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Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Columbus Public Health Auditorium
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

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Patricia Barnes
Ohio Healthy Homes Network

OHHN's Fall Healthy Homes Forum

Indoor Air Quality:

Bridging Health and Housing

Join the Ohio Healthy Homes Network (OHHN) on Tuesday, October 20 for our Fall Forum on the topic of Indoor Air Quality in the auditorium of Columbus Public Health from 10 am to 2 pm.


9:00 - 10:00              Registration and Networking

10:00                        Welcome: Patricia Barnes, Coordinator, OHHN

Morning Facilitator: Shelly Kiser, American Lung Association in Ohio and Michigan


Indoor Environmental Quality Overview - Phillip Bouton, Columbus Public Health

Asthma Triggers in the Home - Phil Styer, Ohio Department of Health

Cleveland’s BuildHealth Challenge Colllaboration - Chantez Williams, Cleveland Department of Public Health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital School Based Asthma Therapy  Program - Dr. Beth Allen, Nationwide Children's Hospital

12:00-12:30               Lunch    (provided)

Afternoon Facilitator: Myia Batie, Ohio Housing Finance Agency


What's New with Radon in Ohio - Donna Jurden, Ohio Department of Health

Columbus Smoke-Free Housing Initiative - Amber Jones, Columbus Public Health

Homeport's Transition to Smoke-Free Housing - Brenda Montcrief, Homeport

2:00                          Summit Ends  



Featured speakers and facilitators

Elizabeth D. Allen, MD, is a member of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Physician Lead for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Keep Me Well Asthma Quality Improvement Initiative. Her clinical interests include the evaluation and management of infants, children and adolescents with respiratory illnesses, particularly asthma and interstitial lung disease.

Myia Batie is the Program and Policy Manager in the Office of Planning, Preservation and Development (PP&D) of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) where she is responsible for planning and development of affordable multifamily housing development programs. Prior to joining PP&D, Batie worked in OHFA's Office of Affordable Housing Research where she led strategic planning and performance measurement processes for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. 

Phillip Bouton is a Certified Healthy Homes Specialist and is a Program Manager for the Columbus Public Health Department, Healthy Homes Program. He has been working on healthy homes issues at the Columbus Health Department for 13 years and has 19 years progressive experience providing indoor environmental quality technical assistance and consultations. 

Amber Jones is the Health Education Program Planner for Creating Healthy Communities and a content expert in Smoke Free Living within the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at Columbus Public Health. Her responsibilities include recruiting and providing technical assistance to property managers and creating action plans for Smoke-Free polices in multi-unit housing complexes and single-family homes.

Donna Jurden is the Outreach & Education Coordinator for the Indoor Radon Program at the Ohio Department of Health and is licensed as a radon mitigation specialist. She has been employed at the Ohio Department of Health for 16 years and has worked in the radon program for the last 6 years.

Shelly Kiser is the Director of Advocacy for the American Lung Association in Michigan and Ohio where she is responsible for federal, state and local lung health, tobacco and clean air advocacy campaigns in Ohio and Michigan. Recently, she has worked with partners to pass model tobacco-free campus policies for public K-12 schools and public colleges, an increase in the state tobacco tax and promoted Ohio’s smoke-free casinos.

Brenda Moncrief is the Asset Management Service Manager for Homeport (dba: Columbus Housing Partnership) where she has been employed for 16 years.  She has been in the forefront of Homeport’s implementation of “Smoke Free Housing”, bringing smoke free policies to eight (8) of Homeport’s properties and developing plans for smoke free policies in all of Homeport’s properties over the next three years. 

Phil Styer has worked at the Ohio Department of Health since 1991 in a variety of program areas including the Black Lung Clinics Program and various Primary Care and rural Health programs.  Since April 1, 2015 he has served as the Program Manager of the Ohio Comprehensive Asthma Control Program Through Evidence-Based Strategies and Public Health-Health Care collaboration.

Chantez Williams is the Commissioner of the Division of Environment for the City of Cleveland. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in Biology, he has over 20 years of experience in public health including STI education and service coordination, lead risk assessment, and managing environmental public health services.



3.5  R.S. (Registered Sanitarian) CE hours have been approved for the Fall Forum. Please let us know on your registration form if you need the CE hours.


Registration Fee                             

The registration fee is $20 per person and includes lunch and materials.  You can pay by Pay Pal or check (see address for checks in registration form). Pre-registration is required but payment may be made at the door.  Contact Patricia Barnes ( with any questions.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


 Nationwide Children's Hospital


EZ Breathe Healthy Homes Solutions

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

  Ohio Housing Finance Agency


  Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

  Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio   (COHHIO)

Hina Environmental


Ohio Healthy Homes Network

The mission of the Ohio Healthy Homes Network (OHHN) is to promote healthy, safe and affordable housing for people of all ages.  For more information on OHHN, go to