As the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative continues to add projects that drive health and healthcare delivery in the region, the coalition has hired a part-time staff member to support various projects. Emily Divino, the KHC’s new Project Administrative Assistant, was added to develop marketing and communication materials, support event planning, and provide administrative support to any ongoing projects of the KHC.
Emily, a Louisville native, earned a degree in Health Sciences from DePaul University in Chicago, but she has returned to the region and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of Louisville, with a concentration in Health Promotions and Behavioral Sciences.
“I’m excited to support the efforts of the opioid employer cohort that is about to begin,” Emily said. “It will be interesting to see what results and future directions it will produce. Additionally, I’m interested in supporting future collaborative work between our members that will hopefully lead to some great new health initiatives to implement in the community.”
Related to healthcare, Emily is interested in reducing health disparities in marginalized communities, community engagement, program planning and women’s health and wellness.
A Little More About Emily
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love listening to music, kayaking, hiking, and playing with my cat even though she hates me.
What is something people might find surprising about you?
I can juggle.
What are your favorite places to travel?
“I love exploring cities so travelling to New York City or Chicago is always fun. Hopefully I will be lucky enough to visit Tokyo one day!”
What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
“The True Life of a Punctual Procrastinator”
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play you?
Sandra Oh because she is great in everything she does.