Town Hall for Public Officials and Camp Directors - April 2021

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ACA and NACCHO welcome public health officials and camp directors to attend a free 90-min Town Hall style webinar to hear the latest guidance from CDC for camp operations. In addition, a case discussion will be presented on the collaborative experience of the Virginia Department of Health and camp community as well as a presentation on the latest updates to the Field Guide. Participants are encouraged to review their state and local camp guidance and access the Field Guide.

Camp directors are encouraged to invite their municipal health departments to attend this webinar.

Please pre-submit any questions you have for the experts by completing this short survey.


  • Tom Rosenberg, President and CEO, ACA
  • Lori Freeman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Dr. Craig Thomas, PhD., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Task Force Lead for the CDC Community Interventions and Critical Populations (CICP) Task Force
  • Neha Kanade-Cramer, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
  • Olivia K. McCormick, Division Director, Office of Environmental Health Services, Virginia Department of Health
  • Colleen Hagan Egl, Director, Camp Carysbrook, Virginia
  • David Shore, Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. (EH&E)

Panelist Bios:

Tom Rosenberg, is the President and CEO of the American Camp Association (ACA). He is a leading voice for young people today, advancing the public’s understanding of the value of camp for everyone as an essential developmental and educational experience. Through Tom’s leadership, ACA has adopted a bold and ambitious strategic plan to accelerate ACA’s organizational growth and sustainability.

Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), effective May 1, 2018. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served as the CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) since 2014 where she was responsible for ensuring the success of all AMCHP’s operations.

Craig W Thomas, PhD., is the Director of the Division of Population Health within CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion where he directs a broad portfolio of prevention programs, initiatives, and research activities to improve the health of populations across the life course including school health, worksite health, tribal health, Alzheimer’s disease and aging, mental health and emotional well-being, and population health data and analytics.  Dr Thomas has served on several of CDC’s public health emergency responses including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, H1N1 Pandemic in 2009, Ebola in 2014, and the COVID-19 Response.  Currently, Craig serves as lead over the Community Intervention and Critical Populations Task Force within CDC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response.

Neha Kanade-Cramer is a Health Scientist, leading the Schools Unit within the Community Intervention and Critical Populations Task Force for CDC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response. She started at the CDC in 2012 primarily to develop and update technical guidance and to create communication, education, and training resources for pandemic flu community mitigation and nonpharmaceutical interventions. Neha co-led the development of the Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017 published as an MMWR-RR in April 2017, which was used as the foundation for the COVID-19 response. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  

Olivia K. McCormick, is the Division Director, Office of Environmental Health Services, Virginia Department of Health. Ms. McCormick has been very involved with the Governor’s office and the VA camp community in the establishment of guidelines for VA day and overnight camps.

Colleen Hagan Egl is the Owner/Director, Camp Carysbrook, Virginia.  Colleen has been a camper, staff member, parent, and alumna and is the third generation of Camp Carysbrook. Before purchasing the camp in 2019 she served as the Director from 2011-2018. Before serving as Director, Colleen worked as a Product Planner for Sony Digital Communications Europe in Munich Germany; Quality Assurance Specialist at Volvo Penta of the Americas in Chesapeake, VA; and Freelance Translator in Innsbruck, Austria. Colleen also worked extensively with Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in a variety of roles including Co-Service Unit Manager in Chatham, NJ.

David Shore is a Senior Scientist with Environmental Health & Engineering (Newton, MA, a public health consulting firm based in Newton, Massachusetts. David’s background and experience lies in building science and environmental, health and safety management with over 20 years in consulting to hospitals, office buildings, schools, and hospitality/recreational centers.  As a past waterfront swimming instructor and camp counselor at day and overnight camps, he is well versed in camp operations and the challenges in health, safety and security in camp. David has participated in the development of the Field Guide and guidance materials for ACA, YMCA and other camp associations including medical specialty camps.

He is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with clients and his mission is to create lasting partnerships based on collaboration and successful results. David has led several high-profile, large-scale building assessment, remediation and restoration projects including the headquarters for the Department of Transportation and a US Environment Protection Agency-sponsored demonstration project at the Charles Young School, both in Washington, DC. Complementing his professional pursuits, David is a child safety advocate supporting Federal agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD). David is a frequent lecturer on workplace and home safety and sustainability at professional organizations and community organizations.

Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics





Quest Diagnostics is the paid sponsor of this eventSponsorship does not imply endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Virginia Department of Health, Environmental Health & Engineers (EH&E), or the American Camp Association (ACA).