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Jennifer Falck, R.S., MPA

Environmental Health Supervisor, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Oneida, Wisconsin, 54155

Biography

Jennifer is an Oneida Tribal member, and works for the Oneida Tribe’s Environmental, Health & Safety Division (EHS), as its Environmental Health Supervisor. She currently manages the Environmental Health Program and the Injury Prevention Program. She has worked for EHS for 11 years. For the past 2 years, her daily work has focused on program evaluation and implementing success indicators and measures for the EHS Division.

 

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a B.S. in Integrated Natural Resource Management. She received a Master’s In Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in May 2009.

 

In 2005, the Indian Health Service awarded Jennifer the Bemidji Area’s Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award, representing all tribal environmental health professional in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. She has represented the Bemidji Area at the national level, and has lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the 34 tribes she represents there.

 

Jennifer would like to thank her colleagues and the Oneida Tribe for the opportunity to participate as an EPHLI fellow.

 

Leadership Development Opportunities

What has struck me most about this past year, has been meeting environmental public health professionals from all over the country, and learning about their struggles. It has been invaluable to me to reaffirm that other professionals have the same challenges I face. I will continue to foster these relationships and hope the Institute continues to develop ways for graduates to network. The focus of my Leadership Plan as stated, was to improve my diversity skills. What that has come to mean- is that I want to seek out colleagues and professionals that don’t always agree with me, and I want to be more effective at communicating with them. In the past year I have begun to participate with teams I hadn’t previously worked with, and I have invited people to my project team who provide different perspectives to the work I do.