JEnny Goins, SPHR, MA
President and CEO
Jenny is responsible for leading, engaging, and aligning employers and healthcare stakeholders to collaborate on innovative, systemic improvements to health and healthcare delivery. She has over a decade leading Kentucky’s largest self-insured health plan and is an experienced HR executive. Jenny is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant whose career included duties in combat communications, journalism, personnel, and leadership development. She holds an bachelor’s degree in organizational development and a master’s degree in adult learning with a focus on distance learning from Tusculum College. Jenny is passionate about her family and research that underscores the impact of the brain on obesity and substance use disorders. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and extended family at their small cattle farm.
Natalie Middaugh, MPH, CHES
Director, Programs and Health Strategies
Natalie is responsible for the project management and implementation of the KHC’s community health-related initiatives. She is two-time alumna of the University of Louisville and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, both in public health. Natalie is passionate about health and social equity, civic engagement, history, and personal growth. In her free time, Natalie enjoys running through Louisville’s many parks, searching for vintage treasures in local flea markets, exploring new places and hobbies, or reading on her porch with a cup of coffee and her dog by her side.
Melissa Eggen, MPH
Director, Data Management and Innovation
Melissa is responsible for data management and innovation at KHC, including supporting the translation of data into actionable strategies to improve health and healthcare delivery. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Japanese from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Melissa is passionate about improving outcomes for women and children, increasing social connection through partnership and community-building, and studying other languages and cultures. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading outdoor adventure non-fiction, and spending time in her garden.