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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Public health leader experienced in improving health equity with successful leadership strategies, tactical decision making and innovative approaches. Proven history of improving community partnerships and advancing public health policy through strong leadership.

Accomplishments
  • Wisconsin Environmental Health Association Environmental Health Professional of the Year - 2019
Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Negotiation
  • Program oversight
  • Business administration
  • Financial administration
  • Written Communication
  • Crisis Communication
  • Team building
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Analytical skills
  • Grant Writing
  • Epidemiological Investigation
  • Policy Development
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Federal, State and local collaboration on policy development
Work History
04/2021 to Current
Consumer Environmental Health Division Director Central Lakes College Long Prairie, MN,
  • Returned to Civil Service position after Deputy Commissioner appointment expired.
  • Created annual budget and developed comprehensive plan to accomplish company objectives while staying within budget.
  • Provided strategic direction for team of 27 public health professionals.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with other agencies such as City Clerk, Milwaukee Police Department, Department of Neighborhood Services, City Attorney, WI Division of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, and US Food and Drug Administration to assure safety of food sold in Milwaukee and protect consumers from environmental health hazards and fraudulent retail practices.
  • Prepare program summaries, project updates, special reports, technical papers, and other documents as well as annual reports and required assessments as delineated in municipal and state code.
  • Exercise authority and responsibility in carrying out agency contracts with State of Wisconsin and acts as Milwaukee Health Department representation in matters involving agreements.
  • Oversee federal grants including budget, outcomes and reporting.
  • Represent the program at Common Council, Committee and Mayoral meetings.
10/2019 to 04/2021
Deputy Commissioner (Temporary Appointment) City Of Milwaukee Health Department City, STATE,
  • Appointment reporting to Commissioner of Health Jeanette Kowalik and Interim Commissioner Marlaina Jackson. Appointment expired under new leadership.
  • State of Wisconsin Level III Health Officer
  • Develop and implement new strategies and policies in collaboration with executive partners to establish and achieve long-term health objectives.
  • Conduct research on emerging public health trends within the community as well as nationally to best improve the communities health and achieve health equity.
  • Formulate and recommend City policies, procedures, ordinances, resolutions, legislative positions, etc. related to a variety of environmental issues that may impact economic development, citizen health and quality of life.
  • Foster new collaborations through participating in business sector webinars, town halls and workgroups.
  • Align local COVID polices with national best practices.
  • Lead Environmental Health Branch and a team of 79 public health professionals reporting to Commissioner of Health.
  • Responsible for policy advocacy at city, state and national levels.
  • Implement and evaluate cost-effective and impact-based programs with regard to home environmental health, consumer environmental health, environmental health specialties and emergency preparedness.
  • Industry liaison related to COVID-19 safety measures and restrictions.
  • Oversee local and federal grants including budget, outcomes and reporting.
  • Develop culturally appropriate crisis communication plans.
  • Review and respond to local and state legislative packages.
  • Provide written responses and presentations related to public health issues.
  • Provide media statements both proactively and in response to inquiries.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, local leaders and elected officials.
04/2016 to 10/2019
Consumer Environmental Health Division Director City Of Milwaukee Health Department City, STATE,
  • Created annual budget and developed comprehensive plan to accomplish company objectives while staying within budget.
  • Provided strategic direction for team of 27 public health professionals.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with other agencies such as City Clerk, Milwaukee Police Department, Department of Neighborhood Services, City Attorney, WI Division of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, and US Food and Drug Administration to assure safety of food sold in Milwaukee and protect consumers from environmental health hazards and fraudulent retail practices.
  • Prepare program summaries, project updates, special reports, technical papers, and other documents as well as annual reports and required assessments as delineated in municipal and state code.
  • Exercise authority and responsibility in carrying out agency contracts with State of Wisconsin and acts as Milwaukee Health Department representation in matters involving agreements.
  • Oversee federal grants including budget, outcomes and reporting.
  • Represent the program and Common Council, Committee and Mayoral meetings.
02/2013 to 04/2016
Consumer Environmental Health Supervisor City Of Milwaukee Health Department City, STATE,
  • Served as technical consultant on environmental policies to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Prepared detailed scientific reports or presentations based on findings.
  • Developed programmatic change to improve employee retention by implementing a Career Ladder with professional development tied to compensation increases.
  • Supervision of a team of 24 public health professionals
  • Evaluate staff performance in both quantity and quality of work, assessing whether criteria related to achieving career ladder steps have been made. Feedback and coaching provided in bimonthly meetings and annual performance assessments.
  • Lead QI projects and workgroups continually identifying areas of improvement and implementing change.
  • Develop and maintain environmental sampling program.
  • Provide technical support for all Consumer Environmental Health Staff related to food, environmental health and consumer protections.
  • Review inspection and code enforcement activities of division's inspectional staff to assure federal and state standards are met and assure overall integrity of inspection program.
  • Plan and develop training programs for staff of use of new and existing electronic resources, trouble shoot user issues and assist in system configuration to match changing programmatic needs.
07/2010 to 02/2013
Environmental Health Specialist City Of Milwaukee Health Department City, STATE,
  • Served as subject matter expert (SME) on environmental regulations and policies.
  • Conducted risk assessments, food safety inspections, evaluate food handling and production practices while taking enforcement action as needed.
  • Providing both corrective and preventative consultation in suggesting and/or requiring actions to prevent and/or eliminate public health and safety risks.
  • Inspect and assess structural and operational aspects of food storage and preparation, food processing and equipment, plumbing and ventilation, sanitizing, hand washing and restroom facilities.
  • Prepare investigation reports, summaries, studies, maintaining work records and appearing as a witness in court hearings/actions.
Education
Expected in 05/2022
Masters of Public Health: Disaster Management
Tulane University - Distance Learning,
GPA:
Expected in 05/2018
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Sciences
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI ,
GPA:
Certifications
  • State of Wisconsin Registered Sanitarian - 2013
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - Emerging Leaders Certification -2014

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School Attended

  • Tulane University
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Job Titles Held:

  • Consumer Environmental Health Division Director
  • Deputy Commissioner (Temporary Appointment)
  • Consumer Environmental Health Division Director
  • Consumer Environmental Health Supervisor
  • Environmental Health Specialist

Degrees

  • Masters of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science

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