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Health Environmental

Location:
National Harbor, Maryland, 20745, United States
Salary:
flexible
Posted:
March 31, 2011

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

VALLANA W. PRATT-DECKER

*** ******** ***** #*-**

National Harbor, MD 20745;

H:(207)-***-****; W: (301)-***-****

email: gmwme4@r.postjobfree.com;

Citizenship: United States, Veteran Status: NA;

Social Security No: xxx-xx-7915 (upon request);

Current Employment: CVS Pharm. D. Technician- November 2010 to Present;

Hobbies: world traveler, play classical piano& cello, sailing, scuba diving, bird watching & nature hiking, rudimentary French and Russian.

GOAL

After recently moving to the Washington area, I hope to continue to use my extensive multi-state regulatory, policy and scientific experience coordinating and implementing complex federal/ state (FDA, EPA, DHS, NOAA) programs and chairing scientific committees to continue my public or consulting services.

OBJECTIVE

Provide professional federal or consulting services in the areas of:

• Food, Pharmaceutical, or Consumer Safety;

• Environmental Health program management, multi-agency coordination, compliance;

• Interdisciplinary Sciences (biology, pharmaceutics/ biotech and environmental engineering).

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*Supervised a FDA /State Food Sanitation Field Program for 5 years (New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services);

*Managed Environmental Health and Safety (including food safety) of 100+ correctional facilities for 1.5 years (Washington State Dept. of Corrections);

*Supervised, implemented, inspected and/or enforced Federal /State/ Local Permit or Health Programs for municipalities, heavy industry, aerospace, refineries, high tech and food manufacturers or 15+ years (States and/or cities/counties of Washington, New Hampshire, Maine);

*Chaired and was regular speaker/trainer for several State and/ or Federal Workgroups for scientific, regulatory and policy stakeholders; and

*Most recently completed 55 Credit Hours of Pharm. D. Classes at Mass. College of Pharmacy; perform toxicology/environmental/ health consulting and Pharm. D. technician services.

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy - Completed 55 Pharm. D. credits (2005- 2007)

University of Southern Maine Ph.D. classes- Toxicology/ Health Management (2004-2005)

University of Notre Dame- NSF Scholar: Graduate School-Environmental Health Engineering (1977) University of Maine Orono- Bachelors Degree of Science with Honors (1975);

[Marine Biology/ Zoology; minors Geology, Chemistry, Classical Piano & Cello].

Other professional training:

• Patent paralegal/ Decker Law Office, Portsmouth, NH (2002-2004)

• Maine State Code Enforcement Officer Certification (2001 -2006)

• Harvard University, School of Public Health and EPA Indoor Air Quality/ Mold Training Programs (2000)

• Washington State Career Executive Program (1993-1996)

• Evergreen State, Local Governance/Negotiation -6 graduate credits (1995)

• Seattle Pacific University MBA 6 graduate credits (1988)

EXPERIENCE

Pharm D. Intern/ Technician –June 2005 – (part and full time) to Present

Retail, Hospital and Long-term care pharmacy at: CVS Pharmacy Ft. Washington, MD; Goodall Hospital, Sanford Maine; Portsmouth Hospital NH; York Hospital, ME; Omnicare Pharmacy, Westbrook, Maine; as well as various Walgreen and Hannaford retail pharmacies in Maine and NH.

Environmental Health Consultant / Technical Sales June 2000 to June 2010

StoneHill Environmental, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Formerly for Brown & Caldwell, a national environmental health-engineering firm in Seattle, and recently for StoneHill, I did technical sales for complex environmental health projects and expert witness litigation including industrial waste clean-up sites and health impact investigations. I responded to environmental health complaints in homes, schools, businesses and government facilities to assess sources of environmental health hazards such as mold and other indoor air quality problems as well as hazardous waste sites. I conduct detailed building and site inspections as well as conduct health assessments with regard to exposures to mold, industrial waste and other environmental hazards. I write detailed engineering reports with recommendations for corrective actions to the facility and health recommendations for property owners and insurance industry. Devine, Mlllimet, Branch PLC (and many others); Toxicologist/Expert Witness 1990 - Present (On-Call) I have performed expert toxicology analyses and witness work in drunk driving cases (and environmental health cases) and for many law firms in Seattle and NH as well as for state/ federal civil and criminal case

Southern Maine/ York County/NH Tech Community Colleges January 2002 to May 2005 (part-time) Adjunct Science Faculty

I taught Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Environmental Science and Marine Biology classes as well as field and medical laboratories to adult students in medical and science degree programs.

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve February 2002 to January 2005

Environmental Consultant/ Watershed Manager

I developed and managed watershed programs for the York and Cape Neddick Rivers and several other watersheds in York and Cumberland Counties. I worked with elected officials and citizens to evaluate land-use patterns and identify and correct the cumulative impacts to water pollution and habitat damage.

Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission February 2001- February 2002 Environmental Engineer/Assistant Planner/Assistant CEO

I provided planning assistance; permit reviews and/ or code enforcement for public health and environmental protection according for state and municipal elected officials in several municipalities in Southern Maine. I performed extensive education/ technical assistance and managed state grants.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Environmental Health Specialist/Environmental Supervisor November 1996-February 2001

I supervised, implemented and enforced environmental health programs for the U.S. EPA and U.S FDA including the National Estuary Program, National Shellfish Sanitation Program and the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Washington State Department of Corrections

Environmental Health Manager June 1995- July 1996

I managed $10 million worth of environmental capital projects for over 100 correctional facilities statewide. Projects included upgrades to five wastewater treatment plants and issues concerning water supply, inmate health, hazardous waste and landfill clean-ups, fisheries and wetlands protection, endangered species and new facilities sites permitting. I performed extensive environmental education and outreach to facility managers and contractors. I managed budgets, contracts, consultants and a staff person.

Washington State Puget Sound Water Quality Authority

Environmental Supervisor October 1988 - June 1995

I supervised several multi-million dollar state water quality and planning programs as part of U.S. EPA’s National Estuary Program. I worked extensively with municipalities and counties and industries and provided expert witness testimony for the State Attorneys General Office and well as the Federal Department of Justice and private corporate attorneys for civil and criminal litigation against large industrial polluters. I regulated and provided technical assistance to Naval and Army military bases and other federal facilities.

King County/ Metropolitan Seattle

Industrial Waste Investigator January 1983 – October 1988

I administered, implemented and enforced part of a Federal Clean Water Act, Industrial Pretreatment Program to control industrial discharges into the municipal sanitary sewer system. I wrote, issued and enforced discharge permits, provided technical assistance; reviewed/ approved engineered industrial waste treatment systems and cost estimates. I also performed compliance inspections for 65 industrial and hazardous waste generating facilities including Boeing Aerospace, shipyards, military facilities, large printing operations, electronics factories, food processing facilities, heavy industrial manufacturing (trucks, trains). I assured compliance with all environmental regulations, evaluated hazardous waste clean-up sites, negotiated contracts, approved plans and specifications and handled related enforcement litigation. I assisted with the development of policies and regulations, including EPA's federal industrial pretreatment manual and trained other staff.

REFERENCES

1) Stephanie Chesley, Pharmacy Director, Goodall Hospital, Sanford, ME; (formerly of Omnicare), (207-***-****)

2) Timothy Stone, Pres., PE/PG, StoneHill Environmental, Inc., 600 State Street, Suite 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801; 603-***-****

3) Omnicare Pharmacy: Bob Martel, RPh 800-***-****

4) Dr. David Arau, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, York Hospital, York, ME (207-***-****)

5) Dennis Pinski, Supervisor, NH Department of Health & Human Services (603) ***-****



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