Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Environmental Health Scientist Manager
Manage the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Public Health Engineering Services Sectionís
Science, GIS, and Data Technology unit, including the Safe
Drinking Water Program data systems. The data systems
maintain essential inventory, sources, points of collection,
compliance and analytical information for all Public Water
Systems in Louisiana.
Manage the development and implementation of OPHís statewide
Geographical Information System by designing, managing,
creating, and developing all GIS datasets within the Safe
Drinking Water Program including all appropriate locational,
geological, hydrological, and engineering information
available. Manage GIS data-sharing efforts with federal,
state, and local agencies, including state-wide emergency
response coordination with the Governorís Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness. Manage the Lower
Mississippi Waterworks Warning Network.
Act as the in-house hydrogeology consult for DHH central
office, districts and regions regarding ground- and
surface-water quality and availability, acts as the liaison
with local, state, and federal agencies for collaboration
and state program development input regarding source-water
quality, quantity, and management.
Assist with the budget development process, procurement
process, development of Requests for Proposals and the
subsequent contract and proposal review, and review new
legislative and administrative proposals from both federal
and state agencies as they impact the Engineering Services
Section, write grant applications.
CAGWCC Member Since 2013
Technical Committee Chairman: 2016, 2017