William D. Hacker, MD, FAAP, CPE
A Manchester native brings a wealth of experience and expertise to SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region). In 2001 Dr. Hacker joined the Kentucky Department for Public Health as a physician consultant in the Division of Adult and Child Health. Following the terrorism events in the fall of 2001 Dr. Hacker transferred to the Division of Epidemiology as Manager of the newly formed Public Health Preparedness Branch. He was appointed by the Governor in 2004 to server as the State Health Commissioner and served in that role until he retired in 2011. He currently serves as the Chair of the SOAR Community Health and Wellness Advisory Council.