Please use the listing below to find a KHA staff member. Each staff member's name is a link to their e-mail address. To contact by phone, just dial 502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 (in Kentucky) and ask for the staff member by name or extension.

To find a staff member to help you with a specific topic, visit our Staff Listing by Services page.

Michael T. Rust, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
ext. 4362 

Nancy Galvagni
Senior Vice President
ext. 4345 

Education and Administration

Sharon Perkins
Director, Education and Human Resources
ext. 4355 

Ashley Peterson
Director, Administration
ext. 4323

John Tyson
Manager, Building and Support Services
ext. 4338 

Tammy Wells
Administrative Assistant
ext. 4370

Cheri Estes
Administrative Assistant
ext. 4310

Government Relations

Claire Arant
Government Relations Coordinator
ext. 4336

Health Policy and Finance

Elizabeth Cobb, MPH
Vice President, Health Policy
ext. 4364 

Carl Herde
Vice President, Finance
ext. 4325

Debbie Bonn
Health Policy and Finance Assistant
ext. 4361

Information Services

Matt McDonald
Director, Information Technology 
ext. 4376 

Jay Saunders
Information Services Technician
ext. 311

Data Analysis and Planning

Chuck Warnick
Vice President, Data Analysis and Planning
ext. 4322 

Melanie Moch, CPC
Director, Data Collection and Training
ext. 4328

Communications and Publications

Brian Bobrow
Director, Media Services
ext. 4359 

Ginger Dreyer
Director, Communications
ext. 4341


Dick Bartlett, BS, MEd
Emergency Preparedness/Trauma Coordinator
ext. 4305 

Brad Learn
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
ext. 4351

Kentucky Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Donna Meador, MSN, RN, CENP, CPHQ
Director, K-HIIN
ext. 4375 

Dolores Hagan, RN,BSN,CPHQ
K-HIIN Education and Data Manager
ext. 4389 

Deborah Campbell, RN-BC, MSN, CPHQ
Infection Prevention Improvement Advisor
ext. 4383 

Charlie Kendell
External Liaison
ext. 4331 

Emily Henderson, PharmD
Pharmacy Consultant
ext. 4358

KHA Solutions Group

Michael T. Rust, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
ext. 4362 

Brian Brezosky, JD
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ext. 4333 

Laurie Gutermuth
Executive Assistant
ext. 4319

Finance Department

April Smith
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
ext. 4329

Katie Swafford
Staff Accountant
ext. 4313

Brent Wates
Financial Assistant
ext. 4343

Affinity Partners

Pam Kirchem, MBA
ext. 4363

Business Development

Lisa Hyman, JD
Director, Business Development
ext. 320

Property and Casualty

Brenda Conn
Customer Service Representative, Property and Casualty
ext. 4352


Shea Lykins
Credentialing Liaison
ext. 4356

Professional Liability Claims Department

Kim Naber, JD
Director, Professional Liability Claims
Associate General Counsel
ext. 4369

Risk Management

Lisa Hyman, JD
Director, Risk Management
ext. 320

WorkComp Network Department

Kim Naber, JD
Director, Professional Liability Claims and Workers’ Compensation
Associate General Counsel
ext. 4369 

Linda Ladegast
Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager
ext. 4316 

Jill Osborne
Medical Only Claims Adjuster
ext. 4365