Presentation:    Innovative Methods to Control, Investigate, and Monitor for Legionella: A Panel Discussion

Speakers:            Mark Bergtholdt, MPH, REHS/RS; Paul A. Carballosa; Lisa Rogers

 

Mark Bergtholdt has been in the field of environmental health for over 20 years.  For the past seven years he has been supervisor of special programs at the Southern Nevada Health District.  His staff is responsible for investigating outbreaks of disease that have an environmental component.

Brooke Winter has been in the Water Management field for over three decades.  He has worked with facility owners and managers in Healthcare, Hospitality, Colleges, and Industry.  With Phigenics since 2006, Brooke has independently overseen facility-based Water Management Programs which focus on two goals:  improved water safety and minimized operational costs for using and processing water.  A primary focus is reduction of qualitative risk due to waterborne pathogens, including Legionella, via HACCP-based Water Management Programs.  This results in prevention of disease and death and maximum legal defensibility.

Lisa Rogers:  a lifelong focus in the environmental health and safety field, including water quality IAQ and complex technical evaluations. Her experience earned her an invitation to participate on a NATO Science Advisory Committee developing international guidelines for indoor air quality issues Chair of the ASTM committee, D22.08, microbial sampling and analysis.  She is a member of ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, the AIHA, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee, and the IAQA, President, Mycometer Inc.