Meet Our Board of Directors
President of the Board
During his seven years as Environmental Health Manager in Garfield County, Colorado, Jim collaborated with the oil and gas industry, all levels of government and diverse community groups on a variety of oil and gas development community impacts. He implemented a sophisticated air quality monitoring network, addressed temporary housing issues and wastewater reclamation opportunities. In 2009-10, he served as project manager over a health impact assessment in Battlement Mesa, Colorado related to an oil and gas development project in a residential community.
Throughout his career, Jim has participated on many committees, advisory boards, and task forces in the development of policies, regulations, and legislation with statewide application most recently as Environmental Health Services Director at Jefferson County Public Health and as a Colorado Water Quality Control Commissioner.
Jody began his career in the water park industry in 1989 as a lifeguard at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, he worked in various management positions in revenue and operations around the country at many great parks such as Schlitterbahn, Raging Waters, Wet’n’Wild and Hawaiian Falls. Kneupper is currently an Instructor Trainer for Ellis and Associates (E&A), is C.P.O. certified, a Level 1 NAARSO Ride Inspector, an AIMS Level 1 Operator and was a licensed EMT in the State of Texas.
In addition to CMAHC's board, he currently serves on the E&A Advisory Board, ASTM F24 Committee, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Finance and IT Committee, and was the past Chairman of the IAAPA Water Park Committee.
Jim Dingman, MS, REHS, RS, DLAAS, CPO, CPOI, CEO
While in Colorado, Jim served two terms as President of the Colorado Environmental Health Association and also served as President of the Colorado Public Health Association. He was awarded CEHA’s highest honor, the Milton M. Miller award. He also received the P.W. Jacoe Award for excellence in Environmental Health from the Colorado Public Health Association.
Jim is a current Board director for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code, and served as the nominating committee chair in 2020. Jim is a Past President and honorary life member of NEHA. He also served as Regional Vice-President for Region 3 for 6 years during his tenure in Colorado, as well as 6 years as Region 6 RVP while in Illinois. Jim was the recipient of NEHA’s A. Harry Bliss Journal Editors Award in 2003. Jim is a Diplomate Laureate (#5) in the American Academy of Sanitarians, and has been an Academy member for over 30 years. He is currently serving the Academy as the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.
Non-voting CDC representative
Commander Joe Laco, MSEH, REHS/RS, CPO
Non-voting CDC representative
Alvaro (Al) Mendoza
Redmond began his environmental health career in the military as an Environmental Science Officer in Maryland and later served in assignments at Fort Benning and Fort McPherson, Georgia. He began his local county environmental health career with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness before joining the state Environmental Health Section. There he has worked 11 years as a Program Consultant and the last 9 years as a Program Director. Redmond was a Commissioner on the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission for six years which is responsible for overseeing the licensure of pest control companies in the state. He currently services on the Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee representing the Department of Public Health.
Redmond holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in Environmental Health and a Master’s in Management from Troy State University, Fort Benning Campus. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Sanitarians.