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Partner Spotlight | Porcha Small

December 1, 2022

By Mitierra Johnson, Environmental Health Research Assistant Porcha Small is a Program Specialist for Childcare and Lead at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health. In this position, Porcha inspects childcare centers, trains current staff on childcare authorizations, conducts lead … Continued

Partner Spotlight | David Lipton

October 1, 2022

By Mitierra Johnson, Environmental Health Research Assistant David Lipton is an Industrial Hygiene Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). In this role, David takes calls from the public, local health departments, and other … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Sarah Silapaxay

August 1, 2022

By Mitierra Johnson, Environmental Health Research Assistant Sarah Silapaxay is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Gaston County Health Department. In this role, Sarah conducts inspections on restaurants, mobile food units, nursing homes, hotels, schools, and day cares. She … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Donna Coleman

June 1, 2022

By Addie Geitner, Environmental Research Assistant Donna Coleman is a Senior Housing Rehabilitation Officer at the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA). Within NCHFA, Donna works in the home ownership department managing cases for the Essential Single Family Rehabilitation Loan … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Hanna Kirlin

April 1, 2022

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Hanna Kirlin is the LeadSafe Program Manager for the City of Charlotte. The LeadSafe program has existed for over 20 years in the city and assists low-income homeowners in addressing unsafe lead paint conditions. … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Nykesse Roberts

February 1, 2022

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Nykesse Roberts is the Senior Environmental Specialist for Mecklenburg County located in the southwestern region of North Carolina. In this role, she conducts routine health and safety inspections at various facilities including daycares, nursing … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Ed Norman

December 1, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Ed Norman is the Head of the Children’s Environmental Health Unit for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). In this role, Ed manages several programs for the state including … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Tashaunda Hill

October 1, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Tashaunda Hill is the Environmental Health Program Specialist for the Pitt County Health Department. In this role, Tashaunda is largely involved with the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program where she organizes, manages, and performs … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Joe Salicco

August 1, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Joe Salicco is the Outreach Intern for the City of Wilmington’s Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Program (LHR/HHP). The program provides lead hazard control, remediation, and abatement services in the homes of eligible … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Josie Williams

June 1, 2021

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Josie Williams is the Executive Director of the Greensboro Housing Coalition (GHC), a nonprofit advocacy and referral agency that works to provide safe, healthy, and affordable housing for the Greensboro area. GHC has four … Continued