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Dr. Carolyn Harvey becomes NEHA President

Dr. Carolyn Harvey, NEHA President 2015

Dr. Carolyn Harvey, Faculty Emeritus, and former Chair of the EHS/MLS department, became the new President of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) at their annual conference this past July.  She will serve as president until July 2015,  when she will assume the role of past president until July 2016.  Dr. Harvey has been a member of NEHA for 20 years and on the board for the past 3 years.  She was elected to the board by NEHA members in 2011. She feels honored to be able to serve the organization in this capacity. 

"To say this year will be busy is an understatement!"  As president, Dr. Harvey was responsible for writing articles for each monthly installment of the Journal of Environmental Health and she spoke at numerous national and international conferences. The most important duty, however, was leading the NEHA Board of Directors in finding a new executive director for the organization.  Dr. Harvey thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and hopes that she made a difference in the world of environmental health. 

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) originated in 1937. The original impetus behind the creation of a national professional society for environmental health practitioners was the desire by professionals of that day to establish a standard of excellence for this developing profession. Drawing on the original effort that led to the creation of NEHA, the association today stands as a strong professional society with over 5,000 members across the nation. Clearly NEHA’s mission, “to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all” is as relevant today as it was when the organization was founded.

Published on September 05, 2014

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