The EHOPAC consists of eleven Subcommittees. Information about each EHOPAC Subcommittee can be found below.
Awards and Recognition
The Awards and Recognition Subcommittee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 EHOPAC Awards - Visit the EHOPAC News.
The Awards and Recognition Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the selection process for the Edward (Ted) Moran, John G. Todd, John C. Eason, and Thomas E. Crow and the Responder of the Year Awards.
They are also responsible for the Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee Honor Award and other recognition programs. This Subcommittee has a fixed membership, so it is not possible to volunteer for membership on this Subcommittee.
Chair: CDR Jamie Mutter
Awards and Recognition Resources
The Career Development Subcommittee advises the EHOPAC on issues affecting both Commissioned Corps and Civil Service EHO career activities, related to assignments, evaluations, promotions and job satisfaction. Specific functions include the following:
Co-Chairs: CDR Martin Smith and CDR Travis Bowser
Career Development Resources
The Communications Subcommittee is responsible for evaluating and addressing EHOPAC communication needs, as well as overseeing the EHOPAC’s publications and social media. Established in January 2015 as a working group, Communications was later elevated to the Subcommittee level in December 2016.
Co-Chairs: LCDR Michelle Dittrich
Communications Working Group Resources
The History Subcommittee’s main function is to preserve historical facts, documents, and photos from the EHO Category, by maintaining and updating the following categories of information in electronic archives and the EHOPAC Website:
Chair: CDR Matthew Deptola
The Information Technology Subcommittee of the EHOPAC was formed to provide coordination for the use of Information Technology by the EHOPAC. Current activities include the maintenance of the EHOPAC Website, as well as starting an EHOPAC LISTSERV. The EHOPAC is committed to continuing to make use of new technologies that improve our ability to communicate with the members of the EHO Category and other Environmental Health Professionals throughout DHHS.
Chair: LT Erin Kincaid
Marketing and Recruitment
The Marketing and Recruitment (M&R) Subcommittee was formed to assist environmental health candidates and students in various areas. Some distinct areas were established by EHOPAC Leadership to include: Applicant Assistance and Placement, the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP), Recruitment, and Marketing of critical information.
Co-Chairs: CDR David Bales and CDR Jessica Otto
Marketing and Recruitment Resources
Mentoring and Orientation
The Environmental Health Officer Mentoring and Orientation Subcommittee is responsible for maintaining and coordinating the Environmental Health Officer Mentoring Program. They are also responsible for developing mentor resource materials and providing periodic mentor orientation and training.
Co-Chairs: CDR Candis Hunter and LCDR Charlie Darr
Policies and Standards
The Policies and Standards Subcommittee serves the following functions:
Co-Chairs: CDR Katie Hubbard and CDR Drew Kupper
Policies and Standards Resources
The mission of the Readiness Subcommittee is to assist officers with maintaining basic readiness and to provide deployment related resources to assist officers preparing for future deployments.
Co-Chairs: LCDR Krista Ferry and LT Steven Merritt
Readiness Resource Page
Training and Events
The mission of the Training and Events Subcommittee is to research, compile, and promote environmental health and leadership training opportunities within the EHO Category; to coordinate the Commissioned Officers Foundation EHO Category Day, and; to develop training guidance for different specialties and ranks in the EHO Category.
Co-Chairs: CDR Elizabeth Valenti and CDR Eva McLanahan
Continuing Education and Training Resource Page
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