Two Garland health officials have been recently elected to lead statewide associations.
Environmental Health Manager Cindy Corley was elected President by the membership of the Texas Environmental Health Association (TEHA). TEHA is one of the oldest and largest environmental health associations in the nation; it was founded in 1956. TEHA is a non-profit professional and educational organization for people who work to abate environmental hazards for the betterment of human health and well-being. The association establishes a common meeting ground for professionals involved in the broad field of environmental health. The 1,000 plus members of TEHA include employees in federal, state and municipal governments, as well as personnel from industry and educational institutions.
Corley has served Garland in the Health Department since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Bioenvironmental Science from Texas A & M University and her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of North Texas. Ms. Corley is licensed as a Professional Registered Sanitarian. Additionally, She alsois an Adjunct Professor at Cedar Valley College.
Richard Briley, Managing Director of Health & Code Compliance, was elected President of the Texas Association of Municipal Health Officials (TAMHO). TAMHO is an organization that represents city funded and operated health departments. TAMHO is affiliated with the Texas Municipal League and has a seat at that organization’s Board of Directors. As such, TAMHO is active in initiating and lobbying for and against legislation that affects municipal health services.
Briley is beginning his thirtieth year in public health. He has served in his current job assignment since 2006. He received both of his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Biological Science from Texas A & M University-Commerce.