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Environmental Health Registration board seeks new members

Oregon’s Environmental Health Registration Board is recruiting for two members: an environmental health specialist with at least four years of experience in environmental sanitation and one representative of the food/alcohol beverage retail industry. (Click headline to read more)

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Practitioner information

The following regulated professions are overseen by the Environmental Health Registration Board; follow the links below to find out how to register, laws and rules, fees and more:

About the board

The Environmental Health Registration Board oversees the practices of environmental health specialists and waste water specialists.

The Environmental Health Registration Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor:

  • Four registered environmental health specialists with at least four years of experience in environmental sanitation
  • One physician licensed to practice medicine or surgery who has an emphasis in public health
  • One representative of the food or food/alcohol beverage retail industry
  • One public member

Terms of office are four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor. A member holds office until the appointment and qualification of a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If a person serves two consecutive full terms, a period of at least four years must elapse before the person is again eligible for appointment to serve on the board.

Board members

Jeff Freund

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 6/30/2018
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Jeff Freund has been an Environmental Health Specialist III for Deschutes County since 2000, where he is supervising specialist for one of the state's largest drinking water programs, comprising nearly 200 public water systems and for the county's school and childcare programs. Freund earned an Associate's of Science degree in Wildlife Science from Central Oregon Community College and a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Resource Management from Oregon State University, where he graduated Cum Laude and is currently pursuing a Master's of Public Administration. “As public health and environmental protection become increasingly important, it is imperative that the individuals charged with regulation are held to the highest standards,” he says. “The field of environmental health is not only diverse and complex but is most often in the public eye.”

Holly Jeffryes

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 6/14/2019
Albany


Holly Jeffryes has worked for Linn County Environmental Health Program since 1988, focusing on a wide range of environmental health areas: on-site waste water, drinking water, licensed facilities and the community health program that inspects institutional food service and childcare and correctional facilities as well as investigates food-borne illness outbreaks. Skogley graduated with a bachelor's of science in Environmental Health from Oregon State University. She has served on numerous committees of the Oregon Environmental Health Association and Oregon Department of Human Services and is a member of the Council of Local Environmental Health Supervisors and National Environmental Health Association. "I am particularly interested in ensuring qualified people are working in the field of environmental health for both consumer protection and public health," Jeffryes said. "The Environmental Health Registration Board is in a unique position to have a voice in the state's efforts to define the practice of environmental health as well as ensure qualified people are employed in these positions."
Frank Brown

Frank Brown

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 2/16/2018
Albany


Frank Brown has been a practicing Environmental Health Specialist for more than 30 years. Brown has been a registered sanitarian with the National Environmental Health Association since 1994 and is also a registered environmental health specialist in Oregon. Brown received a bachelor’s degree in environmental health/sanitation from Illinois State University, one of the few accredited environmental health degree programs in the nation at that time. He completed a Master of Business Administration with a focus on public administration from Columbia Southern University. He came to Oregon in April 2011, working for the Washington County Environmental Health Program as the Licensing Supervisor. Brown’s two dogs keep him busy, but he still finds time to teach exercise classes and play tennis.
Jonathan Schott

Jonathan Schott

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 5/31/2021
Baker City


Dr. Jonathan Schott is Medical Director at Pine Eagle Clinic, Baker County Health Department, St. Luke’s Eastern Oregon Medical Associates, and Baker County Child Abuse Center, and is Rural Medical Director for St. Luke’s Health System. He was in private practice from 1999 to 2010. He has been a member of St. Luke’s Health System Clinical Leadership Council since 2011 and St. Luke’s Health System Diabetes Initiative Physician Lead since 2012. He obtained his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and served a family practice residency at Idaho State University after obtaining a bachelor’s of science in Biology from Oregon State University.

“With health care reform nationally and on the state level, how medical care is delivered is going to change not only in the public sector, but also in the public sector,” Dr. Schott said. “Those changes and partnerships occur through relationship building and focused effort. I’m honored to be a part of the process by which that change occurs as it relates to public health at the state level.”

The Environmental Health Registration Board currently has an opening for a Env Health Specialist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Environmental Health Registration Board currently has an opening for a Food Industry Rep. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Environmental Health Registration Board currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

Board recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current member terms expire. The Environmental Health Registration Board is recruiting for a representative of the food or food/alcohol beverage retail industry and for an environmental health specialist.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current board vacancies and information on how to apply

Questions?

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or anne.p.thompson@state.or.us.

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Cristina Wardwell at 503-373-1740 or cristina.r.wardwell@state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@state.or.us

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