Louisville, Ky. – The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has announced the appointment of two new members to the organization’s 15-member board of directors.
Carlos Marin, of Lexington, is the program director for the University of Kentucky Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), which includes three primary programs; Health Careers Pipeline, Community Faculty and Student Services. As part of his responsibilities, Marin also serves as the Assistant Dean in the College of Medicine and as representative in areas of community and cultural engagement for the college. He collaborates with College of Medicine faculty and staff to continue implementation of initiatives to increase representation of students and faculty from rural and minority populations and assist students and faculty in identifying opportunities for community engagement. Additionally, Marin chairs the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee.
Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH
Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, of Lexington, is acting branch manager and Epidemiologist for the Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Health Equity (OHE). She is also the state coordinator for Healthy People 2020 and has over 17 years of public health experience. She has presented the work of OHE at numerous state, local, and national conferences and is currently working across cabinets within state government to address health disparities and inequities. Her expertise has also been requested to sit on advisory boards, workgroups and committees related to cultural competency, health literacy training and social justice and inequities affecting minority, underserved and vulnerable population related to population health and health outcomes.
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