Title: Public Health Sanitarian
Company: Westchester County Department of Health
Location: Baldwin Place, New York, United States
Sylvester Ndimele, Public Health Sanitarian at Westchester County Department of Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public health administration.
After he initially obtained a Bachelor of Science in industrial chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria in 2009, Mr. Ndimele immigrated to the United States and later earned a Master in Public Health and an advanced certificate in industrial hygiene from New York Medical College in Valhalla in 2017. He subsequently studied applications of environmental sciences, public health, the biomedical sciences and environmental toxicology to the study of environmental factors affecting human health and related ecological issues. In the same year, Mr. Ndimele also received hazardous materials awareness training and concentrated on environmental and health topics required for Registered Environment Health Specialists from the Office of Continuing Professional Education with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
After obtaining valuable experience as a science and mathematics teacher with the St. John Vianney School ub Nigeria, in food preparation and as a concierge at the Chelsea Hotel in Abuja from 2010 to 2014, Mr. Ndimele began his career in patient relations with Abbott House in Irvington, New York, where he prospered from 2014 to 2016 by promoting safe living environments for a special needs group, administering medication, first aid, and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and in using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
With Community Living Corporation in Mount Kisco from 2016 to 2019, Mr. Ndimele served as a direct support professional and assistant residence manager where he administered medication, assisted patients to medical appointments and provided independent life skills training to special needs patients. He moreover provided assistance and instruction for medical residents in basic activities of daily living and provided training and support for each resident in accordance with individual program plans.
Mr. Ndimele subsequently flourished as a public health inspector with the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene from 2019 to 2020 and as a direct support professional with Community Based Services in North Salem beginning in 2016, assisted customers with daily tasks and administration of prescribed medications, helped protect consumer information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and followed food and liquid consistency guidelines for a choking prevention initiative. From 2020 to 2021, he contributed to his community as a public health sanitarian with the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in New Rochelle.
Mr. Ndimele attributes his success to his upbringing on a farm, which he says required effort, creativity and innovation, and chose his profession because he is “very passionate about helping people.” In the coming years, he intends to acquire a master’s degree in public health and become an educator.
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