The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health determines the long-range planning and sets goals for the future direction of the health department, the board ensures that policies and goals are carried out by LFCHD staff.
Friesen joined the Board of Health in November 2016 and has served as chair of the Finance Committee the last three years. He was the Board of Health’s vice-chair last year. Friesen is a Vice President of Commercial Banking at Traditional Bank in Lexington with 15 years of commercial banking experience
Dr. Jason Zimmerman will serve as vice-chair for 2020-21. Other Board of Health members include: Jack Cornett, Dr. Lee Dossett, Mayor Linda Gorton, Majd Jabbour, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Lindsey Jasinksi, Dr. Mamata Majmundar, Leah Mason, Councilmember Jennifer Reynolds and Sherelle Roberts-Pierre. Commissioner of Social Services Chris Ford is an official representative of the mayor but is a non-voting member.