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CHFS Community is a conversation about health and well-being featuring Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Twice a month, you'll hear exceptional people who are passionate about helping Kentuckians reach their full human potential. Join our community, and look for the "Podcast Preview" in your email so you'll never miss an episode. While you're at it, tell your friends about the show. Until next time... stay healthy Kentucky!

Dec 30, 2020

New year, new music, and new guests. We start off 2021 with a fascinating conversation with Lynn Gillis, Assistant Director of the Division of HR Administration with OHRM. Her division makes sure you get your paycheck, while maintaining employment actions and administering benefit information --along with many...


Dec 10, 2020

In the spirit of introducing folks across the cabinet, this week’s CHFS Community conversation is with Heather Morris, Administrative Specialist with the Clinical Services Branch at BHDID. She has been with BHDID since 2001 and her main job is keeping Kentuckians with intellectual/developmental disabilities safe.

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Dec 2, 2020

This week’s discussion with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman is about leadership and cabinet-wide unity. Rashaad brings a rich background to BHDID as an individual and family therapist who assisted those who experienced abuse and trauma. From there, his managerial opportunities led him to the Office for Safe and...


Nov 24, 2020

November is National Adoption Month, and this week’s guest is Veronica Jordan Sears, Adoption Services Branch Manager with the Division of Protection and Permanency located within the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS). She obtained her BSW from EKU in 2001. Like many others at CHFS, Veronica...


Oct 28, 2020

Budget discussions are not known for being utterly fascinating, but I encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast with the Executive Director for the Office of Finance and Budget, Eric Lowery. His job is much more than providing review and oversite for the CHFS annual budget. That is the big picture. More...