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Richard L. Threatt, Jr., BS, MSM

Region 7 Onsite Wastewater Supervisor

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

North Charleston, South Carolina 29485

 

Biography

Richard L. Threatt, Jr. is employed with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). He has worked with SC DHEC for 17 years in the Bureau of Environmental Health as the Colleton County Supervisor and Beaufort County Supervisor. He currently serves as the Charleston County Environmental Health Supervisor and Regional Onsite Wastewater Supervisor in Region 7.

 

Mr. Threatt has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Science from the College of Charleston and a Master of Science degree in Management from Southern Wesleyan University. He has extended his knowledge of public health by attending the Management Academy for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Environmental Health Training for Emergency Responders Course sponsored by the Center for Domestic Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Anniston, AL and the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

 

Mr. Threatt is a member of the South Carolina Environmental Health Association and currently serves as President of the Association.

 

Leadership Development Opportunities

The opportunity to attend this institute has given me a greater appreciation for the scope that public health has in our world. Systems thinking has allowed me to understand how to get at the root causes of problems and better identify ways that may present long term solutions to those issues. The biggest thing that I will take away from this experience was the ability to discuss issues and concerns with other environmental health professionals and how they approached and resolved similar issues. Regardless of where environmental health professionals work geographically, we all experince the same challenges to protecting public health and we need to work together as a more cohesive group to overcome these barriers.

 

I want to thank my mentor and team members for all of the insight, suggestions and support through this experience. We all definitely grew together through this experience and have become good friends. I look forward to sharing and working with you professionally for many years to come.