Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

Who We Are

The Office of Public Affairs provides information about programs, services and other matters related to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to internal and external audiences. ​The office also develops news releases and other materials, including the CHFS Community newsletter and podcast. The Office of Public Affairs assists other entities within state government  as well as the Cabinet's agencies, branches and functions with media relations, community outreach, program marketing, web editing and more​​.

To find recent and archived news releases or open meeting notices for the current month, visit the CHFS Newsroom.​

Programs &

Media Relations

​​Please direct media inquiries to the contacts below, and be sure to include information about your deadline. Inquiries may be emailed, left in a voice message or relayed by text to:​

Susan Dunlap
CHFS Executive Director of Public Affairs 
(502) 226-0245 (cell)
Program areas: Chief Cabinet spokesperson, media relations

Brice Mitchell
Executive Advisor
(502) 330-9912
Program areas: Advisor to the executive director of Public A​​ffairs, media inquiries

​Public Affairs Support​

Barbara Fox
Information Officer 
(502) 564-6786, ext. 3102
Program areas: Department for Aging and Independent Living/Veterans Affairs communication support​

Julianne Hatton
Information Officer 
(502) 564-6786, ext. 3104
Program areas: Broadcast specialist, podcasting 

Agency News


Contact Information


Agency News