Niki Lemin, MS, RS/REHS, MEP
Assistant Health Commissioner and Environmental Health Director
Franklin County Public Health
Niki Lemin joined Franklin County Public Health, in Columbus, Ohio, as Assistant Health Commissioner and Environmental Health Director in 2013. Prior to that, Niki served as the Safety Engineer of the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University; a program manager for The Ohio State University College of Public Health; and, as Director of Emergency Response at Allen County Public Health (Lima, Ohio). She is a graduate and past mentor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, as well as a graduate of the Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute and the Ohio Preparedness Leadership Institute.
Niki has a passion for furthering environmental health leadership and workforce development initiatives. Most recently, she participated in the Public Health Accreditation Board’s Environmental Public Health Think Tank; the Understanding the Needs, Challenges, Opportunities, Vision, and Emerging Roles in Environmental Health (UNCOVER EH) initiative (a collaborative study between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Environmental Health Association, and Baylor University); and, the National Environmental Health Association’s Leadership Cohort II. Niki currently serves as Regional Vice President for Region 6 of the National Environmental Health Association; Vice Chair of the Ohio Lead Advisory Council; Chair of the Ohio Public Health Association Environmental Public Health Section; and Chair of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Health Department Advisory Panel. She is the past-Director of the Southeast District of the Ohio Environmental Health Association and is also a member of the Ohio Public Health Climate Resiliency Coalition, the National Environmental Health Association Climate + Health Committee, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ Environmental Public Health Workgroup.
Niki earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from The University of Findlay and Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio Northern University. She is a Registered Sanitarian with the State of Ohio, a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association, and a Master Exercise Practitioner.