Topic Committees

Building Healthy Communities 
Maggie GrabowJennifer Mundt
Engages members who are interested in promoting healthy, equitable, sustainable, and resilient communities; and, supporting, protecting, and valuing the benefits of access to the natural environment for all.  

Chemicals & Health (National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures)
Nse Obot WitherspoonRobyn Gilden
Engages members in activities to track progress being made on recommendations that came out of the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures project.

Children's Environmental Health
Leyla McCurdy
Increases awareness and promotes collaborative efforts aimed at reducing environmental risks to children’s health in areas where they live, learn, and play.

Climate Change and Health
Jeni MillerSara Hoverter
Connects professionals from diverse backgrounds; communicates climate changae and health policy development; and supports climate change and health activities and policies aimed at effective preventive strategies.

Environmental Justice
Natalie SampsonCharles Lee
Works on environmental justice issues in underserved communities and organizes community outreach at the APHA Annual Meeting.

Food and Environment
Becca Klein

A joint committee with the Food and Nutrition Section, the Food and Environment Committee, known as the Food and Environment Working Group, works at the intersection of environment and food/nutrition issues to protect public health by promoting and cultivating a safe, healthy, just and sustainable food system. This includes working on local, state and federal food and agriculture policy.

General Committees

Program Planning
Chris Rea
Tara McAlexander

Develops an exciting scientific program for the APHA Annual Meeting. Creates a call for abstracts; establishes a review committee; facilitates the review of full session proposals as well as individual abstracts; and organizes sessions representing the Environment Section's priorities.

Aditi Vaidya
Kyle Kinner (Elect)
Roni Neff (Elect)
Organizes Environment Section policy initiatives and navigates the APHA policy proposal system.

Barbara Glenn
Coordinates special recognitions and awards from the Section to deserving practitioners.

Kacee Deener
Coordinates elections of Section Councilors and Governing Councilors

Elizabeth Geltman (Communications Chair and Connect Moderator)
Meghan McGinty (Website Maintenance)
Surili Patel (Social Media)
Informs members about activities happening in the Environment Section.

Yolanda Sanchez
Jyotsna S. Jagai

Student Involvement
Derek ShendellKetki Patel, and Tara McAlexander The Student Involvement Committee is comprised of faculty/staff of accredited schools and programs in public health as well as recent alumni and current students at the master's and doctoral levels. The committee coordinates student involvement in the Section and at the APHA Annual Meeting.


Liaison to Action Board — Kyle Kinner 

Liaison to Science Board — Susan West Marmagas 

Student Assembly representative — Kristin Burwell