District Director of Health Leaving Position at Northern Kentucky Health Department

FLORENCE, KY. —  Dr. Lynne Saddler has announced her plan to step down from her position as leader of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, effective December 31, 2021.

I am honored to have been in the service of public health here in Northern Kentucky for the past decade,” Dr. Saddler said.  “It has been a pleasure leading such talented and dedicated public health professionals and I appreciate the many community partnerships that have helped move the mission of the health department forward during this time.”

Making this announcement now gives the District Board of Health time to conduct a thorough search for a replacement and help ensure a smooth transition.

Dr. Saddler, who has been with NKY Health since September 2010, said she is grateful for the many agency successes to make Northern Kentucky a healthier place. “This is a good time for the agency to transition to new leadership – NKY is in a much better point in the pandemic now, as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to increase, and the agency can start planning for the future with new leadership and fresh perspectives.”



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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit