Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (The Collaborative) brings together the outstanding depth and breadth of environmental health expertise in academia, government institutions, non-profit foundations, and private businesses in the area. Under the leadership of co-chairs Leah Devlin and William Ross, it works to further enhance the Research Triangle as the epicenter of contemporary thinking about environmental health and plans a yearly Environmental Health Summit that focuses on emerging issues and concerns.


Leah Devlin, DDS
Co-Chair, The Collaborative
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health


William Ross, JD
Co-Chair, The Collaborative
Brooks Pierce, Of Counsel; US EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology


Martin Armes, Executive Director


David Brown, MPH, Administrator


Richard Cohn, Ph.D.
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.


Linda Culpepper
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality


John Hardin, Ph.D.
NC Department of Commerce, NC Board of Science, Technology & Innovation


Gerald LeBlanc, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University, Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology


Jackie MacDonald Gibson, Ph.D
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering


Terrence Pierson, Ph.D.
RTI International


Larry Reed
Michael D Baker Inc.


Mina Shehee
North Carolina Division of Public Health


Pamela Schwingl
Integrated Laboratory Systems


Steve Wiley
CEEK LLC


Participants


Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Ph.D
US Environmental Protection Agency


Kimberly Thigpen Tart, JD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Hal Zenick, Ph.D.
US Environmental Protection Agency—RETIRED


Founders

Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D.
Founding Dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environmental Sciences and Policy


Donald A. Holzworth, MS
Futures Group International


James B. Hunt, Jr.
Former Governor of North Carolina


Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Environmental Protection Agency/Former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


William L. Roper, MD, MPH
Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care