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Nelson E. Fabian

Nelson E. Fabian—BS, MS

Former Executive Director and CEO, National Environmental Health Association (US)

Nelson E. Fabian M.S., was the longest serving executive director and CEO in the history of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) – having occupied that position for over 31 years until his departure in July of 2014. Over that time, NEHA grew substantially in influence, size, staff and budgets. He is now leading a new initiative that aims to drive innovation and creativity in the public sector and environmental health.

In 2007, he was named by the Journal of Environmental Health as one of the United States’ 15 leaders in environmental health. He is also the recipient of a number of awards including the prestigious Walter Snyder Award and the NEHA Award for Innovation and Creativity that was actually named after him.

Nelson serves on numerous committees and boards and is the past president of the Health and Energy Alliance and the International Aquatics Foundation. He has also held elected office having served as Mayor Pro Temps for Berkley, Michigan. He has his B.S. degree in (Systems) Engineering from Oakland University and his M.S. in Management Engineering from Wayne State University. He also has additional coursework in philosophy/religious studies from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.