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Judith M. Willingham, R.S., MS

Kansas State University

Manhattan  KS  66506



Judy holds a B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education, and a M.S. in Adult Education, both from Kansas State University.  She is a credentialed sanitarian, water treatment operator, and food safety trainer, with over 20 years experience in environmental health.  Judy has authored numerous brochures and publications dealing with residential environments, food safety, residential water and wastewater treatment, and other public health environmental issues.  While at Kansas State University since 1998, she has concentrated on environmental risk assessment and environmental leadership.  In 2005, Judy was part of a delegation from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering to several universities in China, where she presented to faculty and students.  She is the coordinator of the Kansas Environmental Leadership Program, known by the acronym, KELP, which is now in its 10th year.

Leadership Development Opportunities

The opportunity to participate as a fellow in the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute has helped me further my network of both resources and colleagues.  The experiences and activities will be implemented in my work coordinating the Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP).  The session on environmental ethics was especially memorable; this topic is not commonly discussed.  Ethics should be part of every environmental health professional’s actions.