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Scholarship & Awards

2019 NCAEHA Scholarships and Awards:

James M. Wordsworth Scholarship

James Wordsworth has been a long standing restaurateur and advocate for the work Environmental Health Professionals do to help keep the public safe. Mr. Wordsworth is a Honorary Lifetime Member of NCAEHA and every year helps make a scholarship available to a candidate that is seeking higher education in a field related to Environmental Health.
Nominations due June 1, 2019. Closed.

Jerrold M. Michael Award

Jerrold Michael was the Founding President of NCAEHA. He was a true leader and pioneer in the field of Environmental Health. This award is to recognize a professional in the field of environmental health that has contributed to his or her employer’s environmental health mission, to the goals of the National Capital Area Environmental Health Association, and to the advancement of the environmental health profession.
Nominations due June 1, 2019. Closed.

 

NEHA Certificate of Merit

Each year, NEHA recognizes one individual and one team, from each of its Affiliates, who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of environmental health. It is one of the benefits of your affiliation with NEHA.
Nominations due May 1, 2019. Closed.

VEHA Scholarship and Awards:

Educational Scholarship

The VEHA Scholarship is currently funded at $500.00 and is to be awarded to an eligible student, undergraduate or graduate, who is enrolled at a college or university in an environmental health program or a program related to environmental health.  The scholarship winner(s) are awarded each year at the VEHA Annual Spring Educational Conference.

Nominations due March 31. More info here.

 

Environmental Health Professional of the Year

Engaging professionals who have made outstanding contributions within the area of EH may be nominated for this annual award. The EH Professional of the Year demonstrates values, quality of work, and ethical integrity within the EH profession. Nominees must be VEHA members.

Nominations due September 30. More info here​.

A. Clark Slaymaker Award

A. Clark Slaymaker worked at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) in 1943-1970. As an EH manager (Chief Sanitarian), he was awarded with the Walter S. Mangold award in 1966 and became the only VDH employee to ever win this award. The A. Clark Slaymaker award recognizes non-EHS individuals, associations, corporations, and organizations who have contributed to EH not active in the field. Nominees must be VEHA members.

Nominations due September 30. More info here.

2018 Winners

Jerrold M. Michael

Award

James M. Wordsworth

Scholarship

N EHA

Certificate of Merit

 

 
2019 Winner:
Laura Wildey
DC Health 

 

 

 

Past Scholarship Winners:

2018, Hilary Craddock Kelbick, MPH University of Maryland

2017, Lana Buckles

Michigan State University

2016, Ans Irfan

George Washington University

 

2015, Mamta Chaudhari

George Washington University

 

2014, Nina Hwang

George Washington University

 

2013, Nora Wong

George Washington University

 

2012, Jennifer Goodnight

George Washington Univeristy

 

2011, Deise Galan

George Washington University

 

2010, Elizabeth Holman      

George Washington University,

 

2009, Zaida Figueroa

George Washington University,

 

 
2019 Winner:
Douglas Dalier
DC Health

 

Past Award Winners:

2018, Ivory Gene Cooper

DC Health

2017, Denise Lucas

DC Health

 

2016, Shannon McKeon

Fairfax County Health Department

2015, Julia Balsley

Arlington County Public Health

 

2014, Dawn McFadden

DC Health

 

2013, Lauren Hanson

Fairfax County Health Department

 

2011, Ronald Campbell

Fairfax County Health Department

 

2010, Stephen Hughes

Alexandria Health Department

 

2009, Kristin Garcia

Alexandria Health Department

 

2008, Cecille Escobar

Alexandria Health Department

 

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2019 Winner: 
 
None
 

 

 

Past Award Winners:

2018, Temesgen Jemaneh, PhD

DC Health 

2017, Paul Bilowus

Fairfax County Health Department

2016, Candice Levenberry

Arlington County Public Health

 

2015, Michele Howard

Virginia Department of Health

 

2014, Erin May

Alexandria Health Department

 

2013, Marion Allen

FDA Consumer Safety Officer

 

2011, Arian Gibson

DC Health

 

2010, David Lawrence

Fairfax County Health Department  

 

2009, Jessica Tapp

Fairfax County Health Department

 

2008, Shannon McKeon

Fairfax County Health Department  

 

2007, Victoria D. Griffith

Griffith Safety Group

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NEHA Certificate of Merit - Team

 

2019 Winner:
Fairfax County Health Department
Division of Environmental Health, Consumer Protection Program
NACCHO Team: Pieter Sheehan, Kevin Wastler, Suja Warrier, David Lawrence,
Debbie Crabtree, Cassandra Mitchell, Shannon Mckeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Award Winners:

2018, Fairfax County Health Department

Division of Environmental Health, Consumer Protection Program

 

2016, DC Health
Food Safety Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD)