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
Vice-Chair:  Devon Dodson, designee of Secretary of the Environment

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: 

MDAKelly Love
MSDEAlicia Mezu
DHSShawnette Mills
Jack Daniels
Gov Office for ChildrenChristina Drushel Williams
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:  VACANT

Appointed by House Speaker:  VACANT

Staff:   Eamon Flynn (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​

2022 CEHPAC Meetings

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

Wednesday, January 26 · 10:00am – 12:00pm
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 304-945-3601‬ PIN: ‪380 217 986‬#

Tuesday, February 15 · 10:00am – 12:00pm
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 520-777-1215‬ PIN: ‪862 444 696‬#
Joint meeting with CEJSC. Materials will be posted at:

Wednesday, April 20 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 224-572-8028‬ PIN: ‪889 531 852‬#

**Special Joint meeting with Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission and CEJSC on Housing and Health**
Thursday, June 2 · 9:30 - 11:30am
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 347-947-6647‬ 
PIN: ‪537 749 227‬#
​Monday, September 12, 2022 · 3:30 – 5:00pm
**Note new time!**
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 347-389-1021‬ PIN: ‪974 506 681‬#

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 · 11:00am – 1:00pm
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 413-418-0772‬ PIN: ‪867 367 610‬#

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 · 10:00am – 12:00pm
Video call link:​
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 520-777-1215‬ PIN: ‪862 444 696‬#
Joint meeting with CEJSC. Materials will be posted at:


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