Board of Health

The Oldham County Health Department is the public agency charged with performing the statutory obligations of public health services and addressing priority community health needs. We prevent disease, promote wellness, and protect against health threats daily through various mechanisms. This work is accomplished due to the foundational support and leadership of the Oldham County Board of Health. The Oldham County Board of Health is made up of persons who voluntarily represent our community according to their explicit expertise to do so.

 

Their contribution to maintain and improve the health status and wellbeing of our community is important to recognize and vital to our future. Please join us in saying ‘THANK-YOU’ to these valued community leaders.

Greg Robson, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Greg Robson is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Robson earned his MD from the University of Louisville in 2001. He continued at the University of Louisville for pediatrics residency training at Kosair Children’s Hospital (now Norton Children’s Hospital) and graduated in 2004. Dr. Robson has been practicing at Oldham County Pediatrics since that time.

Dr. Robson strives to serve his patients and their families by providing the most attentive and up to date medical care possible, meeting each need with the same genuine interest and investment that he would desire for his own children. He continues to provide leadership and guidance to the Oldham County community by serving as the Medical Director for the Oldham County Board of Health.

Denia Cosby
Chairman, Consumer Representative

Denia Crosby has served on the Oldham County Board of Health since 1994 and continues to serve as chairperson of the board. A native of Alabama, Ms. Crosby is a graduate of Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical College (now known as Alabama A&M). She moved to Oldham County in 1974. Ms. Crosby has served her community in many roles. She served on the board of the Worthington Fire Department of the Oldham County District for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Oldham County Planning & Zoning Commission for 28 years. Ms. Crosby is a former mayor and council member of the city of Orchard Grass Hills. She was the Oldham County Deputy Court Clerk for 17 years before retiring in 2011.

David Voegele
County Judge Executive, Elected Official

David Voegele has lived in Oldham County since 1976. He served as Oldham County Judge-Executive since 2011. He served as a magistrate from 2007-2011.

Judge Voegele serves on many public boards in Oldham County, in the region and state-wide. He is the 2022 chairman of KIPDA (the Kentuckiana Planning and Development Agency), and the Regional Transportation Agency, the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky County Association of County Judges.

David is originally from Southern Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He came to Kentucky in 1972 to work as a television anchorman at WAVE-TV in Louisville. He was the spokesperson for the Jefferson County Board of Education during years two and three of court-ordered desegregation and busing.

Prior to becoming a public servant, David spent 30 years as an insurance and investment representative with major financial services companies. He was a 32-year member of the Rotary, serving as President of the LaGrange Rotary Club from 1992-93.

David is married to Mary Lee Black of LaGrange and they have two children, Julie and Laura, and one grandchild, David Joseph. 

James G. Silliman III, P.E.
Engineer Representative

An Oldham County resident since 2004, James G. Silliman III, P.E. (Jim), is proud to serve as the Oldham County Engineer (since 2019).  Jim is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Kentucky and Indiana since 2006.  Prior to this current role, Jim performed design engineering, construction administration, and construction inspection services as a consulting engineer (2002 until 2019). Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering both from the University of Louisville Speed Scientific School.  Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and is Vice Chair of the Central Branch of the APWA.  In his free time Jim enjoys music and ice hockey with his wife and playing guitar and bicycling.  As such, he is excited to see his son, Seamus, pursue a career in the bicycle industry and son, Liam, pursue education in music.   

Joern B. Soltau, M.D.
Optometrist Representative

Dr. Joern Soltau is currently an Associate Professor for Dr. William H and Mrs. Blondina Evans Endowed Chair and also serves as Chair to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  He completed his Ophthalmology residency  at Washington University School of Medicine where he was Chief Resident.  He then completed his Fellowship at the Glaucoma – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. 

Dr. Soltau serves on the Board of the Kentucky Lions Eye Bank and Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.  He is also a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church, the Louisville Downtown Lions Club, Kentucky Colonels and Order of St. John. He spends his free time with his wife and three children.  

Brad Olds, M.D.
Fiscal Court Appointee

An Oldham County native, Dr. Brad Olds is an emergency medicine physician in the local area. He completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Centre College. A love of medicine led him to medical school and residency at UofL.  Dr. Olds also works as a medical officer for the Dept. of Health and Human Services on KY -1 DMAT.  These specialized teams deploy into disaster scenes. Dr. Olds spends his free time with his family on their Oldham County farm. 

Gerard Bradley, BDS, MS
Dentist Representative

Gerard (Gerry) Bradley, BDS., MS, Dr.Med.Dent serves as interim university provost for the University of Louisville. He joined UofL as dean of the School of Dentistry in August 2016.

Before coming to Louisville with his wife and five sons, Bradley was chair and professor of Developmental Sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry and served also as the associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Dental Association, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Education Association, the International Association for Dental Research, and is a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics.

Provost Bradley received his BDS in Cork, Ireland, his orthodontic specialty training and MS degree at The Ohio State University, and a Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Ann Hayes, MD
Physician Representative

Dr. Hayes was raised in Louisville, KY.  She went to college at Western Kentucky University, where she studied art history in addition to her pre-medical studies.  She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville where she graduated summa cum laude with a distinction in medical education. She completed her residency at the University of Louisville where she was chief resident in her final year.  In addition to clinical work, she previously served as adjunct faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she taught pharmacology and toxicology.  She is an actively practicing board-certified emergency medicine physician in Louisville.  In her spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys adventuring with her husband and children, crafting, hiking, and leisurely reading.

Manta Loster, D.V.M.
Veterinarian Representative

 

Andrew Rochet, M.D.
Physician Representative

 

John Burke, R.Ph
Pharmacist Representative

Karen Turner, DPN, APRN
Registered Nurse Representative

I have been a nurse for 39 years and have pursued multiple nursing degrees during that time. Starting with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Lewis and Clark Community College and concluding with a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky. I have learned so much on my nursing journey. In my journey, I started teaching and have been instructing primarily in the Women’s Health. This encompasses gynecological and obstetrical issues that women face during the lifespan continuum.

I have been teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing for more than 20 years. During that time, nursing education has evolved and is increasingly becoming more challenging to nursing educators. In my experience, simulation has been utilized to teach new concepts, reinforce past learning, and increase student’s confidence level as well as their comfort level with procedures and communication techniques. My passion for teaching as well as care taking of women grows as I continue my journey and I hope to inspire this commitment to the students that I instruct and mentor and the patients that I serve.