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Who We Are

The Office of Public Affairs provides information about programs, services and other matters related to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to the media, members of the public and employees. The office also develops news releases and other materials, including the CHFS Focus newsletter. Staff assist all Cabinet departments, offices and divisions with media relations, program marketing, resource development and Web editing.

To find recent and archived news releases or open meeting notices for the current month, visit the CHFS Newsroom.

Programs &

Office of Public Affairs Staff

Doug Hogan
CHFS Executive Director of Public Affairs 
502-564-7042, ext. 3467 Cell: 502-330-9323 
Program areas: Chief cabinet spokesperson, manages media relations, communications strategies around CHFS policy initiatives and serves as a health policy advisor.

Dan Chesser
Media Specialist  
502-564-6786, ext. 3100 
Program areas: Video production and editing

Beth Crace Fisher
Information Officer 
502-564-6786, ext. 3101 
Program areas: Public Health, Medicaid, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addiction Services, Health Policy, e-Health, Office of Inspector General

Barbara Fox
Information Officer 
502-564-6786, ext. 3102 
Program areas: Public Health, pandemic/emergency preparedness, KOIN

Elden May
Information Officer 
502-564-6786, ext. 3103 
Program areas: Publications, Social Media, CHFS Focus

Anya Armes Weber
Information Officer 
502-564-6786, ext. 3104 
Program areas: Department for Community Based Services including foster care, adoption, family support and public assistance programs; and Commission on Children with Special Health Care Needs 

Agency News

Open Meetings

The following open meetings are scheduled by CHFS agencies in 2019. All meetings are local time unless otherwise noted.

Telehealth Board Meeting

Date:  Jan. 10, 2019 

Time:  10 a.m. to noon EST 

Place:  Health Services Building, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, Public Health Conference Room C

Note:  If you cannot attend, please participate via the Kentucky Telehealth Network by video conference or phone (see instructions below)

From your browser:
Navigate in your browser to: 
Under “JOIN A MEETING” Select “Participant”
Enter Meeting ID:  741853815
Enter YOUR NAME and Select “Enter Meeting”

To Join via mobile device app (iOS and Android):
Open App Store (iOS), Google Play Store (Android) and search for “Bluejeans”, download the app 
Open the app and select “Join Meeting or Event”, Enter Meeting ID:  741853815# 
Enter YOUR NAME and select “Join Meeting” 

To Join via Room System:
Video Conference System: 
Meeting ID:  741853815 #

To Join via Telephone:
Dial 1-888-240-2560
Enter Conference ID:  741853815#