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Planning Committee

Chair:

Roy Laws

roy lawsSince 1998, Roy has worked as a professional engineer for Jefferson County Public Health in onsite wastewater treatment systems, land use planning cases, groundwater monitoring, and environmental compliance. Prior to joining environmental health work force, Roy worked as staff geologist for an environmental consulting firm and in gold exploration in Nevada.  Roy earned a bachelor of science in geological engineering in 1979 and a master of science in environmental sciences and engineering in 1992 from the Colorado School of Mines. When not working for a living, Roy enjoys snow shoeing and hiking with Shellie (his wife), spending time with their grown children, spoiling grandkids, taking Hercules (a miniature pinscher) for a walk, and pursuing his quest to solve every problem with an Excel pivot table. Roy and Shellie got married in a run-through wedding chapel while participating in the 2005 Las Vegas Marathon.  Shellie beat him by a mile, make that two miles

Co-Chair:

 

Deb McBride

Deb McBrideDeb McBride worked for Tri-County Health Department for 25 years, 9 years for Administrative Services and 16 years for Environmental Health.  After retiring, she went to work part time for the Caring for Colorado Foundation.  Besides CEHA, she volunteers with the American Legion Auxiliary, Columbine Federal Credit Union and is on the founding boards of a newly created nonprofit and a newly created foundation.  Deb rescues older, special needs dogs and currently lives with two who have finally trained her to their satisfaction.  When not working, Deb likes to travel nationally and internationally and tries to include at least one trip per year with her grandchildren (2),great grandchildren (2), her God daughter or her nephew.

Bradley Turpin

Bradley TurpinBrad has worked for Tri-County Health Department since May 2006. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Environmental Health and from Walden University in 2014 with a Masters in Public Health. Brad’s major interests are in the Retail Food and Child Care programs. Brad loves all sports but especially football. Fantasy Football Sundays are the best days of the week. Brad enjoys weight lifting, watching movies, cooking, and playing video games when he has time. His two ladies, Kelsey and Rosalita, rule his life.

Lane Drager

Lane

Lane works for Boulder County Public Health as the Consmer Protection Coordinator in the Environemntal Health Division. Lane has been with Boulder County since 2004. Prior to that he worked for the state of Illinois for 8 years. Lane is a 2009 RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program graduate and served as a RIHEL ALTP peer coach. Lane currently serves on the Jefferson County Board of Health.Lane enjoys sports and being outdoors.  He likes to travel.  Lane is married and has two children.

Josh Gallegos

Josh GallegosI am an environmental health specialist I at the Pueblo City-County Health Department.  I have been with the department for 6 months as of December.  Most of my work is in food inspections with some experience in flagging for fleas, plan reviews, and solid waste.Sports are a hobby of mine.  I am currently the sports facility manager at Dutch Clark Stadium (Football stadium for Pueblo city schools).   I love to tutor, being that I am a biochemistry nerd. Most of the students I tutor are the kids that work for me at the football stadium.  When I do have time I enjoy fishing and hiking.

Sharon Adams

Sharon AdamsSharon served as an EH Director in Indiana for 13 years at a mid-sized LPHA serving an Indianapolis commuter commuity.  She now works for CDPHE in the Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement. She works to increase EH capacity, provides technical assistance, and supports communication between the state and local EH leadership. Sharon enjoys cooking, gardening, family time and exploring Colorado.

Jannette Whitcomb

Jannette WhitcombJannette is a Sr. Environmental Health Specialist with the City of Aspen’s Environmental Health & Sustainability Department.  She has worked in the field of environmental health for over 20 years in Colorado.  She currently finished a major overhaul of Aspen’s air quality monitoring program with the installation of a new particulate monitor and a real-time website that tells citizens what the Air Quality Index is for Aspen. Jannette was awarded the Environmental Achievement Award in 2011 by CEHA. Jannette likes to hike the beautiful mountains in the Roaring Fork Valley.  She enjoys walking her red heeler mix named Sunny.  Jannette also loves to make handmade things that you can find featured in the CEHA AEC silent auction each year.

Jodi Zimmerman

Jodi ZimmermanMy name is Jodi Zimmerman and I have been working in EH for about 5 years now. I currently work for El Paso County Public Health and mainly do food safety and tattoo shop inspections. I am the proud mother of two boys who are 13 and 4. I am an avid runner and just signed up for my first 24k! I enjoy live music, yoga, exercising, and camping/hiking. Looking forward to an exciting year with CEHA!

Morgan Hill

Morgan HillMorgan has been an Environmental Health Specialist at Garfield County Public Health for over four years.  Her primary role is as the air quality program coordinator for Garfield County’s extensive monitoring network; which also includes coordinating educational events and materials for the community.  Like a true small department generalist, she also works in watershed protection and planning, land use reviews, and zoonotic disease.  Morgan graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies, and is currently getting her master’s of science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.  Morgan stays busy enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado! Her favorite outdoor activities are mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.  Living in her hometown of Glenwood Springs, Morgan also gets to spend time with family on a regular basis and is an active part of the community through her church and other volunteering opportunities

Amy Gammel

Amy GammelAmy is a Colorado native and University of Colorado alumni. She has worked at CDPHE in the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability since 2012. Amy’s primary role is the work group lead for the Institutions and Emerging Programs Unit.  She is most passionate about health and sanitation in child care facilities. Amy also specializes in food safety and plays a large role in the work on the FDA Voluntary National Program Standards. Prior to working at CDPHE, Amy spent five years as an inspector for the City and County of Denver in the Department of Environmental Health. Prior to working in Denver, Amy spent several years as the health services coordinator for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Denver and Boulder. Outside of work Amy keeps extremely busy with her family. She has two children who are very involved in sports and music. When time allows, Amy enjoys volunteering in her community and traveling with both family and friends.

Sally Born

Sally BornSally is an Environmental Public Health Investigator for the City and County of Denver Department of Environmental Health. She has been with Denver for 3+ years and works in the food safety section, conducting food safety inspections, working on foodborne illness investigations, and teaching basic food safety classes!  Outside of Environmental Health, Sally spends her evenings and weekends as a Zumba Fitness instructor! WIth any extra free time, you can find her working at the City of Lakewood recreation centers, playing volleyball, dancing, cooking, or hiking or camping in the mountains

Keith Homersham

photoKeith Homersham has worked for Tri-County Health Department for 12 years and this year will be his seventh year as part of the CEHA AEC Planning Committee.  He originally started with Tri-County Health Department in the Commerce City office and spent over four years there.  After a short stint in the Aurora office, Keith has been in the Castle Rock office for over seven years.  Keith is currently the Environmental Health Manager for the Castle Rock office and Douglas County, while also overseeing the department’s Water, Wastewater, Lowry Superfund Site, and Household Chemical Roundup Programs.   When not working, Keith enjoys traveling with his wonderful wife and stepdaughter, especially cruises, and enjoying time with family and friends.

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