Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council


​Established by the General Assembly in 2000, the purpose Children's Environmental H​ealth and Protection Advisory ​​Council (CEHPAC)  is to identify environmental hazards that may affect children's health and recommend solutions to those hazards.

CEHPAC reviews existing and proposed regulations and  is a source of information and education for the public, professionals, State agencies, the General Assembly and the Governor regarding environmental hazards.


A​​gendas & Minutes

All CEHPAC Agendas, Minutes, Reports

Our ​W​ork

Annual Legislative Reports

Topical Reports

Recent Reports, Positions, and Letters

Additional reports, positions, and letters from prior years can be found here​


Chair:            Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH, designee of Secretary of Health

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: 

MDAKelly Love
MSDEAlicia Mezu
DHSLisa Horne
Jack Daniels
Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
Christine Fogle
Health care providerBen Gitterman
Health care provider
Laura Allen
Academic institutionKristen Rawlett
Parent/GuardianJovonne Walker
EpidemiologistMegan Latshaw
EconomistPaul Ferraro
ToxicologistNse Witherspoon
MACODianna Abney
Private industryVACANT
CEJSCCamille Burke

Appointed by Senate President:  Senator Dawn Gile

Appointed by House Speaker:  Delegate Mary Lehman​​​

Staff:   Kylan Simpson (MDH)

Interested in applying for a position with CEHPAC? 

Please email Cliff Mitchell ( and visit the Governor's Appointments Office website at

For More Information:

Attn:  Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH
​201 W. Preston Street, Room 327
Baltimore, MD  21201-2301
(410) 767-6234​

2024 CEHPAC Meetings

All meetings are virtual and open to the public. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to provide​ their comments at the end of each meeting. Please email Kylan Simpson to receive emails about upcoming meetings.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 · 10:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 · 10:00am – 11:30am

Thursday, August 15, 2024 · 10:00am – 11:30am


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