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EHA : Annual Review and Yearbook 2008
Board of Directors Environmental Health Australia National President Senior Vice President Junior Vice President Dr Jim Smith LFAIEH Jim has been a public health management consultant for twenty years and he has provided services to government, industry and community sectors in the areas of public and environmental health strategic planning and facilitation, policy development, and food safety risk management. Jim’s professional background includes: nursing; local and state environmental health service delivery; executive management; university teaching and research; and business. Jim’s research interests are intergovernmental relations in public health, the history and development of the local government public and environmental health role, environmental health education and practice, and food safety policy. Jim has been an active member of EHA for many years and currently chairs the Board’s Environmental Health Course Advisory Committee, and is the Editor of Environmental Health. In the past he has been President of the Victorian Branch (1998-2002), a Board Director (1999 - 2003), National Vice-President (2000 - 2003), and the Board’s Policy and Governance Adviser (2003-06). Joseph Zappavigna MAIEH Joseph Zappavigna completed his Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) at Curtin University WA in 1992 and in 1997 his Graduate Diploma (Environmental Science) at Murdoch University WA. In his graduating year he was awarded, jointly with a current colleague, the 1992 Harold Salter Award for students showing the highest level of professional potential during the study of environmental health. Joseph is in his thirteenth year as an Environmental Health Practitioner working in Local Government in Western Australia (City of Perth, Victoria Park and currently at Fremantle). Between 1992 and 1994 Joseph progressed his EHA membership from Student, to Associate and then to Member status. He has consistently been elected to WA/NT Branch Council since 1998 and during his time on Branch Council has been involved in various committees, including legislation review and food safety. Particularly Joseph’s interests are in environmental management and he continues to coordinate the WA/NT Branch Environmental Management Special Interest Group. 2 EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2008 In June 2004 Joseph was elected as a Director on the Board of EHA and continues to participate and contribute with the CEO and the other Directors in the business and strategic plans of EHA. Joseph intends to remain with EHA as a member, a Branch Councillor and a Director for as long as possible and urges those Environmental Health Practitioners considering membership of EHA to act now and make their contribution to the worthwhile profession of environmental health. Fleur Cousins FAIEH Fleur holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) and Diploma of Management and has been working in the area of Environmental Health for 12 years within local government and is currently employed by Knox City Council in the role of Coordinator Health Services. Fleur has been actively involved with the Victorian Branch of EHA since 1997 and has held the positions of Associate State Councillor, State Councillor, State Conference committee member and secretary of the Food Safety Special Interest Group, Branch President from August 2003 to August 2005 and she joined the Board of Directors in August 2003. During her time on the Board, Fleur has held the position of Chair of the Finance Management Committee, Convener of the 2004 National Conference held in Melbourne, Coconvenor of the 2006 National Conference held in Sydney and National Vice President. Fleur has a real passion for the Environmental Health profession and is committed to enhancing the role of EHA to support Environmental Health Practitioners.