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From left to right: Fatu Kamara, health educator in the lead poisoning prevention program; Celeste Ehrenberg, community health educator; Mubanga Chongo-Ofafa, lead risk assessor in the lead poisoning prevention program, and Allen Brown, president of the Nebraska Environmental Health Association.
Douglas County Health Department Hires and Honors
Allen Brown, supervisor of sanitation control and engineering for the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD), has been named president of the Nebraska Environmental Health Association.
Brown grew up in Nebraska and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He previously worked in environmental health for the health department in Maricopa County, Arizona.
The Douglas County Health Department also has made some recent hires in the Environmental Services Division. Fatu Kamara has joined DCHD as health educator in the lead poisoning prevention program. A native of Maryland, she has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Howard University and a master’s in public health from the University of Toledo.  Kamara previously has worked with health departments in Washington, D.C. and Ohio. She recently worked abroad on an HIV/AIDS research team.
Mubanga Chongo-Ofafa has joined the Douglas County Health Department as a lead risk assessor in the lead poisoning prevention program. A long-time Omaha resident, she previously worked as a chemist for Cargill and Novartis. With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she is pursuing her master’s degree in public health from Still University.
Celeste Ehrenberg has joined DCHD as community health educator. She is originally from Columbus, Nebr., and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Wayne State College, and a master’s degree in health promotion from Mississippi State University. Ehrenberg previously worked as the employee wellness coordinator for Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., and in community outreach for a running specialty store in Michigan.

 
 
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