Meet Our Team

 

T Benicio Gonzales, MSW, PMP, Director

T serves the residents of Louisville as Director for the Center for Health Equity. T began working of the Center for Health Equity in 2010 to coordinate the department’s Racial Healing and Equity Initiative. T supports the department’s strategy to deepen its focus on the root causes of health through authentic community engagement, strategic partnerships, addressing data gaps and challenges, and through policy analysis and development. As an active community member, T is committed to numerous organizations, projects, boards, and community campaigns. T has varied interests, including: LGBTQ health, racial equity, crafting, and watching any TV show with Gordon Ramsay.

T is originally from Texas and has called Louisville, Kentucky, home since 2006. T is a graduate of the University of Houston where T earned a Master of Social Work with a policy concentration. T holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. T’s top strengths are: deliberative, analytical, connectedness, relator, and learner.

T Gonzales

 

Vicky Caldwell, MS, Community Health Administrator

Vicky Caldwell is a lifelong resident of Louisville, who has been a public servant for over 30 years. Vicky began her career in Louisville Metro as a technology professional, responsible for application development, data analysis, project management, and managing teams of computer analysts, programmers, contractors, and interns. She served as Information Technology Services Manager for Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) for three years.  

Although Vicky retired from Louisville Metro in 2020, her passion for public health causes and initiatives remained, and driven by that passion, in January of 2022, she returned to LMPHW. As a Community Health Administrator with the Center for Health Equity, she oversees the Performance, Planning, and Project Management division, which is responsible for Public Health accreditation, providing a framework for quality improvement for all LMPHW programs and projects, and monitoring and tracking major projects and project work.

Vicky is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Project Management. She also holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. She prides herself in being a lifelong learner, further fueling her passion to be immersed in seeking out and implementing solutions that address social determinants to health.

Vicky Caldwell

 

Ben Goldman, MA, Community Health Administrator

Ben Goldman joined the Center for Health Equity in 2019 and currently leads the Behavioral Health Equity team.  He and his team work to eliminate inequities associated with substance use and mental health by addressing root causes such as housing, the criminal legal system, education, and transportation.  Under his leadership, the team has launched an overdose Quick Response Team, convened partners to create a community-wide suicide prevention plan, and helped Louisville become the first city in the South to provide NARCAN to people inside of its jail dorms.

 Before coming to Louisville, Ben worked for non-profit organizations addressing substance use, housing, education, and juvenile justice issues in New York City and Grand Forks, North Dakota. He also served in the US Peace Corps in Costa Rica, working on education and health initiatives in a remote rural community.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Urban Studies with a specialization in Public Policy and Administration from the City University of New York.

Ben Goldman

 

Angela J. Graham, MPH, CPH, Community Health Administrator

Angela holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, with an emphasis in Epidemiology.   She has expertise in social and behavioral science with nearly a decade of experience as a market research analyst, where she designed and analyzed survey research for clients in the pharmaceutical industry. 

She specialized in large multinational programs, conducting public relations, messaging, and usage research in over 40 countries with patients and healthcare providers. 

Angela also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from Case Western Reserve University.

Angela Graham

 

Rebecca Hollenbach, MPH, Executive Administrator

Rebecca has been working for Louisville residents as part of Louisville Metro Government since she moved here in 2016. In her time at the Center for Health Equity, she has led key projects such as the 2017 Health Equity Report, the community health needs assessment, and helped lay the groundwork for a participatory budgeting pilot after the community generated this idea at the 2016 My Dream for Lou policy summit. She also helped transition the Center for Health Equity from five employees to 40, with a focus on root causes, data and policy. During COVID-19, she coordinated policy and planning work for the response. 

Rebecca has also served as an enterprise-wide consultant in the Office of Performance Improvement, where she focused on process improvement, data quality, strategic planning, evaluation, and racial equity training. She founded LouEval, a network of Louisville evaluators and is a graduate of Louisville Metro’s leadership program, Executive Fellows.

Rebecca currently coordinates the Policy and Equity Transformation teams, which includes the Policy Team and the Equity Infrastructure team.

Rebecca Hollenbach

 

 

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