State/Local Environmental Health Liaison Group

Public Health Sanitation

State/Local Environmental Health Liaison Group

The State/Local Environmental Health Liaison Group was established on December 6, 1978, to facilitate communication between Local Health Departments and the Office of Environmental Health Services. The group meets quarterly to discuss matters that impact on the operation of local health department environmental health programs.
If you have any questions or concerns that need addressed, please contact your district representative so that your issues can be included on the agenda for the next meeting.
Minutes from the meetings will be posted on this site, see below for a listing of available minutes.


Region/ Organization: Representative:
ROC (Beckley) J.J. Rose, Sanitarian. - McDowell County Health Department
PACT (Fairmont) Steve Hinerman, R.S. - Harrison Clarksburg Health Department
EHRPT(Kearneysville) Gillian Beach, Sanitarian - Jefferson County Health Department
BUNDLE(St. Albans) Rodney Melton, R.S. - Cabell-Huntington Health Department
NORTHERN(Wheeling) Lock Johnson, R.S. - Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department
MID-OHIO VALLEY Nicole Needs, R.S.
WV DHHR - Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS) Jason Frame - Office Director
(OEHS) Environmental Engineering Division Meredith J. Vance - Division Director 
(OEHS) Public Health Sanitation Division 

Judy Vallandingham R.S. - Division Director, - Committee Chairman


Stacy King R.S. - Assistant Director, Committee Secretary/Recorder


Penny Mangold R.S. - Regional Sanitarian Representative

(OEHS) Radiation, Toxics, & Indoor Air Division Tera Patton - Division Director
(OEHS) Readiness Coordinator Scott Lucas
WV DHHR - Division of Disease Epidemiology Katherine Guinther, Epidemiologist   - Food and Waterborne Disease
WV DHHR - Office of Laboratory Services Environmental Chemistry Matthew Keaton - Assistant Director - Environmental Chemistry
WV DHHR - Environmental Microbiology Christi Clark - Office Director 
Center for Local Health Debbie Hission - Office Director
West Virginia Association of Sanitarians Samantha, Beaudoin, R.S. 
West Virginia Association of Local Health Departments  
West Virginia University - Environmental Health & Safety Kirk Powroznik


Meeting Minutes

2024 February May August November
2023 February May August November
2022 February May August November
2021 February May August November