LeChrista M. Finn is the Interim State Health Specialist for Kentucky State University’s Cooperative Extension Program. She is passionate about serving minority and underserved populations and has worked extensively for over 21 years to improve the quality of health in these communities.
Dr. Finn continues to work throughout Central Kentucky to achieve health equity through collaborations at the local, state, and federal levels. She attributes part of her success on this journey to earning degrees from Fisk University, the University of Michigan and University of Kentucky. Dr. Finn has provided leadership over the last four years at KSU as Principle Investigator (PI) for the MATCH (Mobilizing Against Threats to Community Health) Project; a grant funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and awarded through the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She serves as PI for the Health Rocks! Initiative for Kentucky; this grant is funded by Altria and awarded by the National 4-H Council. Dr. Finn also serves as Co-PI for the USDA Capacity Building Grant awarded to establish the Center for Family Nutrition and Wellness Education. She works diligently on various initiatives that address health disparities, childhood obesity and disproportionality in the child welfare system.
Dr. LeChrista M. Finn
Interim State Health Specialist
Cooperative Extension Bldg Room 227
400 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601