Ashley Roberts, RN, has been promoted to the position of Director of Nursing at Fayette County Public Health (FCPH). Roberts began her career with FCPH in 2014 as a school nurse at Washington Middle School. Since that time she has demonstrated a passion for public service and leadership while wearing many hats at the health department, according to Deputy Health Commissioner Leigh Cannon, MPH.
“Ashley has taken the reigns of several projects at Fayette County Public Health, both planned and unplanned,” Cannon said. “She was instrumental in the development of the Vivitrol program. When the COVID-19 pandemic response began, she led the clinical staff through the response as a member of the COVID strike force. She most recently served as the Workforce Development Coordinator.” Roberts represents FCPH on the Faith in Recovery Coalition and the Drug-Free Communities Program – Prevention Coalition.
Roberts grew up in Fayette County and is a Miami Trace Panther alumni. Her family includes her husband and two children, three dogs, and lots of farm animals. She is a 4-H advisor for the Fayette Land & Livestock 4-H Club.
“I am very excited to give back to the community I grew up in,” she said. “ I love that Public Health is all about inclusivity and health equity, and it ensures equal access to resources for everyone, regardless of their background.”
In other health department personnel news, Jackie Lewis, M. Ed., has been promoted to Accreditation and Workforce Development Coordinator. Joining Darci Moore, CNP on the Reproductive Health & Wellness team are Erica Dumford, CMA, and Ashley Ruth, RN. Ruth also serves as the Communicable Disease Nurse.