About Us

The Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) strives to enhance the access to quality health care by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.


Our organization provides service to sixteen counties in eastern Kentucky.  From clinical rotations in rural practice settings to health careers programming in our local school systems, our youth are being prepared to enter the healthcare workforce.  In addition, Southeast Kentucky AHEC supports our local communities by offering continuing education opportunities to healthcare professionals, as well as medical library services in the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.





The Kentucky AHEC system depends upon community members to guide AHEC directed activities in each of the communities served. A special thanks goes out to the Southeast KY AHEC Advisory Board Members listed below for their dedicated service.

Southeast KY AHEC Advisory Board Members

Tammy Allen - Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Tracy Bowling - HCTC/SKCTC Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Wanda Brown - Perry County Fiscal Court

Lisa Hatten - UK AHEC Program

Carlos Marin - UK AHEC Program

Christy Martin - HCTC Nursing Program

Sallie Martin - Community Member/AHEC Housing Host

Melissa Moore- Perry County Schools

Stacie Noble- Kentucky River Area Development District

Heather Pennington - UK Family Practice Residency (Hazard)

Tony Sudduth - Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

Melissa Vermillion - HCTC Grants and Contracts

Helen Wicker - Hazard Independent Schools

Annie Williams - Appalachian Regional Healthcare

For more information on the UK and UofL AHEC programs, please click the logo's below.