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Tim Jenkins; BS, MPH, REHS

Environmental Health Supervisor

City of Minneapolis Regulatory Services & Emergency Preparedness Department

Minneapolis, MN 55113-5243

 

Biography

Tim Jenkins is an environmental health supervisor for the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Regulatory Services & Emergency Preparedness Department. He began his career in the environmental health field in 1997 working for the University of Minnesota to address food and water safety in migrant farm worker camps in southeastern Minnesota. In 1999, he worked for the City of Bloomington, Minnesota, environmental health program and was hired by the City of Minneapolis as an Environmental Health Specialist in 2000. He has an MPH in Community Health Education, a registered Sanitarian and a Certified Food Manager (CFM) instructor/proctor. Tim is also trained in emergency preparedness. He strives to build teams and partnerships to engage the community in developing strategies to solve environmental health challenges and has helped to strengthen environmental health preparedness by working with teams to develop programs, resources, and tools for industry and environmental health professionals. Tim volunteers as an English as a Second Language teacher and is interested in working in international environmental health in the future. He looks forward to continuing involvement in EPHLI as a mentor.

 

Leadership Development Opportunities

The EPHLI experience has been extraordinarily rewarding to me and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of Cohort V. People in the field of environmental health are passionate about their work and I am impressed by, despite a demanding year for our field, the commitment my colleagues had to getting the most out of the program. The experience and knowledge of fellows, mentors, coaches and trainers broadened my knowledge and perspective. The high quality assessment tools and follow-up during our sessions in Atlanta and St. Louis gave me practical insight into how to communicate and collaborate better. EPHLI provides skills, tools, resources and methodologies to solve environmental health issues, prevent illness and save lives. EPHLI provides the leadership skills needed to challenge "the way it has always been done" thinking and to have the difficult conversations necessary to bring about change. I look forward to being a mentor and part of the EPHLI network for years to come. Thank you so much to everyone for a great year!