Meet our Vice President, Kelly Klingensmith from the Rock County Health Department! There, she works as the Community Health Education Coordinator. When asked for a fun fact about herself, Kelly told us that she likes to travel alone. However, due to her family welcoming in the addition of two adopted boys, Kelly won’t be getting much more of that in the near future!
Q: How did you hear about BASE?
A: When I started my position as the Community Health Education Coordinator at the Rock County Public Health Department I started to investigate efforts to improve health throughout Rock County. I found BASE doing a Google search and emailed Jen to see if I could to see if I could attend a meeting. After attending my first community meeting I was so impressed I asked if I could join the group! That was nearly two years ago and I am continually impressed with the work BASE is doing to make Rock County a healthier place to live, work, learn, play and grow.
Q: Why did you become a coalition member?
A: I felt so drawn to the work BASE was doing to improve the health of the community. I loved the multi-sector partnerships at the table working to create community change and I really wanted to be a part of such positive work.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being involved with BASE?
A: The multi-sector partnerships working together to engage stakeholders to improve the health of Evansville, specially in the area of substance abuse.