LMPHW Senior Director's Team
On May 31, 2023, Connie Mendel was appointed Interim Chief Health Strategist of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness by Mayor Craig Greenberg.
Connie is focused on building a sustainable public health workforce, operationalizing health equality in the department’s daily operations and removing barriers which prevent people from attaining their highest level of health.
She has devoted her career to public service beginning in 1997 when she joined the Jefferson County Health Department as an environmental health specialist in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, Food Safety, and Mosquito Control programs.
She steadily ascended the ranks and prior to her appointment by Mayor Greenberg served as Senior Deputy Director where she led the department’s COVID-19 response, administrative and finance operations, regulatory operations and enforcement, emergency planning and preparedness, and the Public Health Laboratory.
Inder P. Singal MD, MBA is the interim medical director for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency training in ophthalmology at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary as Chief Resident. He continued to University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital for his fellowship in medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases. He has been practicing as a retina specialist since 2003 serving the good people of Louisville. While actively practicing medicine, he pursued his desire to learn more about the business of medicine and inequities in healthcare. He attended evening and weekend classes at Bellarmine University and received his MBA in 2019.
Dr. Singal is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to solve inequities in healthcare, education, and affordable housing. He is the founder and president of Adarsh Charitable Foundation. Established in 2018, its mission is to find sustainable solutions to alleviate preventable vision impairment and work with educational institutions to help bridge the education gap among minorities. Since inception, the foundation has worked and financially supported local education institutions and provided scholarships to students in Belize and Guatemala. He also serves on the strategy and planning committee on the board of Kentucky School for Blind Charitable Foundation.
Kelly Ditterline served as the Chief of Staff of the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. There, she was responsible for oversight and management of a myriad of programs and deliverables, ranging in scale from local and state needs to the federal and national level.
As the Director of Administration, Kelly leads the department's administrative services, which includes human resources, finance, information technology, building/fleet maintenance and inventory control.
She manages and improves the efficiency of our organization's operations, which includes ethical financial stewardship, harmonizing operations, improving employee performance and enhancing our business model.
Stacie Ingram, RN, BSN serves as Director of Nursing and Health Services. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2008 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2019. Her span of responsibility encompasses 12 programs and 120 employees including WIC, Healthy Start, Clinical and Harm Reduction Programs and Services, Immunizations, Communicable Disease Prevention, Cancer Screening, Volunteer Coordination and Medical Records. Stacie began her public health career with the department as Nursing Administrator for Clinical Services during Louisville’s 2018 Hepatitis A outbreak. She was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2019 and Director of Nursing and Health Services in 2021.
Stacie is a Basic Life Support Instructor, a member of the Kentucky Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association, a HIPAA Certified Professional and is also certified in Advanced Hazmat Life Support.
She serves as the Infectious Diseases Branch Director specific to our COVID19 response, operationalizing guidance from state and federal authorities. She systematically develops processes and procedures that are practical and manageable for the team.
Additionally, she provides clinical direction to our vaccine management team and advises other branches of the COVID19 Response Team. Stacie is committed to operationalizing health equity and elevating the public health performance and practices of the department.
Taylor Ingram, MPH started collaborating with the Department of Public Health and Wellness in 2014 as a community coalition member. Her passion for our mission led her to seek fulltime employment with the department and in 2015, she was hired as a Health Program Analyst. Since then, and through a series of promotions, Taylor has overseen key operational transformations in both the Center for Health Equity and the Health Services Division. She has also served as Section Chief for the department’s Incident Management Team during the 2017 hepatitis A outbreak and the COVID-19 pandemic. Under her leadership, the department has earned national recognition for our mass vaccination clinics, adoption of evidence-based policies, and research publications.
Currently serving as Chief of Staff, Taylor guarantees all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed in our team’s pursuit to address enduring public health challenges. She facilitates communications and connections to integrate work streams and teams. She is also a trusted thought partner who ensures the needs of the entire organization are considered.
Taylor holds a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree from Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Taylor’s first career aspirations were to be a professional figure skater. Had her small town had an ice rink she might have gone on to the Olympics, instead of earning her public health degree and meeting her husband at Indiana University.