|School of Public Administration, Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty|
Field Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: 207 Hathaway Hall
Renee Sartin was born September 24, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is Roman Catholic and attended Catholic Elementary in her younger years. She graduated from Fern Creek Public High School in 1976. She entered Tennessee State University in 1976 majoring in Music Education. After attending several Institutions of Higher Level, and working part time in grocery stores and insurance companies, she landed a job with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a Food Stamp Caseworker in a satellite office in Louisville Kentucky. She later became a supervisor with the Division of Family Support within the Cabinet in 1989. In August of 1996 she was promoted to Field Service Manager for 12 counties in the state where she and her staff continuously worked with several communities building collaborative efforts with each local community focusing on the needs.
After a huge restructure within the Cabinet, Sartin was named one of the original SRA’s, responsible for staff that provided Child Support, Family Support (K-Tap, Kentucky Works Program, Food Stamps, Adult MA and Medicaid which includes the KCHIP program) and Protection and Permanency (Child and Adult Protective Services, and Foster Care and Adoption).
Sartin went back to school while working at the Cabinet, graduating with honors from Kentucky State University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work (BSW).
She entered Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, graduating in 2006 with her Masters in Social Work (MSSW).
Sartin was the PCWCP (Public Child Welfare Certification Program) Liaison between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and Kentucky State University, interviewing and recommending students into the program.
After retiring from the Cabinet, Sartin was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department with the HBCU Kentucky State University. Sartin teaches Social Work courses, advises students, identifies and develops sites for student practicum placements, and provides training for field supervisors. Sartin also serves as the PCWCP coordinator for the University responsible for recruiting students into the program, and producing more qualified social workers for employment with the Cabinet for Health and Family services upon graduation.
Sartin is a COA (Council on Accreditation) Peer Reviewer and has been since 2008.
Sartin’s research interests are in the effects of drug abuse on Kentucky children, more specifically, the effects of children in out of home care whose parents use illicit drugs.