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B. Keith Skiles, MPH

Program Manager; Division of Shellfish Sanitation,

Virginia Department of Health

Richmond, VA 23219


Keith Skiles is a program manager with the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Shellfish Sanitation.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Ferrum College, and a Master of Public Health from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. 


Mr. Skiles has 21 years experience in environmental health with the Virginia Department of Health conducting pollution source surveys, shellfish and crab processing facility inspection, compliance and enforcement.  He currently manages the shellfish growing area classification program.   He is a member of the Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials, Tidewater Environmental Health Association, and the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC), and currently serves as Vice-chair of the ISSC Executive Board.


Leadership Development Opportunities

The Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute has provided me new tools for evaluating and addressing problems, whether they are new and emerging issues or recurring situations in need of better long term solutions.  I have a better understanding of ways to promote a shared vision and purpose in our environmental public health program, and to inspire others to use their own strengths to advance both their personal goals and those of the environmental public health community as a whole.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from such an outstanding group of leaders in environmental public health, including the instructors, coaches, mentors and other EPHLI fellows I have met along the way.