President 

Ben Metcalf, bmetcalf@tchd.org
Tri-County Health Department

Howdy, all I am Ben Metcalf the current President of CEHA.  I have been employed in environmental health for going on 12 years.  I started my life in EH by having significant interactions with the health inspector over my college years with my fraternity (not all were very good on my part), which allowed my insight in what food safety actually was, and how to make foods safe for the public.  I was hired by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, as a Consumer Health Specialist before I Graduated from the University of Wyoming (Go Pokes!), and worked for the dept. for 6 ½ years.  I was hired by Tri-County Health Department (TCHD before moving down to Colorado to start a life with my longtime girlfriend who is now my wife and proud parent of our son Beckett. I have worked for TCHD for coming on 6 years, and have moved up the ranks from a EHS trainee, to being the Enforcement and Plan Review Specialist.  While the majority of my career has been strictly in foods as a regular Environmental Health Specialist I was exposed to working with onsite waste water treatment systems, or a I will always call them “septic systems”.   That being said, I have thoroughly enjoyed my career thus far in EH and look forwarded to my continued learning by being exposed to more areas of Environmental Health.  

President - Elect

Jodi Zimmerman, jodizimmerman@elpasoco.com
El Paso County Public Health

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 4 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 (7 & 17) who keep me very busy!  In my free time I enjoy running, yoga, live music, and working with essential oils and chemical free/all natural lifestyles.

Past President 

Josh Williams, jwilliams@garfield-county.com
Garfield County Public Health

After Honorable service in the United States Army as a Fire Support Specialist (13F), Mr. Williams graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management with a minor in Geology.  Joshua currently is serving as the Environmental Health Manager for Garfield County, Colorado.  He was previously employed as the Administrator of the Delaware County Health Department in Indiana, and his career in public health has included service as an Environmental Health Specialist with the Boone County Health Dept. and the Delaware County Health Dept., an Assistant Supervisor with the Marion County Health Dept. in the Vector Control section, Manager and Chief Sanitarian of the Huntington County Dept. of Health, and Director of Environmental Health for the Boone County Health Department (Indiana).  Joshua is a Past-President of the Colorado Environmental Health Association, Past-President of the Indiana Environmental Health Association, Past Co-Chair of the Indiana Local Health Department Manager’s Association, and Past Treasurer of the Indiana Public Health Association.  Joshua also served on the Local Health Department Infrastructure Committee, the Advisory Board for the development of the Indiana Public Health Policy and Research Center, and as an At-Large member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Public Health Association.  He is also a graduate from the National Association of City and County Health Officials national Survive and Thrive fellowship training for local health officials and is a member of the American Legion and The Loyal Order of the Moose.

Secretary
Sally Born, sally.born@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

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.

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

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 Northeastern Colorado Health Department and have now been there for almost 2 years.  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
Su Korbitz - ehdir@oterogov.org

Otero County Health Department

Su Korbitz was born and raised in southeastern Colorado where her love and appreciation for the area was nurtured by her family and the rich heritage they passed on to her over the generations. She attended Union College, Otero Junior College and received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Vancouver University in 2000. Over the years, Su has had the opportunity to serve the communities where she and her family lived by working in the fields of respiratory therapy, emergency medical technician, wildland fire fighting, and as a licensed K-6 teacher of reading and science.  She currently serves Otero and Crowley counties as the Environmental Health Director.  While at Otero County Health Department she has assisted with waste tire recycling, solid waste audits, retail food classes, inspections, emergency preparedness, public information officer and terrorism liaison officer. In her spare time Su enjoys exploring remote areas of the western United States with her husband, making beer, wine, soap and other hand crafts as well as raising birds and animals.  She truly enjoys her family of four children, their spouses, and 19 grandchildren, which light up her life. 

Metro Representative
Josh Skeggs,
 jskeggs@tchd.org

Tri-County Health Department

Josh started his journey into environmental health after graduating from the  Univeristy of Colorado Denver with a B.S. in Public Health in 2015. In order to give back to the community around his homestate of Colorado, Josh became an Environmental Health Specialist at Tri-County Health Department in 2016, where he primarily works within the consumer protection program. He was elected to the CEHA Metropolitan representative position in 2018.


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!


Student Representative
Kyndal Greenlee, kgreenle@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University
EH Directors Representative
Keith Siemsen,
 keith.siemsen@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
AEC Planning Chair
Jon Strauss,
 jon.strauss@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
CEHA Administrator
Nicole Plese, nicolep@imigroup.org
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