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EHA : Annual Review and Yearbook 2008
Branch Presidents Executive Committee Jim Smith (Chair) Joseph Zappavigna Fleur Cousins Stephen Davidson Audit Committee Stephen Davidson (Chair) Nancy Cromar Eric Johnson Joseph Zappavigna Workforce and Professional Development & Certification Committee Jim Smith (Chair) Nancy Cromar Thomas Tenkate Eric Johnson Bruce Morton Environmental Health Course Accreditation Committee Jim Smith (Chair) Bruce Morton Ron Fry Owen Ashby Waikay Lau Thomas Tenkate Human Resource Working Group Jim Smith Fleur Cousins (Chair) Joseph Zappavigna Mark Dwyer Bernadet Ferraro Environmental Health Australia NSW/ACT Branch President (To 28 September 2007) NSW/ACT Branch President (Since 28 September 2007) Graham Pares FAIEH Graham has been the Branch President /Management Committee Chair of NSW/ACT Branch since 2002, a former Director on the EHA Board from October 2002 and National President. During that time he has served in positions on the Finance Management Committee and assisted the executive in many of the achievements of the past years. Employed as Coordinator Environmental Health at Penrith City Council, Graham’s career has included working in large rural centres and some of the largest metropolitan Councils in NSW. A country boy born and bred, Graham benefited from entering the profession through a traineeship with the local Council and is a keen advocate for the blending of educational and practical experiences. Having previously spent several years as an environmental health consultant to local government, Graham is aware of the challenges that the shortage of qualified environmental health practitioners presents and is focused on ensuring that EHA is capable of providing the leadership necessary to address these challenges. Shannon McKiernan MAIEH Shannon McKiernan is currently Coordinator of Environmental Health Practitioners within Gosford City Council and has held this position since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science in Australian Environmental Studies from Griffith University, Queensland, and has also completed a Bachelor of Health Science – Environmental Health from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Shannon joined EHA as a student member in 1998 and has continued to be actively involved. Shannon has worked extensively in the fields of Environmental Health as well as social and environmental planning and impact assessment, having held a range of positions at Local Government levels where he was responsible for conducting projects including Brisbane City Council’s Healthy Brisbane Strategy and Gold Coast City Council’s Community Health Plan. He has worked extensively with State Government in Queensland undertaking social and health impact assessment advice of regional plans and infrastructure projects e.g. South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan 20052026 and the Draft Translink Network Plan. Most notably he was involved in the implementation of a Health and Social Impact Assessment for the South East Queensland Regional Plan with the Statewide Health Services Planning Unit of Queensland Health involving extensive consultation and needs assessment with local communities in the region. 6 EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2008 Shannon has also lectured in the area of social planning for the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland prior to moving to Gosford City Council.