Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Blog Series

Diversity BlogCelebrating the DEI Endeavors of Our Members

It is imperative in these times of change and uncertainty to center on diversity and highlight environmental health professionals who are making efforts to be inclusive where they live and work. NEHA’s latest blog series shines a light on members who are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their everyday jobs. In telling the stories of these individuals we aim to support the field in building awareness while driving action toward equity and inclusion.

This limited series on the Day in Life of an EH Professional Blog highlights four members who are working in a variety of ways to better represent and communicate with the people in their communities. They are using their leadership positions on committees, within universities, at health departments, and with international companies to connect with a diverse range of people and advocate for underrepresented groups and racial–ethnic minorities. While these stories focus on leaders, environmental health professionals in all stages of their careers can enact diversity initiatives in large and small ways.

Member Spotlight: Daniel Oerther

Member Spotlight: Joan Peterson

Member Spotlight: Brian Zamora

Member Spotlight: Thomas Gillam-Shaffer

We invite you to submit your story idea to be featured on the blog. NEHA’s membership team will work with you to turn a summary of your work into a compelling blog story that can be shared nationally and at the local level. To learn more, contact NEHA Membership Manager Jonna Ashley.


Release Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021