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Meet Kelly McCants, MD with Norton Healthcare’s Institute for Health Equity

Meet Kelly McCants, MD with Norton Healthcare’s Institute for Health Equity

By Sally McMahon Last summer, Russell Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, outlined five imperatives to address health and racial inequalities. The first imperative was to establish the Institute for Health Equity and in August 2020, Kelly McCants, MD, was named executive director of the Institute. This month, we sat down with McCants to learn

Hosparus Health Physician Spotlight: Meet David Austin Hudson, MD, with New Vista Community Mental Health Center

FAST FACTS Hometown: Born in Hazard, KY and grew up in Lexington, KentuckyFamily: My wife and I have been married for 19 years and we have two great kids.Hobbies: Making “Dad Jokes,” exercising and driving my kids to their activities.Education – BS in Biology, Medical School, Psychiatry Residencies all at the University of Kentucky – Go

Meet Valerie Briones-Pryor, MD, with UofL Health

FAST FACTS Valerie Faye Briones-Pryor, MD, MHA, FACP, SFHM is Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Service Line at UofL Health/University Louisville Physicians. Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky Family: Husband: Matthew Pryor; Son: Brandon Pryor (7yo); Parents: Drs. Voltaire and Fe Briones; Siblings: Norman Briones (deceased), Justin Briones Hobbies: Running, working out and singing in the choir at church.

Meet Leigh Ann Barney with Trilogy Health Services

FAST FACTS Hometown: Hodgenville, Kentucky, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Family/Pets: Married to my husband John for 28 years, 3 children and 2 dogs. Hobbies: Reading just about anything from fiction to biographies to leadership books. Also, anything I can do outdoors. Currently reading: I am re- reading Great By Choice, by Jim Collins. We

Meet Monalisa Tailor, MD, the newly elected president of GLMS

FAST FACTS Hometown: Bowling Green, Kentucky Family: My parents still live in Bowling Green. I have a large extended family living throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and India. Hobbies: Trivia nights, running and craft projects. Education: University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science in Political Science 2006; University of Louisville, Doctor

Meet Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.

FAST FACTS Hometown: I grew up in Holland, a small town on the Tennessee line in Allen County.  Education: Master of Public Administration from WKU and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Relations from WKU. A few months ago, I completed the Institute for Organizational Management and I just took the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) exam