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EHA : EHA Yearbook 2010
EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2010 6 Environmental Health Australia Board of Directors (from Dec 2009) Grant Steen FEHA Grant Steen has been involved in local government environmental health in Queensland for more than forty years, and was first admitted as an Affiliate to the (then) Australian Institute of Health Surveyors in 1973. He has post- graduate management qualifications and been involved in EH at management level since the early 90's. At the time of 2008 Queensland local government amalgamations he was Townsville City Council's Director of Environmental Services, and post-amalgamation has been engaged in corporate executive projects at Townsville. Grant's main interests are in waste management, environmental protection and climate change response. He was a founding member of regional bodies LAWMAC (waste) and HESROC (EH) and maintains involvement in a number of EH reference groups. Grant has been a Queensland Branch Councillor since 2002, and is current editor of the QEH journal. He joined the EHA Board of Directors in December 2009. (from Apr 2010) Shannon McKiernan MEHA Shannon McKiernan is currently a Coordinator of Environmental Health Practitioners within Gosford City Council and has been in this position since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science in Australian Environmental Studies from Griffith University, Queensland, specialising in pollution and health and land and water processes and has completed a Bachelor of Health Science -- Environmental Health from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Shannon joined as a student member in 1998 and has continued to be actively involved with EHA ever since. Shannon is also a specialist reservist with the Royal Australian Air Force, specializing in the field of Environmental Health. He has worked extensively in the fields of Environmental Health as well as social and environmental planning and impact assessment. 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 which involved extensive consultation and needs assessment with local communities in the region. Shannon has also lectured in the area of social planning for the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland.