EH Director Elected to National Board

Lynne Madison, Environmental Health Division Director at Western U.P. Health Department, has been elected National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Region 6 Vice President. As NEHA Regional Vice President, she represents members in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

The National Environmental Health Association provides training, education, and credentialing for environmental health professionals, and promotes policy to enhance environmental health science. NEHA’s 4,500+ members are environmental professionals practicing in the public and private sectors as well as in academia and the uniformed services, with a majority being employed by state and local county health departments. NEHA’s Journal of Environmental Health has subscribers in over 40 countries around the world.

Lynne received her B.S. in biological sciences from Michigan Technological University in 1992 and joined Western Upper Peninsula Health Department in 1993. She is a registered sanitarian and has been the Environmental Health Division Director since 2001.

Ms. Madison served on the boards of both the Michigan Association of Local Environmental Health Administrators and Michigan Environmental Health Association (MEHA President 2010). Lynne received MALEHA’s V. Harry Adrounie Founders Award in 2011, and MEHA’s Samuel M. Stephenson Sanitarian of the Year Award in 2012.

Western U.P. Health Department provides public health services to residents in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, and Gogebic counties from its offices in Hancock, L’Anse, Ontonagon and Bessemer.