Dr. Elizabeth McKune Recognized Among 20 People to Know in Nonprofit
We’re excited to announce Louisville Business First has named our Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Elizabeth McKune, among “20 People to Know in Nonprofit.” Congratulations, Elizabeth! We’re so proud of your leadership!
Louisville Business First’s 20 People to Know connects the Louisville-area business community with up-and-comers and new leaders in various industries. While Elizabeth is new to Seven Counties Services as of 2023, she’s done amazing work in the nonprofit industry for 30 years. Before joining our organization, Elizabeth held significant positions including Chief Operations Officer at UofL Health – Peace Hospital and AVP of Population and Behavioral Health Strategy for Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare.
In addition to these prestigious roles, Elizabeth is a licensed psychologist in Kentucky and a distinguished member of the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. Her passion for making a difference is evident through active involvement in various prestigious organizations. Some of these include the Legacy Foundation Board of Directors, the American Psychological Association Measurement Based Care Advisory Committee, and the KYNETIC External Review Board.
Dedication to the Nonprofit Field
Elizabeth’s dedication to the nonprofit field doesn’t stop there. She has also served as President of the Kentucky Brain Injury Alliance and the Kentucky Psychological Association. Moreover, her expertise is well-rounded, encompassing areas like public health policy, health service design, evaluation, and collaboration with payers. She has a deep understanding of integrated care delivery, value-based care contracting, and payment model design. Furthermore, her experience in forensic correctional mental health, leadership coaching, team member engagement, and strategic planning has earned her recognition as a fellow of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute.
During these 30 years of contributions to the nonprofit field, Elizabeth has also earned certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home Content Expert by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Notably, she has also been involved in the American Psychological Association Business of Practice Network Steering Committee and served as the Director of Mental Health for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, as well as the Director of the Health Psychology Emphasis Area and Clinical Associate Professor with the Spalding University School of Professional Psychology.
Through her many accolades, roles, experiences and unwavering dedication to the nonprofit field, Elizabeth’s commitment to creating positive change is evident. From public health policy and health service design to strategic planning and leadership coaching, her areas of expertise are impressive and ongoing.
In her interview with Louisville Business First, Elizabeth’s response to how she would use an extra $5 million in our organization’s budget involved collaborating with other organizations.
“I would look for opportunities to collaborate with others to see how we could fill the gaps between services to meet the essential needs of individuals in our community,” she said. “The gap dollars would help with these ‘in-between services’ barriers. It’s difficult for individuals to obtain and maintain their health when they don’t have their essential needs met.”
Partnering with Seven Counties Services
Seven Counties Services has a strong reputation for providing high-quality, evidence-based care to individuals with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities. However, to improve our community we must work alongside our community. Our current partners include but are not limited to medical providers, healthcare organizations, government agencies, neighborhood groups, faith partners, and equity organizations.
By working together, we can create more inclusive and supportive communities for individuals with mental health, substance use, and developmental needs. Learn more about partnering with Seven Counties Services.