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Board of Health Selects Officers

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Northern Kentucky District Board of Health has selected Jonathan Rich, DMD, Richard Schuck, OD, and Julie Metzger Aubuchon, OD, as officers for its fiscal year 2015, which runs from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. 

Rich, representing Grant County, will serve as Chair. He is a dentist in private practice with Precision Dental Care and served as Chair in 2010-2011.

Schuck, representing Campbell County, will serve as Immediate Past Chair. He is an optometrist with Northern Kentucky Eye Care Center in Fort Thomas. Schuck was previously Chair of the Board in 2006-2007.

Metzger Aubuchon, representing Boone County, will serve as Vice Chair. She is an optometrist with Metzger Eye Care with offices in Florence and Covington.

Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health, serves as Secretary to the Board.

Eva Ballard, Timothy Franxman, MD, and Gary Hampton, RPh, were also appointed as members of the District Board. Ballard represents Kenton County and is president of Ballard Benefits Group, an insurance broker based in Independence. Franxman represents Boone County and is a doctor specializing in allergy/asthma with Family Allergy and Asthma in Florence. Hampton represents Kenton County and is a pharmacist with Medcare Pharmacy in Florence.

The 32-member Northern Kentucky District Board of Health oversees the operations and policies of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department. The agency provides public health services to the residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties in Northern Kentucky.

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