Meet Our Director

Cathy Woodburn Bethel made Muhlenberg County her home over 30 years ago.  Her son was born and raised here.  Ms. Bethel became the Muhlenberg County Health Department Director in September 2017 succeeding Rebecca Hinrichs Keith.  Her main goal is to serve the citizens of Muhlenberg County.  

Previously, Ms. Bethel has served as a staff nurse, educator, and Practice Manager for Owensboro Health Urology.  She graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from Madisonville Community College, a bachelor’s from Murray State University where she majored in Nursing.  Ms. Bethel later achieved a Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Business Administration from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management.  Her favorite hobbies include walking, jogging, hiking trails and kayaking.