Environmental Public Health Division Chief
Tulsa Health Department
Elizabeth began her food safety career with the Tulsa Health Department in 1983. Working in public health in the Food Protection Program for 37 years. She recently retired as the Division Chief over Environmental Public Health and provided direction to the food safety and environmental programs, which included, food establishment regulation, public bathing, and lodging. Environmental services included mosquito and vector control, housing, water lab and county nuisance abatement. Upon retirement from the Tulsa Health Department, Elizabeth joined the staff of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) as the project manager for the Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative Grant. The overall goal of the collaborative is to reduce foodborne outbreaks and food safety risk factors in partnership with NACCHO, NEHA, CFP, FDA and CDC. Elizabeth is affiliated with several professional organizations including, NSF Council of Public Health Consultants, serving as Chair in 2014. The Conference of Food Protection, serving as chair in 2008 and continues to serve on numerous committees and Councils. She has served on the executive board with the Association of Food and Drug Officials and Mid-Continent Association of Food and Drug Officials, representing local regulatory. She has been a member of NEHA, OSEHP, and OPHA. Elizabeth attended Oklahoma State University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1981. In 1991 she completed a Masters in Public Health from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center.