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1 An Overview of the Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee An Overview of the Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee Category Day USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium June 21, 2012 CDR Scotty Hargrave EHOPAC Chair US Public Health Service US Food and Drug Administration CDR Scotty Hargrave EHOPAC Chair US Public Health Service US Food and Drug Administration

2 Outline Mission Statement Current Membership and Organization EHOPAC Composition Selection Process TermsLeadershipResponsibilitiesSubcommitteesQuestions

3 EHOPAC Mission “The Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee (EHOPAC) provides advice and consultation to the Surgeon General (SG) on issues relating to the professional practice and the personnel activities, Civil Service (CS) and Commissioned Corps (CC), of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) category. The EHOPAC provides similar advisory assistance to the Chief Environmental Health Officer (CPO) and, upon request, to the agency and/or Program Heads of the Public Health Service (PHS), and to non-PHS Programs that routinely use PHS personnel.”

4 EHOPAC Composition SizeRepresentativeness –Organization (including At-Large) –Geography –Gender and Minority Status –Personnel System (CC vs. CS) –Seniority –Discipline CPO Ex-officio members Liaison members

5 Current Membership and Organization CDR Scotty Hargrave, EHOPAC Chair, FDA CDR Shawn Lafferty, EPA CDR Lisa Delaney, Vice-Chair, CDC CDR Dino Mattorano, EPA LCDR Carla Tuite, Secretary, FDA CDR Melanie Mayor, FDA CDR James Howell, Treasurer, IHS LCDR Derek Newcomer, NIH CDR David Cramer, IHS LCDR Michael Reed, IHS CDR Jennifer Freed, ATSDR CDR John Spriggs, IHS CAPT Jean Gaunce, CDC CDR Chris vanTwuyver, FDA CAPT Charles Higgins, DOI/NPS CDR Danny Walters, IHS LCDR Joseph Laco, CDC CAPT Mike Noska, FDA (Ex-Officio)

6 Selection Process Call for Nominations Self-nomination process –Form with Statement of Purpose –Supervisory Concurrence –Good for three years –READINESS!! Endorsement by EHOPAC CPO obtains Agency concurrence Final list sent to SG for approval

7 Terms Three years each with a lifetime total of six years May be consecutive or separate Leadership

8 Leadership ChairVice-ChairSecretaryTreasurer

9 Responsibilities MeetingsParticipationSubcommittees

10 Subcommittees Awards and Recognition CAPT Jean Gaunce Career Development CAPT Charles Higgins and CDR Danny Walters Charter, By-laws and Policy Review CDR John Spriggs Professional Mentoring and Orientation CDR Melanie Mayor

11 Subcommittees cont’d Readiness CDR Chris vanTwuyver History LCDR Michael Reed Information Technology LCDR Joe Laco Marketing and Recruitment CDR Dave Cramer and CDR Shawn Lafferty

12 Subcommittees cont’d Membership and Nominations CDR Dino Mattorano Professional Image and Standards CDR Derek Newcomer Training CDR Jennifer Freed

13 Burnt Ends 2012 EHOPAC Awards Awards –EHO Responder of the Year:CDR Kit Grosch –John G. Todd Award: CAPT Edward Pfister –Thomas Crow Mentor Award:CDR John McKernan –Edward (Ted) Moran:LCDR Gino Begluitti –John C. Eason: LT Bryan Christensen

14 Burnt Ends Readiness Remember why you do what you do. 39,505,387

15 Questions? CDR Scotty Hargrave (214)


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