Jodi Zimmerman,
El Paso County Public Health

My name is Jodi Zimmerman and I am currently the president elect of CEHA. I am an Environmental Health Specialist II with El Paso County Public Health where I have worked and resided for almost 5 years. I currently work in the food safety, body art, zoonosis, and education programs as well as working with AFDO on their body art committee. I am the mother of 2 boys (9 & 18) who keep me very busy!  In my free time I enjoy running, yoga, live music, performing, and working with essential oils and chemical free/all natural lifestyles.

Past President, 2020 AEC Chair

Ben Metcalf, 
Tri-County Health Department

Howdy, all I am Ben Metcalf the current President of CEHA.  I have been employed in environmental health for going on 12 years.  I started my life in EH by having significant interactions with the health inspector over my college years with my fraternity (not all were very good on my part), which allowed my insight in what food safety actually was, and how to make foods safe for the public.  I was hired by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, as a Consumer Health Specialist before I Graduated from the University of Wyoming (Go Pokes!), and worked for the dept. for 6 ½ years.  I was hired by Tri-County Health Department (TCHD before moving down to Colorado to start a life with my longtime girlfriend who is now my wife and proud parent of our son Beckett. I have worked for TCHD for coming on 6 years, and have moved up the ranks from a EHS trainee, to being the Enforcement and Plan Review Specialist.  While the majority of my career has been strictly in foods as a regular Environmental Health Specialist I was exposed to working with onsite waste water treatment systems, or a I will always call them “septic systems”.  That being said, I have thoroughly enjoyed my career thus far in EH and look forwarded to my continued learning by being exposed to more areas of Environmental Health.  


Dan Collins,
Broomfield Health and Human Services Department

Dan is a past president of Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA) and has served on the board as treasure and the Annual Educational Conference (AEC) chair. Dan was the recipient of CEHA’s Milton M. Miller Award in 2014.  Dan has over 35 years of Environmental Health experience in food safety, vector control, emergency response, waste water, water quality, air quality, pools, and environmental remediation programs. He received his bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with minors in Geology and Biology from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. Dan put himself through college working as a Gandy Dancer on a rail gang for the Soo Line Railroad. Dan also has an MA in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Dan is a graduate of the Metro North and RIHEL leadership programs. 

Dan began his professional career working for Tri-County Health Department as a generalist. After several years in that position Dan transferred and helped develop Tri-County’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal Superfund Remediation Oversight Program. That program monitored the clean-up activities of the state’s largest superfund site and included the construction of hazardous waste landfills, their operation and closure, demolition and removal of contaminated structures, de-militarization of ordinance discovered during the cleanup, contaminated soil removal, air quality monitoring including odors and fugitive dust monitoring during those activities, and an off post private well inventory and monitoring program for a 20 square mile area. The site became the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge when it was removed from the Superfund list in 2010. Following that, Dan returned to his roots in EH and became the EH Manager and the Office Manager for the TCHD Castle Rock Office where he managed the staff providing EH services. Dan retired after a 30-year career with TCHD and currently is employed by Broomfield County where he serves as the food safety and pool coordinator.

Natalie Wright,
Tri-County Health Department

Natalie Wright is the Environmental Health Supervisor for Consumer Protection in Castle Rock for the Tri-County Health Department. She began her 6 year employment as an Environmental Health generalist doing restaurant, childcare, pool and septic system inspections. She spent the last three years specializing in water and wastewater. Natalie has been on the CEHA Planning Committee for three years. On her days off, you can find her hiking with her sweet Corgi (Fox), traveling, doing home improvement projects, dancing at concerts and playing pool at the local dive bar.

Metro Representative
Josh Skeggs,
Tri-County Health Department

Northeast Representative
Conner Gerken,
Northeast Colorado Health Department

My name is Conner Gerken.  I was born and raised in Fort Morgan, Colorado.  I graduated from Fort Morgan High School in May of 2012.  I attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado and received my bachelor’s degree in biology in December of 2016. While attend school I worked numerous jobs in the healthcare field.  I worked at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush as a CNA, Home Care of the Grand Valley in Grand Junction as a CNA, and at Community Hospital in Grand Junction as a surgical aide.  After graduating from CMU I worked as a service member for AmeriCorps doing after school science programs for children from low income households.  In June of 2017 I was hired as an Environmental Health Specialist at the Northeastern Colorado Health Department and have been in love with EH ever since.  I have served as the northeast representative for the CEHA board as an interim until I was voted in at the AEC in 2018.

Southeast Representative
Su Korbitz -

Otero County Health Department

Su Korbitz was born and raised in southeastern Colorado where her love and appreciation for the area was nurtured by her family and the rich heritage they passed on to her over the generations. She attended Union College, Otero Junior College and received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Vancouver University in 2000. Over the years, Su has had the opportunity to serve the communities where she and her family lived by working in the fields of respiratory therapy, emergency medical technician, wildland fire fighting, and as a licensed K-6 teacher of reading and science.  She currently serves Otero and Crowley counties as the Environmental Health Director.  While at Otero County Health Department she has assisted with waste tire recycling, solid waste audits, retail food classes, inspections, emergency preparedness, public information officer and terrorism liaison officer. In her spare time Su enjoys exploring remote areas of the western United States with her husband, making beer, wine, soap and other hand crafts as well as raising birds and animals.  She truly enjoys her family of four children, their spouses, and 19 grandchildren, which light up her life. 

West Slope Representative
Natalie Tsevdos,

City of Aspen - Environmental Health and Sustainability

I am a Senior Environmental Health Specialist with the City of Aspen. My primary role is to manage and develop policies for the Consumer Protection Program, which includes restaurant and child care inspections, plan reviews, and food-borne illness investigations. I was raised in Ohio and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the Ohio State University in 2011. I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2012 where I earned my Master of Public Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. As a CEHA Board member, I aim to be a voice for the Western Slope and represent our unique needs and concerns. I enjoy living in Glenwood Springs with easy access to hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, some of my favorite weekend activities!

EH Directors Representative
Keith Siemsen,
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Industry Representative
Dustin Bastian,
The Hive Body Piercing and Fine Jewelry

Student Representative
Maiele Mignard,
Colorado State University

My name is Maiele Mignard and I am an undergraduate at CSU pursuing a bachelors in Environmental and Public Health and a minor in chemistry. I am a non-traditional student and after 5 years of working as a care-provider, for individuals with disabilities and seniors, I realized I wanted to find a way to advocate for the health of the public without being the direct emotional support for clients/ patients.  CEHA has afforded me the opportunity to sit as the student board representative. This experience is a confirmation of my passion and admiration for the work our state’s public and environmental health officials are conducting, and I love having the opportunity to be a part of it. This summer I am working a seasonal internship as a field technician for Vector Disease Control International, and look forward to playing a role mitigating mosquito vectors.

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