Meet Our Board of Directors

Maurice Redmond

President of the Board

Maurice is the Program Director for the Public Swimming Pool and Tourist Accommodations Program with the Georgia Department of Public Health’s, Environmental Health Section. In this capacity, he formulates plans, policies and interprets rules and regulations applicable to the programs. Redmond provides training for district and county environmental health personnel and monitors programmatic outcomes. He serves on the Environmental Health Section’s General Sanitation Committee, which reviews policies, procedures and regulations for the Tourist Accommodations, Public Swimming Pools, Recreational Waterparks and Body Art programs. 

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. 

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Michael J. Beach, PhD

Vice President of the Board

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Jason Ravenscroft


For more than eight years, Jason Ravenscroft has been the supervisor for the pools, septics and wells program at the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Marion County pool program licenses and inspects over 800 pools in the summer months and over 200 year-round. Jason has been working for the Marion County Public Health department for 20 years in which time he has earned his masters degree in public health, become a registered environmental health specialist, taught Certified Pool Operator courses for operators and public health officials, and is an adjunct faculty with the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. In addition to serving on the CMAHC Board of Directors, he has served on a number of local, state, and federal boards and committees, including an informatics committee for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and affiliate president for the Indiana Environmental Health Association. Outside of work, Jason enjoys hiking and kayaking outdoors and spending time with his wife and their four children.

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Ellen Meyer


Ellen Meyer is Product Safety and Government Affairs Manager with Solenis, a leading global supplier of pool chemicals. Ellen has a Ph.D. in chemistry and has been working in water treatment for over 30 years. She is a former chair of the Recreational Water Quality Committee of PHTA and is a member of the NSF-50 committee for recreational water facilities. Ellen has participated on various MAHC/CMAHC committees since the very beginning in 2008, including chair of the Contamination Burden committee, participant on the Risk Management and Stabilized Sanitizer committees, and vice chair of the Technical Review committee.

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Richard Carroll

Board Member

Richard A. Carroll, known in the industry as “RAC”, currently serves as the Senior Vice President/COO of Ellis & Associates, Inc. and has 35 years of experience in the industry, the last 20 with Ellis & Associates. In this role, RAC leads all aspects of E&A’s Global Services including Litigation Support/Expert Witness, Consulting and Program Development. RAC has provided pre-opening and operational consulting for multiple Top 20 International Water Parks, has authored industry related articles and is frequent presenter at worldwide conferences including IAAPA International Safety Institutes, IAAPA Expo and WWA.
RAC’s operational resume started with the Morey Organization in Wildwood NJ, continued at Fame City Waterworks in Houston TX and culminated at Splish Splash in Long Island, NY, a Top 10 Water Park in the USA. RAC spent 10 years building, managing and operating the park whose staff grew from 100 to over 500 while the park’s attendance grew toward 500,000 in a 90 day season.
He currently serves on the IAAPA North American Safety Committee and the WWA Safety Committee. Past volunteer committee work includes IAAPA Board of Directors, Executive Finance, Global M&S Committee, Space Allocation and Government Relations. RAC is also an active member of ASTM F-24 and Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). RAC is an IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE) and was honored in 2008 by the WWA with the Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award.

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Sung Choe

Board Member

Sung Choe joined the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) in January 2022, as the Manager of Standards Development. He is responsible for the development of IAPMO and ASSE ANSI and SCC standards. Before joining IAPMO, Sung served as the Technical Operations Manager of NSF International’s Recreational Water Program where he spent 20 years growing technical service offerings, developing, and overseeing the technical evaluation and certification of products for the recreational water industry. He was NSF’s voting member for NSF International Joint Committee for NSF/ANSI 50. He is also a former Technical Committee Member for IAPMO's Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code, and currently serves as the past president for the Michigan Chapter of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance. 

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David Dyjack

Board Member

David T. Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, was named executive director and chief executive officer of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), effective May 4, 2015.  

Dyjack’s 30-year career includes expertise in environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, public health informatics, infectious disease, workforce development, governmental infrastructure, maternal and child health, health equity, and chronic disease. A board certified industrial hygienist, Dyjack also has advanced degrees in public health with a doctorate from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the University of Utah.

He most recently served as the associate executive director for programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials managing the organization’s grant and contract portfolio and 75 health professionals in support of the nation’s 2,800 local health departments. Dyjack has a wealth of management and leadership experience ranging from local health departments to federal agency collaboration. 

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Tom Fink

Board Member

Tom Fink is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health in Northeast Ohio. He is currently a Supervisor in the Environmental Public Health Service Area and oversees the Public Swimming Pool and Spa Program, along with the Vector, Institutions, and Nuisances programs. Tom received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from John Carroll University and serves on multiple committees and roundtables regarding the implementation and enforcement of the Ohio Pool Rules, including participating in the Rule Advisory Committee for the updating of the Ohio Pool Code.  

