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Saddler Stepping Down as NKY District Director of Health

Dr. Lynne Saddler announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as Northern Kentucky district director of health.

She will end her time at the Northern Kentucky Health Department on December 31.

“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.” 

A district health board of directors meeting scheduled for next Wednesday includes plans to hire a search firm to find a replacement for Saddler.

Dr. Saddler has been with the health department since September 2010 and has led the organization during the region's opioid crisis and its response to COVID-19.

Saddler said that 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,” she said.

The River City News is scheduled to speak with Dr. Saddler on Thursday morning.

-Staff report 

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