Scott Brinkman, Acting Secretary
Scott Brinkman was appointed interim secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Gov. Matt Bevin Jan. 30, 2018. He currently serves as secretary of the governor's executive Cabinet where he oversees the various Cabinets and implements the governor’s policies and programs.
Brinkman represented the 32nd legislative district in eastern Jefferson County in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2001 to 2010. He was a member of the Health and Welfare Committee during his entire tenure in the House of Representatives as well as a member of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee during his last eight years as a state representative.
Before his appointment as the secretary of the executive Cabinet, Brinkman practiced law in Louisville for 35 years, most recently with the law firm Stoll Keenon Ogdon. He specialized in corporate, real estate and public finance law during his legal career.
Brinkman also has been involved in a number of civic and charitable activities including serving as the chair of the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. He currently serves on the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensure Board as well as the board of the Waterfront Development Corporation.
Brinkman and his wife Donna reside in Louisville. They have three children.
Timothy Feeley, Deputy Secretary
Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Timothy Edward Feeley deputy secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Feeley recently served as the circuit judge for Family Court District 12, Division 2 serving Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties, a post he held since March 2005. Feeley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow him to help families and children statewide.
Prior to his service on the bench, Feeley was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving citizens of the 59th legislative district from 1999-2005. He also managed a solo private legal practice from 1996-2005. From 1989-1996 Feeley was assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, responsible for handling bankruptcy, collection and asset forfeiture cases.
Feeley received bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and earned a law degree from West Virginia University in 1985. A veteran, Feeley achieved the rank of major in the U.S. Army and served four years as judge advocate general at Fort Knox, Ky. Feeley has been married for 32 years to Sue Feeley, a dentist in private practice. They reside in Crestwood, Ky. and have three daughters and a son.
Eric T. Clark, Chief of Staff
Eric Clark serves in the Secretary’s Office as the Cabinet's chief of staff. An experienced government administration professional, Eric specializes in organizational leadership, program development, public policy, project management, and advocacy. He also advises the Secretary of the Cabinet and executive management team on all operations and policy initiatives. Clark also is charged with generating, coordinating, monitoring and promoting the Cabinet's legislative, regulatory, and public policy priorities and initiatives with elected officials, government agencies and advocacy organizations.
A Frankfort native, Eric received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kentucky State University. He currently resides in Louisville with his family.