Gina Klyachkin, LCSW, LICSW has been appointed President of KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Klyachkin has served as the Vice President of Operations at KVC since 2012. She succeeds Elizabeth Croney who has been named the Executive Vice President for Clinical Advancement of parent organization KVC Health Systems.
“My mom always said when we were growing up ‘be a good egg’ which really meant do the right thing and be a good person. Wherever you go, wherever you walk, do the right thing. That’s what I always try to do and how I want to lead our organization.”
KVC Kentucky is a 501(c)3 nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization that provides behavioral health, foster care and family preservation and reunification services. Headquartered in Lexington, KVC Kentucky currently serves 63 counties through eight regional offices with a team of over 200 professionals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Kentucky’s children, families and communities.
Ms. Klyachkin brings 18 years of experience in direct service provision, clinical oversight, program development and implementation in the areas of behavioral health treatment, substance use treatment, child welfare programming and therapeutic foster care.
She graduated from DePauw University in 2000 with a bachelor’s in psychology and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri in 2003. She began her career in adult protective services and home visiting programming in Indiana and delivered family preservation services in Missouri. In 2005, Ms. Klyachkin joined KVC Kentucky where her passion for behavioral health and child welfare programming converged.
Since joining KVC, Ms. Klyachkin has held many service and leadership roles ranging from direct services to clients to program management, culminating in her previous appointment as Vice President for Operations across all KVC Kentucky programs in 2012.
Her areas of interest include child welfare programming, clinical social work, staff development, and organizational implementation of new programming. Along with presenting on leadership, teamwork, and behavioral health at national conferences, Ms. Klyachkin participates in public/private sector workgroups dedicated to improving child welfare.
Jarrod Dungan Appointed Vice President of Operations
In addition to Gina’s new appointment, Jarrod Dungan is now the Vice President of Operations of KVC Kentucky. Jarrod has served as Director of Business Technology for KVC Kentucky since 2009 and has been central to the administration of KVC Kentucky.
Dungan graduated from Transylvania University in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and joined KVC Kentucky the same year. He is a self-taught software engineer and technology implementation expert who has pulled upon his training and interest in social philosophy, technology and human services to develop innovative solutions aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness of community-based services across a large geographical area.
Dungan will continue to provide a focus on business development, financial management and innovation for KVC Kentucky. He regularly presents at conferences on Behavioral Health and Child Welfare on topics concerning the effective management of community-based services through the use of technology, data and decision making and participates in public workgroups that focus on financial and programmatic improvements to Kentucky’s child welfare, behavioral health and public health initiatives.
About KVC Kentucky
Each year, KVC Kentucky serves more than 12,000 children, adolescents and adults in eight regions of the state, providing in-home behavioral healthcare, youth substance abuse treatment, foster care, and in-home family preservation and reunification services to strengthen families. Our services are in-home, strengths-based and driven by a focus on the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of the child and family.
We’re always hiring for a range of positions such as in-home therapists, school-based therapists, family care coordinators and other types of social workers. At KVC, you’ll enjoy an inspiring work culture of innovation and excellence. We offer a robust benefits package that includes excellent healthcare, a flexible work schedule, ongoing training to keep you at the forefront of your field, competitive pay and much more! Additional benefits include: