Dennis Williamson from Bloomington, IN
Nominated by his wife Sherry Williamson
Dennis Williamson was born and raised in Monroe County, Indiana. He attended Hunter Elementary School, Bloomington Junior High School and graduated from Bloomington Senior High School in 1966. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Health Education & Athletic Training (1971) and an MS in Community Health and Safety (1985). He is a member of the 1967 Indiana Rose Bowl season student trainers “Dirty Dozen”.
Professionally, Dennis started with the Monroe County Health Department in February 1980. He was appointed the Monroe County PCB Project Manager in 1984. Dennis is currently the Senior Environmental Public Health Specialist within the Monroe County Health Department. His other past professional career experiences include: a public school teacher, a Scouting Executive, a health and safety director, a university instructor in occupational health and safety, and a hazardous waste permit writer. His main hobbies are volunteering as an Athletic Trainer, a 53 year member of the Boy Scouts of America and life member of Alpha Phi Omega.
Dennis is a certified Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association. In 1985, Dennis was awarded the “Indiana Environmental Health Specialist of the Year” by the Indiana Environmental Health Association.
Dennis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in August 2006. He is a member of the Indiana University/Monroe County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. Through his church activities and his support group, Dennis promotes awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s disease.