Angelo J. Bellomo is Director of Environmental Health for the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health. Mr. Bellomo is leading current efforts of the Department to reduce the health impacts of climate change while promoting the development of healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.
Previously, Mr. Bellomo was Director of Environmental Health and Safety for the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he led reforms in the areas of school emergency planning, sustainable building design, and State regulatory review of proposed school sites. His development of a compliance assessment program for Los Angeles schools was the inspiration of U. S. EPA’s
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (“Healthy SEAT”).
Mr. Bellomo began his career in environmental health in 1973. His 40 year career has included assignments in both the public and private sectors, and his work has focused on the assessment and control of environmental health risks in communities throughout the State of California.
From 1974 to 1979 he worked as an environmental health officer for the County Department of Public Health. In 1980 he was responsible for development of the County's Hazardous Materials Management Program, the nation’s first local program for enforcement of the California Hazardous Waste Control Law. In 1982, Mr. Bellomo was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as California’s first
Toxics Enforcement Chief. He subsequently served as
Chief of Southern California Operations for Cal/EPA, administering regulatory programs for enforcement and site clean-up until 1988.
During the period 1988-1999, Mr. Bellomo led the Los Angeles area consulting operations of three national firms, McLaren, ICF Kaiser Engineers, and Environmental Strategies Corporation. In 1999, Mr. Bellomo founded Polaris Group LLC, through which he provided environmental consulting services to numerous private firms and government organizations including the cities of Santa Monica, Montebello, Torrance and Los Angeles. He provided expert testimony in the areas of environmental compliance, site assessment and remediation, emergency preparedness and school safety.
Mr. Bellomo has served on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee of U.S. EPA; the
Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the
Executive Board of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). He currently serves on the
Executive Board of the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH).
Mr. Bellomo’s leadership in the environmental health field has been recognized by the California Legislature, U.S. EPA, the California League of Conservation Voters, and the National Environmental Health Association.