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2022 NJEHA Fall Conference

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn Edison-Raritan Center


The NJEHA Annual Symposium will be held September 20, 2022 at the centrally located Hilton Garden Inn Edison-Raritan Center (NJTP exit 10, GSP exit 127, I-287 at Rt. 440).  (8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

Our Featured Presenters:

Shannon Sked, Professor 

Rutgers University


Spatial Distribution and Movement of House Mice: Implications for Rodent Management Practices in Public Health

Dr. Shannon Sked is a research entomologist and the Director of Western Fumigation. He received his B.S. from Rutgers University, M.S. in Entomology from Penn State University and PhD in back Rutgers in their Urban IPM lab in Entomology. His research focuses on distribution and temporal modeling of insect and rodent communities in order to design effective invasive species management programs. He began his career as a Navy Entomologist overseeing structural pests, specifically focusing on pests related to imports, exports and within the logistics chain for Navy operation. He had the unique opportunity to practice applied entomology and invasive species management in the Middle East, Northern Africa, the Caribbean and the eastern shore of the United States. In his current role for Western Fumigation since 2020, he oversees pest prevention systems within international produce, commodity and equipment logistics with a focus on public health. As the Director at Western Fumigation, he utilizes research on the spatial dynamics of economically important pests with novel technologies to develop modern and practical management methods to support public health and the global supply chains.

Joseph Zesski, Program Manager

Northeast ADA Center

Challenges with Service Animals & Support Animals in Food Establishments

Joe Zesski is the Program Manager of the Northeast ADA Center and has served as the New Jersey affiliate of the Northeast ADA through Resources for Independent Living since 2009. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors in English Communications from Cabrini University. Mr. Zesski's focus has been on assistive technology, accessible web design, the transition of students with disabilities from high school, and accommodations in the postsecondary education environment. Joe also chairs the Burlington County New Jersey Disability Issues Committee.

Dr. Kelly Charniga

Centers for Disease Control

Bat Risk Assessment

Dr. Kelly Charniga is a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow (Public Health Analytics and Modeling Track) assigned to CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch. Dr. Charniga received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Madonna University, her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Imperial College London. She used statistical and mathematical modeling in her thesis to understand the spatial and temporal invasion dynamics of the 2014-2017 Zika and chikungunya epidemics in Colombia as well as estimate epidemiological parameters including reporting rates and reproduction numbers. Dr. Charniga currently works on rabies and monkeypox and has been deployed to the 2022 Monkeypox Response.

Siobhan Pappas

NJ Department of Health

Childhood Lead Program Update


8:30 am — 9:00 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast/


9:00 am — 10:30 am

10:30 am—12:00 pm

12:00 pm — 12:15 pm

12:15 pm—1:00 pm


1:00 pm—2:30 pm

2:30 pm—2:45 pm : Break

2:45 pm— 3:45 pm

Evaluation & Conclusion 3:45 pm—4:00 pm

5.0 Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs)

5.0 Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs)

Refunds will be provided only if your cancellation is received by: September 17 , 2022. 
No refunds will be issued after this date.


NJEHA has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) as applicable.

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