LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 28, 2018) — Healthcare Executive Allen K. Montgomery Jr. of Louisville has been elected vice chair of the board for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Montgomery also was named chair of the board’s strategic planning and evaluation committee.
Additional newly elected board officers are Brent Wright, M.D., of Glasgow, as treasurer and Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, of Lexington as Secretary.
Montgomery, a native of McLean County, has served in senior corporate healthcare executive roles for more than 30 years with Norton Healthcare, Baptist Healthcare System, Catholic Health Initiatives and Supplies Over Seas. Montgomery has been a member of the foundation’s board since 2013, and previously chaired the foundation’s community advisory committee.
Wright also was named chair of the foundation board’s finance and audit committee; he has served on the board since 2014. He is medical director of the T.J. Sampson Family Medicine Center, and is associate dean for rural health innovation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Lasley-Bibbs is an epidemiologist and serves as acting director of the office for health equity at the Kentucky Department of Public Health. She is based in Frankfort, and has served on the foundation’s board since 2015.
The board also reaffirmed the following officers of its community advisory council: Robert Slaton, of Georgetown, as chair; LeChrista Finn, of Lexington, as vice chair, and Tim Marcum, of Louisville, as secretary.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for policies to help make Kentuckians healthier. Board and council positions have one-year terms but officers may be reelected for additional terms while they serve.