LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 29, 2018) — Gina Klyachkin has been appointed president of KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Inc., effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Klyachkin served as vice president of operations at KVC since 2012.
Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., KVC Kentucky currently serves 63 counties in the state through eight regional offices with a team of over 200 professionals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Kentucky’s children, families and communities.
Klyachkin brings 18 years of experience in direct service provision, clinical oversight, program development and implementation in the areas of behavioral health treatment, substance use treatment, child welfare programming and therapeutic foster care.
Klyachkin graduated from DePauw University in 2000 with a BA in psychology and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri in 2003. She began her career in adult protective services and home visiting programming in Indiana and delivered Family Preservation Services in Missouri.
In 2005, Klyachkin joined KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Inc. where her passion for behavioral health and child welfare programming converged. She has held many service and leadership roles ranging from direct services to clients to program management, culminating in her previous appointment as vice president of operations across all KVC programs in 2012.
Her areas of interest include child welfare programming, clinical social work, staff development and organizational implementation of new programming. Along with presenting on leadership, teamwork and behavioral health at national conferences, Klyachkin participates in public/private sector workgroups dedicated to improving child welfare, including the Kentucky Children’s Alliance.
Jarrod Dungan assumes role of VP of Operations
Jarrod Dungan will officially assume the role as vice president of operations of KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, Inc, effective July 1. Dungan has served as director of business technology for KVC Kentucky since 2009 and has been central to the administration of KVC Kentucky which serves thousands of families and individuals across 63 Kentucky counties with the purpose of improving health and well-being.
Dungan graduated from Transylvania University in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and joined KVC Kentucky the same year. He is a self-taught software engineer and technology implementation expert who has pulled upon his training and interest in social philosophy, technology and human services to develop innovative solutions aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness of community-based services across a large geographical area.
Dungan will continue to provide a focus on business development, financial management and innovation for KVC Kentucky. He regularly presents at conferences on Behavioral Health and Child Welfare on topics concerning the effective management of community-based services through the use of technology, data and decision making and participates in public workgroups that focus on financial and programmatic improvements to Kentucky’s child welfare, behavioral health and public health initiatives.