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Lisa Swanson, BA

Environmental Health Officer

Black Hawk County Health Department

Waterloo, Iowa   50703

 

Biography

Lisa Swanson is a Public Health Officer at the Black Hawk County Health Department.  She works out of the Environmental Health program of the Enforcement, Surveillance & Preparedness Division.  Lisa's training includes GIS Certification, a BA in Computer Information Systems from the University Of Northern Iowa and a Public Health Certification from the University of Iowa.  Lisa has been a health officer since 2001, primarily dealing with data management, database development, technical support and Geographic Information Systems for the Health Department.  Professional involvement includes the Iowa Geographic Information Council and the Iowa Environmental Health
Association. She serves on several committees relating to Public Health, Environmental Health and GIS.

Leadership Development Opportunities

The opportunity to participate in the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute has meant a year of personal and professional growth.  The insight provided by the assessments and self-evaluation has helped me to find areas for improvement or underdevelopment.  It has been invaluable to have access in such a personal way to the wealth of expertise from our guest speakers, who are well respected experts in their fields.  It has been a pleasure to get to know them and even receive input on our projects.  Having a personal development coach, the support of my wonderful team and the guidance of our mentor has enhanced the experience. Colleagues met through EPHLI are going to be friends and resources well beyond the course of our fellowship.  I am grateful to have been selected for Cohort IV.  Above all, I look forward to years of continued personal and professional development as a leader in public health.