The mission of Kentucky Rural Health Information Technology (KRHIT) is to act as a safety net for at risk individuals in our communities. KRHIT will accomplish this by providing unique services that impact lives in a meaningful way. We strive to meet people where they are using innovative technology, people, community programs and other resources.
Shannon Adams, MSN, RN Executive Director
Shannon received her Associates of Science in Nursing in 1996 from Somerset Community College and her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014. The majority of her career has been spent as an emergency department and critical care nurse at St. Joseph – London. She also served as the House Supervisor for several years. She moved into the community health setting in 2014 when she became the P.A.C.T. Project Manager and later transitioned into the Executive Director role.
Shannon is very active in her church and serves on the Board of Directors. She and her husband, Dean, have four sons, Anthony, Josh, Aaron and Daniel.
Carol E. Ball, MSW Patient Navigator
Carol Ball is the Patient Navigator for the P.A.C.T. Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Psychology in 1979 from Cumberland College and a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in Health and Mental Health from the University of Kentucky in 1986. She has extensive knowledge of the community having worked over 25 years with the Whitley County Health Department. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid and is a Bridges Out of Poverty Trainer. Carol is involved in several community activities including holding the position of President of the Board of Directors of the Whitley County Senior Center and the Treasurer of her church. Carol joined KRHIT in 2015.
She married her husband, Randy, in 1987 and they have two children: Justin, 26 and Jessica, 24.
Phyllis Platt, Ph. D. , Grant Evaluator
Phyllis Platt acts as the Program Evaluator for P.A.C.T. Program. Dr. Platt has over twenty years of experience working with non-profits and community organizations. She has her Masters in Social Work from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Platt has worked with KRHIT as an external evaluator since 2011. She also serves as the external evaluator for other rural health projects to provide evaluation data for strategic planning and continuous quality improvement.
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