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EHA : EHA Yearbook 2010
EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2010 10 Environmental Health Australia Victoria President (to Nov 2009) Dr Jim Smith LFEHA 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), the Board's Policy and Governance Adviser (2003-2006), and National President. Branch/ State Association Presidents Jeremy Draper MEHA Jeremy has been an Environmental Health Officer for 15 years. The longest period of time was spent with Mildura Rural City Council (nearly 10 years), this period included working across the border in NSW with the Shire of Wentworth. He has also spent time with some of Melbourne's Councils and 3 years in inner Adelaide. He has been involved with Environmental Health Australia since graduating from University and has served in numerous positions, including regional group secretary for the North West Victoria Group, Vice President and Convenor of the Food Special Interest Group in South Australia. In addition he is employed part-time with La Trobe University to undertake lecturing in Environmental Health. Jeremy graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in 1995 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health). In addition he has since then completed formal qualifications in; Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Graduate Certificate of Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Diploma of Quality Auditing, Diploma of Frontline Management and is also a registered High Risk Food Safety Auditor. Joseph Zappavigna MEHA 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 fourteenth 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. Joseph's interests are in environmental management and he continues to coordinate the WA/NT Branch Environmental Management Special Interest Group. In June 2004 Joseph was elected Director on the Board of EHA and participated and contributed alongside the CEO and other Directors in the business and strategic plans of EHA. In November 2008 he stood down from the Board to take up Presidency of the WA/NT Branch and urges those Environmental Health Practitioners considering membership of EHA to act now and make their contribution to the worthwhile profession of environmental health. Victoria President (from Nov 2009) Western Australia/ Northern Territory President