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Partner Spotlight | Jordan Jernigan

April 1, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Jordan Jernigan is the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Coordinator for Wake County’s Environmental Services department. He is the sole representative of the lead program for the county and handles all incoming cases, including childhood … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Vikki Crouse

January 19, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Vikki Crouse is a Policy Analyst at NC Child and the Project Director of the organization’s NC KIDS COUNT Data Center. NC Child is a statewide nonprofit organization that specializes in research and policy … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Alan Huneycutt

November 1, 2020

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Alan Huneycutt is an Environmental Senior Specialist for the Children’s Environmental Health Unit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In this position, Alan works with local health departments and other … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Krishnaveni Balakrishnan

September 1, 2020

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Krishnaveni Balakrishnan is a Senior Public Health Educator with the Orange County Health Department and coordinator for the department’s Healthy Homes program. In this position, she works with the local community, families, and public … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Brenda Bass

March 1, 2020

Brenda Bass is a regional environmental health specialist for the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Environmental Health Unit. In this role, she works with local environmental health departments in the areas of childcare, schools, and lead … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Warren Richardson

December 1, 2019

Warren Richardson is an environmental health specialist for the Durham County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division. He has an extensive background in environmental health, although he did not begin his career in the field. Warren earned an architectural … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Cheyenne Wagi

October 1, 2019

Cheyenne Wagi is the Toxic Free Kids Program Manager at Toxic Free NC and a new member of the NC Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. Before joining Toxic Free NC, she earned dual master’s degrees in global public health … Continued

Child Care Sanitation Rule Amendment

September 30, 2019

Important news! An amendment to Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2816 was adopted and approved with an October 1 (tomorrow) effective date. This amendment requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for … Continued