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Mayor Appoints Two to Board of Health

Thursday January 17, 2008

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson recently appointed two new members to the Louisville Metro Board of Health.

Dr. Karen M. Cost is the Chief of Immunology for Norton Healthcare and clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Cost is a current member and former board chair of Metro United Way. She also serves on the advisory committee for the Clinical Library Sciences Program at Bellarmine University and has served on the boards of The Center for Women and Families, Bridgehaven, The Family Place and the Leadership Louisville Foundation. She is a graduate of Ohio State University.

Dr. Kenneth Troy Koch is the director of pharmacy sales support for Humana, Inc. His experience includes progressive leadership positions in the areas of retail pharmacy, managed care, pharmacy benefit management, Medicaid and disease state management. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky and a MBA from the University of Louisville.

The Louisville Metro Board of Health is appointed by the mayor and provides advice and citizen input on matters of public health.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about the department’s programs and services go to


Dr. Karen M. Cost

Dr. Kenneth Troy Koch