Board of Directors
Stephanie K. Mayfield Gibson, M.D., FCAP
Dr. Mayfield is a long-standing leader in both the public health and healthcare sectors. Throughout her over 30-year career Dr. Mayfield has focused on transforming private and public health systems through a dedicated focus on the social determinants of health. She is a tireless advocate for health equity, a consensus builder who is committed to working with partners and dedicated to mentoring the next generation of health leaders.
In her latest role, from 2020 to 2022, Dr. Mayfield served as the Director of the U.S. COVID-19 Response Initiative and Senior Advisor for U.S. Partnerships for Resolve to Save Lives. The initiative provided COVID-19 response guidance and technical support to local and state health departments, other community partners, and to agencies of the Federal government. Dr. Mayfield additionally advised on a multi-sector, community-driven, promising best practice hypertension control initiative focused on optimizing patient empowerment and addressing social determinants of health.
In 2016, Dr. Mayfield joined KentuckyOne Health and KentuckyOne Health Partners, as the senior vice president and chief medical officer for population health and led the transformation of the state’s largest healthcare system by addressing basic human needs across the continuum of health.
In 2012, Dr. Mayfield was appointed commissioner of public health for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She was the first African American and first woman to serve in that role. Prior to her tenure as state public health commissioner, she was the state’s director of laboratory services under the Cabinet of Health and Family Services.
Dr. Mayfield has also held faculty positions at the Louisville School of Medicine and served as the Associate Chief of Staff and Pathologist at the Louisville Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Dr. Mayfield’s research includes early evaluation of what is now the gold-standard heart disease marker, Troponin.
Dr. Mayfield is a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist. She completed medical school at Meharry Medical College and her residency at the University of Louisville. She’s additionally completed graduate executive education at Harvard University.