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Kelly D. Monahan, R.S.

Environmental Health Manager

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness

Louisville, KY 40202


Ms. Monahan has been with the Environmental Division of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness for 13 years. She is currently an Environmental Health Manager overseeing the Food Hygiene, Public Facilities, Onsite and Waste Water Treatment Programs. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, quality assurance and managing a staff of 27. She is also responsible for the oversight of the Division’s internship program. She began her career in Environmental Health in 1997 as an Environmental Health Specialist and has worked in the hazardous material, lead poisoning and prevention, housing and public facilities programs.


Ms. Monahan is a member of the Kentucky Association of Food, Milk and Environmental Sanitarians and a 2005 graduate of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Louisville.


Leadership Development Opportunities

The Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute has been an extremely rewarding experience. The Institute gave me the opportunity to network with some of the most dedicated and passionate Environmental Health professionals from across the country, creating invaluable relationships. In addition, I learned a tremendous amount about myself through peer and self assessment tools. The knowledge obtained from these tools has been invaluable to both my personal and professional development. A systems thinking approach to problem solving was taught giving me additional tools to assist in addressing challenging environmental health concerns within my community. The mentors were extremely knowledgeable and approachable helping me to better understand and put into practice the leadership skills and concepts learned throughout the year. It has been an honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to participate in this exceptional fellowship program.