President 

Keith Seimsen, KeithSiemsenCEHA@gmail.com





Past President

Jodi Zimmerman, jodizimmerman@elpasoco.org
El Paso County Health Department

My name is Jodi Zimmerman and I am currently the president elect of CEHA. I am an Environmental Health Specialist II with El Paso County Public Health where I have worked and resided for almost 5 years. I currently work in the food safety, body art, zoonosis, and education programs as well as working with AFDO on their body art committee. I am the mother of 2 boys (9 & 18) who keep me very busy!  In my free time I enjoy running, yoga, live music, performing, and working with essential oils and chemical free/all natural lifestyles.


President Elect

Josh Skeggs, jskeggs@tchd.org
Tri-County Health Department

Josh started his public health career by obtaining a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Colorado Denver before starting at Tri-County Health Department as an Environmental Health Specialist. Josh remained a part of the consumer protection program for over 4 years before becoming a Plan Review Specialist and Food Program Enforcement Specialist. Josh has been a member of the Colorado Environmental Health Association Board since 2018. In his free time he enjoys hiking and camping throughout Colorado, reading a myriad of fiction and non-fiction novels, and playing board and video games with friends. 


Treasurer

Dan Collins, dcollins@broomfield.org
Broomfield Health and Human Services Department

Dan is a past president of Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA) and has served on the board as treasure and the Annual Educational Conference (AEC) chair. Dan was the recipient of CEHA’s Milton M. Miller Award in 2014.  Dan has over 35 years of Environmental Health experience in food safety, vector control, emergency response, waste water, water quality, air quality, pools, and environmental remediation programs. He received his bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with minors in Geology and Biology from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. Dan put himself through college working as a Gandy Dancer on a rail gang for the Soo Line Railroad. Dan also has an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Dan is a graduate of the Metro North and RIHEL leadership programs. 

Dan began his professional career working for Tri-County Health Department as a generalist. After several years in that position Dan transferred and helped develop Tri-County’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal Superfund Remediation Oversight Program. That program monitored the clean-up activities of the state’s largest superfund site and included the construction of hazardous waste landfills, their operation and closure, demolition and removal of contaminated structures, de-militarization of ordinance discovered during the cleanup, contaminated soil removal, air quality monitoring including odors and fugitive dust monitoring during those activities, and an off post private well inventory and monitoring program for a 20 square mile area. The site became the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge when it was removed from the Superfund list in 2010. Following that, Dan returned to his roots in EH and became the EH Manager and the Office Manager for the TCHD Castle Rock Office where he managed the staff providing EH services. Dan retired after a 30-year career with TCHD and currently is employed by Broomfield County where he serves as the food safety and pool coordinator.


Secretary
Natalie Wright,
 nwrightlyl@gmail.com
Tri-County Health Department

Natalie Wright is the Environmental Health Supervisor for Consumer Protection in Castle Rock for the Tri-County Health Department. She began her 6 year employment as an Environmental Health generalist doing restaurant, childcare, pool and septic system inspections. She spent the last three years specializing in water and wastewater. Natalie has been on the CEHA Planning Committee for three years. On her days off, you can find her hiking with her sweet Corgi (Fox), traveling, doing home improvement projects, dancing at concerts and playing pool at the local dive bar.


Northeast Representative
Conner Gerken,
 connerg@nchd.org
Northeast Colorado Health Department

My name is Conner Gerken.  I was born and raised in Fort Morgan, Colorado.  I graduated from Fort Morgan High School in May of 2012.  I attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado and received my bachelor’s degree in biology in December of 2016. While attend school I worked numerous jobs in the healthcare field.  I worked at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush as a CNA, Home Care of the Grand Valley in Grand Junction as a CNA, and at Community Hospital in Grand Junction as a surgical aide.  After graduating from CMU I worked as a service member for AmeriCorps doing after school science programs for children from low income households.  In June of 2017 I was hired as an Environmental Health Specialist at the Northeastern Colorado Health Department and have been in love with EH ever since.  I have served as the northeast representative for the CEHA board as an interim until I was voted in at the AEC in 2018.


Southeast Representative-

Vacant


West Slope Representative
Natalie Tsevdos,
 natalie.tsevdos@cityofaspen.com

City of Aspen - Environmental Health and Sustainability

I am a Senior Environmental Health Specialist with the City of Aspen. My primary role is to manage and develop policies for the Consumer Protection Program, which includes restaurant and child care inspections, plan reviews, and food-borne illness investigations. I was raised in Ohio and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the Ohio State University in 2011. I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2012 where I earned my Master of Public Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. As a CEHA Board member, I aim to be a voice for the Western Slope and represent our unique needs and concerns. I enjoy living in Glenwood Springs with easy access to hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, some of my favorite weekend activities!



Metropolitan Representative

LaKia Thomas, lthomas@co.jefferson.co.us 

Jefferson County Public Health

LaKia Thomas is an Environmental Health Specialist who works with Jefferson County Public Health doing regulatory inspections restaurants, childcare centers and recreational pools. Her public health career began over 15 years ago, which includes over 4 years working in Environmental Health.  LaKia believes the biggest threat to public health is when people fail to understand the power they have to ignite change, change within themselves and in their communities.

LaKia holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University and a Masters of Public Health from Argosy University. LaKia is a native of Denver, Colorado where she resides with her two beautiful daughters and a Chihuahua named Lily. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as well as other civic organizations.



Industry Representative
Dustin Bastian, bodypiercingbydustin@gmail.com
The Hive Body Piercing and Fine Jewelry





Student Representative

Claire Conkling, claire.conkling@colostate.edu

Colorado State University- Fort Collins

I am a second-year student at Colorado State University studying Environmental Public Health, I am also in the Honors Program and working towards a minor in Food Safety. I chose Environmental Health because I’m passionate about science and helping people.  I’m originally from Fruita, CO and when I’m not doing schoolwork, I love exploring the great outdoors, hanging out with friends, and collecting vinyl records. 


EH Directors Representative

Morgan Hill, morgan.hill@eaglecounty.us

Eagle County Environmental Health

Morgan Hill has been the environmental health manager at Eagle County Public Health and Environment since December 2019. Most of her first year at Eagle County was consumed by pandemic response, but in "normal" times she oversees staff in the retail food, OWTS, childcares and schools programs. She also works in water quality, land use, and climate change. Previously, she worked as an environmental health specialist at Garfield County for eight years and focused primarily on air quality and radon. Morgan has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. When she's not working Morgan loves to bike, trail run, ski, get out on the river, and hang out with friends!


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