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The Awards and Recognition Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the selection process for the Edward (Ted) Moran, John G. Todd, John C. Eason, Thomas E. Crow Awards. They are also responsible for the Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee Honor Award and other recognition programs. This Subcommittee has a fixed membership, so it is not possible to volunteer for membership on this Subcommittee.

The EHOPAC is pleased to announce the 2014 EHOPAC award winners (5):

CAPT Mark D. Miller is hereby recognized as the recipient of the EHOPAC’s 2014 John G. Todd Award. Throughout his 26 years of service, CAPT Mark D. Miller has continuously provided extraordinary leadership and made significant contributions to both the field of Environmental Health and to the mission of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) to protect and promote the health and safety of the Nation. Perhaps one of the most important things about CAPT Miller’s accomplishments is the impact from his work has actually improved the practice of environmental health on a national (and international) level that will continue long after his USPHS career. One example is the impact of CAPT Miller’s efforts to prepare the nation’s environmental health workforce to respond to disasters and emergencies. CAPT Miller’s leadership in this area is unprecedented and is renowned throughout the United States and internationally. In 2007, the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) listed CAPT Mark Miller as one of the nation’s top 15 leaders in the field of environmental health.
CDR Robert E. McCleery is hereby recognized as the recipient of the EHOPAC’s 2014 Edward "Ted" Moran Award. CDR McCleery is the Deputy Chief of HETAB, the organization charged with primary administration of the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program. The HHE Program evaluates workplace health hazards throughout the United States and has a budget of $7.5M. HETAB evaluations are conducted by 42 professionals (28 project officers and 14 support staff), which include multidisciplinary teams of specialists in medicine, industrial hygiene, engineering, statistics, and logistics. CDR McCleery is an outstanding officer who has dedicated a significant portion of his PHS career towards preparedness and response activities, making numerous personal sacrifices along the way. His leadership efforts, whether in the field as a responder, while conducting research on environmental sampling methods for anthrax, or during training exercises, have had a positive national impact on the health and safety of response workers and affected public.


LT Donald R. Hoeschele is hereby recognized as the recipient of the EHOPAC’s 2014 John C. Eason Award. In March 2012, Lieutenant Hoeschele received a commission in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and was assigned to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an Environmental Health Officer in Norfolk, Virginia. Lieutenant Hoeschele quickly integrated into the USPHS and USCG and brought years of professional environmental health, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and hazardous materials management experience to bear during more than 40 high profile and challenging health risk assessment projects. As evidence of his superb leadership qualities, he was selected as Assistant Class Leader during his USCG Direct Commission Officer course and was responsible for leading and organizing 30 USCG, PHS, and NOAA officers during the five-week indoctrination training. Lieutenant Hoeschele has energetically embraced all aspects of his position, assumed a leadership role within the office, and established himself as recognized subject matter expert within the safety and environmental health community and Coast Guard in just a little over two years on active duty.
CAPT Edward Pfister is hereby recognized as the recipient of the EHOPAC’s 2014 Thomas E. Crow Mentor Award. Although it has been many years since CAPT Pfister sat among the ranks of junior officers, he is still nevertheless engaged in the happenings of junior officers. CAPT Pfister’s enthusiasm and curiosity are an inspiration to junior officers. He is a leader who sets a wonderful example for junior officers through his hard work and dedication to the Corps and environmental health. Being a person who “walks his talk,” CAPT Pfister not only guides, and teaches, about the importance of adopting sustainable lifestyles, but also leads by example, which has been demonstrated through leadership on a PHS Rapid Deployment Force down to his every day actions.