Focus Area: Environmental Challenges
St. Mary's County Health Department
Ann serves as the Environmental Health Specialist Supervisor at the St. Mary’s County Health Department. Ann has supervised a range of programs, from rabies prevention to outdoor air quality, recreational beaches, and operation and maintenance of septic systems utilizing best available technology. Ann supports public swimming pool inspections and participated in the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness group researching and developing policies related to pet management and solid waste disposal in the event a local case developed.
The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) serves a largely rural community of about 110,000 residents with diverse occupations ranging from Amish farming to high tech aerospace contractors associated with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The Naval Air Station employs 22,400 military, civilians and defense contractors, and is home to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), including the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). The robust Amish community includes over 1,400 members.