Albi Sako, Chief of Housing Code Enforcement


City of Hartford, Department of Development Services

Albi has been working for the City of Hartford for over 10 years. He began his career with the City of Hartford in the role of Housing Code Enforcement Inspector. Recently Albi was promoted to Supervisor of Housing Code Enforcement. His passion for code enforcement began while working in the construction industry for many years. Albi currently holds a home improvement license with the state of CT and B.A. in Criminology from CCSU.

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Heather Oatis, MPH, REHS/RS


GTO Environmental, LLC

Heather has worked in the field of public health since 2007 after graduating with a BS in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University.  She has worked with the Town of South Windsor for eight years.  Prior to that, she was with the Manchester Health Department and Ledge Light Health District.  Heather completed a Master's in Public Health from the University of New England in 2021.  In January of 2024, Heather opened GTO Environmental, LLC.  Having been a jack of all trades to cover the multitude of environmentally-focused responsibilities in a local health department, Heather decided it was time to focus on the specialty of lead inspections and risk assessments that help to improve the health outcomes for the children living in Connecticut.


Amy Lehaney, RS, MPH, Sanitarian


Town of Monroe

Amy Lehaney has been the Director of Health for the Town of Monroe for over a year.  Prior to joining the Town of Monroe she was the Deputy Director of Health and Social Services for the City of Bridgeport and was a registered sanitarian with the Town of Fairfield Health Department for 12 years.  Prior to joining the Town of Fairfield Health Department she worked for the City of Stamford Health Department for 7 years. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelors in Environmental Science from St. Bonaventure University.  She has been a member of CAHCEO for 20 years and has been on the Executive Board for over 15 years in a variety of roles.  She served as the President of CAHCEO from 2010-2014.

Open Position

1st Vice President

Please contact our president, Albi, to express interest in joining the board!

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Sean Tipps, RS, Registered Sanitarian


City of Bridgeport

Sean has been with the Bridgeport Health Department since June 2010, prior to that he has been with the Stamford Health Department, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, New London Health Department & worked in the environmental consulting field.  He has been a member of CAHCEO since 2006 and a member of the CAHCEO scholarship committee, reviewing scholarship applications.  He has also assisted past treasurer, Albertina Baptista with Treasurer duties.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 1987
SUNY Agricultural & Technical College @ Cobleskill, 1984


William Nash, Government Relations Regional Manager

New England

International Code Council
888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233)

William (Bill) Nash is currently employed by the International Code Council, Inc. as the Government Relations Regional Manager—New England. In this capacity, Mr. Nash provides support to ICC Chapters, affiliates, and stakeholders. He also provides legislative support, with responsibility and oversight, for the New England states relative to the implementation and support of the International Codes.


Ryan Stewart, Fire Inspector


City of New Britain

Ryan Stewart has been employed by the City of New Britain's Fire Department since 2004 (FF I,II) and was promoted to Ladder/Truck Driver in 2007. In 2014 Ryan accepted a position as Fire Inspector where he works to date.  His tasks include but not limited to: Plan Review, Fire Investigations and Code Compliance Enforcement.  Ryan maintains certifications as: Youth Fire Setter I and II, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I and II, Fire Service Instructor I and II, EMR, Hazardous Material Inspector, Forensic Photography, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I and II as well as performing the role as the City of New Britain's Burn Official.  Ryan's involvement in community activities throughout  his career  include: "Introductory to the Fire Service" provided by the New Britain High School, various Public Education programs (Pre-K through High School) provided by New Britain Fire Department. Works in those programs as well as others continue to current day.  As of 2017 Ryan has been Lead Investigator in over 70 fires and has participated in over 100 fire investigations.

Open Position

2nd Vice President

Please contact our president, Albi, to express interest in joining the board!


Caleb Cowles, MPH, RS, Supervising Sanitarian


City of New Britain Health Department
860-612- 1604

Caleb has been with the City of New Britain Health Department since 2007.  Prior to this he worked as an environmental consultant specializing in Lead and Asbestos remediation projects throughout the state.  He received his undergraduate degree from CCSU in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UCONN.  He has served as President of CAHCEO, co-chair of an ad-hoc committee formed to support adoption of a statewide Property Maintenance Code, and is a teaching assistant in the UCONN graduate school for both the Environmental Health and Public Health Administration courses.   Caleb is also a commissioner for the Town of Southington Planning and Zoning Commission where he resides.


Ebrima Jobe, Dir. of Env. Health & Inspections, Asst. Dir. of Health

Immediate Past President

Stamford Department of Health & Social Services

Member of CAHCEO since 2006 First Vice President Connecticut Weights and Measures Association; President Connecticut Gambian Association Incorporated.


Judith H. Rothschild, JD

Board Advisor
Dir. of Blight Remediation & Housing Code Enforcement and Acting Dir. of Licenses & Inspections
City of Hartford

Department of Development Services

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1982), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Juris Doctorate (1985), Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT

Judith H. Rothschild is the Director of Blight Remediation and Housing Code Enforcement for the City of Hartford, Department of Development Services. Prior to joining the City of Hartford in 2021, she was the Supervisory Prosecutor for Housing Matters for the State of CT, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the CT Chief State’s Attorney. She has over 35 years of experience in housing matters, which includes prosecution of violations of state and municipal housing, fire, building, health, blight and related safety laws as well as landlord-tenant criminal disputes. Attorney Rothschild is a CT Police Officer Standard and Training Council (POST) certified adjunct instructor, a CT Dept. of Administrative Services adjunct fire marshal and building official instructor, and was a Practitioner in Residence at the University of New Haven, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences (2011-2021).