Mark Kowalski, Associate Public Health Sanitarian, Erie County Department of Health

Mark Kowalski has worked for Erie County's Division of Environmental Health Division for 39 years. He is an associate Public Health Sanitarian and Director of all permitted facility programs including but not limited to food facilities, children's camps and swimming pools. He demonstrates diligence in ensuring that staff are educated and trained on program mandates and public health initiatives. His presence and effort are integral to day-to-day operations as well as during public health emergencies, such as food-borne illness outbreaks. Mark developed and implemented the Erie County Department of Health's inspection database, including a web- based food service inspection report system. This system allows the public to search for and review inspection reports. His passion for public health is an inspiration to the department and those with whom he works.