L-R Hamilton County Public Health Sanitarian and winner of the Ohio Environmental Health Association “Sanitarian of the Year” Mandy Bartel and Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
County Public Health inspector Mandy Bartel of Wyoming, OH was recognized by
the Ohio Environmental Health Association as Sanitarian of the Year.
prestigious title was awarded this week at the Association's annual conference.
Bartel, a five-plus year veteran in Hamilton County Public Health's
Environmental Health division is a generalist working in food service, nuisance
and housing, mobile home parks, campgrounds, swimming pools, schools and public
Her interest in working with hoarders led her to
develop a partnership with mental health professionals, while completing
extensive training to better understand hoarding behavior. The training and
partnerships allow her to expand the role of sanitarian and work with hoarders
to not only clean their properties, but to also access mental health providers
to work on the core of the problem.
"Mandy's interest in providing sustainable, long-term solutions to hoarding led
her, of her own volition, to establish partnerships with regional mental health
professionals," says Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram. "She
has completed training to provide her with significant background in
understanding hoarding behavior and how to implement her understanding when
working with the public to remediate hoarding episodes.