Charles Higgins retired in November 2014 after serving in the U.S. Public Health Service for 24 years and working in public health for 37 years. Prior to retirement, Higgins was assigned to the National Park Service where he was the director of the Office of Public Health. His previous federal assignments included the Food and Drug Administration, CDC, and assisting the State of Wyoming in modernizing its state food safety system. Chuck began his career as the Converse County Wyoming sanitarian, worked as a quality assurance supervisor for Safeway Stores, and then as a public health investigator for the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals before joining the U.S. Public Health Service. Higgins earned a Master of Science in Environmental Health from Colorado State University. He enjoys gardening and kayaking.