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Staff, Consultants and Advisors

Administrative services are provided by Commonweal, where CHE's organizational headquarters is located. Commonweal is a health and environmental research institute based in Bolinas, California.

Collaborative on Health and the Environment
PO Box 316
Bolinas, California 94924
(415) 868-0970

Chair of CHE

Philip R. Lee, MD
Former United States Assistant Secretary of Health; Chancellor, Professor of Social Medicine (Emeritus), Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Senior Advisor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Vice-Chair of CHE

Michael Lerner, PhD
President, Commonweal; Co-Coordinator of CHE's Autism, Cancer, EMF, Integrative Health, Pandemics, Science, and Technology ScienceServs

CHE Staff

Karen Wang, PhD, MSc
Director

Maria Williams
Program and Administrative Manager

Nancy Hepp, MS
Research and Communications Specialist

Sharlie Tassie
Administrative Assistant

Consultants and Advisors to CHE

Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT
Director and Founder, Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND); Founder, Toxipedia; Affiliate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington; Co-coordinator, CHE-Washington State Partnership on Children's Environment Health (CHE-WA)

Steve Heilig, MPH
Director, Public Health & Education, San Francisco Medical Society; Senior Research Associate, Commonweal; Director, CHE Public Health & Education; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Polly Hoppin, ScD
Director, Environmental Health Program, Lowell Center on Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Co-Coordinator, CHE Asthma ScienceServ

Sarah Howard, MS
Founder and Manager, DiabetesandEnvironment.org; Coordinator, CHE Diabetes-Obesity ScienceServ; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Génon Jensen
Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL); Co-Coordinator, CHE Endocrine Disruptors Chemicals Strategies Partnership, Co-coordinator, CHE Climate Change ScienceServ; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Phil Landrigan, MD, MSc
Director, Center for Children's Health and the Environment, and Dean, Global Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Chair, CHE Science Advisory Committee

Pamela K. Miller, PhD
Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics; Coordinator, CHE-Alaska Partnership (CHE-AK)

Pete Myers, PhD
CEO and Chief Scientist, Environmental Health Science; Co-founder, CHE; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Sharyle Patton
Director, Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center; Director, CHE Special Projects; Co-Coordinator, CHE Endocrine Disruptors Chemicals Strategies Partnership; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Karin Russ, MS, RN
Faculty, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Coordinator, CHE Reproductive Health ScienceServ

Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network; Science Director, CHE; Co-coordinator, CHE Asthma, Climate Change, Healthy Aging, Pandemics, and Science ScienceServs; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Antoinette (Toni) Stein, PhD
Coordinator, CHE Electromagnetic Fields ScienceServ

Nicole Thomsen
Environmental Public Health Planner III, King County Department of Public Health/Environmental Health Division – Environmental Hazards; Co-coordinator, CHE-Washington State Partnership on Children’s Environmental Health (CHE-WA)

Maria Valenti
Science Education Director; Liaison, BU SRP Partnership; Member, CHE Core Advisory Committee

Carol Kwiatkoski, PhD
Executive Director, TEDX; Co-Coordinator, CHE Endocrine Disruptors Chemicals Strategies Partnership