Governance

Our association is governed by a 14-member board of directors that is chaired by the association’s president. The executive director serves as a nonvoting ex-officio member of the board. We have five national officers who serve on the association’s executive committee.

Serving under our board of directors is an array of various administrative and functional committees. Members can participate through other committees or as technical advisors that divide the environmental field by subject matter. 

Executive Committee

President


D. Gary Brown, DrPH, CIH, RS, DAAS
Email: President@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2023

President-Elect


Tom Butts, MSc, REHS
Email: PresidentElect@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2023

Immediate Past-President


Roy Kroeger, REHS
Email: ImmediatePastPresident@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2023

First Vice-President


CDR Anna Khan, MA, REHS/RS
Email: FirstVicePresident@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2023

Second Vice-President


Larry Ramdin, MPH, MA, REHS/RS, CP-FS, HHS, CHO
Email: SecondVicePresident@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2023

Regional Vice Presidents

There are nine regional vice presidents (RVP’s) who each represent one region of the nation and members of the armed forces residing outside of the U.S.

Region 1

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington


William B Emminger, Jr., REHS, CPM
Email: Region1RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2020 to 2023

Region 2

Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada


Michele DiMaggio, REHS
Email: Region2RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2021 to 2024

Region 3

Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and all NEHA members residing outside of the U.S., except members of the U.S. armed forces


Rachelle Blackham, MPH, REHS
Email: Region3RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2021 to 2024

Region 4

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin


Kim Carlton, MPH, REHS/RS
Email: Region4RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2025

Region 5

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


Traci (Slowinski) Michelson, MS, REHS, CP-FS
Email: Region5RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2020 to 2023

Region 6

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio


Niki Lemin, MEP, RS/REHS
Email: Region6RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2025

Region 7

Alabama, Florida, Georgia , Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee


Tim Hatch, MPA, REHS
Email: Region7RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2020 to 2023

Region 8

Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and all NEHA members of the U.S. armed forces residing outside of the U.S.


CDR James Speckhart, MS, REHS, USPHS
Email: Region8RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2021 to 2024

Region 9

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Robert Uhrik
Email: Region9RVP@neha.org
Term Dates: 2022 to 2025

2022–2023 Technical Advisors

Technical advisors serve under our Board of Directors. These advisors are subject matter experts in the following areas:

Climate and Health

Data & Technology 

Emergency Preparedness

Focused Populations

Food Safety

General Environmental Health

Healthy Communities

Infectious & Vectorborne Diseases

Water Quality

Workforce & Leadership

Learn More

  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws | PDF
  • Election Process | Webpage