Reynolds Bio13008

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					Sadiqa N. Reynolds is the Inspector General in the Cabinet for Health
and Family Services as appointed by Governor Steve Beshear in
January 2008. Mrs. Reynolds is an attorney who managed her private
practice for many years serving as Guardian Ad Litem representing
abused, neglected and dependent children. Mrs. Reynolds legal
practice included several other practice areas including successful
appellate work in the Federal court system, as well as an emphasis in

Prior to being appointed Inspector General, she served as an Assistant
Director of the Division of Public Works and Assets with Louisville
Metro Government. Earlier in her career with Louisville Metro
Government, Mrs. Reynolds served as Chief of Staff of the Louisville
Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Her experience also
includes positions as Assistant District Defender in the Jefferson
District Public Defender’s Office and serving as the first African
American woman to clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court. Reynolds
served as Chief Law Clerk of the Kentucky Supreme Court under Chief
Justice Robert F. Stephens.

In addition, she has worked extensively in the Jefferson County Family
Drug Court program and is a former member of the Louisville Bar
Association’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Reynolds has also served for
several years as a continuing legal education instructor for the
Kentucky Bar Association.

Mrs. Reynolds holds a law degree from the University Of Kentucky
College Of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the
University of Louisville. She has served on the Board of the Home of
the Innocents and was appointed by Governor Beshear to serve on the
Early Childhood Task Force designed to provide a comprehensive
review of the delivery of early childhood development and education
services in Kentucky and recommending improvements to the system.

As Inspector General, Mrs. Reynolds is working to ensure regulatory
compliance and integrity in programs and facilities responsible for
providing quality health care in long term and non-long term settings,
child caring and child-placing agencies, and related services to
Kentucky citizens as well as ensuring equitable and fair treatment of
those providing such services. Mrs. Reynolds is also responsible for
the administration of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic
Reporting system (KASPER).

Mrs. Reynolds is married and the mother of two daughters ages 3 and

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