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Vincent R. Hill, PhD, PE

Non-voting CDC representative

Vincent Hill is the Chief of CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch (WDPB). He received his PhD in Environmental Science & Engineering in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health and a Master of Science in Engineering degree in 1991 from Johns Hopkins University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Civil Engineering since 1996. Dr. Hill’s research has focused on the development and application of environmental sampling methods, microbial detection methods, and disinfection technologies for water, fecal waste and hygiene applications. He is an author of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and scientific reports focused on environmental microbiology, engineering, and waterborne diseases.  
Dr. Hill joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003 to establish the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory for waterborne disease outbreak investigations and emergency preparedness, and became Team Lead for WDPB’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Laboratory Team in 2010. In 2016, Dr. Hill began serving as Chief of WDPB, overseeing the Branch’s programs in global and domestic WASH epidemiology, health promotion and communication, water-related emergency preparedness, environmental science, and laboratory surveillance and diagnostics.

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Commander Joe Laco, MSEH, REHS/RS, CPO

Non-voting CDC representative

Commander Joe Laco is active duty service-member of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and is stationed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. CDR Laco is an Environmental Health Scientist in the National Center for Environmental Health’s Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch. He provides Environmental Health technical support and expertise to state and local health departments, US Territories, and tribes. CDR Laco works closely with the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, the Center for Preparedness and Response, the Center for Global Health, and the CDC Emergency Operations Center. His work focuses largely on recreational water, emergency and outbreak response, food safety, drinking water, wastewater, vector control, safety and PPE, and hazardous materials. He was the 2017 USPHS Environmental Health Officer Responder Of the Year and the recipient of the 2019 Edward Moran Award. CDR Laco has more than 25 years of experience working in: federal government, state government, clinical and research laboratories, and private industry. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Ohio University in 1995, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Environmental Health from East Tennessee State University in 2001. He is a Registered Sanitarian and Registered Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association.

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Olivia McCormick

Board Member

Olivia McCormick works for the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) in the Office of Environmental Health Services. She is the Program Manager for VDH’s regulatory programs for bedding and upholstery, public swimming pools, hotels, campgrounds, and summer camps.  Olivia works to update regulations, set policy, and provide staff with guidelines on the protection of public health and the proper implementation of regulatory authority in these different program areas. 

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Jun Naotsuka

Board Member

Jun Naotsuka graduated with a master’s degree in Environmental Health and began his career as an Environmental Health Specialist in 2005. Jun was involved in regulation of and enforcement of the rules for pools and spas, food establishments, and schools as a local health department inspector. He later attained a degree in teaching in Australia, returned to the US and began in his new position at the Washington State Department of Health Water Recreation Program as a lead plan reviewer and a trainer who trains local health department inspectors for water recreation facilities. Jun eventually became the manager of the program in 2017 and has been leading and overseeing the program at the state level. Jun has been a member of CMAHC, a member of Washington State Drowning Prevention Network, a member of the Standards Consensus Committee for Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, and a member of Floatation or Sensory Deprivation Systems Task Group for NSF International.

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Kevin Post

Board Member

In the role of Principal and Studio Director, Kevin leads Counsilman-Hunsaker’s Operations team. With over 20 years of experience in the aquatic industry, Kevin has served a variety of client types including public and private clubs and waterparks, municipalities, universities, YMCAs, and school districts. Kevin focuses his efforts on helping improve the safety and sustainability of aquatic facilities. Kevin speaks at national conferences and major universities, educating the industry on sustainable business practices for pools, new technologies for aquatic facilities, and the science behind risk management.

Kevin was recognized in Aquatics International’s 2019 Power Issue for his efforts in making pools safer and more sustainable. Kevin is a contributing author to WWA’s annual development guide and The Complete Swimming Pool Guide. Kevin also serves on the Board of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance.

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Jende K. Smith

Board Member

Jende Smith, CPRP, EMT, is the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of St. Joseph, MO, where she oversees all operations of a Waterpark, Splash Park, and Neighborhood Pool along with providing supportive services to Missouri Western State University’s (MWSU) indoor pool.

She has a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, a MAS in Sports and Fitness Management, is an AFO Instructor, an American Red Cross LGIT and WSIT, and an EMS Instructor. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor at MWSU teaching courses in Recreation and Sport Management. Her background in the recreation industry includes longtime memberships with NRPA, MPRA, and KRPA where she continues serving on many volunteer committees including as NRPA’s AFO Certification Committee Chair. Presenting at conferences for over 17-years, she is also very active with KCMAC (Kansas City Metro Aquatics Council) and is part of the ALA (Aquatics Leadership Adventure) Leadership Team.

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Jill White

Board Member

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