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Robert S. Hasenyager, RS, MS

Director of Environmental Health

Summit County Health District

Stow, Ohio, 44224

 

Biography

Robert (Bob) Hasenyager has been the Environmental Health Director for the Summit County Health District for the past 2 years. His career in environmental health began nearly 22 years ago upon completion of a B.S. in Biology from Kent State University. In 2000 Robert completed a M.S. in Environmental Management from the University of Findlay. His capstone projected focused on the Unintended Consequences of Statewide Implementation of Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill regulations on Local Health Districts.

 

Most of his field career has been in the areas of private water systems, household sewage treatment systems and solid waste management. But his career has been diverse including participation on multiple local initiatives including development of Summit County’s household sewage treatment system operation and maintenance program, participation on the steering committee Summit County’s General Land Use Development Plan, subdivision regulation review and Chairing the technical committee of the North East Four County Organization (a regional environmental planning committee) to name a few.

 

Currently Bob is the President Elect of the Ohio Environmental Health Association. Upon commencing his term as President, Bob will work to expand the vision of the Association and it’s members to include sustainability as an essential focus of environmental public health in Ohio.

 

Leadership Development Opportunities

The EPHLI experience has been challenging, rewarding and enriching. The field of environmental health never ceases to provide opportunity it learn and stretch the professional and the EPHLI program capitalizes on this. The systems thinking approach has been the most challenging aspect of the program in considering and searching for the base of the ice burg and not just drawing conclusions on the portion that rises above the water line. The opportunity to meet, interact and learn with so many dedicated professionals has had great rewards. And the Skillskope assessment and individual development tools have given me new perspective on my professional and personal capabilities and challenges.