Elizabeth W. McKune, Ed.D., Director of Behavioral Health for Passport Health Plan, has been named the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Psychologist of the Year.
Dr. McKune received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate at the University of Louisville. She did her pre-doctoral internship at the Western Kentucky Internship Consortium in Hopkinsville and did her post-doctoral training in Chronic Pain Management and Forensic Integrated Care. Dr. McKune previously served as Director of Professional Affairs for the KPA, Clinical Associate Professor for the Spalding University School of Professional Psychology, and Director for the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Mental Health. She is also a past president of the KPA and the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, is a graduate of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute (KPHLI), where she has served as a mentor, and is a Kentucky Colonel.
“Dr. McKune is the definition of a quality psychologist, and we’re so privileged that she is working at Passport to help our members improve their health and quality of life,” said Dr. Stephen Houghland, Passport Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer.
The award will be officially presented during the KPA Annual Convention Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 7, in Louisville.
Passport Health Plan is a provider-sponsored, non-profit, community-based Medicaid health plan serving more than 200,000 people around Kentucky. Recently named the #19 Medicaid health plan in the United States and the top Medicaid plan ranked in Kentucky by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Passport has been contracted with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer Medicaid benefits since 1997 and has been serving the entire Commonwealth since January 1, 2014. For additional information about Passport Health Plan, go online to passporthealthplan.com.
The Kentucky Psychological Association has represented the interests of psychologists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1932. For additional information, go online to kpa.org.