Winners of the HUD Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes Webinar
Wednesday, August 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
HUD will host a webinar with the five winners of the 2020 HUD Secretary's Awards for Healthy Homes. The target audience for the webinar consists of the wide range of professionals engaged in the healthy homes arena. The winners will describe their programs, with ample time allowed for questions and answers.
This webinar will introduce three HiAP projects: two at the state level and one at the local level. Each speaker will discuss the structure of their HiAP efforts, primary partners and evaluation metrics/methods employed. Lianne Dillon will speak from the California Health in All Policies Task Force, which is the first large-scale HiAP project in the US.
BIA Fall Webinar - Power of Partnerships: Strengthening Agency and Industry Relationships
On November 7, 2019 NEHA's Business Industry Affiliate held a webinar entitled Power of Partnerships: Strengthening Agency and Industry Relationships featuring three environmental health experts who shared their experience in building relationships with public and private sector partners.
About the Presenters
Becky Elias, Director, Global Food Safety Quality & Regulatory, Starbucks Coffee Company
Becky Elias is the Director of Global Retail Food Safety for Starbucks. Becky has over 15 years of experience working in food systems, and is deeply passionate about the intersection of food, health and community. Prior to joining Starbucks, Becky led food safety for Seattle & King County Public Health where she launched a new food safety rating program and a method to disclose outbreaks in real time. She also worked for the Washington State Department of Agriculture helping to develop farm-to-school supply chains.
Becky presented on the partnership Starbucks Coffee Company has fostered with Feeding America and the Food Donation Connection to develop a Starbucks food donation program throughout the US. She will also share how learnings from this partnership are informing an initiative on food waste reduction and food donation efforts with state agencies.
Brian Keller, Business Development Manager & Food Safety Specialist, ABC Home & Commercial Services
Brian recently accepted a position with ABC Home and Commercial Services in Lewisville, TX. Prior to this new role, Brian worked as an Environmental Public Health Specialist for Cass County Health Department located immediately south in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. During his career, Brian worked to: 1) develop an objective In Compliance/ Out of Compliance criteria for food establishments, and 2) develop local ordinances and inspection programs to address public aquatic venue and lodging establishment sanitation and safety. Brian is a past president of the Missouri Environmental Health Association, a member of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and is currently serving as the Vice President of NEHA’s Business and Industry Affiliate.
Brian shared the collaboration of 6 local public health authorities in MO as they came to an agreement on reciprocity for food handler cards. Food employees were required to have separate food handler cards for each jurisdiction they worked. Now, their food handler cards are valid across county lines.
Courtney Halbrook, Senior Manager of Food Safety, TopGolf
Courtney Halbrook is Senior Manager of Food Safety for Topgolf. Topgolf is a global sports and entertainment venue with nearly 60 locations in 27 states, and internationally. Each venue is approximately 30K square feet of entertainment space including event and banquet spaces serviced by a large commercial kitchen where foods are made primarily from scratch. Courtney has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with 25 years of experience in manufacturing and restaurant food safety. At Topgolf, Courtney has responsibility for all things food safety and quality assurance such as regulatory compliance, development of corporate food safety practices and procedures, food safety training, supplier food safety and quality assurance, construction plan review and food safety crisis management.
Courtney presented on the proactive approach Topgolf takes to partner with local public health authorities during development and construction of new venues. She described the ongoing regulatory relationship building efforts which aids in time of crisis.
Join us for this one-day multi-disciplinary technical seminar featuring industry experts presenting on regional and national issues in the area of asbestos, indoor air quality, EMS/ESA, lead, mold and sampling and analytical.
Friday, October 11, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, WA
This outstanding technical seminar earns attendees CEUs from ACAC, ABIH and other certifying organizations. Join us for a fantastic education, great networking, earn continuing education credits...all in one amazing city!
Day 1 (Wednesday, October 16)- General Environmental Health Sessions: Carbon Monoxide poisoning reporting, Source of Lead Poisoning, Safe Spaces for Children, Addressing PFAS in Wisconsin, Drug and Meth Cleanup, Legal Issues with Human Health Hazards, Roundtable Sessions: opioid cleanup, radon in schools, flooding response, algal blooms
The 57th Annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health will be held from September 11-13, 2019 in Plymouth Massachusetts at Hotel 1620, Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth MA 0260.
The Conference is the annual conference of the NEHA New England Affiliates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Northern New England (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont) and Rhode Island. The theme of this year's conference is “Hands on Environmental Health”.