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Mayor Fischer Names Four to the Board of Health

Thursday September 20, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer recently appointed four new members to the Louisville Metro Board of Health:

· Chad A. Downing, RPh, is a pharmacy supervisor for the Walgreen Company. His territory includes 28 stores in Louisville and Southern Indiana. He holds community faculty positions with Sullivan University College of Pharmacy as well as Purdue University College of Pharmacy where he also serves as a preceptor.

· Connie L. Sorrell is the Associate Director for Community Outreach at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Director of the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently serves on the boards of the Kentucky Breast Cancer Advisory Board, the Kentucky Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund, the Kentucky Colon Cancer Advisory Board, the Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition, and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. She was also on the founding boards for Gilda’s Club Louisville and the Louisville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

· Anthony D. Smith is the Director of Network Organizing at the Network Center for Community Change. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Political Science. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity’s, 2NOT1 (Board Chair) and Education First.

· Dr. Anthony M. Zipple is the President and CEO of Seven Counties Services, Inc. He will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Health. Prior to coming to Louisville he served as the Chief Executive Officer for Thresholds, a Chicago-based organization that helps people with mental illnesses get decent homes, good jobs, achieve educational success and find optimal levels of physical and mental health. A licensed psychologist, he has authored over 60 articles, book chapters, monographs and books on topics related to community mental health. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Mayor Greg Fischer said, “I want to thank outgoing Board of Health Members Ramona Johnson, Michelle Harbin, and Holly Byrnes for their hard work and their service to our community. The Board of Health plays a vital role in keeping our community healthy and safe.”

The Louisville Metro Board of Health acts as an independent voice to promote and protect equitable physical, mental, and environmental health in the Louisville community through advocacy, education, regulation, and collaboration with public and private entities.

Photos at right: Top to bottom - Chad A. Downing,
Connie L. Sorrell, Anthony D. Smith and Dr. Anthony M. Zipple.