The Cabell-Huntington Health Department has a leadership team that is responsible for the operative management of the organization
Michael E. Kilkenny, MD, MS
Dr. Michael Kilkenny received his MD from the Marshall University School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in Community Health. Board Certified in Family Practice, he has worked in academic, hospital, and private practice settings before becoming the Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. He currently serves on several advisory panels for the WV Bureau for Public Health as well as the Governor’s Advisory Council on Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Treatment. He is also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
As the Administrator of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, his responsibilities include budget and finance, operations, logistics, buildings and grounds, training and development, community partnerships as well as the day to day management of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. Tim has been in business management for 24+ years. As a lifetime resident of the Huntington Community, he serves as a member of the Huntington Rotary Club, a member of the Marshall University Internal Review Board (Medical) and is involved with many community coalitions focused on improving the health and well-being of our community. Tim resides in Huntington with his wife, Samantha, and two daughters. Tim Hazelett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Marshall University and is a lifetime resident of Huntington, WV.
Kathleen Napier, RN
Director of Nursing
Kathleen, a Texas native, moved to Huntington at the age of 12 with her parents. She attended Cabell County Schools, graduating from Huntington East High School. She eventually made her way to Marshall University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003. Kathleen has spent most of her career in community health and has been with Cabell–Huntington Health Department for 12 years. Kathleen has been a strong advocate for childhood and adolescent immunizations, receiving an achievement award in 2014 from the West Virginia Immunization Network for her work to improve immunization rates in West Virginia. In 2015, Kathleen and her staff played an integral role in starting one of West Virginia’s first Harm Reduction Programs, which is recognized on a national level. Kathleen has been married to her husband Mark for 41 years. They have 3 children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. Kathleen enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with her family.
Jack Mease, CPA
Jack is a proud US Air Force Veteran and graduate of Marshall University. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990. In 2013 he came to Cabell-Huntington Health Department. He is very active in the community and is pleased to serve as the Treasurer for several organizations to include; Barboursville Rotary Club, Cabell County Schools Foundation, Inc, Contact of Huntington. He is also the Founder and Treasurer of Nicaragua Education, Shelter and Health Fund, Inc. Jack has two Daughters and two Grand Daughters.
Elizabeth Adkins, MS
Director of Health & Wellness/Public Information Officer
Elizabeth is a results-oriented health care professional with over 12 years’ experience in communication, marketing, threat preparedness, disease prevention and health care program management. She has a proven track record of successful public speaking, management, and performance of policies procedures, with P & L responsibilities. She also is the Public Information Officer for Cabell County serving in the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and has participated in numerous activations of the EOC for various natural disasters over the years. Elizabeth holds a Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration from Marshall University. Adkins graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies and a Minor in Business Administration. Elizabeth holds an Adjunct Faculty position with Marshall University teaching Public Health Courses in the College of Health Professions. Adkins lives in Ona, WV with her husband and son.
Threat Preparedness Coordinator
Jaclyn is a 2006 Graduate of Fairmont State University, while there she studied and received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Psychology. She started her public health career in 2007 where she began as a Public Health Sanitarian for the Bureau of Public health for the State of West Virginia in the Medical Waste Program. In 2008, she came to Cabell-Huntington Health Department as a Sanitarian. While there she has learned numerous regulations and rules as a Sanitarian working with many programs. She also has years of experience in Threat Preparedness and has been involved over the years in many exercise teams and planning teams. She also serves as the Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer coordinator. In her spare time she is active as a youth pastor in her church and is currently taking seminary courses to obtain her certification in that. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter Madison and her Husband Tim, and her furry friends Pugsley, Private, Rosie and Ted. Each day when she gets up she knows each day is a day to be thankful, and she gives thanks to God for another opportunity to help someone.
Rodney Melton, RS
Director of Environmental Services
Rodney is a graduate of Marshall University. He started working at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department in 2005 as a Sanitarian inspecting restaurants, childcare facilities and pools. In 2010 he took a promotion as a Sanitarian Supervisor to oversee staff doing routine inspections. In 2019 Melton was promoted to Director of Environmental Services overseeing the entire Environmental Health Section. He enjoys working with local partners and the public to improve our community.
Director of Information Technology
Allen brings together all of the various Information Technologies for our organization.