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Health and Family Services Cabinet Appointments Announced, Medicaid Commissioner and Inspector General Named

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 08, 2008  
Contact Information:  Vikki Franklin or Gwenda Bond (502)564-6786  


FRANKFORT, KY (Jan. 8, 2008) – Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Janie Miller today announced two key CHFS appointments.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Employee Insurance, has been named commissioner of the Department for Medicaid Services. Sadiqa N. Reynolds, assistant director of public works and assets with Louisville Metro Government, has been named Inspector General.

Johnson previously served as a legislative committee analyst with the Legislative Research Commission. She also served as counsel for the Kentucky Department of Insurance for six years. From 1996-99, Johnson was an administrative law judge with the former Cabinet for Health Services, following two years as a staff attorney with the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Johnson received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from the Temple University School of Law.

Prior to her position with Louisville Metro Government, Reynolds served as chief of staff of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department. Her experience also includes private practice and positions as assistant district defender in the Jefferson District Public Defender’s office and chief law clerk for Chief Justice Robert F. Stephens.

A graduate of the University of Louisville, Reynolds received a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

“I am pleased to have both of these highly qualified individuals joining our cabinet’s team,” said CHFS Secretary Janie Miller. “They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in health care and public service to these vitally important positions.”

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Last Updated 1/8/2008