Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

The Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee is a body of external researchers, academicians, health care providers, environmentalists, state and tribal government employees, and members of the public who advise EPA on regulations, research, and communications related to children's health. Members serve voluntarily and the CHPAC meets about two or three times per year to provide specific recommendations to the EPA administrator.

Authority

The legal authority for CHPAC is the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 USC App 2. CHPAC acts in the public interest and supports EPA in performing its duties and responsibilities under Executive Order 13045 of April 21, 1997 (62 Fed Reg 19885; April 23, 1997). CHPAC provides advice on topics such as air and water pollution regulations, chemical safety programs, risk assessment policies, and research, which reflect the wide ranging environmental issues which affect the health of children. While most attention is paid to domestic issues, CHPAC sometimes addresses global issues such as climate change.

For more information about CHPAC, contact Martha Berger or 202-564-2191. Read general information about FACA committees at EPA.

Committee Members

2012-2014

Name Title Organization City, State ZIP
Sheela Sathyanarayana,
MD, MPH
Committee Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Washington Seattle, WA 98101
Ellen Braff-Guajardo Program Officer W.K. Kellogg Foundation Battle Creek, MI 49017
Patrick Breysse Professor Johns Hopkins Baltimore, MD 21205
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD Director
Community Asthma Prevention Program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104
Susan Buchanan, MD Assistant Professor, School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL 60612
Stephanie Chalupka Associate Dean for Nursing Worcester State University Grafton, MA 01519
Nancy Clark, MA, CIH, CSP Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Disease Prevention New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene New York, NY 10013
Jennifer Counts, Ph.D. Section Head, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH 45224
Barbara Ferrer Executive Director Boston Public Health Commission Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Joel Forman Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
Gredia Huerta-Montanez Clinical Case Manager CDC, Division of Emergency & Environmental Health Services Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00971
Maeve Howett Co-Director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Associate Clinical Professor Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University Atlanta, GA 30322-4027
Lloyd Kolbe, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Applied Health Science Indiana University Vero Beach, FL 32962
Sandra Kuntz, Ph.D., RN Associate Professor, College of Nursing Montana State University Missoula, MT 59812
Lawrence H. Lash, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University School of Medicine Detriot, MI 48201
Jeanne M. Leffers, Ph.D., RN Professor, Dartmouth College of Nursing University of Massachusetts Warren, RI 02885
Jennifer Lowry, MD Professor, Pediatric Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics Kansas City, MO 64108
Leyla McCurdy, MPhil Senior Director, Health & Environment Program National Environmental Education Foundation Washington, DC 20008
Barbara Morrissey Toxicologist Washington State Department of Health Olympia, WA 98504-7846
Thomas Neltner, JD, CHMM   Natural Resource Defence Council Washington, DC 20005
Greg Ornella Corporate Medical Director Sherwin-Williams Cleveland, OH 44115-1075
Joanne Perron, MD Obstetrician The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Brenda Reyes, MD, MPH Bureau Chief
Community and Children Environmental Health
Houston Department of Health and Human Services Houston, TX 77054
Kate Sande Toxicologist/Risk Assessor Minnesota Department of Health St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Martha S. Sandy, Ph.D., MPH Senior Toxicologist and Chief
Cancer Toxicology and Epidemiology Section
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
California Environmental Protection Agency
Oakland, CA 94612
Adam Spanier, MD, Ph.D., MPH Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Penn State University Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033