The Department of Environmental Health is a fully self-sufficient department that reports directly to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and thus, to the People of Riverside County. Our management team includes a director and three deputy directors.
Our Management Team
Mr. Jones was appointed as the Director of the Environmental Health Department on January 3, 2019. Keith has worked in the field of Environmental Health since 1989, with 2 years in San Bernardino County before working in Riverside County. Prior to being promoted to Director, Keith served as Deputy Director for 12 years. Keith’s management philosophy is to protect public health and our environment in a business-friendly manner through the highest caliber of personnel.
Keith is a Southern California native and a graduate of Norco High School (’82). He has earned college degrees from Riverside Community College, San Bernardino Valley College, California State University Long Beach, and an MBA from California State University San Bernardino. On a more personal note, Keith enjoys spending his leisure time in various outdoor venues of our mountain, desert, and coastal communities.
Deputy Director, Business Operations & Finance
Mr. Horn is responsible for management and oversight of the Business Operations and Finance Division of the department. This includes leading department personnel within the Special Projects and Fiscal groups. Prior to this appointment, Steve spent the past five years in the County’s Executive Office where he managed several county land-use/environmental policy programs and was the departmental budget analyst for multiple county departments. Steve also provided leadership and guidance on several county technical advisory committees ranging from air quality to health services delivery.
Steve graduated from J.W. North High in 1995. After serving in the US Navy, he received his B.A. degree in Environmental Studies and Masters in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. In his spare time Steve enjoys travelling with his family, enjoying the great outdoors, woodworking, and making serious attempts at reducing his leisure reading backlog.
Deputy Director, Environmental Protection & Oversight
Mr. Johnson oversees a Division that encompasses many wide ranging programs in Environmental Health. These programs include: Hazardous Materials Management, Emergency Response, Water Quality, Environmental Clean-Up, Land Use and Local Enforcement Agency. He manages these programs with the help of two Program Chiefs, and nine Supervisors. Jeff considers himself fortunate to work with a very talented group of professionals.
Jeff is a Riverside County native, graduating from Arlington High (1982), attended Riverside City College and received a Bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Bernardino majoring in Biology. Jeff spends his free time enjoying numerous outdoor hobbies.