FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Media outlets report he will assume the role in September. The nonpartisan organization seeks to address health care needs by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.
Chandler, a Democrat who represented Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District from 2004 to 2013, also served terms as attorney general and auditor in Kentucky. He will step down as director of the Kentucky Humanities Council to take on the new role.
He will replace Susan Zepeda, who has led the agency since 2005.