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The departure of Louisville Public Health Director Dr. Adewale Troutman in November means there will be a vacancy at another Louisville organization in about six months.

Denise Vazquez Troutman will relocate to South Florida with her husband, and is stepping down as president and CEO of the Center for Women and Families, which helps victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Director of Community Engagement Stephen Bowling says Troutman has headed the center for the past four-and-a-half years.

“She’s going to stay through March 4 of 2011. She has committed to being here through our biggest Celebration of Service and Survival, which is our largest fundraiser that happens on February 23,” he said.

Bowling says the search for a new president and CEO will be launched next month.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."