Chief of Staff, Eastern Kentucky University
Education: Colleen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Communications from Indiana University and completed her Master’s in Public Administration at Eastern Kentucky University.
Community Support: Colleen is involved in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce as well as Commerce Lexington.
Occupation: Colleen is the Chief of Staff at her alma mater, Eastern Kentucky University.
Family: Colleen is married to J.D. and has two children, Adaleen and Evaleen.
How was volunteerism encouraged in your family or community? I think there is significant room for growth in this area for both my community and my family.How does healthcare support a thriving community? Healthcare is a critical component for a thriving community for a variety of reasons:
- Ability to get appropriate care for citizens.
- Participation in the community to enhance the overall viability of the community.
- Prospective companies and residents want to know there is a strong healthcare system in place as that is a sign of community vitality.
- Healthcare can serve as a source of expertise in times of needs (ex: medical issues in the community, pandemic responses, addressing mass accidents/injuries).