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Partner Spotlight | NC Child

April 1, 2018

Tom Vitaglione, Senior Fellow, and Nwanne Agada, Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator, with NC Child, are new members to the NC Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. NC Child is the only statewide child advocacy organization in North Carolina and their … Continued

Partner Spotlight | David Brown

February 1, 2018

David Brown is the Surveillance Coordinator for the Children’s Environmental Health Unit (CEHU) at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University and a Master’s degree … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Kate Koehler

December 1, 2017

Kate Koehler is the Chemical Terrorism and Threats (CTAT) Coordinator, and Hemachemistry Unit Manager at the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, where she has worked for 23 years. Kate graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Fawn Pattison

October 1, 2017

Fawn Pattison is a consultant to non-profit organizations and academic programs seeking to amplify their impact on environmental health issues. Currently, she is working closely with NC Child to address the policy obstacles to eliminating childhood lead exposure, and with … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Lenora Smith

August 1, 2017

Lenora Smith is the Executive Director of the Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH), in Durham. She began her work with PEACH in 1998. From the beginning, Lenora sought accessible opportunities for community members and much of … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Sherry Rathod

June 1, 2017

Sherry Rathod is the LeadSafe Outreach Coordinator for the City of Charlotte, Housing and Neighborhood Services Department. Educating the community about lead poisoning and coordinating outreach efforts are among her many responsibilities in this position. Sherry has been with the … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Melanie Napier

April 1, 2017

Melanie Napier, PhD, MSPH, is a Public Health Epidemiologist with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a PhD in Epidemiology in 2016, Melanie knew she wanted to get involved in … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Lakieta Sanders

February 1, 2017

Lakieta Sanders is a Public Health Educator with Durham County Department of Public Health. Lakieta received a B.S. in Community Health Education from North Carolina Central University in 2003 and joined Durham County Department of Public Health in 2004. She … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Cumberland County

December 1, 2016

Daniel Ortiz, Environmental Health Director, and Diana Blue, Environmental Health Program Specialist, with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health are new members to the Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. Daniel oversees two separate environmental health offices in Cumberland … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Chatham County

October 1, 2016

Nellie Benitez, Lead Outreach Worker and Focus on Fathers Specialist, and Elizabeth Fridley, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Nurse, with the Chatham County Public Health Department are engaged members of the Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. Along with Carl Kivett, … Continued