Health Educator Spotlight: Kimberly Chelf, MPH, CHES

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Kim with Doug Sammons, North Bend Mayor
Kim, with North Bend Mayor Doug Sammons

Kim is originally from Glasgow, Kentucky. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky and a master’s in Public Health from the University of Cincinnati.  Kim and her husband have a son (2 years old) and daughter (2 months old), as well as two cats and a turtle!

As a Health Educator with Hamilton County Public Health, Kim facilitates the WeTHRIVE! Learning Collaborative meetings and works with the following WeTHRIVE! communities: Addyston, Colerain, Forest Park, Montgomery, Mt. Healthy, North Bend, and North College Hill.

Kim loves meeting WeTHRIVE! community members and hearing their stories about how WeTHRIVE! is helping them to change where they live, work, learn, worship, or play. “I love WeTHRIVE! in Addsyton Day, North Bend’s Presidential Community Park Grand Opening, Celebrate Mt. Healthy, and many others,” Kim said. “They have all given me the opportunity to meet so many people that I would have never had the chance to meet otherwise.”     

Why did you become a Health Educator? “I started my career doing biomedical research, but wanted to find something where I could work more closely with the public to improve their health. Health Education gave me the opportunity to work more closely with the public and help them make healthy changes in their own lives.”

What do you like most about being a WeTHRIVE! Health Educator? “Getting to meet wonderful people throughout Hamilton County and learning about so many great communities that I might not have ever gotten to know.”

Fun Fact:  Kim loves to knit, although she admits that she doesn’t have much time for this hobby anymore. She’s made several sweaters for her children, nieces and nephew, and herself.

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October 12, 2017