The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named three new members to its Community Advisory Council. The newly appointed members are:
Todd Hayden, Fancy Farm
Hayden is a surgical instrument specialist for Agiliti Health, formally Mobile Instrument. He previously worked as a surgical technologist at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He serves as a Commissioner for Graves County, is on the boards for Graves County Health, Mayfield-Graves County Parks and Recreation, and the Symsonia Community Development Corp. In addition, Hayden serves on the St. Jerome Church Finance Committee and the St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic Committee. He previously served on the Fancy Farm Water and Graves County Water and Sewer Board. Hayden received his training at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Mike Slaton, Louisville
Slaton is the executive director of the Louisville Pride Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ community. He previously worked for Louisville Metro Government, in the Parks Department and the Office of Management and Budget. During his tenure at Metro, Slaton expanded the Adopt-a-Park program and helped revitalize Iroquois Amphitheater. Slaton previously volunteered and worked for the Fairness Campaign, where he helped protect school board employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Louisville and a Master of Public Administration from Indiana State University.
Tommy Turner, Magnolia
Turner served as LaRue County Judge-Executive from 1985 to 2020. He was the youngest person in Kentucky elected as a County Judge-Executive. During his tenure, he was involved in a wide variety of civic, community, and statewide activities. Turner has served as chair of the local and district health departments and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. He was one of only four elected officials to serve on the National Association of Development Organizations, and also served as president of the Kentucky County Judge Association and Kentucky Association of Counties. In addition, Turner served on Governor’s task forces concerning local taxation, juvenile justice, public defender services, as well as the Kentucky Jail Standards Commission and the Kentucky Penal Code Revision Task Force. He currently operates his family farm in Magnolia and serves as president of the Kentucky Historical Society. Turner is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.
“Todd Hayden, Mike Slaton, and Tommy Turner bring diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and locations across the commonwealth to the Foundation’s Advisory Council,” said Ben Chandler, president and CEO, Foundation for a Health Kentucky. “Our goal is to bring together people from every Kentucky county who are on the ground and vested in improving the health of Kentuckians. These new council members will bring to our Board the unique needs and viewpoints of their respective communities.”
Council members provide the Foundation's Board of Directors with advice and recommendations regarding overall policy direction and adherence to Foundation’s mission. Members of the Council are residents of Kentucky who are committed to addressing the unmet health needs of Kentuckians. The members also serve as a liaison between the work of the Foundation and their respective communities. They serve three-year, renewable terms.