NEHA October 2022 Journal of Environmental Health

64 Volume 85 • Number 3 NEHA NEWS lating these facilities. We were also able to take the information from the classroom and apply it during field visits of water vending facilities. Topics presented during the training included: • general principles of water treatment, • water treatment components, • taking water samples, and • maximum contaminant levels. Prior to the training, we directed a tabletop exercise on protecting Guam’s water supply during an emergency event. The exercise focused on partnership development and highlighted the value of bringing diverse organizations to the table to protect public health during a disaster or emergency event. Special thanks to Nikki Burns Savage of the Southern Nevada Health District who helped with the training, as well as representatives from the Guam Department of Environmental Health, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, and Guam Waterworks Authority for participating in the exercise. NEHA Sta Profiles As part of tradition, we feature new sta…members in the Journal around the time of their 1-year anniversary. These profiles give you an opportunity to get to know the NEHA sta…better and to learn more about the great programs and activities going on in your association. This month we are pleased to introduce you to four NEHA sta…member. Contact information for all NEHA sta…can be found on pages 48 and 49. Faye Blumberg I joined NEHA in October 2021 as an instructional designer with the Entrepreneurial Zone (EZ) department. Since starting at NEHA, I have been able to work on a variety of credentialing courses, as well as the Body Art Facility Inspector Training. One thing I love about this role is that I get to be involved in a lot of di…erent things at once—it is never boring! Some of the projects I get to start from scratch, where others are revamping something existing. I absolutely love the EZ team and the culture of teamwork. I am originally from the Detroit, Michigan, area and studied biology and chemistry at Michigan State University. My master’s degree from Michigan State University is in curriculum and instruction. Before working at NEHA, I was in public education for 13 years. I started as a high school science teacher and then switched to an instructional coach and curriculum writer. I also taught with the U.S. Peace Corps from 2016–2018 on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. In my spare time I can usually be found outside with my dog, Lola. I love to trail run, mountain bike, fly fish, and teach yoga. Chana Goussetis I came to NEHA as the communications and marketing director after 20 years of work within local public health in Boulder, Colorado, in roles as a health educator, emergency preparedness planner, and communications and marketing manager. I hold a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications and apply this knowledge and experience at NEHA daily to help the team get the word out about opportunities for education, funding, and community for the environmental health workforce, as well as help amplify the collective environmental health voice at the federal level. I am passionate about raising the profile of NEHA nationally so that we can do even more for our members and for the profession as a whole. I am working toward this goal now by leading our rebrand and website redesign e…orts, as well as developing a national campaign to bring visibility and understanding of the profession to the public and decision makers. Nicole Kinash Prior to my time as a NEHA employee (and as a Colorado resident), I grew up in Mahopac, New York, a small community in the Lower Hudson Valley. I attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor of science in earth sciences. During my time there, I was involved in numerous research projects as a research assistant within the School of Earth Sciences. After graduation I accepted a role as a hydrogeologist at an environmental consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Denver in 2021 in search of new adventures and growth opportunities. I am currently a part-time graduate student at the University of Denver, pursuing a master’s degree in environmental policy and management with a concentration in energy and sustainability. I aim to take on the urgent environmental challenges of our time and help develop meaningful policies and practical, sustainable solutions. In my free time I love being outdoors and exploring Colorado’s endless trails and parks, whether by walking, hiking, or snowboarding. I am also passionate about playing music and following hockey and college football. I joined NEHA in October 2021, accepting an administrative and logistical support role with the EZ department. My responsibilities mainly include being the participant manager for the FDA training courses. My goal is to help enable a good learning environment for those in the environmental health profession taking our courses. During my first year with NEHA, I have enjoyed getting to meet and work with so many amazing individuals, as well as developing a more comprehensive understanding of food safety and environmental health. YOUR ASSOCIATION