Roy Steven NakashimaBoard of Health Member --
Roy Steven Nakashima, MSPH, MPA, RS
Date of appointmentt: January 1, 2015
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
Represents: New Rochelle
Roy Steven Nakashima joined the Board of Health in 2009 and is currently its president.

He is licensed as a Registered Sanitarian and Certified Health Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Washington. His areas of expertise are in non-point source pollution prevention, watershed and integrated coastal zone management, sanitation, public health and community-based natural resources management. 

Mr. Nakashima has worked as a national park ranger, an environmental health specialist, the director of a municipal health department and as a specialist providing training on prudent land use planning and pollution prevention through the UCONN Cooperative Extension System. He has worked internationally as the site coordinator for a refugee camp in Thailand and as a long-term consultant in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to CARE International, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme and the governments of Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Philippines and Sri Lanka. 

Throughout his career, he has always emphasized the unbreakable link between the environment, public health and the sustainable development of one’s local and global community.

Mr. Nakashima earned a BS in Zoology at the University of California at Davis; an MS in Public Health from the University of Washington and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.    

Mr. Nakashima lives in New Rochelle with his wife, Sophie de Caen, of the United Nations Development Programme; and his two children, Camille and Cedric.  He also coaches youth baseball and plays the bass guitar in a small band.