Board & Committees

 

Board Members

Justin Dwyer, President 
The President serves as the Chairman of the Board, presides at the Annual Business Meeting and, subject to Board approval, appoints committees and committee chairs, and notifies all officers and committee members of their election or appointment. This position also presides as the Official Delegate for all open meetings of the Board of Directors of NEHA.
 
VACANT, President Elect 
The President Elect assists the President, attends Board meetings and is the presiding officer in the absence of the President. This position also resides as the Alternate Delegate for all open meetings of the Board of Directors of NEHA. 
 
David Banaszynski,  Immediate Past-President
The Immediate Past-President is responsible for organizing the Annual Education Conference.
 
Stacy Thompson, Treasurer
The Treasurer has custody of all Association funds and reports the financial condition of the Association at the Annual Business Meeting and to the Board at other times as may be requested. 
 
Giordan Kaplan, Secretary
The Secretary keeps complete records of all proceedings of the Association and Board, has custody of all records unless otherwise provided for, and performs other duties as set forth in the Constitution. 
 
VACANT, North Chapter Vice President
The North Chapter Vice President serves as liaison officer between Chapter and the Board. This position may, subject to Board approval, appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of the Chapter and designate one member of each committee to serve as recording secretary for that committee.
 
Kevin Atchason, Central Chapter Vice President
The Central Chapter Vice President serves as liaison officer between Chapter and the Board. This position may, subject to Board approval, appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of the Chapter and designate one member of each committee to serve as recording secretary for that committee.
 
Mikayla Flemming, South Chapter Vice President
The South Chapter Vice President serves as liaison officer between Chapter and the Board. This position may, subject to Board approval, appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of the Chapter and designate one member of each committee to serve as recording secretary for that committee.
 
Mike Charley, North Chapter Director
The North Chapter Director is elected by Chapter members to represent the North Chapter as a Director on the Board. 
 
Katie Lynn, Central Chapter Director
The Central Chapter Director is elected by Chapter members to represent the Central Chapter as a Director on the Board. 
 
Doug King, South Chapter Director
The South Chapter Director is elected by Chapter members to represent the South Chapter as a Director on the Board. 
 
Laurie Caccamo, Director at Large until 2022
The Director at Large until 2022 and represents all association members as a Director on the board until 2022.
 
Chris Pozzi, Director at Large until 2023
The Director at Large until 2023 will represent all association members as a Director on the board in 2023.
 
Lenore Killam, Director at Large until 2024
The Director at Large until 2024 will represent all association members as a Director on the board in 2024.
 
 

Committees Chairs

Kevin Atchason, Awards Committee Chair
The Awards Committee Chair recommends to the Board of Directors a recipient for each honor or award authorized by the Board and recommends establishment of appropriate honors and awards not heretofore authorized. 
 
Christine Czernecki, Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee Chair reviews the Association Constitution and Bylaws for effectiveness and validity, and recommends appropriate amendments to it. This position also evaluates amendments proposed by the Board of Directors or members of the Association, prepares appropriate resolutions for approval by the Board and submission to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting, and prepares recommendations or similar resolutions initiated by members in accordance with Bylaw V.
 
Stacy Thompson, Finance Committee Chair
The Finance Committee Chair reviews the annual financial report of the Treasurer, recommends to the Board registration fees for meetings, changes in dues, and other actions relating to Association income and expenses, and prepares the Association budget for the following year. 
 
David Banaszynski, Legislative Committee Chair
The Legislative Committee Chair reviews proposed local, state, and national legislation relating to environmental health and evaluates the potential effects of them. This position also recommends legislation for Association sponsorship and recommends to the Board an official Association position and action relative to any proposed legislation. 
 
Giordan Kaplan, Membership Committee Chair
The Membership Committee Chair prepares or causes to be prepared materials to aid in recruiting and retaining members. 
 
VACANT, Nominating Committee Chair
The Nominating Committee Chair carries out those functions specifically set forth in Bylaw III, and consistent with Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. 
 
VACANT, Professional Development Committee Chair
The Professional Development Committee Chair recommends to the Board programs, publications and procedures to maintain and encourage respect for ethical practices and professional attitudes by members of the Association. This position also recommends to the Board policies which might better define and interpret ethical practices, investigates incidents of alleged unethical conduct by members of the Association and/or employers, and investigates complaints of failure to comply with LEHP licensure requirements and refer to the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation if appropriate. They then monitor follow-up and develop a strategies for future professional licensure legislation.  
 
LC Yang, Program and Education Committee Chair
The Program and Education Committee Chair plans the Annual Education Conference to be held in the fall in a central location.
 
Lenore Killam, Publications Committee Chair
The Publications Committee Chair publishes the official journal of the Association, a copy of which shall be provided free to each member of the Association. This position also serves as editor of the journal, may solicit paid advertisements from any reputable commercial firm or voluntary agency, and publishes other materials as authorized and directed by the Board of Directors. 
 
Justin Dwyer, Public Relations Committee Chair
The Public Relations Committee Chair develops ways and means of maintaining a favorable relationship with the public and the Association and its members and cooperates with other Committees in the preparation and dissemination of news releases concerning Association activities, educational materials, proposed legislation, and other matters of mutual interest to the public and the Association. 
 
Katie Lynn, Strategic Planning Committee Chair
The Strategic Planning Committee Chair reviews and evaluates all functions and activities to guide the future direction of the Association and recommends action plans and time lines to the Board of Directors within the boundaries of the mission statement. 
 
Carey Panier, Tellers Committee Chair
The Tellers Committee Chair tallies election ballots, certifies the tally, and then transmits the election results to the Board of Directors.