work includes serving as chair and now member of the board of Carrfour Supportive Housing.
Contact: Shari Gantman
Kristi Zukovich joined the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) as Vice President for Communications on June 27. Most recently, Ms. Zukovich was the Director of Communications and Community Initiatives for Sedgwick County where she served as the strategic advisor to the county manager, commissioners, and departments regarding communication messages and community initiatives. During that time, she coordinated community engagement and communication strategies for the construction of Intrust Bank Arena, served as the liaison with technical education stakeholders to develop the National Center for Aviation Training, and served as the state legislative representative to advance community efforts. A Wichita native, Ms. Zukovich is a Kansas State University and Pittsburg State University graduate. At KHF, Ms. Zukovich will oversee external communication strategies as well as plan and implement communication programs to educate the public in support of the foundation’s mission to improve the health of Kansans.
Contact: Cari Westhoff