The Hospice of the Bluegrass Jessamine County has a new director of Community Programs.
Beth Potter was hired July 10 to replace Julie Lashier, who is moving to Milwaukee, Wis.
Potter, a native of Jenkins, Ky., comes to Hospice from the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center, where she was the Cancer Control Initiative director. She went into rural areas, mainly in Appalachia, to promote cancer awareness and develop screening programs and local cancer coalitions.
As a new staff member, Potter said she is excited to be a part of the local hospice team.
Part of her job will be to enhance cancer awareness, provide organizational support for community efforts.
"I will be the face of Jessamine County," she said.
Potter has a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in education from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Lexington with her husband, Jack, and their children, Adam, Jacob and Haley.