Creating the MAHC: Steering Committee

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On May 1, 2007 a ten member Steering Committee was established to begin the planning and oversight of the MAHC development process and to set up and coordinate the activities of the Technical Committees.

MAHC Steering Committee

The Steering Committee guided the MAHC process. Committee members set priorities, developed operational documents, created the Technical Committees, appointed chairpersons, and advised the Technical Committees on the MAHC process and objectives. The Steering Committee also exercised editorial control of the Technical Committees’ products to ensure that developed materials were written uniformly and fit the MAHC’s mission and objectives.

Director, Douglas C. Sackett, New York State Department of Health (Retired): 2007-present.

  • Michael J. Beach, CDC/NCEZID – Infectious Diseases: 2007-2014
  • Rob Blake, CDC/NCEH – Environmental Health: 2012-2014
  • Tracynda Davis, representing the National Environmental Health Association: 2008-2014
  • Jim Dunn, Aquatic Development Group: 2009-2014
  • John M. Linn, SeaWorld Parks and Busch Entertainment Corporation: 2007-2014
  • Colleen Maitoza, Sacramento County Environmental Management Department: 2009-2014
  • Charles M. Neuman, Water Technology Inc.: 2007-2014
  • Charles Otto, CDC/NCEH – Ex Officio Environmental Health: 2007-2014
  • Bob Vincent, Florida Department of Health: 2008-2014

MAHC Coordinator, Jasen Kunz, CDC/NCEH: 2012-2014


Assistant to the MAHC Director, vacant


MAHC Writer-Editor, Laina Breazeale, CDC Contractor: 2010-2014








Former Members

The MAHC Steering Committee would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals who were committed enough to volunteer their time on the MAHC Steering Committee and assisting with its operation to move the MAHC process forward.

Former Steering Committee Members
  • Chip Cleary, Palace Entertainment Water Park Group: 2007-2013
  • Joe Hunsaker, Counsilman & Hunsaker: 2007-2009
  • Steven Goode, Southern Nevada Health District: 2007-2009
  • Bart Bibler, Florida Department of Health: 2007-2008
  • David Ludwig, Maricopa County Environmental Services: 2007-2008
Former Steering Committee Staff
  • MAHC Coordinator, Lee Tate, CDC contractor: 2008-2011
  • Assistant to the MAHC Director, Amanda Long Tarrier, New York Department of Health: 2007-2013
Page last reviewed: November 13, 2015