Miniard elected to lead state primary care group

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jack Miniard, of the Clover Fork Clinic with offices in Harlan and

Stephanie Moore

Barry Martin

Evarts, is the new president of the Kentucky Primary Care Association

He is among the new board of directors installed at the most recent KPCA board meeting. Members serve three-year terms. Those selected to serve as a Board Officer will do so for one year.

Miniard is CEO of Clover Fork Clinic. He has leadership experience with both Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), or Community Health Centers as they are commonly called, and Rural Health Clinics.

Stephanie Moore, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of White House Clinics, is the new KPCA Board Vice President. Moore has been in various leadership capacities with White House Clinics since 2001. Her tenure as CEO started in 2012. Under her leadership, White House Clinics has opened new facilities, including a school-based clinic in Berea.

Barry Martin, Chief Executive Officer at Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, is the new KPCA Board Treasurer/Secretary. He’s been CEO since the inception of PCCEK in 2003. Martin has a long history of community involvement, serving on several health, education, business, civic, and nonprofit boards.

Additional board members include:

  • Ancil Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at Big Sandy Health Care, based in Prestonsburg.
  • Bill Wagner, Chief Executive Officer at Family Health Centers in Louisville.
  • Chris McClurg, VP, Finance/Chief Financial Officer at St. Claire Healthcare in Morehead.
  • Raynor Mullins, DMD, retired from UK Dental School and a member of Kentucky Public Health Hall of Fame.
  • Michael Heneisen, business manager at Tri-Rivers Healthcare in Salem, in west Kentucky.
  • Nikki Stone, DMD, Dental Director at UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center in Hazard.
  • Roger Arbuckle, Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Centers of western Kentucky, based in Greenville.
  • Sally Jordan, Chief Executive Officer at HealthPoint Family Care in Covington.
  • Joann Nolan, President at London Women’s Care.
  • Mike Stanley, Chief Executive Officer, Grace Community Health Center, based in Knox county.
  • Mike Caudill, Chief Executive Officer, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation.
  • Steve Wrightson, MD, Executive Director of Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington.
  • Julia Richerson, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics at Family Health Center Iroquois, in Louisville.
  • Derrick Hamilton, DO, CEO/Chief Medical Officer/Physician at Juniper Health in Jackson
  • Karen Ditsch, former CEO, Juniper Health, rotates back onto the board following a term as Board President.

“These exceptional individuals will help KPCA and member clinics become even stronger in improving the health of the patients they serve,” said David Bolt, Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. “Each member possesses unique insights that will help KPCA advance its mission and offer healthcare innovations to our members.”

The Kentucky Primary Care Association was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of community health centers, rural health clinics, primary care centers and all other organizations and individuals concerned about access to health care services for the state’s under-served rural and urban populations.

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