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The following organizations and people deserve acknowledgement for their support and contribution to the development of the Blueprint:


Wingspread Summit Participants:


Brenda Afzal, RN, MS

Nursing Consultant
Board Member, Children's Environmental Health Network


Deborah J. Bailin, PhD

Democracy Analyst, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists


Cynthia F. Bearer, MD, PhD

Mary Gray Cobey Endowed Professor of Neonatology
Associate Chair of Research Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics
University of Maryland School of Medicine


Tobie Bernstein, JD

Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute


Nisha Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse


Ellen Braff-Guajardo, JD, MEd

Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Sylvia Brandt, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Joy Carlson, MPH

Carlson Consulting


Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD

Professor of Environmental Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine



Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD

Director, Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core, Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center University of Wisconsin


David D Fukuzawa, MDiv, MSA

Managing Director, Health
The Kresge Foundation


Angela Harris

President, All From One Inc.
Member of Southeast CARE Coalition


Kim Knowlton, DrPH

Senior Scientist, Health and the Environment Program
Co-Deputy Director, Science Center
National Resources Defense Council


Tracy Kolian, MPH

Health Policy Specialist and Consultant, Children’s Environmental Health Network


David Levine

Cofounder & CEO, American Sustainable Business Council


Vickie Leonard, RN, FNP, PhD

Program Coordinator, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Staff Specialist, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco


Mark Magaña

Executive Director, GreenLatinos


John A McLauchlan, PhD 

Celia Scott Weatherhead and Albert JWeatherhead III Distinguished Chair in Environmental Studies
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University


Elise Miller, MEd

Director, Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)


Danielle Miller Wagner, MS

Center for Environmental Policy
American University
School of Public Affairs


Cynthia Moices

Assistant Director, UPROSE


Denise O’Brien
Owner, Rolling Acres Farm


Erik Olson, JD

Senior Strategic Director for Health and Food, Natural Resources Defense Council


Jerome A Paulson, MD, FAAP

Medical Director for National & Global Affairs
Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment
Child Health Advocacy Institute
Children’s National Health System
Professor of Pediatrics and of Environmental & Occupational Health
George Washington University


Peggy Shepard

Executive Director
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.


Jerry Waukau

Health Administrator, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
National Tribal Environmental Health (NTEH) Think Tank Member


Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH

Executive Director, Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)




Gail Bingham



Ken Cook

Environmental Working Group


Diana Derige

W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Richard Jackson

CEHN Advisory Board


Mark Magaña

CEHN Board Member


Kathy Seikel

Retired, Environmental Protection Agency


Peggy Shepard

Executive Director
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.


Carol Strobel

Former CEHN Director of Training and Policy


Lisa Woll

CEHN Board Member



Peter Ashley

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Claire Barnett

Healthy Schools Network


Linda Birnbaum

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Office of Child Health Protection

Environmental Protection Agency


Office of Research and Development

Environmental Protection Agency


National Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Center for Disease Control

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry




W.K. Kellogg Foundation


The Johnson Family Foundation


Federal Partners:


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


Environmental Protection Agency


Center for Disease Control


Office of Children’s Health Protection


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Office of Management and Budget


U.S. Department of Agriculture


National Library of Medicine


Department of Education


CEHN Staff:


Kristie Trousdale


Rachel Locke


Christie Louis-Jacques


Hester Paul


Robin Joseph


Brie Sleezer (intern)


Health Policy Consultant:


Tracy Kolian



With a special acknowledgement to long standing CEHN board member, Brenda Afzal, and to CEHN Executive Director, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon for their leadership and perseverance in making this work possible.

Contact Information

For more information or partnership opportunities, please contact the Children’s Environmental Health Network at (202) 543-4033