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Northeast Representative Term 2023-2024

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Karah Merrell

Northeast Colorado Health Department

Hello! I am Karah and growing up I split my time between Seward, Alaska and The Lake of The Ozarks in Missouri. I received a dual Bachelor's degree in Pre-Med/Biochemistry from the University of Missouri in 2007. I was accepted to the UMKC School of Medicine in 2008 and moved to Kansas City but in 2010 I shifted my path to delivering babies as a Certified Professional Midwife. In 2015 I was accepted to Oregon State University and received my M.S. in Environmental Sciences with a focus in Environmental Sustainability. After working and volunteering with different environmental and healthcare organizations remotely through the pandemic I decided to pursue my dream of owning a small farm in Colorado. However, I really wanted to get in and join my community so in January of 2023 I accepted a position as an Environmental Health Specialist with the Northeast Colorado Health Department. I love my job, working with people, and have an obsession for most of the natural world (including the icky stuff). I love to travel and spend time with my family and legion of pets on my little homestead. 

Southeast Representative, Term 2023-2025

Amy Jamison

Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment

Amy Jamison is the Environmental Health Specialist at the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment, where she works as an environmental health department of one. Primarily responsibilities include retail food, childcare and school inspections. She was raised in Colorado and received her Bachelors of Science in 2015 from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In addition, she received the REHS credential in 2021. Outside of work she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. 

West Slope Representative, Term 2023-2025

Danielle Salinky

Eagle County Public and Environmental Health

Hi! My name is Danielle Salinsky. I was born and raised in Seabrook, TX. I attended Texas Tech University where I received a bachelor's and master's degree in Kinesiology. I then attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and received my master's in Public Health and a graduate certificate in Global Health. I moved to Vail, CO in 2018 to coach gymnastics while finishing my master's degree. I was hired by Eagle County Public Health & Environment in 2020 as an Environmental Health Specialist. I had no idea what the job entailed when I was hired, but fell in love with the field and spreading education to others. I currently coordinate our Retail Food, Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Child Care program.

Metropolitan Representative,Term 2022-2024

Connor Carrillo

Denver Department of Public Health and Environment

Connor Carrillo is a Communicable Disease Epidemiologist with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. Connor earned a B.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University and MPH in Epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health. Connor started his career as an Environmental Health Specialist with Tri-County Health Department before transitioning to an Epidemiology role at Tri-County and then later joining DDPHE. Connor’s work is primarily focused around enteric diseases in retail food establishments, childcare centers, and long term care facilities. Outside of work you can find Connor trail running in the mountain parks along the front range.

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