Certificates of Merit

Each affiliate in good standing is invited to designate one of its members and/or a team to receive a Certificate of Merit from NEHA, thereby nationally recognizing one of their own for outstanding contributions to the environmental health profession. Each affiliate may nominate a single individual if the affiliate president is an active NEHA member. Recipients are announced during the AEC awards program and in the Journal of Environmental Health. Only a single Certificate of Merit document is given to the team (individual copies for all team members will not be awarded).

This opportunity for special recognition of your members on a national level is one of the benefits of your affiliation with NEHA.

Note: NEHA board policy states that only affiliate presidents who are active NEHA members may nominate candidates for Certificates of Merit.


2017 Certificates of Merit Awarded


Paul Bilowus (DC)

Steven Diaz (MN)

Heather Gallant (MA)

James Hodina (IA)

Jennifer Kosak (MI)

Jerry McNamar (KS)

Welford Roberts (Uniformed Services)

Lucas Tafoya (NM)

Cody Talbott (WY)

Rep. Mike Tyron (IL)

Margaret Voyles (IN)


Florida—2016 FEHA Annual Education Meeting Planning Committee

Iowa—Iowa Environmental Health Association Legislative Committee

Indiana—IEHA 2016 Annual Fall Educational Conference Volunteers

North Dakota—Onsite Sewage Treatment System Technical Review and Education Board

New Mexico—2016 Southwest Regional FDA Conference and NMEHA Meeting Host