Our Team

About UK HealthCare CECentral

Kimberly D. Northrip, MD, MPH, FAAP

Director, CECentral

Kimberly D. Northrip, MD, MPH, FAAP is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the College of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior. She completed medical school and pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia at VCU and a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics from Children’s National Medical Center. She holds a Masters of Public Health from George Washington University.

Dr. Northrip is extensively involved in medical education. She directs UK HealthCare CECentral which provides continuing medical and pharmacy education to healthcare professionals. She directs the Pediatric Continuity Clinic and previously served as the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric and Triple Board Residency Programs.

Dr. Northrip has a special interest in child advocacy. She helped develop and is the medical director of Child Advocacy Today, a medical-legal partnership at the University of Kentucky. She co-founded and co-directs the legislative advocacy elective for 4th year medical students and mentors the pediatric child advocacy group, the AdvoCats. She has published several articles on medical training in child advocacy and community pediatrics.

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Evan Tune

Associate Director of Technology, CECentral

Evan Tune, BS, is the Associate Director of Technology at CECentral. Evan joined the University of Kentucky in 2006, serving as an original member of CECentral's technology team. This two-member team was tasked with the creation of the learning management system, accreditation platform, and multimedia platform. He has more than 15 years of experience in web development. Evan previously worked in the college and high school sports marketing industry. He has worked on many high-profile sites including FinalFour.com, NCAAsports.com and UKathletics.com.

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Candy Back

Health Education Coordinator

Candy's tenure with CECentral began in March of 1998. Over 19 years she has coordinated hundreds of enduring and live conferences. She is known for working with local, national and international clients to develop high quality continuing education programs. Candy's many talents include accreditation, budget management, contracts, communication and event planning. She is always interested in learning new things. Customer service is her number one commitment. To quote her, “I believe that if you provide great customer service, then everyone leaves the table happy.”

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Chris Dennison

Accreditation Manager

Chris Dennison, BA, oversees accreditation and compliance for CECentral. He joined CECentral in 2001 as a Staff Associate. His work in that role earned him a promotion to Health Education Coordinator later that year. In 2014, he took on the role of Accreditation Manager. In addition, he facilitates the MOC Part IV credit process for University of Kentucky physicians.

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Matthew Gidcomb

Programmer Systems Analyst Senior

Matthew Gidcomb is a software developer at CECentral. Matthew's work focuses on the next iteration of the office's learning management platform (coming soon!) and maintenance of the reporting system. Prior to joining CECentral in 2018, he worked for a software startup and as assistant instructor for a web development program.

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Kenny Harris

Multimedia Developer

Kenny Harris, BA, joined CECentral in 2013, having recently graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Media Arts & Studies. As Multimedia Developer, Kenny manages CECentral’s enduring content and assists in the instructional design of course materials. This pivotal role involves him in various aspects of media production and web development. He has more than 6 years of videography and media production experience. Kenny has produced several short films. You may have seen his work featured at the Louisville International Festival of Film. His work at CECentral has allowed him to hone his skills in video production while staying true to his passion for education.

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Bryan Konshak

Programmer Analyst

Bryan Konshak joined CECentral in 2019 as a software developer. Bryan's work primarily focuses on creating CeCentral's new platform and developing complex reporting APIs. Having recently graduated with a BS in computer science, Bryan also brings over 15 years of professional and managerial experience to his current role. His eagerness to learn new technologies, frameworks, and programming languages facilitated this welcome career change.

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Zachary May, MSCS

Software Architect

Zachary May, MSCS, is the software architect behind the CECentral learning management system and accreditation platform. Zachary joined the department in 2010 and oversees the development and maintenance of the CECentral's software and technology infrastructure. He has over 10 years of experience in web application development and previously worked on web applications used nationally by the horse racing industry. The focus of his master's studies was software engineering methodology and functional programming.

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Tina Metcalf

Business Officer/Finance Manager

Tina started with the University of Kentucky in 2003, working for both UK HealthCare, and UK Academics before joining CECentral in 2014. Prior to that, she spent more than 23 years working in a diverse cross section of private industry, non-profit agencies, and government offices, garnering a wealth of experience in Administration, Human Resources, Business Management, and Business Finance. Tina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Business Leadership and an Associate's of Business Management from Bluegrass Community Technical College. Her job duties include budget analysis and reporting, financial data processing, processing all department revenue and expense documents, reconciliations and internal audit reports, submits all purchase requests for the department, and supervision of select CECentral staff. She also handles all interdepartmental HR needs.

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Dillon Sweeney

Media and Support Specialist

Dillon Sweeney, BA, joined CECentral in 2019 after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2018 with a degree in Media Arts & Studies. Starting off as the media assistant, Dillon as grown into his own position. In addition to editing the videos that go on our site, provides tech support to our clients.

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Vanessa Webb-Brown

Health Education Coordinator

Vanessa Webb-Brown, BS, is a Health Education Coordinator at CECentral. Vanessa joined CECentral in 2012.  She currently has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare education. Vanessa collaborates with University of Kentucky academic departments and various joint providers in the planning, organizing and accrediting of many healthcare education programs. She manages a number of enduring courses and live meetings, applying her considerable talent to the coordination of the University of Kentucky's Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS).  

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