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Northern KY Health District Director Leaving Dec. 31

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Cory Sharber
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WVXU
Dr. Lynne Saddler pictured Feb. 19, 2021, addressing the media about a COVID-19 vaccination site in Covington.

The head of the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department is stepping down. Lynne Saddler, MD, is leaving her position effective Dec. 31.

In a release, Saddler said this is a a good time for the agency to transition to new leadership.

"NKY is in a much better point in the pandemic now, as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to increase, and the agency can start planning for the future with new leadership and fresh perspectives," Saddler said.

Saddler has worked for NKY Health since September 2010.

A special meeting will take place on April 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss the search process for the position. That includes designating a search committee and selecting an interim director effective July 1. It will be streamed on the NKY Health Facebook page.

More than 41,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Northern Kentucky during the pandemic, resulting in 422 deaths.