67th Annual Educational Conference

May 6-8, 2019                           Yakima, WA                               Yakima Convention Center

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May 6-8, 2019 at Yakima Convention Center

Environmental Public Health:

The foundation to a healthy community

Keynote Speaker

Hilary Arnold Godwin, PhD

Dean, UW School of Public Health

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WHEN:  May 6-8, 2019
  • May 6: Afternoon sessions
  • May 7: Full day of sessions
  • May 8: Morning sessions
AGENDA: The final agenda is available!  
AGENDA UPDATES/CORRECTIONS - including Wednesday Sessions 12, 13, and lunch time.
The School Workshop agenda is here.  This is part of the conference and will be during Monday afternoon.  You will also visit a local school.
WSEHA's room blocks have expired but the following hotels may have room still.  Per diem pricing is not guaranteed.

Holiday Inn Yakima


802 E Yakima Ave

Yakima, WA 98901

To make reservations:

Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Yakima


9 N 9th St

Yakima, WA 98901

To make reservations:

  • Call 509-452-6511

Come for the Registered Sanitarian certification exam and stay for the CEUs

The Washington State Board of Registered Sanitarians (WSBRS) has set an examination time to coincide with the AEC for your test taking convenience.  Space is limited, so register soon to save your spot!

      When: Monday, May 6, 2019

       Time: Check-in at 7:30 am, exam at 8 am

       Where: Yakima Convention Center

       How: Instructions coming soon


Contact Toni Plemel, WSBRS Executive Secretary, at wsbrs.secretary@gmail.com.

***WSEHA is a separate organization from WSBRS.  WSEHA cannot answer questions about the RS exam.  Best to contact Toni with the WSBRS if you have questions or concerns.***

Make a weekend of it! 

To find things to do in Yakima (there's a lot), click here!

CHAIR: Liz Coleman, Washington State Department of Health

Audio/Visual Committee

Laura Homan, DOH

Lynn Schneider, Public Health- Seattle & King County

Awards Committee

Larry French, DOH- retired

James Rivard, Ecology

Chuck Treser,  Retired- University of Washington

Facilities Committee

Jerry Caird, Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Rob Eastman,  Chelan-Douglas Health District

Ryan Ibach,  Yakima County Health District

Holly Myers,  Yakima County Health District


International Health Committee

Ashlee-Rose Ferguson,  Washington State Department of Agriculture

Marketing Committee

Shawn Ultican, Ecology

Moderator Committee

Randy Freeby, DOH

Jeremy Simmons, DOH

​​Publications Committee

Dayna Katula, WSEHA & Kitsap Public Health District

Megan McNelly, Private sector


Registration Committee

Rob Eastman,  Chelan-Douglas Health District

Dayna Katula,  WSEHA & Kitsap Public Health District

Social Committee

Jodie Holdcroft, Kitsap Public Health District

Speaker Committee

Linda Atkins,  Jefferson County Public Health

Nancy Bernard,  DOH

Anna Fretheim,  DOH

Susan Shelton,  DOH

Greg Tanbara,  Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

WSEHA Representatives

Tom Kunesh, Whatcom County Health Department

Mike Young, Snohomish Health District

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