Dion Lerman is the Environmental Health Programs Specialist for the PA IPM Program’s Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership since 2007. In this capacity, he conducts outreach, education and research on improving pest management efficacy and safety in low-income, ethnically diverse communities in the Philadelphia area. He has performed community-level data analysis on cumulative health risk factors affecting low-income populations and is trained in various GIS tools. He holds the Healthy Homes Specialist certification from the National Environmental Health Association, and leads Healthy Homes and IPM trainings for residents, property managers, childcare providers and schools, pest control operators, and public/community health workers across the region and nation. He is certified to instruct childcare providers, and deliver the EcoHealthy Childcare program. In addition, Dion Lerman serves as a national consultant for the National Center for Healthy Housing and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has conducted trainings nationwide for under-served audiences, including American Indian tribes: the Lower Brulle, Crow Creek and Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota. Dion has a background in food safety, and holds the Certified Professional – Food Safety credential (also from NEHA). He has worked in adult continuing education for Drexel University, taught for Fairleigh-Dickinson University; and provided career training for homeless mothers and ex-offenders in Philadelphia. He has a B.S. from Drexel University.