NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association presented Brian J. Zamora with the 2018 Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award in recognition of his more than 40 years of significant and lasting contributions to environmental and public health.

Zamora spearheaded many public health initiatives during his career in environmental health roles. He retired in 2015 from the County of San Mateo in California, after 27 years of service, most recently as its director of family health services. In this role, he led an electronic health record system that enabled public health nurses to easily record details during home visits and access other county services provided to patients.

“Brian Zamora’s accomplishments reflect the principles expressed by Walter F. Snyder and the public health mission of NSF International,” NSF International President and CEO Kevan P. Lawlor said. “Brian initiated many significant programs, particularly in potable water and wastewater protection, and developed numerous successful health initiatives. As chair of several NSF/ANSI standard joint committees, his knowledge and proficiency were instrumental in successfully advancing standards development through the consensus process.”