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Shawn Crabtree, MPA, LCSW
Shawn Crabtree is the Director of the 10-county Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) where he is responsible for the executive oversight and management of the public health district, which employs approximately 270 professional and support staff. The LCDHD service array includes preventive health care (e.g., Well Child and Prenatal Clinics), early intervention and treatment clinics (e.g., STD and TB), environmental services (e.g., restaurant, swimming pool and hotel inspection), health education services (e.g., drug prevention and postponing sexual involvement education within the local schools), as well as many other vital services (e.g., home visitation to first time high risk parents [HANDS Program] and school nursing). The LCDHD runs on an approximate $14 million dollar annual budget and reports to ten Local Boards of Health, a governing District Board of Health, and, indirectly, to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. In early 2007 he completed a term as the President of the Kentucky Public Health Association, the culmination of being elected to a four-year term in which his role evolved from Vice-President to President-elect President and finally into that of Immediate Past-president. Mr. Crabtree has also Chaired several Kentucky Public Health Association Committees, including Student Chapters, Legislative and the (Annual Conference) Program Committees. Mr. Crabtree, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has previously been a Site Supervisor for Pulaski and McCreary Counties and a Youth Services Coordinator for Wayne County, among other positions within the Community Mental Health system. He has also taught undergraduate social work classes at the University of Kentucky, Somerset Community College. He holds a master?s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, as well as a master?s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. He graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green with majors in both Social Work and Psychology, and is a member of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. Mr. Crabtree has served on and/or Chaired several Kentucky Health Department Association Committees, including Executive, Regulation Review, HANDS, Pharmacy, Legislative, Marketing and Budget Committees.