Jeff Nelson, RS
Environmental Health Director
Jeff Nelson is the Director of Environmental Health for
Prior to becoming the Director of Environmental Health Mr. Nelson was the Water Quality Program Lead for
Mr. Nelson received Bachelors of Science Degree graduating with honors from Washington State University where he majored in Microbiology with a minor in general Chemistry.
Leadership Development Opportunities
Over the past year I have been exposed to a wealth of information which is not only beneficial to my role in environmental public health but also my personal life. The EPHLI curriculum has provided me with numerous tools which can be used every day in working with staff and achieving existing program objectives. In addition these tools can be used to explore current limitations, identify gaps and ways to appropriately address emerging issues. The individual development plan is a great way to focus efforts in order to increase essential competencies. I found particular interest in the 10 Essential Services of Environmental health and garnered a better appreciation for how they may be used to strengthen environmental health programs. In addition a more detailed exposure to performance standards and indicators, related to their importance in building consistency and accountability, was appreciated. As always networking with other environmental health professionals from across the country that face similar issues, no matter what the scale, was enlightening. I look forward to building upon what I have learned.